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Old 03-15-2011, 08:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You don't have to measure it. It's provided by the manufacturer. Not that hard to go into their websites and look em up.

I don't recall off-hand, but I'm sure the sticker has that information as well right on the board. So yes, when you are trying to compare two different boards of the same length, it is irrelevant. You want to look at the effective edge in this situation.

In reality, what does it even matter? I just ride whatever fits my weight range the best. Blunted tip snowboards ride longer than their given length measurement.

I've never actually sat there and thought to myself, "Hmm, so and so board has 20cm more effective edge so I'm going to choose that one."
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So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
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So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
That would probably imply different measuring techniques. One company might measure from tip to tail ignoring camper while another might measure along the base and follow the camber.

All in all, length isn't as big a factor as many people make it out to be, I think. I'd say that you won't notice any different between boards with anything less than a 5 cm difference lenghtwise.
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So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
That's not what the OP was asking. He wanted to compare two boards of the same length.

In your situation, yes, the shorter board on the surface implies less swing weight. Even then, as crazyface pointed out, different companies measure their boards differently.

Another thing you have to consider is the core and technology in the board such as Forum's Swinger's Club tips. A 160 could very well have much less swing weight than a 155.
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But its a bit confusing with the terms manufacturers provide, it can be effective edge, running lenght and contact lenght. I would prefer a standard..

Sidecut, waist and flex is as important as the lenght, how "big" a board feels..
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