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12-18-2012 10:48 PM
dice NICE! Something about those Euro boards!

I took out my K-Ride 1st time this week and it was a thrill (been on my T-Rice past 3-4 weeks). Took a run to get it dialled, but once in... it's lock and load trail ripping!

The hardest thing was getting used to the stance & set-back when popping off the shorter tail vs the T-Rice. But that got better by days end.

Can't wait to read the full review on the board.

Enjoy... cheers
12-15-2012 06:31 PM
timmytard & ya they are both brand spankin' new, not unscratched unfortunately.
The bases are mint, just not the top sheet.
Only mine has ever been ridden, 2wice by me. The other is still a virgin

TT
12-15-2012 06:16 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I know you've been digging... Wonder if you've seen this?

Paris Hilton rode my Palmer Snowboard- F/S - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Even in 2003 they were trying to figure out what it was!!! I'm not sure I believe the idea that an unused board is going to signifigantly "break down" over time so if you have one of these brand new it'd probably be a pretty good ride.

Any idea what the weight is on it? Might also help to get some more measurements on it. Actual length, nose waist and tail width, effective edge, etc.

They call it a BX board in that thread but it's shape looks more like a traditional board. Guess they went to the more squared off shape for BX after the Titanium was made?
Your right, I have been diggin', hadn't seen those reviews though.
But ya, that pretty much sums it up. When you turn this thing on edge, holy fuck it cuts deep. I'm pretty sure I could put trenches in blacktop during the summer.

It doesn't really seem that much stiffer lengthwise, but try & twist it, ha ha, good luck with that one.

I'm keepin' this one, Palmer Snowobard, it's one year older than the other one I have.
But come on, its got fuckin' flames on it, this ones obviously the fastest.

I think the specs are the same? not positive, but they look identical.

TT
12-15-2012 05:53 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
There just isn't a lot of info out there on this board
I know you've been digging... Wonder if you've seen this?

Paris Hilton rode my Palmer Snowboard- F/S - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Even in 2003 they were trying to figure out what it was!!! I'm not sure I believe the idea that an unused board is going to signifigantly "break down" over time so if you have one of these brand new it'd probably be a pretty good ride.

Any idea what the weight is on it? Might also help to get some more measurements on it. Actual length, nose waist and tail width, effective edge, etc.

They call it a BX board in that thread but it's shape looks more like a traditional board. Guess they went to the more squared off shape for BX after the Titanium was made?
12-15-2012 05:39 PM
timmytard It'd be pretty big for him, but given what I've read, I don't think he'd have a problem with it. Really, only he could tell us.

It's a Palmer Chanel Titanium 164, it's a Ferrari.
I got 2 @ my house right now, I'm keepin' 1 FOR SURE.

I've been ridin' for 25 years & this is like no other board I've ridden.
It may not have as many shiny fancy sequins as pout's fancypantser, but it ain't far behind.

I believe it's a wolf in sheep's clothing? It was either made @ one of those high end places, or when they stopped making it, it became one of those high end boards, just branded with a different name?

There just isn't a lot of info out there on this board
Even less on the one I'm keepin', it's the fastest one, it has flames!!!

TT
12-15-2012 04:56 PM
Argo Which Palmer board is it?
12-15-2012 04:49 PM
Argo He is 5'5" 140 lbs. He rides a 154 to race now but could move a little longer.....
12-15-2012 04:01 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Any links to manufacturer, where to buy, price?

Looking for a competition board for my sons BX races.
What size? I have a brand new Palmer sittin' here & I know for a fact, it wants to come see you!

TT
12-15-2012 03:03 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by TorpedoVegas View Post
I feel like we just went back to 1988 in this thread.. Did the delivery guy drop those off in a nuclear powered Delorean?
Lol man when I hit 88 MPH on that board, watch out!

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Any links to manufacturer, where to buy, price?
Looking for a competition board for my sons BX races.
Crap I just had a group buy last month, was 30% off the going rates. Here's the link to the manufacturer. I think their best BX board is the UFC.

virus

They're not cheap though. That board is 1200 Euro plus about 150 Euro shipping. TLN was saying you can get the German VAT back in the states and that's 19% so you might be able to get it for about 1000 Euro plus shipping.

Also there's a guy that has a couple for sale used/new not used on another forum, I could send you his contact info. I think he's in the Western states somewhere...

From what I've seen, most intense competitors use Oxess or Kessler BX boards which are even more expensive.

Kessler Ski & Snowboards <-those are $1500 CAD or so in Canada, not sure if they have a US distributor anymore.

Snowboardcross <- those are 1600 EURO plus shipping!

I got my Avalanche FLP AFT for $1085 CAD with shipping, plus tax and duty here in Canada, so it came out to about $1240 or so... I think it would make a decent BX board, but it's made with more carbon fibre and kevlar, where the Kesslers and Oxess boards have a metal layer in them methinks. Some say it's better, but others have had delamination and bending issues with the titanal boards.

Another option might be to buy a used BX board from a competitor? Snowboard Canada sells their used boards in the spring, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the US teams do the same thing.
12-15-2012 01:41 PM
Argo Any links to manufacturer, where to buy, price?

Looking for a competition board for my sons BX races.
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