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post #41 of 121 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 06:27 AM
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I have successfully added some rocker DIY style to the tip of my Volkl and will be taking it out for a test run.
Wish me luck.
DIY rocker, that sounds totally dodgy man ...... Photos please!
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No Photos yet, the epoxy and carbon fiber is still drying.

I did plenty of research and came up with my strategy.

For sure I will be taking it easy and making sure the board doesn't rip apart before I open the taps a bit.

Here is the thread on it.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...in-hybrid.html
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I know some of you guys are on snowjapan too. You should check out poachninja.com for the core japan community
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Cheers Supra, that site looks alright.....
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I have successfully added some rocker DIY style to the tip of my Volkl and will be taking it out for a test run.
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No Photos yet, the epoxy and carbon fiber is still drying.

I did plenty of research and came up with my strategy.

For sure I will be taking it easy and making sure the board doesn't rip apart before I open the taps a bit.

Here is the thread on it.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...in-hybrid.html
Im very interested to know how this went dreampow, and will be keep ing an eye out for a bit of a pre adjustment and post adjustment review.

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Im very interested to know how this went dreampow, and will be keep ing an eye out for a bit of a pre adjustment and post adjustment review.
Will post up a review next week after I get on it, the carbon fiber /epoxy doesn't look pretty but it should add strength to the area where I changed the profile.

I am as exited to ride it as a new board, maybe more. Makes me feel a little bit like a mad scientist in a hollowed out volcano, Mu,ha,ha,ha (evil laugh) .
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Well I just spent the last 24 hours getting to japan! I am jet lagged as fark but managed to get 4 runs in night boarding at rusutsu where I am staying. The amount of snow in hokkaido just blows me out every time. I am taking a heap of pics this time with my digital slr and I will start posting them up over the next few days.
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Well I just spent the last 24 hours getting to japan! I am jet lagged as fark but managed to get 4 runs in night boarding at rusutsu where I am staying. The amount of snow in hokkaido just blows me out every time. I am taking a heap of pics this time with my digital slr and I will start posting them up over the next few days.
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Stay safe and have a blast man.
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Just got back from Nagano. Damn. At the top in Nozawa we had 2 meters in the 3 days I was there.
Amazing.

Will post up a full report with pics and vids later.

Also will write a review on my DIY rocker.

I was on the DIY rocker board the whole of the last 2 days and it was great. Definite improvement in the float in the pow with very little change in the carving ability. No sign of damage to the board either.

Hope you are all enjoying the snow. Looks like it will be falling most of this next week too.


Just to edit to add the link to my report with pics.

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tri...an-2012-a.html

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sounds like everyone is having a good season so far! we had a few epic dumps in gunma, and surfing on my tail on knee high powder down the entire mountain was a revelation. pure bliss.

so, my interest in freeride and powder went up a lot this year. next season, i want to search for some serious pow. Hokkaido is definitely on my hit list, along with Zao in Yamagata. But where else would you guys recommend?

Also, as someone relatively new to the sport, back country looks bit intimidating, I don't know where to start. Should I pay for a back-country tour through a resort? Are those quality tours? I want to get the best back country experience for my dollar(yen) but I don't know where to go for comparisons ... I don't know if my skill level is up to snuff yet, but it's an experience I really want to have in Japan before I move back home to LA after next season.

finally, for my dreams of backcountry next season, i'm trying to add another board to my arsenal. i'm looking at the jones hovercraft now, but am also thinking of the gnu billy goat and lib tech's la nina.

onji, I'm pretty much the same height and weight as you - 145 lbs, 5'9", size 10 boots. have you had any experience with any of these boards?
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