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Old 08-21-2009, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snapping a snowboard

I've seen some pretty sick stuff done to boards on videos, and abused mine many times though falls, etc. What does is actually take to snap a snowboard, or how'd you snap yours?
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Having an 18 wheeler roll over your board and bindings after it flies off the roof of your car on the highway
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've seen maybe 3 boards in my life time snap to the point that they were in two pieces and those were fucking insane crashed. Cracking a board is a lot easier to do than people thing apply pressure in the right spot when landing weird and snap. I broke the tail on my Jibpan by landing on some uneven snow and stomping hard.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I saw one board snapped last year...

This kid had bought a used Rome something board at Zumiez(it was too sticker charged to actually see the short time i was there) didnt appear that he had crashed big as there was nothing around to really do that off of..i think he just hit a small wind made jump..

Either way he was not happy because the first two feet of his board was snapped off and only holding on by a bit...he was able to ride it down slowly though...

Sucks for that kid as i bet that was all his money to get it..
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Capped snowboards are more likely to snap or edge blowout. But no one hardly makes them anymore. A crack and gouge in the fiberglass makes the board prone to breakage. I would say landing at a steep angle on the thinnest parts of the board, nose/tail.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i snap about one every couple of years, its usually right behind the back binding and is from landing hard on the tail. i think its a combo of being heavy and flexing the board severely enough that the binding acts as a fulcrum that ultimately snaps it. between that and rocks i destroy a board per year it seems.
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in the past 2 or 3 season ive had 2 board completely snap through the core on my tip once and tail once, those were from landing tail heavy after corking a 7 and a 9 off a pretty big jump(prob about 60-70) also had 5 or 6 board crack from random awkward landings, luckily those were all under warranty.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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my friend snaped the tail off his 2 yr old custom, not a hard crash at all but the way he fell dug the tail into the snow and bend it in the oposite direction. soooo from this...




lol dont sweat my comp skills. n dont mind the arrows had to fill in room it wouldnt let me use spaces
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Jedi mind games

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Amazonian warrior princesses with fists of fury

Andre the Giant

OR........ Landing really tip heavy, hitting trees/rocks...
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