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06/04/2019 8:10 pm  

Hover is probably your stiffest board. If you’re cool with that, there’s no reason the tracer will throw you off in that regard.

they make the concept sound really stiff and I was surprised at how... not super stiff it was

one of the major differences between it and your hover is the sidecut designs are pretty far off. The hover likes to go FAST and really be tipped on edge in order to come to life, as it has a pretty mild sidecut. The tracer’s tighter radius will like a tighter arc, and won’t require the same input to get it to do its thing.

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06/04/2019 8:58 pm  

Yeah, stiffness seems to really be brand specific.  I’m good with the tighter sidecut. In no rush to get down the mountain and don’t ride much wide open terrain. I like to pick curvy lines and try to keep the board on edge as much as possible. So leaning towards the 157.


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06/04/2019 9:06 pm  

The width is the issue, especially on a board with carving in mind...


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06/04/2019 9:21 pm  

The board is half price so maybe one of each then 🙂

 


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12/04/2019 9:32 am  

Alright, i see Slash is leaving Nidecker family

if you remember years back when some German aeronautical engineers came up with the material that would later become the react flex on the ATV. i see in the 19/20 slash catalog react flex is not listed (i think i heard they moved to c3) Does Nidecker own or lease the patent rights to that material and is it on any other Nidecker made boards? because i wonder if i'm going tohave to buy a 159w atv this summer just to try this material out, since this looks like the last year it is in production that i see


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12/04/2019 2:27 pm  
Posted by: NatasKaput

Alright, i see Slash is leaving Nidecker family

if you remember years back when some German aeronautical engineers came up with the material that would later become the react flex on the ATV. i see in the 19/20 slash catalog react flex is not listed (i think i heard they moved to c3) Does Nidecker own or lease the patent rights to that material and is it on any other Nidecker made boards? because i wonder if i'm going tohave to buy a 159w atv this summer just to try this material out, since this looks like the last year it is in production that i see

I had a paxson few years back and it gripped well for a flat board and claimed to have that shit so yeah, I think it works.


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12/04/2019 3:25 pm  
Posted by: NatasKaput

..Does Nidecker own or lease the patent rights to that material and is it on any other Nidecker made boards? because i wonder if i'm going tohave to buy a 159w atv this summer just to try this material out, since this looks like the last year it is in production that i see

The React Flex is what Nidecker markets as Swiss Core. You can read the description under Special Features in their catalogs.

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21/04/2019 8:24 pm  
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Posted by: NatasKaput

..Does Nidecker own or lease the patent rights to that material and is it on any other Nidecker made boards? because i wonder if i'm going tohave to buy a 159w atv this summer just to try this material out, since this looks like the last year it is in production that i see

The React Flex is what Nidecker markets as Swiss Core. You can read the description under Special Features in their catalogs.

well, i see that in the 17/18 catalog, but not in the 19/18


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21/04/2019 10:02 pm  

im so glad i found you nerds =) 

i used to have a backlog of all the snowmobile catalogs wehn i was a kid, i knew all the stats by heart xD


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24/04/2019 5:16 pm  
Posted by: Elektropow
Posted by: NatasKaput

Alright, i see Slash is leaving Nidecker family

if you remember years back when some German aeronautical engineers came up with the material that would later become the react flex on the ATV. i see in the 19/20 slash catalog react flex is not listed (i think i heard they moved to c3) Does Nidecker own or lease the patent rights to that material and is it on any other Nidecker made boards? because i wonder if i'm going tohave to buy a 159w atv this summer just to try this material out, since this looks like the last year it is in production that i see

I had a paxson few years back and it gripped well for a flat board and claimed to have that shit so yeah, I think it works.

yeah it did, fuck, i guess i'm going to have to buy an ATV, this is something that has peaked my board nerdism


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24/04/2019 6:18 pm  

I had the first year ATV 158. It was slightly stiffer than the boards I was typically riding at the time, but it was exactly in line with pretty much everything I rode years prior, before rocker blew up, when everything was still relatively stiff. It reminded me of those older boards immediately. I had to catch my breath after the first run because I was absolutely flying. It’s hard to say if you can really feel the individual technology where the edges slightly turn down as you carve, but it sure gripped and ripped like a motherfucker.

One of the few boards I have ridden where I thought, “nope, they didn’t change a damn thing from what the pro actually rides”


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25/04/2019 11:51 am  

Yeah, ATV eats it all up. I actually find it hard to believe Gigi rips that thing in the same size I have, along with stiffer bindings. that combo was a LOT of board to handle, dude must be going mach 10 everywhere.

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ATV 158/HPS 158/Café Racer 156/Helix 156w
directional-twin/camber/tight sidecuts
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25/04/2019 12:18 pm  

or maybe me being on the 158 when I should be on the 161 is putting that React flex into overdrive full-time.

6’/275 lbs./US 10.5
Vans Hi Standard Pro/Union Strata/Contact Pro
ATV 158/HPS 158/Café Racer 156/Helix 156w
directional-twin/camber/tight sidecuts
𝔢𝔞𝔱 𝔭𝔦𝔷𝔷𝔞.


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25/04/2019 1:01 pm  
Posted by: coleslawed

Yeah, ATV eats it all up. I actually find it hard to believe Gigi rips that thing in the same size I have, along with stiffer bindings. that combo was a LOT of board to handle, dude must be going mach 10 everywhere.

I messaged him on Instagram, he said he rides the 156 a lot too. I need to try this board, it sounds perfect. 


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25/04/2019 1:51 pm  

I can see how it could feel like a lot - it’s definitely on the more aggressive side. That said, I thought the 58 was perfect for me, and I was only slightly larger than Gigi at the time. Just go fast!

A directional tapered version with the same profile/design otherwise would be killer 


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