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Old 01-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been wondering this, but the pros like travis rice have their own board. When they need a new one, do they just get one off of the factory line like everyone else, or would theirs be made by the best board maker, with the best materials, and the most care? What about if they wanted it fine tuned a little different than the stock model?

I've been wondering this, figured someone would know.
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Even though it's not "her" pro model, Kaitlyn Farrington made her own at the Mervin factory GNU Snowboards She Makes Her Own Damn Snowboards
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not in every case, but its not uncommon for the boards you see in the video's to bare very little resembelance to the ones you buy in the shops...
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not in every case, but its not uncommon for the boards you see in the video's to bare very little resembelance to the ones you buy in the shops...
Because they sticker it up or change the topsheet for stupid rules regarding logos on TV.

You can buy what the pros ride. Read the specs, they are built to that rider's specification unless it's a rider just riding an existing model.

Let's not do the whole conspiracy theory thing with snowboarding.
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pro's often give feeback on boards, ask for the to be changed and developed, the manufactures just change them as requested and give them the same paint job as before.

no conspiracy
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pro's often give feeback on boards, ask for the to be changed and developed, the manufactures just change them as requested and give them the same paint job as before.

no conspiracy
Evidence? Pros with their own models are involved with the R&D. Maybe pros that ride existing models, then that isn't exactly a pro model board.
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i'm not about to go trudging through hours of video interviews on boardistan and buoloco just to provide you with evidence
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i'm not about to go trudging through hours of video interviews on boardistan and buoloco just to provide you with evidence
Did you bother reading what I said? Are you talking about existing models that Pros ride or actual Pro models like the T.Rice and TWC?

There's a difference.

And your "hours" of digging is a cop out. It takes one link... but don't bother if you're talking about pros riding boards like the Custom X.
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