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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2009, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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will i gain more air if i changed my snowboard?

am landing 540s and blackflips now,and i have a nitro shield, an entry level board.i saved up last year for a burton twin(wouldnt have gone with burton but no shop brings decent snowboards where i live) but i jammed my car and had to pay the money to fix it. so if am on a poppy board will i gain like more air on jumps..or its just in our minds?
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Maybe if you lay down some fresh bong hits you'll get higher. It's you not the board.

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any other opinions which can be more convincing?
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From my experience, the beter the board, faster base so you can gain speed sooner to clear the knuckle but since you're already pulling 540's and backflips I don't think you have any problem with speed. My opinion better boards have lower swing weight meaning it doesn't feel more natural spinning 5's or 7's in the air while having a stiffer nose and tail so it will absorb vibrations from stomping the landing.

I would believe more speed + jump set up = more air.
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mm okay i see. thats what i believe , but i heard a guy who works in asnowboard shop speaking aout triple layers of fiber glass or soething like that, he said that they give u more pop and air, even if u dont have much speed itll throw u higher in the air..
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some snowboards have more pop and faster bases I havent ridden much but i doubt it matters
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If u are doing ollies on kickers u might feel the difference with 'poppy' board. But it wont be huge.If u have opportunity try some board with good pop , for example with carbon or something else which gives board that snap , and ull see if u can get more air.
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Think of it like skateboarding. A skateboard with more pop is going to help with 2 things: Air out of the halfpipe and transitions (rails/boxes included). The same applies to a snowboard. If you were at a Big Air competition then it might help to have a board with more pop. Just as well, if you do lots of jibbing and rail riding, the added pop will be welcome. If you're just looking to get more air I'd say get a board with a sintered/fast(er) base. Of course, newer boards will generally pack more pop, but like ifresh says, unless you KNOW you need that extra pop I don't think it much matters.
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but like ifresh says, unless you KNOW you need that extra pop I don't think it much matters.
thats key here. a new board probably will not equal more air unless you have perfect technique...

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Demo a few boards at a local mountain. I can personally tell a boards pop and response from another fairly easily. A lot of people on this forum say theres not difference which I find mind blowing but whatever. Get out there and find out for yourself.
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