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07-31-2011 05:34 PM
Snowfox
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Originally Posted by EchelonSnow View Post
No, you have to basically run your own presses, and have very small volumes, etc. to do that. Large-scale manufacturers will only do small runs during the samples stage, other times there are minimum order counts.

We're looking into our own presses for prototyping, but that's all - otherwise, the big guys rankly do it better, and in the numbers we'll need.
Yeah, I gotcha man. I figured it was a pain in the ass since most companies stay far away from it.

On a side note, it's nice to get refreshingly straightforward answers from someone in the industry. Thanks a lot bro
07-31-2011 04:32 PM
EchelonSnow
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@EchelonSnow

Do you guys plan on doing custom designs on the topsheets out of curiosity (for like, a one off or something of that nature)? I've met a couple of companies that do it (including one I'm ordering from this winter), but most of the snowboarding world seems to stay away from it besides Revolution.
No, you have to basically run your own presses, and have very small volumes, etc. to do that. Large-scale manufacturers will only do small runs during the samples stage, other times there are minimum order counts.

We're looking into our own presses for prototyping, but that's all - otherwise, the big guys rankly do it better, and in the numbers we'll need.
07-31-2011 02:12 AM
Snowfox @EchelonSnow

Do you guys plan on doing custom designs on the topsheets out of curiosity (for like, a one off or something of that nature)? I've met a couple of companies that do it (including one I'm ordering from this winter), but most of the snowboarding world seems to stay away from it besides Revolution.
07-29-2011 03:23 PM
BurtonAvenger HAHA should parody the TWS Biz logo metal style and then have something about Echelon Snow straight out of the Big Black Lake and probably have a dragon, unicorn, and fire.
07-29-2011 03:15 PM
EchelonSnow
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
Fucking TWBiz do they not know the meaning of spell check/fact check/removing their head from their own over inflated asses?
What I found funny is, as a Snowboarding mag, how can they make that mistake? I mean - it's BEAR, not "Tiny Midwest Town". Bear Mountain isn't exactly a small player in the sb world, so it did surprise me. Still BIG BLACK LAKE! That's kinda awesome.
07-29-2011 03:12 PM
EchelonSnow
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Right on bro... I hadn't really checked the design pattern that closely for the top sheet, but this makes it even more awesome. Clarity is a lovely thing. Cheers to a successful run!
My pleasure... In my other line of work, clarity is pretty important since if we aren't clear and correct, people can die . It isn't something you'd notice right away; more of something I noticed AFTER I bought a Bataleon a few years ago. I haven't ridden one in 4 years, so maybe they have changed processes, but I doubt it because of the tooling costs and nature of the process.
07-29-2011 09:41 AM
Music Moves
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Originally Posted by EchelonSnow View Post
BS/True3D lathes the bottom surface of a slightly thicker start core, which allows us to tune how much 3D to put into the board and also doesn't press n' stress the board. The topsheet also looks normal, which I like for the aforementioned reasons.
Right on bro... I hadn't really checked the design pattern that closely for the top sheet, but this makes it even more awesome. Clarity is a lovely thing. Cheers to a successful run!
07-29-2011 08:59 AM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by EchelonSnow View Post

In other news, TWBiz just did a lil' article that says we're in "Big BLACK Lake" which sounds WAY more metal than Bear. Maybe I should do a Metalocalypse/Mustakrakich graphic just for grins.
Fucking TWBiz do they not know the meaning of spell check/fact check/removing their head from their own over inflated asses?
07-29-2011 05:38 AM
davidj
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Originally Posted by EchelonSnow View Post
In the park, I find the 3-D bases in general (BS, Triple-Base, Burton's easyrider/etc, dominant's weird stair-step edges) are great for things like front-boards, where there's a fairly high risk of a leading-edge catch that can throw you to your head. BS is a subtle tech, it isn't really anything that takes "effort to engage", as the bevel is very mild even in the full-on version.

It is also a progressive lathe, so that it is more pronounced towards the board center and tapers down near the contacts/tips, which helps keep the edge engaged. Like anything though, it takes a bit of getting used to, but I really loved it when I first rode it. I actually asked the Omatic rep at the time if he would trade his extr-eco for the Park Pickle I was riding at the time after just a few runs .

In other news, TWBiz just did a lil' article that says we're in "Big BLACK Lake" which sounds WAY more metal than Bear. Maybe I should do a Metalocalypse/Mustakrakich graphic just for grins.
Thanks for clarifying, Echelon. All the best with your company...

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I rode BS more outside the park than I ever did in it.
Good to know
07-28-2011 12:48 PM
EchelonSnow In the park, I find the 3-D bases in general (BS, Triple-Base, Burton's easyrider/etc, dominant's weird stair-step edges) are great for things like front-boards, where there's a fairly high risk of a leading-edge catch that can throw you to your head. BS is a subtle tech, it isn't really anything that takes "effort to engage", as the bevel is very mild even in the full-on version.

It is also a progressive lathe, so that it is more pronounced towards the board center and tapers down near the contacts/tips, which helps keep the edge engaged. Like anything though, it takes a bit of getting used to, but I really loved it when I first rode it. I actually asked the Omatic rep at the time if he would trade his extr-eco for the Park Pickle I was riding at the time after just a few runs .

In other news, TWBiz just did a lil' article that says we're in "Big BLACK Lake" which sounds WAY more metal than Bear. Maybe I should do a Metalocalypse/Mustakrakich graphic just for grins.
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