Its so easy to make me insecure... the conversation went on:
Me: "well... I ride a Flagship and I think I'm riding it pretty well"
He: "ugh... you'd be better on a womans board. Don't you have tired legs in the evening?" (Me getting puzzled if we talk of the same sport
Then I gave him my stands for the split (+27/+12). He: "these are weird stances. You should ride duck stances, thats better if you want to ride switch" (me wondering why on earth I should want to ride switch with my pow board)
So I left the shop thinking hes talking nonsense but nevertheless it kept me asking myself if I do everything wrong. Well, not completely wrong, I think I perform well, but maybe I could be better with less stiff gear and other stances...? But just thinking of minus stance on the hind leg makes me wonder how one can ride higher speeds like that? The hind knee and hip will get twisted if you want to straight line, not? And wouldn't I loose stability in high speed with a less stiff board? I ride a stiff board cause I always did so. Tried some womans boards but was shocked how chattery they got at higher speeds. Maybe I tried the wrong ones...?
nice and nice turns...go back and tell the shop ur going to demo that billy
I remember from other posts that your daughter rides a billy. Does she ride it as a split too? If yes, which size?
Gnu Billy Goat:
My favorite split so far with C2BTX and light magnetraction. It is a little on the heavy side but like its standard coutrrpart, is agile and fast. Yes, it is longitudinally stiff but torsionally medium flex and quick edge to edge. Do t let a shop kid steer you away from it. I have small size 8.5 feet and can handle this board fine.
Thanks for this overview! I'll instst to get the test BG
Comparing the Flagship 158 and the Hovy 156 I had the impression, that the Hovy was harder to turn (although this contradicts everything I've read so far). If I initiate a turn, the Flagship immediately responds while the Hovy took its time (I soon adjusted riding and did the turns rather by lift-change the tail with the hind leg). Does that come from its wider waist?
Later I will be able to report on the new Neversummer Prospector. It will be put through its paces in the spring and summer snow of the Washington Cascades!
They sell NS (and K2) here too, I'm very curious to hear of your impressions. In spring we'll spend some time in Zermatt (higher mountains) so I still have some opportunities to test