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From my understanding, the Ticket Twin is just a toned down Stereo. Extruded base, and a bit less pop in the core. I don't ride freestyle much at all, but wouldn't mind something easy to sink around with it use for casual cruising. But a new board at $250 shipped is hard to pass on.

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From my understanding, the Ticket Twin is just a toned down Stereo. Extruded base, and a bit less pop in the core. I don't ride freestyle much at all, but wouldn't mind something easy to sink around with it use for casual cruising. But a new board at $250 shipped is hard to pass on.

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No such thing as casual cruising for me. If I ride casually, it means I'm on groomers rather than off-piste so I want something super aggressive like the Pentaquark/UNW8. TBH, if you don't freestyle much (or want to learn, screw around on sidehits etc), the paradigma will be more of a do-everything-board, but the Surfari is sort of that (except for switch).
 

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Ticket twin looks like it's 210.

Of all their 'all mountain' boards. The paradigma has always spoken to me. Someday...

Oh well. Too many cool boards out there, not enough time!
 

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What is it about the Penta that everyone loves so much? I was looking at the specs and aside from having more camber and a .5 wider waist I dont really see anything that would cause much difference in behavior between it and my Sims. Which isnt a bad thing, that board is an amazing turner.

Not trolling, I seriously expected to see some more interesting specs on this board, yno something signature about it. Is it something intangible thats got everyone so pumped on it?
 

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It rides like a longer board, it has a ton of camber, it is very wide but it doesn't chatter and vibrate like most because of antiphase. It can actually go off piste and skid turns if necessary. Lots of reasons.
 

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What is it about the Penta that everyone loves so much? I was looking at the specs and aside from having more camber and a .5 wider waist I dont really see anything that would cause much difference in behavior between it and my Sims. Which isnt a bad thing, that board is an amazing turner.

Not trolling, I seriously expected to see some more interesting specs on this board, yno something signature about it. Is it something intangible thats got everyone so pumped on it?
It has a cool name. A cool subatomic particle.
 

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It rides like a longer board, it has a ton of camber, it is very wide but it doesn't chatter and vibrate like most because of antiphase. It can actually go off piste and skid turns if necessary. Lots of reasons.
How does it ride like a longer board? 121cm of EE is about right for a carving board in 158, identical to my Sims. Its also not really that wide. 26 waist with 306 nose and 303 tail is within what I'd call normal these days. You can skid turns on any board. Seems like it must be the antiphase that adds the sparkle, but again my Sims dampens vibrations with the best of them.

Again I'm not against this board but theres nothing obvious about it from the specs like say a Korua. I'm assuming the price premium is based on the build quality, which I can dig but I dont prioritize.

That being said, based off the specs the Penta is a board I'd be interested in, if its a modern take on the same ride my Sims provides, this would likely be my next board when the Sims gives out. Seems again based off the specs, it would spring a little harder and ride at little further out along the edge if it is actually a true full cambered profile.
 

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How does it ride like a longer board? 121cm of EE is about right for a carving board in 158, identical to my Sims. Its also not really that wide. 26 waist with 306 nose and 303 tail is within what I'd call normal these days. You can skid turns on any board. Seems like it must be the antiphase that adds the sparkle, but again my Sims dampens vibrations with the best of them.

Again I'm not against this board but theres nothing obvious about it from the specs like say a Korua. I'm assuming the price premium is based on the build quality, which I can dig but I dont prioritize.

That being said, based off the specs the Penta is a board I'd be interested in, if its a modern take on the same ride my Sims provides, this would likely be my next board when the Sims gives out. Seems again based off the specs, it would spring a little harder and ride at little further out along the edge if it is actually a true full cambered profile.
I don't think Amplid lists effective edge. They have running length if I'm not mistaken. But flex and sidecut makes a lot of difference, right?
 

