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Old 01-19-2009, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i got this new forum recon because it was a good board for beginners. it is 5 on forums flex scale of 10. i took it out for the first time on saturday and to me it feels like it is really stiff. all i can compare it to was a rental board but i know it is quite a bit stiffer than that. well by stiff i mean i mean i was having a hard time with torsional flex. is that on a different scale? i was having a harder time transitioning between heelside and toeside turns. once i got there the board held the edge wonderfully but sometimes felt a bit grabby. it was right out of the factory packaging. will it get more torsional flex as i ride it more or is it just a stiff board? what kind of specs do i need to look at to see the differences in torsional flex?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will loosen up as you clock more hours on it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How long have you been riding? The torsional flex shouldn't have a big impact on your heel and toeside turns.

But as Twix said, it'll become softer as your ride it more.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that was my 4th day ever, first day on that board. it didnt impact my turns, it impacted the transition between the two. once i got either heelside or toeside it was fine but just wanted to stay there. im glad it will soften up, is there anything i can do inbetween sessions to soften it? i live in the land of no snow and wont be able to use it often.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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not much you can do. but flex really shouldnt be that big of a factor of initiating your turns, although just a lil hint wax your board and it should help a bit with the turns will glide a bit better.
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To break it in quicker, you could always carpet ride your board
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haha post a vid of your demonstration.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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To break it in quicker, you could always carpet ride your board
yea i deff do that in my dorm room
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To break it in quicker, you could always carpet ride your board
put a towel something rugs are awful for the bottom of your board
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haha post a vid of your demonstration.
LOL, I probably have one on YouTube somewhere. Search YouTube and you'll find some people doing this, it's not as crazy as you might think.

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put a towel something rugs are awful for the bottom of your board
Yeah, rugs eat up the wax from the base like a mother, that's why I usually put my padded Dakine snowboard bag under my board when goofing around in the living room. I think I'll use a towel next time.
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