The first year I competed in the !!!BAKER!!! banked slalom, a guy from Canada I believe had this deck not much bigger then a skate deck with bindings, but it had two approx 4 foot long twin tipped ski's that were mounted side by side, that you rode like a snowboard, tried to Google it but couldn't find it. The guy actually finished in the top 5.
There was a guy from the !!!BAKER!!! area that invented a chainsaw driven snowboard. They did a show on him on one of the local shows, all he could do was ride it on flat groomed telemark trails and the skinny skiers hated him, they were going out for a peaceful trip, then here comes 2 stroke snowboard guy .
Say it aint true, snowlerblading Dual Snowboards Team Rider Adam "A-Dawg" Goren - YouTube
Do we have to write the word Baker in all caps?
That chainsaw powered snowboard sounds like the fucking jams, but you shouting BAKER at every mention has drowned it out
Apologies in advance... your anal retentive forum reader, grafta
Every year we seem to get at least a couple of threads about some really terrible innovations to the tried and true "classic" snowboard design. For some reason Dual Boards keep coming up again and again. Here's a couple of bad ones I've found that are at least equally bad.
Sorry grafta, it's something I've done for years, simply to pay my respects to the mtn that I found snowboarding on. Duncan, BAKER's mngr was one of the first guys to let snowboarding on a ski hill in the world, his daughter Amy was the only women that used to compete with the guys.
I've got a friend that will actually take out his teleboard about once a year. He'll even take it down the bumps. Weirdest damn thing in the world and its very limited. That and you need freakish balancing skills.
But really the weirdest thing I've seen is a couple people make a centi-board. Basically mounted bindings so you could be on the tail of one board and nose of another.