what is does feel mean on burton website? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:23 PM
pemdawg
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
what is does feel mean on burton website?

hey anyone know what feel means? its on burton website is like 1 softest and 7 being the stiffest?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 04:29 AM
Samyaksambuddhas
 
PaoloSmythe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Only British blaady Columbia!!!
Posts: 4,622
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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

Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
PaoloSmythe is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 02:41 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Actually it refers to how hard your cock will be when you go off jumps.
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 07:52 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
DrGreeNThumB420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
lmao^^^^^^

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free"
DrGreeNThumB420 is online now  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 09:25 PM
JTSECK
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
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
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2008, 10:56 AM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,672
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
^ 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.
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 03:22 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Incogneato is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome