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03-20-2017 01:01 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by QCMP View Post
Perfect Thanks! I'm looking at a deal right now and I'm hesitating between the 160 and the 164. At 5'9'' and 165lbs I'm afraid the longer could be too much of a board for me.
I am your height and just under your weight and am glad I am on a 160 and not a 164. My other NS board is a 164 Raptor and I like the Chairman being a tad shorter
03-20-2017 12:54 PM
QCMP
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Originally Posted by canmanski View Post
The Chairman rides hardpack really well.
As mentioned above, the 2018 (which I've had for a while now) is even better.

Bart
Perfect Thanks! I'm looking at a deal right now and I'm hesitating between the 160 and the 164. At 5'9'' and 165lbs I'm afraid the longer could be too much of a board for me.
03-18-2017 05:11 PM
canmanski
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Originally Posted by QCMP View Post
Hi Bart,

I wanted to know how does it handle on hardpack and icy conditions??

Thanks!
The Chairman rides hardpack really well.
As mentioned above, the 2018 (which I've had for a while now) is even better.

Bart
03-16-2017 09:14 AM
deagol
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Originally Posted by QCMP View Post
Hi Bart,

I wanted to know how does it handle on hardpack and icy conditions??

Thanks!
The new Chairman for 2018 has the Ripsaw profile, so it's even better than the model previewed by this thread.

you might find something useful here:

2018 Chairman thread
03-16-2017 08:56 AM
QCMP
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Originally Posted by canmanski View Post
Hi,

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

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

Bart
Hi Bart,

I wanted to know how does it handle on hardpack and icy conditions??

Thanks!
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
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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.
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