What's important in a board? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Old School's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 33
Default What's important in a board?

So we are getting ready to put together a couple new board designs to test and would like to hear from you, the riders, on what you want in a board? What makes a board good? Flex, snap, edge control, being able to stick landings? Or just really sweet graphics? And if you feel so inclined, let us know what type of riding you do and what you would rank your ability as (be honest please).

Let me know what you think. Attached is a pic of our most recent prototype.

Thanks everyone.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0120.jpg (78.6 KB, 240 views)
Old School is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 7
Default

Skill level: black diamond to double black depending on the run, decent park rider, i can get some pretty huge air but i'm working on tricks like 360's.
preferences: symmetry (for park riding), flexy for comfort and messing around in the park and on flats. I don't know much though so don't trust me
themccannman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,211
Default

I wanna see some unicorn hair instead of carbon fiber, saber tooth teeth ground down for the base, and gryffon tallons for the edge. Also I want the core to be impregnated with troll blood and made from yucca.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,371
Default

rainbow dust infused base for awesomeness
MistahTaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
earl_je's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Keystone, CO
Posts: 826
Default

rocket boosters... dont forget the rocket boosters.
earl_je is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 01:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
AcroPhile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denver
Posts: 913
Default

Just make sure it's a cool board and that everyone that see you riding it knows you're cool 'cause its such a cool board. ... otherwise you'll never catch up to Burton (or NS).
AcroPhile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 02:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
MistahTaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,371
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by earl_je View Post
rocket boosters... dont forget the rocket boosters.
rocket boosters would be overkill. what the board really needs is a parachute that shoots out the back to slow you down from light speed. get it straight.
MistahTaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 04:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
Jed
Veteran Member
 
Jed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 723
Default

Ninjas. Your graphic needs more ninjas.

All joking aside, I'm all for a board company that actually talks to the community so:

Skill level: Expert park, 1080s etc.
What I look for: Stability, pop and just enough flex to be playful but not so flexy that it feels sketchy hitting big jumps. Stability is a big one, I hate any board that makes me feel like I have less control.

But seriously, ninja graphics are a must!
__________________
I teach snowboarding via step-by-step videos lessons at Snomie.com - How To Snowboard Videos, Snowboard Tips & Snowboard Lessons
Jed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 04:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
linvillegorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Evergreen, CO
Posts: 5,886
Default

In all seriousness, durability is something I place a very high importance on. There are plenty of companies that make great boards that are fun to ride. What keeps me coming back to NS is that I know the thing is going to last. It's going to hold up.

Boards aren't cheap. When I buy one, I want to know that I'm going to be able to get my money's worth out of it. Every other board I've ever owned has looked worse after just a few days on it than one of my NS's do after an entire season. I have two NS boards with 50+ days on them and they look damn near new.
__________________
"People say that marijuana smoking is going to get in the way of my career. I say to them that on the contrary, my fighting career is getting in the way of my marijuana smoking." -Nick Diaz
linvillegorge is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
schmitty34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Probably at work wasting time
Posts: 871
Default

stability, responsivenees and pop.
schmitty34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:01 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums