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Old 07-12-2012, 06:14 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Not my thing really but looks like a sweet stick.

I'll let Ya'll know if I see any over here second hand.
That would be much appreciated!!! I'm thinking Europe would be the best second hand market for them but maybe Japan got a lot as well? They're basically unheard of in North America. I've seen a couple Kessler BX boards at my local hill but never a Ride.
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Group buying ?? Am i missing something here, I want in on these awesome group buying deals please link me

Also, nice board. I would love the Kessler Cross board.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
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In another thread it was said that there was a communication error and the group buy should never have been that cheap, and never will again. Not sure how much truth there is to it but I'm not crossing my fingers... The Canadian distributor sold out at full price.

Edit: there's a place in the UK that has them for $1260 CDN plus $75 shipping, not sure if there's tax on top of that? VAT or ???

I'm trying to find a used Palmer Platinum in the meantime...
On the price issue, it was not an error! I spoke with them the 1st day I saw the add! It was from a new (hi-end) groupbuy company concept! And the ppl selling it actually snowboard! So, they knew exactly what they were offering. It was a sale deal between them and kessler for a minimum order qty! For Kessler, it allows them to market their brand and product considering this board was 1st year in line up (I think it was the $2000 platinum design after contract ended and product was shelved - so now sold as teh Ride under Kessler) and the igetit group... make profit!

I found a coupel of placed in Europe that had a good price. Not $650 but decent. I can posyt links if I see one. Contact the iget.it group again and see if they are planning on a new offering this year.

The Palmer Platinum IMO woudl probably be the exact same board! It was produced by Kessler prior to contract ending. Everything I read before about the Platinum fits the description of the Ride!!! So, if you find it I have a feeling it wil probably be "identical" in performance but under different name! Even size specs (check them out) almost match up!!!

Can't wait for new season to kick in!

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That would be much appreciated!!! I'm thinking Europe would be the best second hand market for them but maybe Japan got a lot as well? They're basically unheard of in North America. I've seen a couple Kessler BX boards at my local hill but never a Ride.
BTW... just for reference, when I spoke with the Kessler dist (in TO I think) at the time, he told me he couldn't believe this board was flying off the shelves! They sold out in a matter of 2 weeks. Mostly out west! They weren't sure why...
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On the price issue, it was not an error! I spoke with them the 1st day I saw the add!
Crazy! Just goes to show you shouldn't believe what you read on the internets... Cause somebody mentioned it being an error. Anyway I didn't know the iGet.It group was from Quebec. Makes more sense now... REALLY wish I had got in on this deal back then. If it wasn't for my bindings not working I would have bought it right away.

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BTW... just for reference, when I spoke with the Kessler dist (in TO I think) at the time, he told me he couldn't believe this board was flying off the shelves! They sold out in a matter of 2 weeks. Mostly out west! They weren't sure why...
Not sure why they're so surprised?!? Sounds like it's the perfect board for western Canada...

Okay so I e-mailed iGet.It and this was their reply...

"Hello Aaron,

We are planning to redo an offer for the Kessler’s snowboards, unfortunately we don’t have any dates planned out but I will personally send you an email to let you know in advance when the offer should be live.

Thank you very much for your interests in IGet.it"
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Wow! That's great news. I just hope they bring in the same board! Or I'll be forced to buy "another" Kessler!

Regarding the distributor, I would assume they didn't expect to sell out so early in the season given the price tag AND that's it's a brand new main-stream board to the market and not BX specific (which has it's own following)!

But if I recall correctly, they said that a couple of guys (maybe famous riders, dunno) bought them early in the season and they were refering people they knew who saw (or demoed) their boards!

Either way... I'm glad they'll be doing it again and hopefully you can grab one this time. BTW, it's the same design and colors from last year (and coming years)! Good for value if ever you wanna sell it, and will always look new!

Cheers...
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Heard back from them again and they're trying to gauge our interest in the board. Sounds like even if we have 5 buyers they'd be willing to do a group buy for us. Here's the details.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...sler-ride.html

Please reply in that thread if you're interested in a possible group buy. I'm 100% in if the price is at or close to last years group buy, so we probably need 4 more.

Thanks!
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I can tell you honestly that I though this will be my prime big mountain board. Bu tI've been riding nothing but this board for practically everything! here's an update:

ICE: this board just begs you to go on ice! Bites like a shark and you control how much it bites by directing the board & edges, thus your speed in the process.

FLUFF & POW: We have not seen much of that, but I took it out on some rare untouched 12" trail and it was just awesome! Floats and turns quick. Nothing knee deep yet (until I visit your side of the globe). But I have a feeling it wil do just fine.

SPEED: This board is a beast at speed. I ride with speed freaks (skiers) and I am getting tired waiting for everyone at every turn to arrive! LOL. Seriously... Eats chop and crud and cuts through anything. IMO, it's the fact that it stays so solid, damp and stable at high speed that makes me want to push the extremes.

DAMPNESS: It has a mix of dampness that absorbs all chatter yet still lively giving you the feel of snow under your feet (if you knwo what I mean). Turn the edge just a little and you are on cloud 9 as it cuts through it all.

GROOMERS: Speachless!!! It's one thing to run it through chop and go fast, it's another world to be riding mach speed on groomers!

JUMPS: I'm getting more air and better landings than ever! Just an easy board to jump with. I can pop 180's off the sides and just enjoy every aspect.

PARK: It should be illegal to take it into rails, but I took it on some boxes and walls for fun (nothing extreme).

SWITCH: Here's a surprise... for a directional board, I (personally) can ride ride it switch better than my twins! I think I got much better at switch using this board. It feels weird becuase I'm riding switch on the shorter end, but like skies, it' really a pleasure!

TREES: Here's the only thing I have not tried much! I did my 2nd day on teh board, but I was so scared i'd ding a tree I just was not comfortable there. A little harder to turn than my T-Rice between tight trees. But honestly, I don't think it's an issue and think it was mostly cause I was just dialing the board. I have since been able to navigate this Ride between end of day moguls and tight turns just fine. It's not a super stiff board, but not that soft either. I honestly think it'll be fine once/if I take it there as I'm stil hesitant about dinging the board into a tree (will update). Also, it's a 168 vs all my previous 156-164 max!

POP: Just amazing! Off rollers it pops beautiful and lands even better. Same off little bumps here and there. Having so much fun on these almost like a park board.

FLEX: The board seems to have a mid or just a little over mid-flex. It also has KST which is the camber/rocker hybrid. It's a camber board that flixes to give you the ultimate easy ride. When I flat base on catwalks, the board doesn't twich to an edge. So, it's super easy to flat base and ride easy. It also turns tight or big for digging trenches while riding low with face close to snow!

TURNS: The board turns real sweet edge to edge. Tight or big turns it does both. I can navigate tight spots fast. Best part is that it literally requires "minimum" effort pumping the knees in/out. I stil ldo it out of habit, but somehow, the board does not require big effort in th eprocess (pump knees to push through snow).

All in all, I am really loving this board. I take it anywhere and everywhere. NO LIMITS! No 1 issue for me is a mid flex board that is damp, can handle speed & great on ice. That being covered, everything else was like a really unexpected bonus. So much so that I'm practically selling (trying to - end of season ) everything else I have and just keep this and one more (short rock) board!

The only other board (I almost got) close to this would be the Nitro Pantera LX! But that board is much harder to ride and needs constant effort to maintain an edge. And now LX no more since Nitro came up with Nitro Factor with Koroyd (I think it's called) honeycomb material. But Pantera LX $700 or so vs $655!!! So I got the Kessler Ride and I am ever so happy that I FINALLY found my one and only quiver killer board that I've been seeking all these years!

ICE-GRIPPING
DAMP
FAST
EASY
POPS
JUMPS
SWITCH
PARK
1,3
TURNS
CARVES
and then some...

Cheers
This is my point of view of my Kessler ride 176 that I bought for 2 month ago.
I have been ride it for 6 days in isy and slashy conditions and I whey 220 lbs and 182cm long. Riding for 25 years on only camber boards (burton brushe, Ride freestyle, K2 eldorado 168, salomon regulate wide 168, burton supermodel 168, salomon magnum.

And I agree with lott of tings above her is my thoughts

On ice:
Like he said best grip I have seen but you need to reeshape the edges after 2 days.. thats the down side if you want to continue to have that grip.

Stiffness/dampnes.
I agree its a mid stiff board and I feel its to soft for me I cant ride as fast as my stiffest board salomon regulate 168, sounds maybe strange but if you go rely fast and hitt a mogul/bump the nose will bend and throw you upp in the air 30-50 cm and that make you feel a little bit out of control and that didn't happened with the salomon regulate board it just swallowed it and hold the grip. I think maybe Im to heavy for this board even if the board spec say 90-110 kg and I am 110kg.

Turning/KST
rely good turning and it turn in the fall line if you carv right. easy to get a low carv angle (euro carving) hard bot style. And the board feels like it 10 cm shorter then it is. hubred rocker feels better on slashy worm snow and powder then on ice. I prefer a regular camber on ice but I love the tiunal alu construction that helps the edge hold. I never had a problems to ride flat with my old salomon bord because i know where my edges are all the time but with the kessler I cant feel the nose and the tail edges because they are 3 mm above the snow.. Mybe it easier for a beginner to ride flat with this board but for me it feels weird and I started to catch edges in the middle of the board just infront of may back foot.

After 2 year research I thought this bord was the shit for me but I dont know today. Maybe a custom made board from kessler is the solution. Or what do you guys think?
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