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10-07-2011 11:43 AM
mr.moon
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Mr. Moon, seeing as how you want a board that's super damp and easy riding, I'd get the MFR. I've read reviews where people say how much energy they save by riding it because of the smoothness. There's some good discussion on it at the bottom of this page
Prior MFR Men’s Freeride 2011 Snowboard Review
thanks sidewall, really appreciate your tip very good review of PRIOR they seem to have the type of ride that I'm after...
10-07-2011 10:09 AM
sidewall Mr. Moon, seeing as how you want a board that's super damp and easy riding, I'd get the MFR. I've read reviews where people say how much energy they save by riding it because of the smoothness. There's some good discussion on it at the bottom of this page
Prior MFR Men’s Freeride 2011 Snowboard Review
10-07-2011 07:46 AM
Tarzanman No, I wasn't trolling. Oh, ok. So you guys are using the made up term 'dampest' when you mean 'most damped'. Got it.
10-07-2011 06:55 AM
mr.moon The term 'damp' referred to a board is probably a slangish one used in our community.. it refers to the dampening mechanics of the board, like Cheese explained in fact. In other words its capability to absorb vibrations and shock at speed or on landings.

Most manufacturers tackle this issue with a different (more or less) solution. For example Prior inserts a rubber foil between the core layers, K2 puts soft materials under the top layer where the bindings are placed (the Harshmellow system), Neversummer with the CDS Damping... etc etc..

I guess some people should try different boards in order to feel the difference, and if you like me have knee issues, but like charging aggressively, need to look into it!

Btw I've restricted my selection to PRIOR SPEARHEAD, PRIOR MFR and ARBOR ROUNDHOUSE CX or ELEMENT CX (the last one only if is wide enough).
10-07-2011 01:00 AM
CheeseForSteeze
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What in the hell does 'dampest' mean? What is a 'damp' board? One that the snow melted on and made it all wet? Do you mean dampened?
Actually, dampening refers to being moist or wet. No jokes now.

Damping is a mechanical attribute related to devices which affect the first order derivative of motion in what is commonly a second order system. Similiar to shock absorbers in a car where coils affect the second order dynamics and the shocks the first order, the flex pattern of the board affects the second order dynamics where primarily the sidewalls and to some extent, the laminate construction (layup and resin), take out the speed of vibrations, the first order dynamics.

Damping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
10-07-2011 12:38 AM
Nivek
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RE: Ride snowboards, are you guys sponsored or sales reps by any chance? All of a sudden Ride seems to have become the #1 brand for pow??
Its Blauvelts fault. He joined the team, wanted to do nothing but slay pow with NicMuller, so they had to build something for his natural pow/mountain style. Forced them to build some really solid all mountain pow boards.
10-07-2011 12:34 AM
Nivek
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What in the hell does 'dampest' mean? What is a 'damp' board? One that the snow melted on and made it all wet? Do you mean dampened?
Are you trolling?
10-07-2011 12:14 AM
Tarzanman What in the hell does 'dampest' mean? What is a 'damp' board? One that the snow melted on and made it all wet? Do you mean dampened?
09-28-2011 12:37 PM
Nolefan2011 Yep, I ride a Yes Optimistic, but when you said an extremely damp board that kills powder, the first thing I thought of was the Highlife.

I'd recommend a Pick Your Line from Yes, but heard from a groomer perspective, that there are better options.
09-28-2011 11:58 AM
skip11 I'm not, riding a Lib T.Rice myself. I think it's because you asked for a damp ride that's also good in pow and that leads to Ride.
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