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Anyone want to discuss 2010 snowboard gear tech?
Hoping not to get any hate on this, but I feel like I've seen quite a few snowboarders on NS lately so I decided this was worth a shot.
i forgot i should probably start off with something as well. What do you think about burton's flat camber boards? I've only ridden the fix but i thought it felt like a log under my feet, and hated it.
I think their V-rocker is sick though(i.e. Hero) and is super fun to mess around on.
a friend of mine rides a Hero and he loves it, so playful and easy to handle; maybe it's a bit sketchy at high speed and if you're charging hard, but i could notice how he got better whit that board...
the concept of rockered boards is kinda spreading, with different solutions and most of brands have a couple of them in their line-up
i like the idea behind it, same reason why i'm really curious to try a couple of rockered park skis, like moment rocker, alpha 1 & 2, rossi s3: my only concern is how much pop you can have without a traditional cambered shape and how harder is to land bigger jumps
nemo ad impossibilia tenetur
yeah i rode a skate banana the first year they made it and it wasn't poppy at all. The snowboard rocker now is really cool though, and i like the idea that a lot of companies like rome and never summer are coming out with, it's rocker between the binding inserts for a smooth feel and regular camber at the tip and tail for better contact points and also to maintain pop a little bit more than full on reverse camber. I like the idea of having regular camber between the inserts and rocker on the tip and tail.
yeah, i think it's the best solution, along with some work on cores, making them slightly stiffer and more responsive
a good thing about this kind of shape is that you can shred almost everywhere, with better park performances and still being able to float on powder (that what i've realised from my friend's experience)
it'a the same concept as armada elf-shoes tech, wich makes jj and alphas so performing
as for me, i think i'll get a pair of moment rocker, i like the idea of a playful jibbing ski, similar to what a snowboard like burton hero is...
since my new obsession with freeskiing, im not deeply informed on other kind of boards, but if i'd a chance, anyway, i'd try a burton x-8 with v-rocker: i'm riding the traditional cambered version but i want to see how different it is
nemo ad impossibilia tenetur
the x-8 is an awesome board. Someone i know rides moment rockers and says they're super super fun for messing around on, i have no idea personally though.
bumpin it because i'm thinking about getting either a Neversummer Evo or the SL-R. If anyone has any thoughts pertaining to the two options any input would be nice. I would like to jump more this season, so I'm leaning towards the SL-R because it's a little stiffer. But I don't know anything about either board really.
my brother and my friend both have the new evo, and love it...never summer boards tend to be stiffer than most, so i think the evo would be straight for all the jumping you throw at it...siiick graphics too
Sl-r is super fun all around the mountain, powder to park and anywhere else the thing rips. The evo is also a good time but definately more park oriented and doesn't freeride or float nearly as well as the SL-r
I'm on the east coast, so do you think that I could still work with the SL-r? I ride the 09 Salomon Drift right now, which is a mid flex board, a tiny bit on the soft side, and i like it a lot. Because I'm used to the Drift, I thought that the Evo would be a better choice just because I like a softer flexing board that will still work on hard-pack east coast snow outside of the park. Props to both of you guys for your input it's super helpful.
Never ridden the Burtons with the V-rocker, but I got one day on my 2010 T-rice BTX (164.5, pointy) last year before season closed and...it was weird. First banana/rockered board I've ever ridden and it felt crazy, definitely going to take some getting used to.
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Wake up. Still dark. 40 fresh. Boards waxed. Camera loaded. Ready to rock. Cold fingers. Stiff joints. Red eyes. Epic mountains. Low key stashes. Waist deep turns. Grey bird. Blue bird. Hurry up. Wait. Wait. Film change. Time lapse. Time out. Game on. Going hard. 60 feet. Perfect tranny. Magic hour. One eye shut. Images captured. Dusk hits. Rally out. Sweet day. Sick shots. Cold beers. Feeling good. Heavy snowfall. 45 expected. Dark again. Sleep.
I think the Sl-r is solid for east or west coast as long as you are looking for a good mix of park and freeride and prefer jumps/pipe over jibs. The Evo-r is a perfect east coast park board but for freeride of any kind the slr is bomb. I rode it all week in breck in april from cruising to bombing and park to bowls it performed well everywhere
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