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Longer effective edge =faster board?

If 2 boards that have the same sintered base, same size, does the one with longer effective edge will be faster on a straight line?

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I would think yes in theory, because with more effective edge comes more surface area creating speed. As long as it was shaped the same just larger
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If 2 boards that have the same sintered base, same size, does the one with longer effective edge will be faster on a straight line?
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I highly doubt it. If you're talking about bombing a run and seeing which one will go faster, your body passing through the air is more resistance than the base of the snowboard on the snow, and even then effective edge has nothing to do with the surface area of the base.

Effective edge means that when you are carving, for a given board you will have more edge actually contacting the surface of the snow. Theoretically you'll have less weight per inch of edge, and you could turn harder without the edge starting to slide.

So that said, does more effective edge help you ride faster? In a way, yes. By having more edgehold on hardpack, you can ride faster and still remain in control, but that has nothing to do with straight line speed.
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I highly doubt it. If you're talking about bombing a run and seeing which one will go faster, your body passing through the air is more resistance than the base of the snowboard on the snow, and even then effective edge has nothing to do with the surface area of the base.

Effective edge means that when you are carving, for a given board you will have more edge actually contacting the surface of the snow. Theoretically you'll have less weight per inch of edge, and you could turn harder without the edge starting to slide.

So that said, does more effective edge help you ride faster? In a way, yes. By having more edgehold on hardpack, you can ride faster and still remain in control, but that has nothing to do with straight line speed.
Yes I forgot to factor in wind a real life stuff to this! I think if the board with the longer effective did happen to have more surface area you might be able to go a very unnoticeable amount faster, but like poutanen said the wind would negate most of that
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Thx for the replies!!
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A longer effective edge means more control if its actually in the snow, if its not it means nothing, a camber board with a shorter edge still has more edge in the snow that a rocker board with a longer edge
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A longer effective edge means more control if its actually in the snow, if its not it means nothing, a camber board with a shorter edge still has more edge in the snow that a rocker board with a longer edge
Ok, so if both boards are going straight down (no turning) with same weight rider, the one with less effective edge would be as fast as the one with longer eff. edge?
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why are you trying to split hairs?
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why are you trying to split hairs?

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Not trying anything dude, just curious.
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Not trying anything dude, just curious.
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Yeah look up "snowboard top speed" on this thread and you'll see many discussions about it. Nowhere does effective edge have anything to play into it.

The question is: are you spending time on the hill going straight down as fast as possible?!?
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