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Old 01-12-2014, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Arbor Westmark - Unexpectedly Grabby

The Westmark is my go to board for all-mountain riding in pretty much all conditions except 1'+ powder. 30+ days over 3 seasons in varying weather and snow conditions in the Rockies.

Was riding in Utah (Brighton and Solitude) over the Christmas-New Year break. It hadn't snowed in a while and the temps were above freezing some days. Conditions were icy to hardpack-over-ice on the slopes. So everything was fine icy or not, until the sun started softening the ice.

That's when the Westmark started "acting up". Flat or steep, the board would resist me trying to get or keep it on edge. I felt it more on the heel edge, to the point where I could feel the highbacks suddenly push back on my calves almost trying to tip me forward when I hit a patch of softening ice. If I rode the board flat, no issues.

So I switched to my Rossignol Angus when this started happening, cuz the Rossi exhibited none of this kind of behavior on edge.

Any thoughts? Westie riders, have you seen this kind of behavior with your board?

Other, possibly relevant information. Never ridden a board with magne-traction before. Not sure if my Arbor was demonstrating "edge bite" (like people claim with mag) under these specific circumstances. And no, this behavior isn't the same as the normal braking action I've experienced in spring slush.
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Please post a photo taken from under the base that shows how your toes and heels line up with the Grip-Tech Humps.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Please post a photo taken from under the base that shows how your toes and heels line up with the Grip-Tech Humps.
Will post, as soon as I take the shots. thanks!
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've had that a few times before, whilst riding heel edge and the board felt like it wanted pull me over onto my toe edge. I just put it down to snow conditions on a particular run, I don't own another board so I have nothing to compare it too. I didn't feel that it was the grip tech, it felt like the base pulling, hard to describe but I wasn't in the process of transitioning to my toe edge.

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