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he rides the 160 hovy solid and is happy with it, its not board. Some one cut this one in half... now it rides different.

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You have to be kidding. rode one and its a fucking plank.
This is funny. It goes to show how someones impression of a board is comparitive to what they usually ride. You must ride some wicked noodles 'el blunto if you think the hovercraft is stiff.
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This is funny. It goes to show how someones impression of a board is comparitive to what they usually ride. You must ride some wicked noodles 'el blunto if you think the hovercraft is stiff.
Your right, but i don't remember riding a signal park rocker. I ride medium boards. Got on the hovy and its so stiff all around. Plows like theres no tomorrow through crud.
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Your right, but i don't remember riding a signal park rocker. I ride medium boards. Got on the hovy and its so stiff all around. Plows like theres no tomorrow through crud.
I would rate its plowing through crud 1/10. Its awful and you feel every bump.
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I would rate its plowing through crud 1/10. Its awful and you feel every bump.
something is not adding up. Did you ride it in split version?
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Nope I rode the 160 solid in hokkaido. The only variables are rider weight, the speed you ride at and what boards you have ridden in the past.
I felt like i was on a wet rag riding the hovercraft and could not ride anywhere near as fast as I usually do. It does float in pow though.
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something is not adding up. Did you ride it in split version?
Answer is obvious: You are clueless.
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OK I just played around with my spark burners and the forward lean adjustment is going to be your issue. Strap your boots in and check out how much gap there is between the back of the boot and the highback. I have to set mine to 3 to get the highback flush against the boot.
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Dropping onto a steep firm slope heelside with your sparks highbacks at 0 is always fun.

touring is a lot more comfortable with them set to 0, lets you take a much longer stride, especially on long flat approaches. Just got to remember to adjust at the top.

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for sure Sparks' biggest room for improvement is some sort of forward lean 'toggle' system like on the K's... need to be able to flip from preset forward lean to 0 or negative for walk mode.

crud busting is a primary need for me and the way i ride and i don't find the hovy split to be a 1/10 at all. maybe a 5 or 6, i dunno... but for me it definitely doesn't jump out as a worthless noodle... with so much nose and such a short, stiff tail it'll pop right over most sutff.

i've said it before tho - it is not a fast board. all things being equal in conditions riding a hovercraft will lower your top speed.
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