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post #71 of 174 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
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You cant stop the bubbles forming when the urethane cures, dont stress over them.
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The thin layer of urethane worked a treat, looks a lot better now.

ETM I was going to put my bindings back far as possible again, but had a thought that this might be pointless now. I might have too much weight now on the rear off board and loose too much float.
Having the bindings central might balance the board out better?

Have you played around with binding postions since doing the chop?
Do you still run your bindings back as far as possible?

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The thin layer of urethane worked a treat, looks a lot better now.

ETM I was going to put my bindings back far as possible again, but had a thought that this might be pointless now. I might have too much weight now on the rear off board and loose too much float.
Having the bindings central might balance the board out better?

Have you played around with binding postions since doing the chop?
Do you still run your bindings back as far as possible?
yeah I played around with it a lot, thats one thing I like about the channel with normal disc bindings because you can get crazy with setback. Im sure this is very personal but I ended up at 100mm setback in relation to the sidecut radius.
When you try it out you will find that the closer you get your back foot to the cut out the more control you get in the powder. I can still ride it on hard pack easily with 100mm set back.
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Yes speed powder and hard pack won't have any issues.

The only time I thought set back might cause an issue is when your going through flat sections off powder, where you need to maintain speed and float, so you skim across the top and you don't sink down.

We were finding flat untouched powder runs that were 100s off meters long and wide at Niseko sometimes after 1 o'clock in the afternoon!

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Hey ETM,

thanks for the help with the swallowtail,

she had her first outing and was waist deep at times.

Excellent float and turns on a dime.

This year is amazing, I have never seen thins much snow at this time of the year. Fluffy white powder and hardly anyone else around.

Will write up a report on my swallowtail later.
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and turns on a dime.
Thats the bit that really shocked me, how nimble the board becomes. I found my confidence in the trees at speed went through the roof.
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ETM one of my friends has a Force board, model is Glide, he thinks it's at 2004 or 2005.

Do you know if his would be safe to do a swallow tail to? Not sure how the core is made.
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If its wood core then I cant see why not.
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If its wood core then I cant see why not.
That's the thing I not sure how find out it is.

He might have to e-mail Force to find out.

Just had thought if it didn't have wood core, it might be easier as it wouldn't need sealing up.

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A foam core would probably snap. Drill a small hole through the top sheet and see if wood comes out or not, if not just fill the hole with urethane and forget it.
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