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PanHandler 03-19-2011 01:45 PM

This just baffles me (Board Core Material)
Why on earth arent more board companies switching to Bamboo cores in stead of the more expensive, more brittle poplar?

The reason i ask is because i just came across these

I can say for sure that this will be my next park board.

BurtonAvenger 03-19-2011 01:57 PM

Because Bamboo has to be done right otherwise you crush it.

PanHandler 03-19-2011 02:07 PM

Seems like it would be worth it to invest the time/money to figure out how to do it right. Unless companies just dont care because they want kids to buy a new board every year, which also makes a lot of sense.

burritosandsnow 03-19-2011 06:56 PM

Bamboo has a different feel to it and Id suggest you demo one before you plop 500 on a fastplant ... I loved they way it flexed/ollied but BA did not...

PanHandler 03-19-2011 07:11 PM

how does it feel different? ill try to demo one next season if they have them

ryannorthcott 03-19-2011 07:42 PM

my buddy just picked one up, felt sort of clunky and dead compared to my turbo dream. the pop was there but it just didn't feel very lively. i don't know, it felt like riding a piece of wood without much more technology than that... hard to explain, i would definitely demo one before buying.

BurtonAvenger 03-19-2011 07:44 PM

Two words Organic Flex

PanHandler 03-19-2011 08:42 PM

organic flex sounds like it would be a good thing. I guess ill just have to try it out for myself.

BurtonAvenger 03-19-2011 09:07 PM

It's different strokes for different folks it doesn't have the snap you'd think it will have which is why I'm riding a Raygun over a Fastplant.

jliu 03-20-2011 09:22 PM

I guess Arbor did it right with respect to using Bamboo. Instead of making the full core bamboo like the fastplant, they still use a wood core but use bamboo as a replacement to carbon stringers. That is if I understand their explanation of their boards correctly

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