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Old 03-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Demo day at my hill.....

A little background: I've been boarding for 20yrs. Ride everything, pipe, rails, jumps, steeps, not much powder (look where I'm from) Current setup: Ride Decade 156 (probably 5yrs old) Ride SPi's, 32 lashed. I do everything with one board, I would be to lazy to go back to the car to get a different board when I wanna ride rails, etc....

Demo day at my local hill only board companies there were Rossignal and Flow. Mostly skis today.(I guess I missed the snowboard demo earlier this winter) But thats alright I mainly wanted to see what all this negative camber stuff was all about. So first board was a Flow full rocker board (don't remember the name) It worked ok the biggest thing I noticed was I couldn't lay it over on the heel edge as far as I'm used to, it washed out on me twice. It was pretty soft on flex. I could see where this would be a fun board once in a while. Next was a Flow hybrid, this board seemed to turn slower then my Ride and the full rocker, but I could lay it over more then the rocker.
Next was an Arbor Element 158 cambered board, no surprise here it rode alot like my current Ride. I had the most fun on this one.
It was getting close to closing time and I quickly grabbed a Rossignol, the rep told me that Rossi only makes a hybrid no full rocker. It has camber in the middle, flat under the feet, and early rise at the tip and tail. This one rode pretty good and I could probably get pretty comfortable on this board with more time.
Also got to demo the Flow bindings which was a bonus, I kept getting heel lift unless I really cranked them down tight, which when the rep saw me release them said I had them to tight but if I went looser I would have heel lift. Maybe more time there to dial'm in. I also didn't like tripping over that high back when skating.
So what did I learn today? I'll stay with a cambered board, thankyou.
Thats my .02, take it for what its worth, not much...
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Wow awesome story this changed my life. Know what I learned from it? Absolutely nothing.
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i didnt realise there had to be a lesson in every post, lets all stop posting on the forum unless we get the go ahead from BurtonAvenger. I mean we wouldnt want to write something that he found boring or un-educational. Mate even if you find his post boring or stupid why take the time to take the piss, you're awesome i bet all of your post's are amazing, exhilerating, edge of your seat thriller story's. get a life
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Wow awesome story this changed my life. Know what I learned from it? Absolutely nothing.
Not surprised a post like this came from someone with "Burton" in their screen name.
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Not surprised someone from Ohio can't remember what they rode at a demo.
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Sorry, I remember now, the Verve and the Era were the 2 Flow boards.
And the rossi was the Retox
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You must be kidding me. This BurtonAvenger guy is fooling with us, he can't be serious.

Hahaha you've such a hard life if you feel the need to go online to post ugly and bad stuff about all things other people say. You must hate this world, I feel sorry for you BA.

And on-topic: Nice to read your first experiences with rocker and hybrid forms. I think personally the powerfull hybrids are next step for snowboarding all boards will go. But for myself I'm also sticking to camber for the near future because for me it rides the best and I've no money to buy a new board
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I think everyone just needs to chill. BA is honest and sarcastic at the same time. Not only is he both of these things, but he's also consistent with both. Take a deep breath and relax. It's not like he's beating you up on the playground after school.
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I think everyone just needs to chill. BA is honest and sarcastic at the same time. Not only is he both of these things, but he's also consistent with both. Take a deep breath and relax. It's not like he's beating you up on the playground after school.
I'm not too worried about BA being able to take care of himself

Neither one of those companies are really considered that great for snowboards to my knowledge (Flow obviously is pretty famous for their bindings... Rossignol kinda got some attention this year for having A good board, haha). I understand that camber is what's familiar, but completely throwing aside the new tech after just riding those boards seems a little premature to me.

Plus, as you mentioned, your hill doesn't really have much powder (if at all). That's one of the biggest reasons to ride a rocker board.
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You must be kidding me. This BurtonAvenger guy is fooling with us, he can't be serious.

Hahaha you've such a hard life if you feel the need to go online to post ugly and bad stuff about all things other people say. You must hate this world, I feel sorry for you BA.

And on-topic: Nice to read your first experiences with rocker and hybrid forms. I think personally the powerfull hybrids are next step for snowboarding all boards will go. But for myself I'm also sticking to camber for the near future because for me it rides the best and I've no money to buy a new board
And who the fuck are you?

Flow makes some solid boards. Rossi should just pull the plug.
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