Thraxis on Cleavers are indeed a great ride.First day on my Surfari 157 and Cleavers. Felt bullet proof on everything, like no chatter or vibes on anything with my Thraxis boots.
If the Thraxis is a 10 (it isn’t), the Insano are a 12.How’s the stiffness of the Thraxis compared to the insano? Thraxis were high on my list but couldn’t find anywhere to try them on.
A few years ago I came across an unmarked stream and did a quick turn to avoid it…unfortunately as the hill rolled over I was airborne and now on a trajectory toward a tree. I saw it coming, thought I could turn, but it was pow on ice and it just slid out… board went on one side, centre of mass on the other. I hit it just below my femoral head (physiotherapist said I would’ve shattered it if I hit just a couple inches higher). I screamed in pain, unstrapped and stood on it. I figured it wasn’t broken and the flight instinct hit… I strapped back in, got down to the car and started driving home! Decided it was a bad idea and called my wife, who picked me up half way and took me to the hospital. I couldn’t walk when I got out of the car. Anyway, I separated the cartilage at the pubic symphysis and had a huge hematoma on my thigh. Physiotherapy for 2 months before I was back on a board (but it felt seriously sketchy).Pretty hard, board washed through the tree well and flicked out, tree hit my upper thigh/lower buttox LHS as I was going down. Badly bruised, just black and still bruised and it was 2 weeks ago yersterday. Very sore. The following day I was traversing a steep and fell and lanede on my ass and had the most exruciating pain for about 2-3 seconds and then nothing, weirdest sensation. A couple of hours later the pain was back, couldn't sit/sleep comfortably LOL, few panadol/neurofen to get trhought he trip but it was hard. These last 2 days feel like it's improving and the color is turning yellow so on the mend.
Yeah I brought my son up for the long weekend (Yesterday was a PD day), but he wasn’t feeling well and even fevered up last night. It wasn’t very busy yesterday so I got a bunch of runs in on my own. I slipped out for a couple hours this morning, but going to take him home. Hopefully I’ll be back (and healthy)… weather report looks good!Big white?
I had mine out this morning and yeah, you do need to have more of a balanced stance. Too far back and the tail sinks and it doesn’t want to plane. But man, when you get it planing in fresh pow it feels so good! The nose doesn’t curve up much, so the tip can go under at times and it sort of naturally porpoises a bit. I’m learning to trust that it‘ll pop back up without shifting my weight back and slashing. Oddly my front leg is SO tired.I rode the K2 special effects 148 today at showdown with some leftover deeper pow from a few days ago and it is just a really nice ride. I read somewhere where that you could press on your front foot to keep the nose to come up and it would stay plane on top of the snow because of the 3d spoon on the nose.. It works but it felt weird to do cuz i've never done it before. i have to practice more later.