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Old 02-27-2014, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default effective edge ? what do the numbers mean ?

I have a a question about board specs , what do the numbers mean for effective edge ? Ex I have a 2011 gnu carbon credit and the effective edge is 119mm trying to figure out what it means ...my I just ordered a Lib. Tech T Rice pro 155cm and has the same effective edge being a 1cm difference on the board Length ..it maybe a stupid question but I'm curious I would appreciate some feed back ... Thank you ...1 more question is there a difference in a 2011 BTX on a gnu CC to a 2014 Gnu CC ? According to EVO.com one the 11' is a rocker where as 14' is listed as camber / rocker / camber ...to me It looks like the 2011 is the same as the 2014 am I am idiot or do they have there facts messed up ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the formal definition is the length of the edge that touches the snow when the board is flat and not tilted.
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I would imagine its the curved length between the widest points from the nose to tail.
so a board with blunt nose and tail and smaller radius side cut would have longer effective edge than a board with regular nose and tail with bigger radius side cut at the same length.
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I think the formal definition is the length of the edge that touches the snow when the board is flat and not tilted.
It's the exact oposite of that!



Generally, the longer your effective edge, the more grip the board will have when carving. Race boards are 170+ cm for a reason!
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Thank you for that info and the pic it makes sense
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It's the exact oposite of that!

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I must have read it backwards. Maybe I'm dyslexic.
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