First post: Feb 20, 2007
Total posts: 5469
Location: That snowboarding hotbed, Norfolk
Calm down Branny! Lets all be nice to one another!
I think I semi-agree with everyone - if I had the money I'm sure I would buy a new board each season and get into all the tech. I'd only ever bought camber boards till my current board which is "jib rocker" - flat between the bindings then rocker outwards from there. And I do like the profile on my new board. Would I say its better or worse than camber. I don't think I could say! All I do when I ride is have fun - I don't often analyse everything about a board, I'll just note serious issues (Like a Nidecker camrock board that felt super sketchy!)
And yes, I think a lot of it is marketing BS. I don't necessarily think the idea behind rocker, camrock, magnatraction is bad(I used to have a Scalextric Ford Sierra Cosworth with Magnetraction just when it came out and it helped me beat everyone I raced), in fact without doubt a lot of it can help in your riding. But, the problem is that there's only so many profiles you can have, so you get the board makers varying things by half a degree here and there, then the marketing guys have to come up with different names for each variation, and market the death out of them to make people think its different!
First post: Sep 10, 2006
Total posts: 11213
Location: Under a lil rock
camber and other tech make very little difference to the boards price, you can get a regular camber and a flat kick or gullwing camber board from the respective companies for the same price so your point of money is mute. Most of the tech has been round for enough years to trickle down into the budget board market.(and even the second hand market)
the point is you have not justification for the statement that it's all marketing BS.. because you have no knowledge about any of it from a first hand perspective... if you know so much about it, give us a breakdown of what the tech does and how it will or won't help??
no... you can't because you are a troll who straps on a board so rarely and have ridden so little that you are clueless.
As per my very original post in this thread, I have a few boards knocking around that are from 94-96 and they still ride fine and you can have a great time on them.
However if you have the money and desire to buy some new kit in the sales(investing in boots first ) then some of the modern tech will make your life easier (less edge catching in turns for example) then do your research and demo if you can..or borrow of some friends.
If you have no money for snowboarding, buy some computer bits slap it together and sprout crap on snowboarding forums...it's worked for sidget for years.. someones even taught him to put his bindings on the right way now.
Are you having some sort of mental breakdown?
I'm not overly keen on expensive tech, get over it, chill out a bit and go outside, not everyone's opinion is going to match your own.
Curb your ego, it makes you look ridiculous.
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Post subject: Re: RE: How much life can you get out of a board? Posted: May 03, 2012 - 05:03 PM
First post: Oct 11, 2004
Total posts: 11954
I've had a Ride DH for just under 2 seasons, but when I went to Capita it lasted 3 months e.g. 80ish days!!!!
This how my board was after 80 days.
If your board is well made it will last you, but if not it will end up like this.
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: How much life can you get out of a board? Posted: May 03, 2012 - 05:39 PM
First post: Dec 08, 2007
Total posts: 1476
Get that on ebay with the following phrase:
Base in ok condition, needs a wax and a service. Usual wear and tear. Would suit a beginner.
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