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03-18-2011 04:28 AM
j3n5 But itīs a bit confusing with the terms manufacturers provide, it can be effective edge, running lenght and contact lenght. I would prefer a standard..

Sidecut, waist and flex is as important as the lenght, how "big" a board feels..
03-17-2011 09:08 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by PredaClone View Post
So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
That's not what the OP was asking. He wanted to compare two boards of the same length.

In your situation, yes, the shorter board on the surface implies less swing weight. Even then, as crazyface pointed out, different companies measure their boards differently.

Another thing you have to consider is the core and technology in the board such as Forum's Swinger's Club tips. A 160 could very well have much less swing weight than a 155.
03-17-2011 02:03 AM
crazyface
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Originally Posted by PredaClone View Post
So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
That would probably imply different measuring techniques. One company might measure from tip to tail ignoring camper while another might measure along the base and follow the camber.

All in all, length isn't as big a factor as many people make it out to be, I think. I'd say that you won't notice any different between boards with anything less than a 5 cm difference lenghtwise.
03-15-2011 05:24 PM
PredaClone So, Leo, here's a hypothetical. Assume two boards have the same effective edge, but one is a (measured) 155, the other is 160. Wouldn't that imply more swing weight on the 160, since there is more board outside the effective edge? Or would what the board is made of, the thickness, etc, be more important and the length would be a toss-up?
03-15-2011 09:22 AM
Leo You don't have to measure it. It's provided by the manufacturer. Not that hard to go into their websites and look em up.

I don't recall off-hand, but I'm sure the sticker has that information as well right on the board. So yes, when you are trying to compare two different boards of the same length, it is irrelevant. You want to look at the effective edge in this situation.

In reality, what does it even matter? I just ride whatever fits my weight range the best. Blunted tip snowboards ride longer than their given length measurement.

I've never actually sat there and thought to myself, "Hmm, so and so board has 20cm more effective edge so I'm going to choose that one."
03-15-2011 09:18 AM
ginofultano I wonder if ( the MERVIN Boards) measure up differently because they have a blunt nose and tail. My K2 has round tip/tail, my park pickle has a very square tip/ tail. However, as stated before, actual length doesnt matter much, and I suspect they still measure it because its an easy way to tell boards apart. Who is going to try to measure the effective edge every time the eye up a board?
03-15-2011 08:06 AM
Leo
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Why do you list the length of the board you are trying to sell if its irrelevant?
You having fun trying to be a complete tool in every single one of your posts?

Read the OP's concern then look at my reply to him. When you are comparing two boards purely lengthwise, then it is irrelevant because a 148 in one board might have a different effective edge than a 148 in another board. Even when it's within the same brand.

You just keep digging yourself a deeper hole with every post Silver Surfer. How about you start positively contributing to something around here now?

By the way, people that are looking for a particular board need to know the length especially if they want to know the effective edge.

SilverDoucheSurfer is a douche.
03-14-2011 10:33 PM
Snowrax Thanks for the replies. I've pulled the trigger and ordered a TRS 148.

But I don't think the shop actually has it in stock and their online inventory isn't accurate, but we'll wait and see
03-14-2011 09:45 PM
flapjack The boards in my house, granted 2 are really old :

Measuring in a straight line tip to tail:
-1999 Ride Yukon 164,--------measures 2.7cm less
-1999 K2 Luna 157,-----------measures 2.4cm less
-2011 Lib Tech T.Rice 161.5,-measures 1.2cm less

Measuring them along the base, following the curves of the tip and tail:
-1999 Ride Yukon 164,--------measures 0.5cm less
-1999 K2 Luna 157,-----------measures 1.0cm less
-2011 Lib Tech T.Rice 161.5,-measures 0.2cm less

They all measure less than advertised, the Lib Tech being the closest to what's advertised.
03-14-2011 04:47 PM
crazyface I have a TRS 154 and a Bataleon 151. The Bataleon is extremely close to the same length as the Lib Tech, so in that case I'd say that Lib measures short.
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