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|03-19-2016 01:53 AM|
Here's a short GoPro sequence of carving the Chairman.
|03-13-2016 10:35 PM|
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 02:43 AM|
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.
|03-01-2016 11:46 AM|
Originally Posted by canmanski View Post
Awesome turns. What angles you ride on?
|03-01-2016 10:54 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 09:32 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 11:01 AM|
|deagol||+1 on the awesome carving. Beautiful scenery, excellent riding, awesome board !|
|02-18-2016 10:37 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 03:04 AM|
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.
|01-04-2015 05:22 PM|
Originally Posted by trpa_ec View Post
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