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I don't think Amplid lists effective edge. They have running length if I'm not mistaken. But flex and sidecut makes a lot of difference, right?
Yea but again the sidecuts are within .5 meters. Like everything else, within .5 of the unit of measure. Obviously I cant speak for the flex. I imagine it turns a little harder grips a little better and pops a little harder. Which would go unnoticed individually but be noticeable as a combination.
 

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Glad to hear that. I’ve tried the new Surfari 161 and it is indeed a great and predictable all condition ride but take that Unw8 for a ride next time. It’s a level up on piste. Much more work but you’ll experience what is a true rail in carving ;)
Right, back from a day on the unw8 today and what can I say...it freaking blew my mind! As you said, super stable and amazing carver. Did a few loops through deeper stuff as well what worked quite good too. There is just so much stability at high speeds and my legs indeed are a bit tired now. Have to say that I had expected worse but guess that’s a good thing in this case haha.

Would be super keen to get my hands on a Pentaquark as well to check it out but Amplid don’t have any left...maybe next years version then.

and to all those who are wondering whether they should go for custom x or UNW8 - the answer is very clear at least for me. The UNW8 has something of the old custom x just at slightly shorter length. The new custom x is almost too soft now for me unless I size up but that then for me feels super long and not very manoeuvrable...
 

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Yea but again the sidecuts are within .5 meters. Like everything else, within .5 of the unit of measure. Obviously I cant speak for the flex. I imagine it turns a little harder grips a little better and pops a little harder. Which would go unnoticed individually but be noticeable as a combination.
I mean, two sidecuts with the same average radius can be very different. Then put in flex paterns etc.

I'm just saying... not disputing that Koruas are much cooler :D
 

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I mean, two sidecuts with the same average radius can be very different. Then put in flex paterns etc.

I'm just saying... not disputing that Koruas are much cooler :D
All I can tell you is that a friend bought a 157 korua tranny finder and then got a deal on a 158 pentaquark and the korua is being sold...
 

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The board just kind of dances under you when you carve on it. The anti-phase really needs to be experienced to believe it. I'm still not really sure if I'd own one, but the penta really blew me away when I got on it. I was only in my second season when riding it and it just wanted to teach me how to carve pencil lines on the mountain. The torsional stiffness is pretty pronounced at lower speeds, but it feels totally normal when you get going.

Feels incredible for bombing. I scared myself a few times because I was going way faster than intended since there's no real chatter/bucking around to speak of.

It's just a really well designed board.
 

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Yea but again the sidecuts are within .5 meters. Like everything else, within .5 of the unit of measure. Obviously I cant speak for the flex. I imagine it turns a little harder grips a little better and pops a little harder. Which would go unnoticed individually but be noticeable as a combination.
In addition to what others have said... .5 meters i a big difference in turning imo. a 7.5m sidecut vs a 8.0m is definitely noticeable.
 

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Yes, I understand all this stuff but I'm looking for someone to explain what it is they like about it. To me it sounds and looks like a modern take on old school snowboard, made to do old school snowboard things AKA turn and bomb. So its a stiff damp board with a moderate sidecut and moderate width. I dont see anything in the specs that says "oh yea thats gonna be ___"

Most of this thread is "it rides on rails and antiphase is the truth". Which is fine but many boards are damp and ride on rails so...wheres the beef? I mean if thats all there is to it I'd just as likely ride my old Palmer. I'm sure its a great board, and again one I'm interested in owning but I'm having trouble sifting through all the add copy in here lol. I'd like to understand how the board is initiated, where in the turn it bites, where it drives from, what other boards people who ride Pentaquarks have compared it too. Y'no, the good stuff.
 

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All I can tell you is that a friend bought a 157 korua tranny finder and then got a deal on a 158 pentaquark and the korua is being sold...
would totally get a Pentaquark, preferably on sale, if I didn’t already have enough boards that filled the groomer slot.

I don’t think comparing a Tranny Finder to a Pentaquark is totally fair though.
 
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