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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #2971 (permalink)
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...? Whatever gave you the idea that the Dogs would be safe riding with me???

I knew as soon as I hit submit that something like that was on its way.

Seriously though, tell me more about your goddamn Arbor!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #2972 (permalink)
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I knew as soon as I hit submit that something like that was on its way.

Seriously though, tell me more about your goddamn Arbor!
Didn't you know that you need to offer some sort of payola (free board, money, etc) to get a gorram review around here?
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Leo you know you are always welcome to post reviews on the site, unless you're waiting for me to get on it so we can tag team it. I should be good to ride Saturday morning this weekend.
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Didn't you know that you need to offer some sort of payola (free board, money, etc) to get a gorram review around here?
OK,.. OK!!! You Frakin' SciFi geeks gotta stop with the FireFly & Trekkie references! (...whoops, showed my hand there didn't I!)

Guy's, I just got back from the Dr. office, got a $1200 order for my photo accessory from a photographer friend and had to respond to your comments to make certain I maintain my "Creepy Cred" around here!!

So NOW,.. I gotta leave for work! Trap,.. I promise if I get a slow moment on the road I'll post my opinions on the Arbor! If I can't, It'll be first thing when I get home tonight! OK!

Sabatoa,.. I resent the idea that my integrity can be bought! (...Trap, You can send the swag & bribe money to me via PayPal!!)

...actually, in light of all the insane BS of late, from both sides,.. lets not "Go There!!" OK? I like this regional forum & the crazy SOB's in it!! I'll post up my experience with the Arbor later!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #2975 (permalink)
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You Frakin' SciFi geeks gotta stop with the FireFly & Trekkie references!


Well played. Loved BSG.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:11 PM   #2976 (permalink)
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Leo you know you are always welcome to post reviews on the site, unless you're waiting for me to get on it so we can tag team it. I should be good to ride Saturday morning this weekend.
Yup. Waiting on you.

That's how we've been rolling with it for NS. Except the cobra you refuse to ride.


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Why does he refuse to ride the Cobra?
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LOL I'll take the cobra for some laps but I need to do it on a day that I can ride for more than only 3 hours or so. When my time is really limited as it has been, I don't like to either rush a review, or divert my time from working on progression

I will maybe borrow that when I go up to Crystal in a few weeks.
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Ok, looks like I got some time now. I have a 2010/11 arbor roundhouse full camber, directional twin, 163W. Im 6ft 220 lbs size 10.5 boots I bought it after my second day out after my 1st lesson. I do not know what level u r riding at, Or what u have been riding, but this is an "Intermediate/Advanced" riders board.

The 2012/13 Roundhouse CX IS I believe a full camber deck as well, but it has the addition of the grip tech which mine does not. Unless they've radically changed other aspects of the '12/13 design, these r very stiff, heavy boards. The extra length in the nose gives it more flex n float in fresh the tail is much stiffer but can still ollie n pop. I had to learn to ride mine with very technically "Proper" technique as with the full camber, it doesn't suffer "sloppy" riding.

I have only been riding for two n half seasons. Since late Jan. 2011 so I have obviously ridden this board in some of the "Worst" conditions MI. can serve up!
Slab ice, Icy hardpack, inconsistant snow, (...mixed decent HP with ice,) late spring slush n crud, as well as a couple of weekends worth of Nice packed groomers n even a day or two of several inches of Fresh. It is really a pretty good all around board. Hard to say too much against it. The addition of grip tech in the new models would tend to make it an even better choice for the crap we get around here.

Having said all that, it isn't an easy board to ride. If you ride really loose or sloppy, it WILL punish you!! But I learned how to snowboard on it n I'm still here. I managed to learn how to ride switch on it despite being directional n with a large set back stance. I learned to butter, spin and even managed a few "1 inch ollies" on it! So it can b done.

I love mine. It loves to go fast in great conditions n holds a good line in the same. It does well on ice, (..probably do better if I wasn't such a puss about goin that fast on ice!). Grip tech version should do better still.

Lastly, because it was such an advanced, harder to ride right board,.. Now that I am getting on different (...profile, skill level, and shorter length,) boards,..

They feel EASY by comparrison. Skills n tricks that were hard to learn on the Arbor, r relatively easy on these other boards!!!

Learn to ride the Arbor right? And you will definitely become a better boarder!


(...So, Leo, Dave, Sabatoa, How'd I do for my first real revue here?)
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