Yup...Now I can’t convince myself of anything LOL Oh well, I’ll have to be patient^ there is a 0 on that number that doesn’t belong there. Also 121mm is plenty EE for Mach 5 carving. I would say you may notice the 1.4 cm, but you’re not going to get any carves done because of it that you wouldn’t on 121. This is why buying in the off season is soooooo stressful. You’ve gotta obsess over for months post purchase without knowing if you made the right choice! I’ve been there
Alright then, thanks for explaining because I didn’t understand when they said « it rides bigger than it is ». Now I just need to stop asking questions and wait to ride it because at the end, how it rides is all that matters. Thanks alot for the big answer !90 mm of effective edge difference would be huge. It’s not that much but honestly if the effective edge on the Pentaquark was 1210 mm it would be very short for an uber carver as they are marketing it. Especially that Peter Bauer claims in one of their vids that the Pentaquark in 160 cm boasts the running length of a 175 cm ‚traditional board’. That is true but if you at the same time say that the running length is the same as the effective edge and someone takes the effective edge measurement from another brand this claim pales hard in such comparisons.
I rate the whole Centrifugal Collection I’ve ridden very high as carving-oriented boards, their customer service is superb but their marketing is seriously below average.
Youtube any of their boards. One or two professional edits but I didn’t have a jaw-dropping moment watching the Pentaquark, the Unw8 or the Surfari in action. Especially for the fact that these are very expensive boards. Their instagram is better but still not even comparable to what Korua or Nidecker have been launching and I watch literally every day. For me the most ‚hyping vids’ are the ones on their site with Peter spinning each board in nice light with his googles on. The 19/21 collection looks so sleek and fresh. Where are some vids that show how great they carve on chop? This is where I feel the Antiphase working.
I could risk a statement that our very positive feedback on this forum makes Amplid sell more boards than their social media marketing.
Pentaquark 158 vs Korua CR 159. Both aligned with each other at the rear contact point of the effective edge. The paper strips are the front contact points of the effective edge.
This plus the fact that the Pentaquark is truly a full camber board while the CR has some rocker in the nose (this contact point is elevated) is the reason for me to keep both, the Penta as an uber carver and the CR as a daily resort carver plus powder
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I agree that it should be, but some of the published numbers, when I've checked them against my boards in the past using a measuring tape, have been equal to the straight line length from contact to contact -- Burton and Jones do this (use the straight line distance). I just went out and checked on the One Hitter to make sure I was remembering correctly, and I can confirm that for those boards the reported EE is the straight line distance between the widest points, not the length of the actual arc (which is longer...and even moreso if there's edge tech). The actual EE is always going to be the length of the arc, but what some manufacturers do (maybe for ease of measurement) is use the straight-line measurement.EE is not the straight line between the widest points. It’s the arc. Korua has some nice drawings in their specs.
Any edge tech will do it. The shortest distance is a straight line, so anything that adds 'curves' to the path increases the overall distance/length.What kind of edge tech can make a board have more EE ?
Oh yea ok you were saying that as in like the camber profile and all that. I thought there was something else that I was missing. My bad and I’ll probably do the string experiment on my Pentaquark heheAny edge tech will do it. The shortest distance is a straight line, so anything that adds 'curves' to the path increases the overall distance/length.
Imagine taking a string, placing it flat on a table and marking on the table where the ends of the string are. Then pick up the centre of the string and put an object (like a pen) underneath it and you'll see that the string, while still the same length as it was before you put the pen underneath it, now doesn't quite reach the end point that you originally marked on the table -- the bigger the object the more easy it will be to see this effect. To make the string reach the end-point you now need to lengthen the string. The more objects you add under the string, the longer of a string you'll need in order to make it still reach all the way from the starting point to the end point.
If you do the same with a snowboard then you effectively give yourself "more edge" without actually lengthening the board as a whole
Their sidecuts are longer than normal, and the flex is specialized for stability and speed. I have a hard time riding my Pentaquark at some resorts because it's just too fast- it's like driving a supercar on city streets, if the supercar was super damp and comfortable.Hi !
So I want to get a board for carving only. Im not an expert but I have my level 3 instructor certification in Canada so I Speed Test Scrabble Word Finder Solitaire would say Im an advanced rider.
I currently ride a Burton Deep Thinker 156.
I would like to know if there are some "cheap" (Under 700$CAD) boardercross boards ? Also, how big is the "agressivity" difference between something like my stick and a BX board ?
If there's not anything in my price range, any Freeride - Stiff - Wide - Twin or direct. twin board that you guys would recommand to replace a BX ?
(I don't want any toe drag)
Male / 5"10 / 145lbs /9US boot size
That's what I'm saying! Word for word in fact.Their sidecuts are longer than normal, and the flex is specialized for stability and speed. I have a hard time riding my Pentaquark at some resorts because it's just too fast- it's like driving a supercar on city streets, if the supercar was super damp and comfortable.
Their sidecuts are longer than normal, and the flex is specialized for stability and speed. I have a hard time riding my Pentaquark at some resorts because it's just too fast- it's like driving a supercar on city streets, if the supercar was super damp and comfortable.
Try the Now bindings kids, they're great.I haven't tried Now yet either. I've been running Flux TM on my Penta. They're super responsive, if a little lacking in the dampening department. I put some K2 Lien on there too, but I preferred the direct feel of the Flux.