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Old 12-13-2011, 09:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Of course its soft, noodly, and washes out on big carves. 200lb on a 157 is going to feel like that, NS or otherwise. Entertaining review though, I don't mean to sound like I have sand in my big and smashed out vagina.

Not to hijack but what's the coverage at Snowshoe like?
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Of course its soft, noodly, and washes out on big carves. 200lb on a 157 is going to feel like that, NS or otherwise. Entertaining review though, I don't mean to sound like I have sand in my big and smashed out vagina.

Not to hijack but what's the coverage at Snowshoe like?
60 bucks a ticket. it sucks balls but it was the only mountain open at the time.

i wouldnt say washy on big carves, but you can feel it. i kinda knew i was getting myself into it though. i plan on losing some weight, dropping to 185 so it was more planning for the future haha.
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Old 12-14-2011, 05:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Rode the CT again today. A few minor things I want to add. Ollies are a little gimp for me because there isn't enough tail to load. Board is poppy though when taking off with two feet.

Long radius carves are probably the easiest on this board as well as small radius turns (kinda carvey but sometimes skiddy).

Damp as fuck. It was slushy shit snow and it charged right through it. Hardly rattled me while going fast.

It can also be a bit grabby, I should detune my edges for this. I fell once today because of this. I was breaking heelside, and the board just grabbed the snow out of nowhere...Well, stopping instantly while breaking down from 30mph can only result in one thing. FACEPLANT. Hahaha. I think I flew forwards maybe 15 feet. Fuck that shit hurt when my adams apple landed on my fist.

Not as noodley as I first rode it. I widended out my stance to the max and this helped out a lot. Fucked with my ollies but helped with landings and coastin down mountains.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Rode the CT again today. A few minor things I want to add. Ollies are a little gimp for me because there isn't enough tail to load. Board is poppy though when taking off with two feet.

Long radius carves are probably the easiest on this board as well as small radius turns (kinda carvey but sometimes skiddy).

Damp as fuck. It was slushy shit snow and it charged right through it. Hardly rattled me while going fast.

It can also be a bit grabby, I should detune my edges for this. I fell once today because of this. I was breaking heelside, and the board just grabbed the snow out of nowhere...Well, stopping instantly while breaking down from 30mph can only result in one thing. FACEPLANT. Hahaha. I think I flew forwards maybe 15 feet. Fuck that shit hurt when my adams apple landed on my fist.

Not as noodley as I first rode it. I widended out my stance to the max and this helped out a lot. Fucked with my ollies but helped with landings and coastin down mountains.
So its not just me who feels this board is a bit catchy at the most inopportune moments. I think im going to detune my edges too.
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I felt the same with my Evo but not catchy. Whenever I flat based I would whip side to side erratically. I think this is due to the razor sharp edges I don't know. I'll have to detune the tip, tail and slightly the contact point (not majorly, just slightly). I hear this allows for edge hold still but smoother transitions.
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I felt the same with my Evo but not catchy. Whenever I flat based I would whip side to side erratically. I think this is due to the razor sharp edges I don't know. I'll have to detune the tip, tail and slightly the contact point (not majorly, just slightly). I hear this allows for edge hold still but smoother transitions.
Catchy might be the wrong word. I did notice the edges are ridiculously sharp. The board actually cut my hand when carrying it. My gloves didnt fair to much better. Never had a board with edges this sharp before.
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I didnt cut my hand on the board, but it is pretty sharp.

The first run of the day, I did notice that the board would sporadically shift around, but once I got used to it (4-5 runs later) I had to really muscle it with my legs. Then I got fed up with my little baby being a selfish little bitch and changed up some settings.

Settings before were: 18 front/-6 back, not rotated highbacks, about 23 inches wide.

Settings after: 18front, -9 back, rotated my highbacks, and maxed out the stance. After doing this, it was a breeze getting her down. She did still act grabby, but I just muscled through it.

I will be detuning the tip/nose and maybe half of the cambered zones. Not having a fucking fall like that again. I couldn't breathe for like 2 straight minutes.
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Rode the CT again today. A few minor things I want to add. Ollies are a little gimp for me because there isn't enough tail to load. Board is poppy though when taking off with two feet.

Long radius carves are probably the easiest on this board as well as small radius turns (kinda carvey but sometimes skiddy).

Damp as fuck. It was slushy shit snow and it charged right through it. Hardly rattled me while going fast.

It can also be a bit grabby, I should detune my edges for this. I fell once today because of this. I was breaking heelside, and the board just grabbed the snow out of nowhere...Well, stopping instantly while breaking down from 30mph can only result in one thing. FACEPLANT. Hahaha. I think I flew forwards maybe 15 feet. Fuck that shit hurt when my adams apple landed on my fist.

Not as noodley as I first rode it. I widended out my stance to the max and this helped out a lot. Fucked with my ollies but helped with landings and coastin down mountains.
What size boots do you ride? Do you suffer from a lot of drag while making deep carves? I have 11s and got the wide version and it is noticeably less quick from edge to edge, but I thought I needed it for the larger feet... I don't have any drag though and can really get my belly draggin'. I'm 6'3", 180 riding the 158 Proto CTX (wide).
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What size boots do you ride? Do you suffer from a lot of drag while making deep carves? I have 11s and got the wide version and it is noticeably less quick from edge to edge, but I thought I needed it for the larger feet... I don't have any drag though and can really get my belly draggin'. I'm 6'3", 180 riding the 158 Proto CTX (wide).

I'm normally size 12, but I'm on low profile 11's, the Ride Hi-Phy.

I have maybe half an inch on the front and back, but my boot curls upwards, not to mention the +1 inch or so the bindings give me, so I have a lot of room to carve deep and not hit any drag. Also my stance angles give reduce the overhang as well. I think 11 is pretty much the cutoff for the CT. A ballpark of how deep it can go toe side would be about 70 degrees and the heel about 55. It's plenty for carving but I normally never go that deep unless I ride steep.

I rode a 159W Banana before this and noticed the sluggish side to side as well, so I said fuck it. I'm buying low pro boots and going normal. Biggest I'd go is a 25.5-26.0 mid-wide with a deep sidecut with these boots.
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NS boards come with no bevel, 0/0* edges, this may be why you find it "catchy/shifty" or however you want to put it. Throw a bevel on there and you won't have that problem.
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