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Except for that all too common scenario when you are hiking with your board on your backpack...
I do not think it is that common of a scenario - but even if, I had already acknowledged that caveat ~25 posts ago.

In any case, it is not relevant for the point poutanen made and which I was commenting on.
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I'm about 15 pounds heavier this year than when I finished last year (beer addiction!)... If I were to add 15 pounds to my board/boots/bindings I think it'd be almost unrideable!
You were carrying 15 pounds of beer in your backpack? I like your style.
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You were carrying 15 pounds of beer in your backpack? I like your style.
15 pounds in my belly pack!

The funny thing is, last year I started the season about 175, and dropped to about 160 by the end of the season (diet and exercise)... And I found myself getting tired more quickly at the end of the season. This year I started as a fat slob again and I'm having a great year?!?
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I do not think it is that common of a scenario - but even if, I had already acknowledged that caveat ~25 posts ago.

In any case, it is not relevant for the point poutanen made and which I was commenting on.
And your rebuttal to my ankle weights comment which directly relates to poutanen's theory? I'm curious how you think that doesn't make sense.

Why is the industry moving toward more lightweight gear? Why is top tier equipment constantly being developed with weight reduction kept in mind?

Because people want it, that's why. I will always consider functionality over weight, but all else being equal, I would go for the lighter option.

How about freestyle boards with low swing weight? Why is that advertised so often? Cause people want it! Guess how it is done... weight reduction techniques!

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15 pounds in my belly pack!

The funny thing is, last year I started the season about 175, and dropped to about 160 by the end of the season (diet and exercise)... And I found myself getting tired more quickly at the end of the season. This year I started as a fat slob again and I'm having a great year?!?
When I am doing multiple back to back, week to week days, I find more and more how important a good breakfast and lunch are to riding a full day. It's not eating an entire cow for dinner that I find extremely difficult.
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Take some 5 lb ankle weights and put them on your ankles for a day. Then just put them in the pocket of your hoodie. In which scenario would you have more soreness in your legs?
Great point...really puts it in perspective.

I don't see a negative side to stating the actual weight (or at least the weight range when it comes to boards), specifically for products that use lightweight/feather as a selling point for the consumer.

I believe they don't advertise this info because "lightweight" or "feather" is probably an overstatement compared to the actual weight or weight loss of said product.
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Great point...really puts it in perspective.

I don't see a negative side to stating the actual weight (or at least the weight range when it comes to boards), specifically for products that use lightweight/feather as a selling point for the consumer.

I believe they don't advertise this info because "lightweight" or "feather" is probably an overstatement compared to the actual weight or weight loss of said product.
Yes! It is a leverage effect!! All the weight is at the end of your legs, so smaller differences of weight have a larger effect on what you feel.

I totally agree here. They describe a product as lightweight, but if you actually weigh it, the product is negligibly lighter.
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And your rebuttal to my ankle weights comment which directly relates to poutanen's theory? I'm curious how you think that doesn't make sense.
You edited your post, adding the ankle weight point after I had responded.
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His statement was totally valid. Take some 5 lb ankle weights and put them on your ankles for a day. Then just put them in the pocket of your hoodie. In which scenario would you have more soreness in your legs?
That jut supports my argument - your legs would be way more tired in the latter scenario (weights in pockets - or backpack, or wherever else) than when wearing the weights around the ankles.
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Yes! It is a leverage effect!! All the weight is at the end of your legs, so smaller differences of weight have a larger effect on what you feel.

I totally agree here. They describe a product as lightweight, but if you actually weigh it, the product is negligibly lighter.
Yeah, because you know shaving 10 grams is technically a weight reduction.
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You edited your post, adding the ankle weight point after I had responded.
That was my bad. Not trying to call you out here, just wanted to hear your opinion.

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That jut supports my argument - your legs would be way more tired in the latter scenario (weights in pockets - or backpack, or wherever else) than when wearing the weights around the ankles.
I would disagree and say that it nullifies your argument. Have you ever worn ankle weights? I promise you, your legs will be more sore when them at your ankles than in your pockets. Leverage man... leverage.

The weight position is the variable, the fulcrum (knee) and leg length are constant values, as is the position of the acting force (muscles). The muscular force needed to move the leg increases as the weight is moved further towards the opposite end of the leg. If the weight was just below the knee, less force would be needed to move the leg than if the weight was at the ankle. Same applies to the hip. Moving the weight to the body removes this leverage effect from the leg.
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