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Old 01-10-2008, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Post what is 'pop'?

i'm still pretty new to snowboarding and its terminologies but one word i keep coming across a lot is "pop." as in "my board still has a pretty good pop" or "my board's pop hasn't faded yet." can someone please explain to me what exactly pop is? or at least link me to a site that can explain what pop is? thanks soo much!
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's the spring of the board when you jump.

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Old 01-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Pop has two common uses:

First, and most common, is the amount of spring that board has when doing something like an ollie. A board with a lot of pop will be like a new rubber band. A board w/o much pop, will be like a very old rubber band.

Second, pop can reffer to the boost you get when going off a jump. A jump that is totally flat will have less "pop" than a transition, or a flat jump that has a bit of a lip at the top of it.
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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pop = also good for seeing how your board will turn.. i like a poppy snappy board to POP from edge to edge
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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technically speaking, pop is the capacity of a board to unload its elastic energy, acquired from loading up the longitundinal and torsional flex of the deck
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Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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Old 01-15-2008, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for all the definitions and that awesome website of snowboarding terms! a lot of things are clearer to me now, haha.
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