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Old 04-15-2010, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a Rome Pusher and wasn't aware that the nose/tail are blunted. Can anyone tell me if there are any disadvantages or benefits to having the tips blunted?
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sick board ..almost got one .. lemme know how it rides ... my smokin M.I.P. has blunted nose and tail and so did an older riders choice that I had .. they take a bit of getting used to but to me they allow you to lay back presses better and give you a little more stability for ollies and pow .. just my opinion
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...a little more stability for ollies and pow ..
care to expand on why that's the case?

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Old 04-15-2010, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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more surface area(wider) in the nose/tail equals more area to pop off
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Makes grabbing a lot easier and more tweaked. I'm riding an Ellis Eecco that has a super blunted out tip profile you can grab it easier and just bend the fuck out of it. Also like Burritos mentioned it makes locking in to presses easier cause of how much more surface you have to play with and the flat spot changes how the board pops.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I've heard a lot that blunted tips don't float very well in deeper snow...I don't ever get to ride pow so I prefer blunted tips. It allows me to keep a long surface area and downsize the overall length of the board. A few cm's off the tips makes it easier to spin onto rails because you don't clip them as much.
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blunted tips don't change how a board rides (except for the powder thing) if you sized by running length and effective edge
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I've heard a lot that blunted tips don't float very well in deeper snow...I don't ever get to ride pow so I prefer blunted tips. It allows me to keep a long surface area and downsize the overall length of the board. A few cm's off the tips makes it easier to spin onto rails because you don't clip them as much.
thats half true .. it seems to me you have a smaller margin of error in pow for burying your nose.. you know how in pow sometimes your nose goes under but youre able to get in back before you cartwheel ... well with the blunt tip its like it scoops the snow and sinks in faster if you make an error so I for sure can see where people would say that about them ...

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blunted tips don't change how a board rides (except for the powder thing) if you sized by running length and effective edge
youre just gonna say the opposite of whatever BA says
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^^^ But he's right
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