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Old 02-07-2014, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a good wax job
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a good wax job
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steep run

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then look at your equipment
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a good wax job
Thats definitely true. Nothing beats a good wax job when its done right.
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A way to gain speed is to gain weight!
You'll pick up speed much faster
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A way to gain speed is to gain weight!
You'll pick up speed much faster
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don't turn.
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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.
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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"

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
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+1 on the wax.

use racing wax like hertel FC739

and structure the base correctly.
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