i have last year's ET classic, and did not like it very much at all, however the new blunted ones also have sintered bases, and several of my complaints have/may have been addressed.
-zero damping. its like riding a rigid frame motorcycle.
-the "synthduded" base is slow
-soft topsheet/rails, seemed to get beat up quick(cosmetic for the most part), and i'm not a jibber.
-tbt if you think its cool, i really found it to ride the same as any flat board (more or less)
-traditional camber if you are the enemy of all the variants
my problem with this board is that it attempts to be a do all board, but seems to just really focus on the wrong things. it must be my riding style in particular. for example if i want a board that is going to be slow and zero damping, it better be flexy so i can butter and jib too. while the stiffness should keep the board from washing out at higher speeds, the bucking you get from its lack of damping sort of negates the benefits of the "stability" provided by the stiffness.
this board would work well for big jumps i think, but that would be the only thing i used it for. while my current board, the proto, seems to be designed for the exact same things, it rides so much better for me (damping, just a tad softer, fast as fuck, durable, lightweight).
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