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11-22-2015 03:01 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by SGboarder View Post
Same board different name, no?
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Originally Posted by Bellasnow View Post
Great Review! How would it compare to the Women’s Flagship?
They renamed the board last year. Specs/shape stayed the same.
If there were slight modifications between my '14 and current one I can't say, haven't ridden a more recent one.
Tho... the men's hasn't really changed - I've the '13 and '15 and they ride similar - thus I wouldn't suspect major differences inbetween the women's newer model.
11-22-2015 01:28 AM
SGboarder
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Originally Posted by Bellasnow View Post
Great Review! How would it compare to the Women’s Flagship?
Same board different name, no?
11-21-2015 07:44 PM
Bellasnow Great Review! How would it compare to the Women’s Flagship?
04-02-2015 03:57 PM
deagol that is a great explanation. It makes sense to me. Now I just need to win the lottery so I can see for myself...

I know it's easy to say just sitting here looking at those amazing pics, but I would totally try those runs if I had the chance...


jealous of you both (in a good way) and am so glad things turned out well for you snow-wise there in AK.

We are still not done down here yet.. hoping to have a great time at splitfest and do some 14ers afterward if the snow stays around long enough. It won't be AK, though.
04-02-2015 03:45 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by deagol View Post
Interesting... so it was different than the stuff at Berthoud?

Sounds like the answer is yes. Trying to wrap my head around this..

BTW, those are some sweet lines... makes our stuff like a molehill.
Kind of hard to explain - I lack the lingo for snow types...

Yes, it's very different from the snow we had at Berthound. There, it was settled and firm, easy to edge. Well, not "edge" n "firm" as on a slope, but firmish. Soaked settled matured spring snow. "Dig a pit and the snow stays perfectly firm at the walls"-snow, dense due to the melting/soking. This dense-ness makes for easy edge-contact if you want to apply the edge.

Now... Your fresh snow is super fluffy, dig a pit and the snow trickles n flows, no wall stays firm. Nothing to edge there, you just surf. But as the snow is so fluffy, un-dense, you float through the fluff, rather than ON it - of course, with enough pitch n speed, you'll lift as well, light, you don't need the entire board on the surface, the fluff parts anyway. It's more like flying through a light cloud of snow.

Now... imagine something inbetween. We have 5ft of fresh, but you never reach the full depth anyway. You don't sink a lot. It's still fluffy, but a different fluff, bit less fluffy, hmmm... it's fluffy but more dense, but not as dense as matured snow - if this makes sense. So the snow lifts you up very quickly when you accelerate, lifting the big surface of the base easily, but it's still is not at all firm enough get sideway stability or to be rideable turning with an edge, you've still to turn with the base surface.
04-02-2015 02:53 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by neni View Post

.... If you look down, the board is entirely on the surface of the snow, hardly in contact...
Interesting... so it was different than the stuff at Berthoud?

Sounds like the answer is yes. Trying to wrap my head around this..

BTW, those are some sweet lines... makes our stuff like a molehill.
04-02-2015 02:25 PM
neni
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That's what I was wondering looking at these pics, that maybe men's FS would provide a tad more stability.

Also decided to get Flag this year and give my old men's one to my daughter. But debating whether I should get 52 or 56.
Haha... and I'm debating if stay with the 158 or rather a 154 (more narrow - yay, but shorter - hmmm... ), or maybe better a new 156 women's . They're all brilliant in their own way. If I could wish, I'd wish for a women's 158, tad stiffer than now but not quite as much as the men's, and narrow as the women's ones. That would be my 100% board - I guess, maybe, lol.

Yeah... if I'd have a crystall ball . In the conditions last year, I would by no means have wished the Flag! The MS was just perfect. All this billigoating in icy n crusty steeps? The Flag would have been agony. This year is a very different story.

But don't get me wrong, the MS is brilliant, fabulous, awsome in these conditions!!! She delivers big fun! I'm just splitting hairs n talk about the last 0.05% of perfection in a very distinct situation But then, also hub with his 164 Carbon Flag mentioned quick squirrely close whipe outs from getting too much float at high speed . To be clear: I absolutely LOVE the MS Poor little suffered quite a bit in the CO trees, many new dings in the tail from trunks , but now she's in her habitat and shines!

And actually it's not a real problem - easily adjustable with weight distribution. As soon as you feel the board pick up speed (which they do in an eyes-blink), shift to the front and all is good. Haha, so much to learn, every day in this awesome sport is a new day to pick up new situations .
04-02-2015 01:34 PM
Noreaster
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Actually, for the conditions this year, wish I'd have my 158 men's FS here. It would be even more stable in those conditions.
That's what I was wondering looking at these pics, that maybe men's FS would provide a tad more stability.

Also decided to get Flag this year and give my old men's one to my daughter. But debating whether I should get 52 or 56.
04-02-2015 01:18 PM
neni
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haha don't worry, i didnt mean it in a tease way. But it was funny cause in her other thread i had told her to ask you. Also something like get 156 if you're going with neni to Alaska
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Whhaaaaat?! You rode down that ? I don't know if I'm in awe or jealous ! Haha!! Looks so sick and amazing. Incredible Neni!! I can only imagine the feeling riding down something like that, I see why you like longer boards lol. Ok ok picking my jaw up off the ground but very inspiring girl !!
Yeah, it was just awesome . But really, with that amount of pow we now have here, them steeps are not that hard to ride. Just the sluff makes it a challenge if you ride smow - if you ride fast, it's the amount of float which becomes a challenge. The snow here is dense, very floaty and fast. It's insane how quickly you get very fast and almost fly instead of ride. If you look down, the board is entirely on the surface of the snow, hardly in contact...

Haha, if there'd be a 158 MS, I'd take that one right now . Them boards get liftet completely immediately if you follow the fall line, gotta watch out that they don't lift out too much and get squirrelly if only the tail is in contact. Happens quickly . I even reset the board to mid inserts to reduce the setback (at home, I set it up shiftet more to the back) to be more centered and don't have too much weight on the tail.

Actually, for the conditions this year, wish I'd have my 158 men's FS here. It would be even more stable in those conditions. But then, with that one, I wouldn't had a chance in the tight tree runs in CO at the beginning of the trip where the MS did well. Always the same story - nimbleness vs stability
04-02-2015 12:23 PM
Rogue
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Whhaaaaat?! You rode down that ? I don't know if I'm in awe or jealous ! Haha!! Looks so sick and amazing. Incredible Neni!! I can only imagine the feeling riding down something like that, I see why you like longer boards lol. Ok ok picking my jaw up off the ground but very inspiring girl !!
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