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Old 03-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is there a big difference between the 2013 Cobra and the 2014 Cobra? If yes, can you tell me what. Thanks
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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OK Here are the changes according to the spec sheet.
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The 2014 is stiffer and damper.

2013 has a stiffness rating of 5 and a dampness rating of 5
2014 has a stiffness rating of 5.5 and a dampness rating of 5.5

The 2014 Cobra has Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers which the 2013 did not. According to the specs, these are :

"Elastomeric rubber stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue."

The 2013 Cobra is listed as having," Bi directional Rocker Camber Profile" while the 2014 is listed as, "Original Rocker Camber Profile". Not sure if that signals any kind of change as there is nothing in the data sheets that seem to differentiate between the two.

So, based on everything I am reading, the new Cobra should be just a tad stiffer and damper. With the addition of the Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers, It also should be more stable at high speed and transfer less vibration through the board into the feet.
I havent ridden the old one but this board does feel surprisingly damp on chattery surfaces. Once it gets into some snow it just becomes responsive.
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Hey Mystic,

I just checked your original post, and it said you used both the Uprise and 390 on the board. Which do you like better?

I ask because ... I have those two exact bindings in my garage right now lol. The Uprise kind of fell out of favor because they did not work with my 32 lashed (lashed too wide and it interfered with the straps). I'm moving on to different boots so I was thinking of busting them out again.

I thought the Uprise were comfy, not too stiff but not too soft either, perfect all mountain flex. And boy do I miss the harshmellow

I'd buy the Formulas if they were harsmellow
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I have the uprises on mine now. Sold the 390s to buy a pair of Hurrithanes for my Proto.
I really like the uprise on everything Ive ridden them on.
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Sounds good. It's been two seasons since I've used them, hell time to bust them out and see how they fit my boots!
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OK Here are the changes according to the spec sheet.

I havent ridden the old one but this board does feel surprisingly damp on chattery surfaces. Once it gets into some snow it just becomes responsive.
And then next year Cobra 2015 model will be 6 of 10 stiffness lol. This is annoying and I wasted my money buying the 2013 model because it feels like it has no damp and very choppy. I gotta sell it and take the loss and buy the Raptor.
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I thought the Uprise were comfy, not too stiff but not too soft either, perfect all mountain flex. And boy do I miss the harshmellow

I'd buy the Formulas if they were harsmellow
I believe the 2014 Formulas will now have harshmellow as part of trickle down tech.
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And then next year Cobra 2015 model will be 6 of 10 stiffness lol. This is annoying and I wasted my money buying the 2013 model because it feels like it has no damp and very choppy. I gotta sell it and take the loss and buy the Raptor.
The new and old Cobras are very similar. If you want a raptor then that is a very very different animal. Not really boards to be confused.
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