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Old 06-25-2014, 05:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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slyder,

take a read at this link these guys made thier own. you might be able to email them about any design challenges


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Old 06-25-2014, 05:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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OH! True, but you are using a full sized snowboard, it could never go up that quarter with scraping.

Great idea though! If you perfect them I will defiantly be buying one if possible!
from all the pics and research I have done it looks like they are also using regular size boards. The board I have is like 145 is so full size but shorter then I would ride on the snow.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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possible for just a fun thing, but def not a design improvement! same as for a Mountain Board, being strapped in is just not good, you (I) want to be able to bail off. and that long of a wheelbase will just make them unmanueverable. but for fun, it's looks kinda fun
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seems the original was made the following company, 2x4 snowboards out if ID. don't think they are still around
but there facebook page is here
https://www.facebook.com/pages/2x4-S...281809&sk=info
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Larry I sent them a message through Vimeo we'll see if I get a reply.

CassMT I wasn't trying to improve it just make one.
We'll see if it works and it's fun. Proof will be in the video I post. If I'm all beat up and bruised or if I have some kinda cool riding to share.

Hoping to test it tomorrow so stay tuned for my major failure or me having some fun !!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Soooo.
you see where this is headed.

I happened to be up and out early today and just down the street from one of the local skate parks. It's before 8am so no kids, no embarrassing moments and a ton of room.

I head up to the small straight drop in ramps.
Strap in front foot and figure I'll just glide down like I would one footed on the snow. That didn't go so well.
Try both feet in, and drop in on the same ramp. Went better till I stopped, lost a little balance and now I'm sitting on my ass.

I gave it a valiant effort, but it just isn't there. Like many had said, but I still thought it was worth the effort.
The board just goes straight, there is no turning it. At least the way I have it built.
I am able to drop in fine, a little drag over the edge but nothing major.
There is no flexing or turning ability. This may be why we now see this board with the wheels out over the edges and not so much cut into the middle. Or this board is designed for straight on jumps or straight line drops.

I do have a bruise on my shin to prove it even though it's not worthy of a pic.
I am glad I tried it, even if it didn't work out the way I wanted it to. No regrets there !
So I guess I just need to settle in and wait 6 more months for some snow now
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Slyder,

sorry to hear it was a drag racer and not a ferrari. I think that is the reason that the wheels were all at the edge and also followed the side cut. to be able to do turns
just for Shits and Giggles I emailed burton, to see if they were avail for sale

Here is the answer I got

Thanks for reaching out to us. We do in fact make this “parkboard”, but it is specifically designed for Woodward and their ramps. It is not intended for use at your local park or feature. It is also not available for sale to the public. If we do end up producing a version for the public, rest assured, it will be well advertised. Please let us know if you need anything else.
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cool that they got back to you.
My buddy was another board I can try, I might hit the shop and mill some side mount wheels.
Then again may just leave it as a valiant attempt. It worked, but not something for me
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the only way i've seen it kinda work is to mount complete skateboard trucks to a short, stiff snowboard. It can be a cruiser, but still the performance is nowhere near an actual longboard, it's a novelty essentially.
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The actual park boards are a lot of fun, I ride them at Copper almost everyday with my campers and I've gotten way more comfortable airing out of the pump track and even dropped in the skate bowl on it the other day. I am able to turn it but it takes a lot of control to make it do what I want without losing balance.

I think having the wheels on the edges is key and it seems like the boards are actually built thicker then a normal snowboard as well as much shorter which probably makes it more maneuverable.
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