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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 09:53 PM
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i know for a fact that the hovercraft can rip the hardpack like a cambered board...because it is one. Check out jeremy jones on Kaerazu at the beginning of Further.

In fact, the hovercraft has an interesting shape. It's totally what I expected the flagship to be (which was in fact flatter).
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Its definately an interesting shape, I love it to be honest. Ive said before if they made it in a size that suited me I would definately own one, but I would be drilling new inserts into it to get me to at least centre of sidecut radius. Then the board would suit me a lot more.
I dont know why people take this personally, Im sure if you get out your tape measure you will see that its forward of centre.
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you mean forward of the center of the cambered section?
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That would be great if that photo actually showed what a Hovercraft looks like. This is how the inserts are spaced on my board. I think you're a victim of someones photoshop edit for a catalog or something. Once again... it's obvious you've never ridden one

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[QUOTE=TorpedoVegas;583298]That would be great if that photo actually showed what a Hovercraft looks like. This is how the inserts are spaced on my board. I think you're a victim of someones photoshop edit for a catalog or something. Once again... it's obvious you've never ridden one

FOR GOD SAKES TORPEDO, I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIM TAKING A DRILLBIT TO HIS NEW HOVERCRAFT
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FOR GOD SAKES TORPEDO, I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIM TAKING A DRILLBIT TO HIS NEW HOVERCRAFT
LOL it wouldnt bother me a bit, I drill holes, cut bits off I dont care as long as I end up with the board how I like it.

That pic looks a lot better, sadly the ones Ive seen have had the inserts forward and the owners have complained of not being able to get back far enough.
Im thinking they must have changed where the inserts are looking at that second pic.

FWIW im not too proud to be proven wrong.

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well, Jones' quality can be downright horrible so I have no doubt you actually saw those misplaced inserts
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well, Jones' quality can be downright horrible so I have no doubt you actually saw those misplaced inserts
The boards are not made in Africa anymore. They are made in Austria. I don't believe quality is a problem anymore.
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you can't say that until the season is over and there were less warranty claims. and at this point there have already been lots of issues with 2013 stuff. It's mostly the splits though. but didn't the tail fall off yours or torpedo's?
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Yeah the metal piece on the tail basically came off mine, but they gave me a brand new board so that was alright. The new board seems to be holding together so far. I heard a lot of stories about inserts in the wrong place last year, and other manufacturing issues. This year I haven't heard much other than my own warranty story, and it wouldn't stop me from buying another Jones board.
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