I really really want this to happen lol.
Guess who the king of dorsiflection seems to be? Look at those hips forward too lmfao.
MJ would have been a wicked carver, straight on the team.
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You are correct. Where I live and ride the sun has a big effect on the snow, so throughout the day, on a clear day, conditions change fairly rapidly which is great for testing boards because I can see the effects across a broad spectrum of conditions in a single day.
In the cold cold mornings on the shortest board, the Taiyaki with 100cm edge, the ones with the bigger radius, 12m, 14m and 16m were prone to becoming stuck in the grooves of the groomer. As my turns came around and lined up with a groove I was having these unexplainable wipe outs.
I traced it down to being that there was so little sidecut depth on these short edge, long radius boards that the entire edge could exist within a single groomer groove, and if that groove was hard enough there was no way out. I even went to the extreme of filing the edges into a razor sharp angle at that point on the board but occasionally it still happened so I moved away from riding those boards on the super cold mornings, those crashes fking hurt lol.
Once the snow had softened I would pull those boards back out and all was good.
So for guys who consistently ride in cold cold conditions I would never recommend such a combo. Because radius and edge length are bedfellows we can get around it in two ways, both of which provide different characteristics.
1. We can change to a smaller radius, dont run 12,14 or 16m. Run 8m or 10m. This keeps the care free playfulness of the 1m edge length but provides more sidecut depth so that it becomes impossible for your entire edge to slot into a single groomer groove, the edge has too much curve to it and will always fall across more than one groomer groove. Problem solved.
2. We can keep the same large radius but increase edge length which has the same effect on sidecut depth, disallowing the board to fit into a single groove, but with a longer edge comes loss of playfulness, more traction is gained, but more traction is not always a good thing. Long edges are harder to control and far less nimble.
Think about a police man trying to wack a crowd of peaceful protesters lol. If he uses a short baton he is nimble, he can wack a lot of people very quickly. If he uses a long baton, not so nimble, he needs more time to line up his target, more time to swing it back, more time to wack you. You might move out of his way before he kicks your peacefully protesting ass lol.
Long edge board behave exactly like this, you need to plan those turns earlier and commit harder. For big open resorts this is no problem, for tight, busy resorts its a huge problem.
If you know who you are, and what your requirements are I can provide guidance in board design that I guarantee will work for you. No guess work.
Lets take this out of the public spectrum. Send me a pm and I will happily reply mate.