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02-15-2011 01:27 PM
Mysticfalcon
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Originally Posted by ScBlack View Post
Oic, either way nice pants
Yup those are some S&C Specials. Now I have some snowboards.net specials so I am visible in the woods.
02-15-2011 12:14 PM
ScBlack
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Huh? That's not me in those pics lol. It's MysticFalcon's
Oic, either way nice pants
02-15-2011 12:05 PM
Leo
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Originally Posted by ScBlack View Post
Haha nice pants. I got the same pair as you Leo. Picked it up cheap last year on SteepandCheap
Huh? That's not me in those pics lol. It's MysticFalcon's
02-15-2011 11:45 AM
ScBlack Haha nice pants. I got the same pair as you Leo. Picked it up cheap last year on SteepandCheap
02-15-2011 07:04 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by Mysticfalcon View Post
Rails are usually much less sharp than rocks and trees though.
Yea, you have a point about the sharpness. Nevertheless, don't underestimate what a jib noob like me can do to a board on a rail!

Maybe it was just a fluke. Like those phantom punches you see in fighting matches.
02-15-2011 06:53 AM
Mysticfalcon
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Was just thinking a rail might do more harm if you got your core shot from mild riding (mild by your standards).
Rails are usually much less sharp than rocks and trees though.
02-15-2011 06:46 AM
Leo Completely forgot about what we were talking about. That pic looks tasty. Why can't I live by something like that?

Yea, I don't jib either. I'm going to learn though. Stuck my first wide box last week. Had big problems with riding completely flat since I usually pressure an edge when riding and flat base momentarily.

Was just thinking a rail might do more harm if you got your core shot from mild riding (mild by your standards).
02-15-2011 06:42 AM
Mysticfalcon I use mostly the lean method. I think anyway. Never really thought about it I just do it. After a little more time I think it makes my presses more in control but not as exaggerated. My nose press is now just gets the tail a couple inches of the ground but I find I can steer and hold the sweet spot a lot better.

I really do like those bindings. They seem to really help with fatigue. Tight woods are exhausting and being able to sneak in a few extra turns before your legs get destroyed is very helpful.

My core shot was actually not jibbing something it was just from going somewhere that snow doesn't stick as well as I would like it too.
I was somewhere along the top ridge here
02-15-2011 06:34 AM
Leo Great review! That core shot is interesting. I'll be learning how to jib on the Proto probably so we'll see.

Glad you like the K2's. Harshmellow is great isn't it?

I find it interesting that canted footbeds decrease your pressing ability. I feel that it helps mine. Do you use the lean or lift method? I think I can see how it hampers presses if you use the lift method.
02-15-2011 06:14 AM
Mysticfalcon Well I have quite a few more days on this board now and I still really hold my initial opinion. This is the best jack of all trades board I have owned. I have done some serious steep and gnarly lines and it holds up to them just fine. I have never worried about it being able to hold its edge anywhere. Done a little bit of time on some boxes and it locks right in just fine. I have done a few log rides and it slides real well on those too. Sunday I did run down a steep skied off black trail at the highest speed I have ever been on a snowboard and that didn't even really upset the board.
Now for the bad. I got my first core shot sunday. I think I know which hit did it and I am rather unimpressed with the base. It is just a small one but I know that a smokin board would not have the level of damage that this board got. Any of the Burton or Nitro boards Ive been on however would have taken it much much worse. I do realize that this is a real hard thing to compare because no 2 hits to the base are the same but Ive abused the heck out of a smokin on much much worse terrain in october with less damage to the board.
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