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Taylor_Gang 02-07-2014 01:46 PM

Gaining and Maintaining Speed...???
 
If I am looking for more SPEED...What "aspect" of a snowboard should I look for/upgrade to:

1. Stiffer board (triaxial vs biaxial, carbon fiber strips, stiffer wood etc.)
2. Sintered base instead of a extruded base
3. Longer effective edge/running length
4. Directional shape vs a true twin shape
5. Overall longer board...say upgrading to a 152 if your used to riding a 148-149.

Is it a combination of all of these things together..??

Which aspect above will have the "most" effect on gaining/maintaining more speed (base material right?)...???

Thanks.

linvillegorge 02-07-2014 01:47 PM

a good wax job

CassMT 02-07-2014 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1512049)
a good wax job

+10

steep run

cajones

then look at your equipment

Taylor_Gang 02-07-2014 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1512049)
a good wax job

Thats definitely true. Nothing beats a good wax job when its done right.

Nerozor 02-07-2014 01:59 PM

A way to gain speed is to gain weight!
You'll pick up speed much faster

linvillegorge 02-07-2014 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Nerozor (Post 1512137)
A way to gain speed is to gain weight!
You'll pick up speed much faster

physics fail

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ShredLife 02-07-2014 02:20 PM

don't turn.

linvillegorge 02-07-2014 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 1512241)
don't turn.

Yep. You get pretty much any snowboard, put a good wax on it and point that bitch straight down a steep hill, you're gonna go fast. Like Ricky Bobby style.

Varza 02-07-2014 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Nerozor (Post 1512137)
A way to gain speed is to gain weight!
You'll pick up speed much faster

Haha, this reminds me of something funny I heard on the mountain.

Kid (to grown-up guy): "How did you get here so fast?"
Guy: "Well, more weight = more speed"
Kid: "Wow, you must be FAAAAAA.... st" :laugh:

I like riding well and in control, and I think speed will also come eventually (I'm getting there). But like others have said, good wax job, steep slope and don't turn... even if there's a tree... don't turn :P

24WERD 02-07-2014 02:32 PM

+1 on the wax.

use racing wax like hertel FC739

and structure the base correctly.


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