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Old 10-25-2007, 02:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for clearing up some of the verbage livesolution....i have a couple others im unsre of, what is Jibbing, and what do you mean by twins?
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:03 PM   #22 (permalink)
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No problem... jibbing is term used for basically small jumps to rails, street boarding such as hand rails and roofs etc, or sliding on a tree trunk things like that, twin as it's used today is referring to each tip of the board being equidistant from the middle making riding switch the same as riding normal as to ease freestyle riding
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:46 AM   #23 (permalink)
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cascade concrete is actually the "frozen" heavy wet snow...so it can be really hard and like riding concrete..therefore the mtx...if it is just heavy wet it is like riding mashed potatos or "chow" for chowder which can throw you around...thus "chop and slop" riding because you can't blast through it like dry snow...the pnw generally has heavy wet snow that packs easily and becomes chopped up...so imho a board that is a bit stiffer can blast through the chop and a more flexy one will cave and tend to throw you around abit more. as for taperd boards...pow specific... the tails and nose are a bit softer so that the nose floats and the tail is narrower than the nose...so the tail sinks so as not to exhause your back leg so much and the nose gets on top of the snow...however the shorter tail (tapered boards are directional) also tends not to grab as much thus has a tendency to washout if carving on groomed and harder packed snow.

also local pnw's tend to ride a bit longer boards because of the terrain and when 18+inch dumps occure you just need a longer board.

Option's sansalone and signature are more fr and mankenin is more fs all mtn boards made for the pnw but options tend to be stiffer. another is lib's bananna with mtx tech looks fun, interesting and might cover alot of ground.
anyway sorry for the verbage and have fun up there.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:28 AM   #24 (permalink)
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the thing is that this board will see its majority of use in australia, so considerations shouldn't be specific to whistler because that'll only be where i use this board for a little time, well 3 months so not really short.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:35 AM   #25 (permalink)
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why not go to a shop in whistler, let them know you are serious abt buying but want to demo bunch...if there is a demo fee have it applied to the purchase price and/or get a demo-ed (used) board at a discount...so just bring your boots and bindings...there should be a variety of all mtn boards available to demo. just an idea
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #26 (permalink)
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do da demo!

dat good werdz fo sho!
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:19 PM   #27 (permalink)
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how much more expensive will it be buying a board at whistler though and how much will it cost to demo the boards? although a demo does sound like a good idea

i have seen that the majority of people are pretty found of MTX although i heard from a mate that it can be kind of sketchy with jumps because it'll make u catch an edge easier on the landing, is that true?
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