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|01-10-2011 09:55 PM|
|outlyr||Yeah, black, metallic grey and green horizontal bars. I haven't noticed any toe or heel drag, but the Mala Vita's have a thick base pad and my angles help with that as well. I think you should be fine as long as you don't have bulky boots, no angle or minimal cushion underfoot. You should check out the 2010 Mala Vita's they would provide you with some additional clearance and the highbacks rule.|
|01-10-2011 09:40 PM|
|outlyr||"Are you still having issues with the push you were getting?" I was getting the push on my V-rocker and I think it was partly due the physics of 'rocker' but mostly a result of my highbacks being out of position. I didn't adjust them to compensate for the +15, -15 angles of the binders. In my opinion rotating the highbacks so they are parallel to heel edge is critical. Their improper position also caused a hotspot on my calf. The problem that I have now is that I am unable to adjust the forward lean. Adjusting Mala Vita highbacks to compensate for +15,-15 angles renders the lean wedge ineffective, unless I'm doing something wrong. The wedge is much better on my new TT30's. I had the TT30's on my Ride DH before i cracked it up. The repacement will arrive on Friday, can't wait, I loved that board for the six hours that I rode it.|
|01-10-2011 09:03 PM|
|01-10-2011 08:55 PM|
Originally Posted by Paradigm View Post
|01-10-2011 05:11 PM|
|01-10-2011 02:34 PM|
|Hurricane||I've got 2 Ride Antics from 2009 (158W and 162W) which still have the traditional camber,the 2011 Antic is now camber. I like camber for the high speed stability and quick response when turning. As for durability my Ride's have held up very well even taken in a lot of abuse in the woods and off piste riding, the slimewalls are TOUGH. Are you still having issues with the push you were getting? After getting new boots this year I mounted my bindings more centered (width wise) on the board and I started getting that push you described. I ended up mounting my binders with the bolt position off center slid back towards the heel of the binding as I used with my old boots and that "push" went away. Just a suggestion to try, I don't think I was centered over the width of the board and that caused my push.|
|01-09-2011 12:26 PM|
Rope Snowboards 155.
Rope is a v. local snow/skate/surf company, i.e. they sell stuff in my home town only (Belgrade, SERBIA, Europe) and this is their first year making snowboards (they made about about 75 boards in this their first series). The board looks/feels good and it was dirt cheap ($160).
I'd look for a last season's or even two seasons ago untouched board, preferably rocker since its intended for jibbing. If you can't find a "new" old board then look for a decent used board. I wouldn't pay more than about $150 for something you're going to destroy.
|01-08-2011 04:51 PM|
|outlyr||If you don't mind me asking, what board did you pick up for that?|
|01-08-2011 02:53 AM|
|01-07-2011 08:47 PM|
|outlyr||The 2011 Ride DH is quite a board, got lots of compliments from the lift hands. As far as performance, she handled the ice well with little chatter and was stable if somewhat slow while bombing. The pop-rods performed as billed. The torsion was noticeably stiffer than my v-rocker and the board kept me up more than a few times. She also handled ten-footers well and landed surprisingly soft even when flat. However, with only an hour of daylight remaining I hit a small handrail kicker off the side and landed on my toes, I drifted toward the handrail and slammed into the plywood webbing separating the rail supports, heard a pop in my shoulder and took a good blast to my outer thigh. At first I thought I broke my collar bone, then after two more runs I narrowed it down to my shoulder and now that a few days have passed I think it's just a bone bruise and possibly a minor a/c separation. Thankfully no broken bones, but my DH didn't fare so well. On the following lift I noticed a two inch crease starting about a half inch in from the toe edge, six inches in from the nose. Dogfunk took it back no questions asked, it only cost me $6.99 in shipping. Unfortunately from what I've be reading, delamination is a fairly common problem with the DH. I'm wondering if I should have picked up a 160cm Rome Graft instead. Is anyone aware of durability issues with Ride's and DH's specifically? What about the Rome Graft?|
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