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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-04-2009, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Question Blank Snowboards???

Anyone familiar with these guys? They have a cool business concept but I cant find any real reviews on their boards. Anyone have any thoughts? They have gotten some descent press in a couple magazines articles.

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They look like crappy boards from some factory in China... No real specs listed on them. Probably in the same league as Lamar etc, which you can get for the same price.


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Thats an awesome concept. I love it.

Simplicity.

Wow

None of them have reverse camber and no dedicated park boards.

If they made a simple 3 stage rocker thats lightweight and simple with lots of carbon beveled edges and what not then yea that would be awesome.

They need to do that. Having something simple and cheap would be great for rails and stuff.

Props to that company though - great idea

Zee makes an insanely good point though. They need to add specs, make their stuff in the USA, and weigh them and what not for them to be successful

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Props only if they are made locally...

Example...
Cap Snowboard Snowboard CN;ZHE products


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Man i'm tempted to buy one of the 160's, I don't go to the park anyways..and for 200 bucks whats the harm. hmmmmmmm

Check out this page from their blog:

Blank Gives Back to the Earth

Their boards were field tested and tweaked by a couple pro riders as well (according to their site )
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Did some more digging....

The boards are currently manufactured in China however they are moving production to the US in 2010.

Here is a sidecut of the board materials:

http://www.blanksnowboards.com/images/construction.jpg

Alot of that is mumbo jumbo to me but i'm still a newbie.

This is the Transworld business press release about the company, they talk about the pro riders involved and what they're all about:

Transworld features release on Blank Snowboards | Blank Snowboards
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Dont buy sh1t from them untill they move production to US, Bkeller. IDC HOW TEMPTED YOU ARE!
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Dont buy sh1t from them untill they move production to US, Bkeller. IDC HOW TEMPTED YOU ARE!
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Dont buy sh1t from them untill they move production to US, Bkeller. IDC HOW TEMPTED YOU ARE!
i take it you don't ride K2 or Ride products or even wear clothes

THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU


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i take it you don't ride K2 or Ride products or even wear clothes
Well thats different ok.

Its good to support the companies who make their snowboards not in china. boots bindings whatever else is made in china tho.

Its nice to get a snowboard made in usa or atleast europe or whatever.

Oh and btw every company(as far as i know i might be wrong) tests their snowboards with team (pro) riders.

That doesn't make them all good though unfortunately.
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