Which would you prefer on chop/ice conditions...grip or damping - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2011, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 146
Default Which would you prefer on chop/ice conditions...grip or damping

I was in a discussion with a buddy in regards to hard charging a groomer when it's just chop,crud and ice. We both agreed the fear (at least in us) is the board jumping around which can cause the catching of an edge more easily. So the discussion moved to different decks and the topic of one deck having great grip with decent damping vs great damping with decent edge hold.

So which would be better in the chop,crud, ice in terms of the deck not getting thrown around and slipping right under you? Greater grip or greater damping?
EC99SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 12-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
earl_je's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Keystone, CO
Posts: 826

I you are bombing down on icy conditions, chances are you wont notice the ice much at all. Yes, you would need some amount of dampness on choppy conditions but once again if you're bombing down it would be hardly noticeable. Skill would factor in. On a side note, I never feel too confident bombing with a banana board but I can do it all day, any condition on my Smokin with a mellower Magnetraction. My smokin board has a bit better dampness though. My omatic board I am actually more confident with it on faster speeds than taking it slow on icy conditions.
earl_je is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
Sick-Pow's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,314

Skill aside, dampening is more important, as grip is relative to skill? Not sure.
Sick-Pow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
lilfoot1598's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 799

For me, dampening makes a huge difference. My Gnu B-street had little dampening and it threw me all over the place. It was really hard to stay upright in any kind of chop. My current Never Summer Pandora is far more stable.

Of course, chop can be hard for me because I never seem to bend my knees enough, so I'm sure a rider with good technique would say that dampening and edges don't matter - the rider does.

Blah blah blah, give me my dampening and vario grip, please!
lilfoot1598 is offline   Reply With Quote

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 03:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
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