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Blaze182 06-30-2014 04:45 AM

How much of a difference will I notice in flex?
 
Hello,

About that time I come back here for the new snow season :yahoo:

Just wondering, I have two decks, ones a 7, the other an 8 (I think) in flex.

Last year it was tough to ride either on near ice slopes - would a lower flex rating make things easier to keep under control?

P.S. My edges are razor blade sharp, the snow was just.. ice.

ridinbend 06-30-2014 07:32 AM

More flex, less control in ice. Maybe try magnetraction if your already on a camber board. Ice is ice, never easy to ride in.

francium 06-30-2014 08:02 AM

Only way to deal with ice is straight lining it.

td.1000 06-30-2014 08:59 AM

also, flex ratings are not absolute. some brands have high numbers for stiffer boards and low numbers for softer ones. so without knowing what boards you have the flex numbers are useless.

a stiffer board will help a little, but it will still suck.

ridinbend 06-30-2014 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by td.1000 (Post 1741114)
also, flex ratings are not absolute. some brands have high numbers for stiffer boards and low numbers for softer ones. so without knowing what boards you have the flex numbers are useless.

a stiffer board will help a little, but it will still suck.

I've never heard our seen a brand that had 1 as the stiffest rating. 10 is the universal number for the highest rating in stiffeness.

Blaze182 06-30-2014 09:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by francium (Post 1741106)
Only way to deal with ice is straight lining it.

Hahaha, I've done that, its great fun :D

@TD, They're both Capita, one's a NAS, the other a Totally F*king Awesome deck.

I remember shopping when Magnetraction just came out - wasn't sure if it was a gimmick or something that would actually make a difference. I'll start looking around over the next month and see if I can find anything.

Argo 06-30-2014 09:10 PM

Just flex them both and see which is stiffer and by how much.... That will tell you the difference in their flexibility more than their number....

SnowOwl 07-01-2014 12:24 PM

It'll depend on the boards dimensions mainly. But +1 what Argo said....find out yourself by testing them.


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