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post #21 of 71 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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Have you ever picked up 2 large pieces of wood that were the same size but had the exact same weight? If snowboards were made of composite materials (like bikes) then It would be easy to publish accurate weights, but I think anything with a wood core is going to vary too much from board to board when they are being produced, much like 2 of the same guitars can vary quite a bit in actual weight, because that's what happens when you make things out of natural products. That would be my guess as to why you don't see weights listed for snowboards.
Very good argument. However, I would expect a good snowboard company to try to match up materials to keep the average weights within a narrow range, if for no other reason than the strength of the wood probably varies directly with the weight. You don't want to put out a battleship and a barkskin canoe under the same model name.


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I frequently measure boards I buy or get my hands on... Some pics relative to this thread... All weights are in grams.

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seriously? this thread is about 3 pages too long.

I'm glad you guys all care about how much your gear weighs. I must have been missing something today when I was hiking the ridge and dropping into untouched steeps and not thinking about that shit at all. I'm headed back in the morning for more of the same I doubt I'll even remember to laugh about this post.

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sorry I'm such an asshole, I love you all, but the weight of your gear is stupid to my stupid mind so there.

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I'm glad you guys all care about how much your gear weighs.

More of a curiosity thing for me. I just put the heavy C60s in place of the Customs on that blue board.
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More of a curiosity thing for me. I just put the heavy C60s in place of the Customs on that blue board.
That's why I put disclaimers in because I love you sir, but people who discuss weight as a selling point or anything beyond curiousity....

Stuff like this comes up every once in awhile and I take it as a personal responsibility to shit on it

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That's why I put disclaimers in because I love you sir, but people who discuss weight as a selling point or anything beyond curiousity....
One thing that's funny is my current board has FLP in the name which stands for "Fucking Light Project", and the board weighs more than the T7!!!
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One thing that's funny is my current board has FLP in the name which stands for "Fucking Light Project", and the board weighs more than the T7!!!
Maybe because it was an LED prototype and weight had nothing to do with it? You should plug that fucker in, you'll be like "ohhhhh, now I get it..."

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Maybe because it was an LED prototype and weight had nothing to do with it? You should plug that fucker in, you'll be like "ohhhhh, now I get it..."
Wait wouldn't the fucking light be a bad neon animated sign outside a classy nudie bar?

Actually I'm still waiting to hit 88 MPH on this thing to see if my flux capacitor is working!!!

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it doesn't matter. split bindings post their weight. there are times there is more snow and ice on the board

actually the older I get the less it matters....how far in the parking lot, how much the board weighs, how far the hike is, how many laps...perhaps I'm just happy to still be riding.

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Here's the real answer. Companies don't post weights because they have nothing to gain from it. In fact they stand to lose a lot from it. Companies posting weights would result in a weight war. Right now they have the freedom to design a product that performs and is durable. If they have to make stuff lighter then it will break more often and warranty claims go up. You also run into customers buying the wrong gear trying to save weight. Undersized boots, bindings, and boards would happen a lot.


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