Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: 2015 Never Summer The Chairman - Review Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

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.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-19-2016 12:53 AM
canmanski Hi,

Here's a short GoPro sequence of carving the Chairman.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BDGR74ttiEX/

Bart
03-13-2016 09:35 PM
trpa_ec I was looking through some gopro footage from last season and noticed this in one of the videos. This frame shows me torsionally flexing the Chairman as I unweight the front to pop from toe side to heelside. I'm not sharing the video because frankly the quality of my riding is embarrassing. But I just wanted to share the frame because I haven't ever really seen an image showing torsional flex while riding.

03-02-2016 01:43 AM
canmanski Hi,

I normally ride about 33 front, 18 rear.
This varies depending on the width of the board - if the board is more narrow I set up bigger angles, so that I have no toe overhang.

In this case I think I had 36/24 set up.

Bart
03-01-2016 10:46 AM
KIRKRIDER
Quote:
Originally Posted by canmanski View Post
Hi,

I finally got to try The Chairman in some extreme conditions.
This year I went to the 13th Extreme Carving Session organized by the team from Extremecarving.com . It takes place in Zinal on some insanely steep slopes.

The Chairman performed really well. This is something I initially missed in the Raptor. On super steep slopes I could carve the s***t out of it and it never let me down.

I generally ride quite a soft set up (Vans Aura boots - 5/10 flex, Flux SF45 bindings) and enjoy controlling the board with my feet. This is where The Chairman exceeds any other board I have. Even in very aggresive carves it reamins pretty 'light' on my feet and ankles. I can use my toes and heels to dig the board into the carve for that extra oomph in the turn.

The most critical thing that I found is keeping good fore-aft balance on The Chairman when carving really hard.

Here's the official video from the event. https://youtu.be/s4IOQNdUNTM?t=2m40s There is a short 2 turn sequence at 2:47.
As you can see, I made it into the video as the only person in soft boots. There were some around but not really managing to carve down the steep slope.

Here are 2 screen captures from the above video:

Overall, The Chairman kicks ass.

Bart

Awesome turns. What angles you ride on?
03-01-2016 09:54 AM
trpa_ec Many thanks to Vince and the Never Summer team for currently fixing my board. The damage was completely my fault and I am happy that my favorite board can be saved.
02-21-2016 08:32 PM
trpa_ec Hit the sidewall of my Chairman hard this weekend. The edge is bent in a little creating a bulge on the base. I'm really annoyed at myself for damaging my favorite board. I'm going to ask Never Summer if it can be fixed.
02-19-2016 10:01 AM
deagol +1 on the awesome carving. Beautiful scenery, excellent riding, awesome board !
02-18-2016 09:37 AM
trpa_ec Thanks for sharing that footage Bart. It was great watching you carve that hard in a soft boot set up. It makes me realize how mediocre my carving is. The Chairman is still my favorite board and the board I ride most of the time. The other board in my quiver in the Amplid UNW8.
02-18-2016 02:04 AM
canmanski Hi,

I finally got to try The Chairman in some extreme conditions.
This year I went to the 13th Extreme Carving Session organized by the team from Extremecarving.com . It takes place in Zinal on some insanely steep slopes.

The Chairman performed really well. This is something I initially missed in the Raptor. On super steep slopes I could carve the s***t out of it and it never let me down.

I generally ride quite a soft set up (Vans Aura boots - 5/10 flex, Flux SF45 bindings) and enjoy controlling the board with my feet. This is where The Chairman exceeds any other board I have. Even in very aggresive carves it reamins pretty 'light' on my feet and ankles. I can use my toes and heels to dig the board into the carve for that extra oomph in the turn.

The most critical thing that I found is keeping good fore-aft balance on The Chairman when carving really hard.

Here's the official video from the event. https://youtu.be/s4IOQNdUNTM?t=2m40s There is a short 2 turn sequence at 2:47.
As you can see, I made it into the video as the only person in soft boots. There were some around but not really managing to carve down the steep slope.

Here are 2 screen captures from the above video:

Overall, The Chairman kicks ass.

Bart
01-04-2015 04:22 PM
buggravy
Quote:
Originally Posted by trpa_ec View Post
I am right about 170 so we are not too far off in weight. I only got serious about riding 4 seasons ago and ride a little over 30 days a year.

I definitely agree with you about the turn initiation. The Chairman hooks into a carve really easily but for me it is the finish that differs. The Chairman feels harder to tighten up the radius on the exit. I suspect that my opinion will change as I get used to the board and put in more time. One other difference is that my Raptor is 3 seasons old and has 75+ days on it so the board will be different than a brand new Raptor.

I think we would both agree that the Chairman feels different than the Raptor and that difference is very noticeable.
Oddly, it's the Raptor that I feel doesn't want to come around at the end of a turn, and the Chairman that corrected that issue. I haven't found a lot of people to agree with me re: the Raptor on that, but that's how it felt to me. Regardless, you're correct, definitely a different feeling board.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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

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