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01-13-2016 05:02 PM
wernersl .....2 years later......

I finally have an update! First off, F this drought we have had the last few years. Its been really bad. But...this last weekend we finally had a nice dump. about 3 feet in the trees, but really heavy and sticky. That didn't really matter though. The beast is a beast. So glad I cut that board. Absolutely flawless in powder. Id say its a bit big and stiff for tight tree runs but it is, afterall, a plank. The advantage though...cut through chop with ease. It was very damp, almost to a fault. I wasn't prepared for it! By the second or third run I was used to it and loved that I didn't have to shift my weight at all riding this board. Maybe next time I'll get a video or something. Moral of the story...expectations highly exceeded.
12-03-2013 04:27 PM
wernersl Well I took the beast to the hill this weekend! What shitty coverage there was on the one open run. But what the hell. Why not? I have to say the first turn on it bucked me off. Didn't know if it was being under prepared for this season or just underestimating the power required for the board. Well it was lack of power. Saddled up and flew down the hard pack with ease. Obviously in so cal there was no pow to be found at this point of the season. But... I can say there is little to no power loss in the cut tail on the groom. The bitch held on just fine. And... She was rocket Fast!

I will report back later this season on powder performance. I have high expectations. Just hope they're not too high.

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11-17-2013 11:53 PM
Riley212 i bought it from my friends dad in 2004 for $50. yep he used klickers
11-17-2013 10:58 PM
bseracka
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aaaand done
Are those clicker marks I see?
11-17-2013 10:42 PM
wernersl Got it. So it was a fuck up recovery. Good luck with it.

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11-17-2013 10:40 PM
Riley212 the tip was already 2.5 inches longer than the tail. I cut one side kind of F'ed up with the band saw so i had to take this much out. If it sucks or breaks I'm not worried as i already have a charlie slasher.
11-17-2013 10:35 PM
wernersl Wow that's a chunk man. Hope you didn't take out any structural material with that cut. On the plus side that thing is goin to pop a serious wheelie in the deep!
11-17-2013 10:11 PM
Riley212
aaaand done
11-17-2013 06:35 PM
ETM Cut whatever you feel comfortable with.
There is no right or wrong here.
11-17-2013 04:13 PM
wernersl
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Hi gang,

I've got an old Arbor Element Wide (169) that I rode for 5 years. It was replaced with a custom Donek Phoenix last season, but i hung on to it for sentimental reasons. I'm tempted to cut a swallowtail into it to make myself a more powder friendly board for the few days a year that I ride pow.

Any suggestions as to the exact length of cut from tail towards the rear binding?
There are suggestions earlier in the thread. I left about 4in from the last insert.

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