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Old 01-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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You guys tired of 2013 yet? Trade show season is upon us, and yup, that means it is time for the 2014 preview thread. This does seem like it keeps getting earlier each year but I have to admit, I am always stoked to see the new gear, no matter when it shows up.

This will come in pieces to keep it manageable.

Lots of new stuff from Flow. The Whole NX2 line is cored out and lighter and yes, the toe strap (on the toe strap models) has been angled for an even wider boot fit range. The Fuse is a whole new line that offers active strap technology with a more flexible base and at a moderately lower price. There are two backless bindings (named Freeballers - yeahhhh!) as well as two new women's Nasty models. Also ABT gets expanded in 2014 with new zones being added underfoot for an ultra-smooth ride.















Tons of new stuff and upgrades this season fro the Flow camp. Some very cool new products and some great tweaks to some existing ones. I will start up a thread in the Bindings forum for all the new binding info but here is a taste.




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Old 01-09-2013, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Arbor's 2014 lineup looks amazing. You will see a lot of wood returning, even in the graphic models, and some new outlines as well.





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"Oh we're eight days into the year 2013? Time to unveil the 2014 line-up!" -.-
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Are the tips on the coda supposed to help with float like ride claims on the Highlife? Also, does that idea actually work?
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Well guess I can say the graphics look like turds, ABT is finally starting to look to make sense, and WTF is up with those blunted tips.
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The Salomon Rancho looks like a mean Freeride/Big Mountain deck:



Smokin' is lookin rad for 2014:

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...ABT is finally starting to look to make sense...
Yup. The new Darwin (fish) gets two longer ABT patches under the rear foot.

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New entries from Slash guys:

Stoked to see shredders like GiGi and Johnnie starting up small, rider inspired board companies.



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Are the tips on the coda supposed to help with float like ride claims on the Highlife? Also, does that idea actually work?
A bit of additional length in the tip (and tail) definately make a difference in riding up over pow. The extra length allow the designer to get a smoother transition (less stabbing) and a modestly higher total tip height. This can lead to a bit of extra spin weight so that is one reason for the indents at the tips...the other being grabs...and style .
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Thanks for the pics. Smokin does look good. Ns and arbor got uglier.... Why create 3 boards with same graphics?
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