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03-21-2014 11:28 PM
TyBardy Only five boards have been pre-ordered... he is thinking about not making boards this season which is a huge bummer. I hear they are super quality boards and for only $300, seems like a legit board for a legit price.... I might have to put my boots on hold and get one.
03-21-2014 11:12 PM
vajohn Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to demo one of their boards when I was out there. I ended up getting a fresh stone grind and full tune on my custom x the first night out there and was very happy riding that and my k2 peace keeper. I should have made some time to meet up and demo one of those boards, but I was pretty much either out at the bars or laying down and exhausted when I wasn't riding (or driving to/from the slopes).

Maybe next time. Plus my est bindings fell apart on me and I had to unexpectedly drop more cash for another set to put on my custom x (which is eating into the fund I had for adding another board to my quiver). Still not exactly sure what I want, I really need to take the time to demo some boards soon.
03-21-2014 08:21 PM
TyBardy Any update? I want to purchase the Evolver Twin REV - hesitant to pull the trigger
02-20-2014 10:27 PM
TyBardy Im strangly stoked about getting my hands on one of these evolver twin REV boards... cant wait for the write up on the demo... I wonder if the twin REV graphics will be the same as the camber evolver. Truly dig the natural wood look
02-20-2014 12:15 PM
scotty100 A lot of good boards are made in china, a lot are made in austria, a lot are made in the USA. Conversely, a lot of bad boards are made in these countries too. The country of origin is not so much the issue. The particular factory / manufacturing / quality process used is the issue.

What kind of a warranty does this company offer with their boards? The whole "minimum order before we can produce" is interesting. Suggests a very small business that can't support full time operations, almost ad-hoc in a way.
02-20-2014 09:36 AM
TyBardy
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I spoke to Lance about the manufacturing last year, and they're made in China. The factory is owned/run by an American that's a friend of his, or something like that. Part of the reasoning was the ready availability of bamboo, which is a prevalent part of their construction. I haven't ridden one myself, but have only heard good things. The Evolver Twin Rev 59 is super tempting.
Thanks for this info, good to know... the Evolver Twin Rev 59 is exactly what I was looking at as well. The Hero Twin Rev also looks fun, just a little less agressive on the profile.

Is anyone else concerned about the Chinese production? I guess there are probably a lot of boards made in China but I never looked that deep I suppose.
02-20-2014 08:40 AM
buggravy I spoke to Lance about the manufacturing last year, and they're made in China. The factory is owned/run by an American that's a friend of his, or something like that. Part of the reasoning was the ready availability of bamboo, which is a prevalent part of their construction. I haven't ridden one myself, but have only heard good things. The Evolver Twin Rev 59 is super tempting.
02-20-2014 07:35 AM
kevano I had an Illuminati Pentagon back in 2002/3. It was a great board. Unfortunately it got split when someone opened their truck door as our shuttle bus was going by...

I believe those older boards were made in Austria and the newer ones are made in China. They simply designed the boards in Jackson.
02-20-2014 06:39 AM
Karpediem I am pretty sure they used to be made in Jackson, then they kind of went under for a year and popped back up with this pre-order type way of doing things. Now I think they are made overseas. The pre-order started a few weeks ago so that's why numbers are pretty low.
02-20-2014 05:05 AM
vajohn Had to search around a bit for the email. Found it on their fb page.

So...I thought these were made in USA, but started thinking the preorder might be too good to be true for something made here. After doing more research I'm pretty sure they are made overseas, but I will still check them out.

I really wish they made a freestyle deck in a 163...looking to replace my old parkstar soon. And I just recently bought a new powder deck so not sure if I would order another like the howard unless I ride it and find I like it a lot more than my peacekeeper. The evolver 167 is just slightly wider than I like for a freeride board, wish it had the same waist width as the howard.
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