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05-12-2014 02:59 AM
Mizu Kuma I must've missed the bit where someone stated that the Warranty was anythin different?????
05-11-2014 11:52 AM
Oldman
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
It's on 2015 only. No grandfathering. And let me make it perfectly clear, this is a lifetime MANUFACTURING DEFECT warranty. Meaning if there was a flaw in the construction of the board that led to failure or makes the board unusable. Hit a tree, rock, brake your tip landing poorly, someone else runs into you, or even if you did one of these things on your old board and it didn't brake but your Yes did... all your fault, not under warranty.

Sorry for the mini off topic rant, but I know I'll have to explain this warranty to people all next year.
Nivek, I feel your pain. I don't know when people are going to get it through their heads that just like every car manufacturer on the planet; yes they warranty their vehicles against their manufacturing faults, but drive it into a tree, a wall, jump a curb and it's all yours baby to repair.

Snowboards are no different. If you want to ride them hard, do so with the understanding that they might just break. We would like them all to be like the old Timex Watch slogan, " Takes a beating and keeps on ticking" but that is not the reality given what you can run into / over on a mountain.

There are a number of riders here on the forum that ride hard and take full responsibility for what might happen.

Now if only we could get the " I'm not responsible for anything crowd" to do the same.............
05-11-2014 11:21 AM
francium Jones hovercraft great in powder, great for bombing groomers and pretty agile, got ride el hefe bindings on it and it rips up pretty much anything you can throw at it.
05-11-2014 03:40 AM
sailor_swede wrath-

thanks, i definately plan on riding varied terrain... I used to be pretty good back country and all mountain, but im mostlikely very rusty .

you have any suggestions on boards you think would suit me?
05-10-2014 09:39 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by sailor_swede View Post
So i am looking to get a new board this year, and it seems impossible to find the right board.

I am an intermediate rider, but just bought a season pass and plan on spending at least 50 days at the mountain this year. (mt hood and other mountains in the northwest).

I generally stick to the bowls, and backcountry looking for fresh powder. that being said, I do like bombing down groomed runs, and doing some tree lines.

so id like a board that is Excellent in the powder, very responsive, and fast. It also needs to be able to hold its own on groomed runs.
PNW...generally looking at 2 or maybe 3 boards or a board that is a compromise...its hard to find 1 board for a pnw do it all.

So I'd recommend upping your skills to ride varied terrain and conditions will be more helpful...especially for an intermediate rider...take some lessons, demos and some tours.

Bowls and bc with 24+" fresh...big pow specific cruiser
Bombing groomed...stiffy cambered
Trees...agile tree board
05-10-2014 04:42 PM
Lamps Consider Burton juice wagon
05-10-2014 03:32 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by sailor_swede View Post
Anyone else have any input on the yes pick your line? this board also looks pretty sick, and if there is a lifetime warranty....
It's on 2015 only. No grandfathering. And let me make it perfectly clear, this is a lifetime MANUFACTURING DEFECT warranty. Meaning if there was a flaw in the construction of the board that led to failure or makes the board unusable. Hit a tree, rock, brake your tip landing poorly, someone else runs into you, or even if you did one of these things on your old board and it didn't brake but your Yes did... all your fault, not under warranty.

Sorry for the mini off topic rant, but I know I'll have to explain this warranty to people all next year.
05-10-2014 11:37 AM
Argo
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Originally Posted by sailor_swede View Post
ok great! the smokin seems to be pretty popular! are they a new company? I havent heard of them before this...

also, do you reccomend staying out of backcountry with the board because it takes some getting used to?

any more reccomendations on bindings?
I recommend staying out based on the experience you posted, unless prior to the last few dry seasons you were a backcountry rider.

Get some riding experience, avy education and proper gear.... Then go back country.
05-10-2014 11:34 AM
Argo There were a lot of jones riders on the Freeride tour that I talked to this year hating on their sponsors boards... They apparently break easily, of course these guys are doing things you wouldn't imagine..... My son and his coach could have made it through the whole fwt season on their single smokin boards. Beat them up but never broken. Neversummer is another great company that makes super durable boards.

Smokin has been around for a while, I have ridden their stuff for 6-7 years now...
05-10-2014 01:56 AM
sailor_swede has anyone else ridden the jones flagship? i keep reading great things about it...
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