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Old 05-11-2011, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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rainbow dust infused base for awesomeness
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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rocket boosters... dont forget the rocket boosters.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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).
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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stability, responsivenees and pop.
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