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Old 12-27-2013, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Triple base vs. Conventional

Is it just me or is triple base really fast?
I'm asking because while riding my ET 154 I keep pulling away from a friend on a Custom X 158. Both boards are new.

I always assumed the CX was a missile, but clearly not so much when put next to my ET. Admittedly I'm a slightly better snowboarder than my mate, but he's by no means shit. Therefore the gap between us at the bottom of the hill can be attributed triple base having less contact area with the snow? (mostly).

This brings me to my question: Given how much quicker I find the triple base than a regular base, I've been toying with the idea of getting a Bataleon AM board as well. I'm looking for a damp board that'll let me bomb down pistes with good stability at 80kph +, as well as the ability to float well in powder. I currently ride an Uninc 158 as my AM board, and love it to bits, but it's getting on now and I'd like to retire it while it's still relatively unharmed.

In your experience can triple base carve hard at speed just as well as a regular board? Or is this an area where conventional bases will always have an upper hand? Forgive me for sounding like a noob, but there are plently of people here that have owned more boards than I have.

Cheers,

Don.

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Old 12-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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One of the few boards I really liked by Bataleon was the Enemy. It does exactly what you're looking for, and I owned that and an Uninc at the same time. The Enemy was more fun and powerful. It can boost right out of carves without feeling like a boring free ride board. Super stable on jumps and fun in the pipe. I never should have sold it because they've gone way up in price. I owned the other Bataleon free ride board Locust or something and thought it sucked. Bataleon can be real spotty across their product line. The other board of theirs that is almost dead on to the Uninc is the Jam. I loved that board too.
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i think my Jam is super fast and can lay down great carves.
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i think my Jam is super fast and can lay down great carves.
good thing cuz you suck at carving and going fast *wink
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donno about other boards but my Villain after a wax job is pretty quick too.
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Sintered base Bataleons are pretty fast. If you already have the ET, the Jam would be a perfect addition to your quiver. That was my favorite board in their lineup, and I owned multiple sizes and years of all their boards except the $800 Enemy lol.
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Sintered base Bataleons are pretty fast. If you already have the ET, the Jam would be a perfect addition to your quiver. That was my favorite board in their lineup, and I owned multiple sizes and years of all their boards except the $800 Enemy lol.
My heavier friend passes me always, no matter what wax or board Im riding. It's physics.
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My heavier friend passes me always, no matter what wax or board Im riding. It's physics.
actually no, law of physics says acceleration due to gravity has nothing to do with the mass of the object.
even at an angle, acceleration is still a constant has nothing to do with mass of the object.
now friction on the other hand will change due to the profile of your board. I would imagine a camber board will be more slippery than a rocker board than a flat.

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actually no, law of physics says acceleration due to gravity has nothing to do with the mass of the object.
even at an angle, acceleration is still a constant has nothing to do with mass of the object.
now friction on the other hand will change due to the profile of your board. I would imagine a rocker board will be more slippery than a camber board than a flat.
You make me proud speedjason!

I ride a triple-base board, and I think it is great! Responds really well when carving.
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