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Old 08-10-2008, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey anyone know what feel means? its on burton website is like 1 softest and 7 being the stiffest?
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i haven't been to the www site, but by the sounds of your description, i reckon it refers to the stiffness of the board, both longitudinally and torsionally.

basically if you don't know, softer boards are more for the novice / mellow rider. a softer plank will flop and fold and follow the contours of the snow you are going across and kinda of absorbs the bumps and shocks from the snow and from any mistakes you make (like catching an edge or what not)

a stiffer board will cut thru the rough and choppy snow and will just dig in like a motherfucker if you start to hang up anywhere. for me, i like the stiffer end of things, coz it works for full commitment, balls out kinda riding; you can execute pretty rapid carving turns without the board 'washing out', but of course your legs and knees can take a pounding.

flexy feel = mellow; rigid feel = bonkers
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Actually it refers to how hard your cock will be when you go off jumps.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the feel is just an advertising ploy to get you to buy more expensive boards based on the thought they are better because they are rated higher in feel when actually it doesn't mean much, If I were you I would completely ignore the rating because most boards are different and rating their feel doesn't do justice to them
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^ HUH? Seriously? HUH?

Its a chart to tell you how stiff or damp its going to be, its a good way to gauge how the flex is of the board. The thing to take into account that its based off how it rode for someone in the middle of the weight range for it, probably on a groomed run, and with an average sized foot.
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its just a way to compare boards in the line up to one another, but its mostly useless. the higher the number in general the stiffer it is, but it doesn't break down the two types of flex (longitudunal and torsional) and tow boards with the same raring might feel quite differently. the type of core and profile and glass used will give you a better indication
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