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Old 04-03-2010, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! i have a board that is a patent demo. it says on it "Wiig 136" and on the bottom "Uni-Base system Patent no.5320378" i know that it might be a patent demo or demo of some sort i just need someone to put a price on it its way to small for me. also here is the link to the patent

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what do you mean by that?
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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what do you mean by that?
Trout = fish.

"Smells like trout" = "Smells like fish" = "Smells fishy".

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Hello all! i have a board that is a patent demo. it says on it "Wiig 136" and on the bottom "Uni-Base system Patent no.5320378" i know that it might be a patent demo or demo of some sort i just need someone to put a price on it its way to small for me. also here is the link to the patent

Snowboard - US Patent 5320378 Full Text
Looking at that patent, it was approved in 1994. If that's the case, and the board is patent demo then it is 6ish years old. I would say pretty much worthless except to a collector. Snowboard technology has advanced a LOT in 6 years, and other than sentimental/nostalgic/kitch value, there's nothing really special about a 6-year old snowboard.

If it's not a 6-year old snowboard (being named Wiig, I'd assume it's named for Andreas Wiig, pro rider; patent numbers are stamped on pretty much anything the patent applies to, regardless of age). It's rather small for anyone other than a kid or very small/light adult (less than 100 lbs), which makes it an odd size/difficult sell. Kids stuff generally doesn't sell for all that much since it turns over pretty quickly (kids grow quick = gear becomes semi disposable).

Best of luck in trying to sell it. I'd pretty much be happy getting anything for it if it were mine.
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thank you very much but how did you get 6 years old if it was made in 1994? also do you know any collectors that might want to buy it?
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thank you very much but how did you get 6 years old if it was made in 1994? also do you know any collectors that might want to buy it?
My bad. it's 16 year's old if it is a patent demo as you say it might be. There, it's pretty much a total relic by today's standards.
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My bad. it's 16 year's old if it is a patent demo as you say it might be. There, it's pretty much a total relic by today's standards.
Well... it served me well. i had just started in feb. and im like 5'2'' and 167lbs. lol! so i guess with that being said what should I do to get the most out of it? would it be worth it to sell it back to the person who made it or just hang it on the wall
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pictures pictures pictures

(wiig refers to the inventor Jeff Wiig)

it's basically a wood/foam composite core with a sheet of cored-out aluminum that also acts as the edges

and it is OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDD
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pictures pictures pictures

(wiig refers to the inventor Jeff Wiig)

it's basically a wood/foam composite core with a sheet of cored-out aluminum that also acts as the edges

and it is OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDD
well im no where near it right now im in St. Louis visiting the grandparents but im putting it up for sale if your interested
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i'll give you $5 shipped
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