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matty
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03/09/2019 10:14 am  

The thing that kind of optimized the Super 8 for me was when I really started emphasizing riding it off my back foot. I moved my stance back towards the tail and sharpened the hell out of the edges - especially back towards the rear contact point. That camber under the rear foot is, for me, what really engages in the turn on that board. Focusing on that has helped me find more dynamic response from the board transitioning edge to edge, as I can more intentionally unweight that camber and get more of a spring off of the edge as I transition out of a turn at the end of the arc. To maximize that, I focus on really committing to standing on my edge, locking it in, and transitioning my weight onto my back foot as the board moves through its arc. I kind of try to do that on all my boards when I carve turns, but I feel like the Super 8 really rewards me for kind of exaggerating it. One of the things that I really like about the Super 8 is that I can also just ride it with less effort and kind of cruise without getting into trouble. Some of my other boards, like my Korua, aren't like that.

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03/09/2019 10:23 am  

Because late to the party is how I roll, my Super8 was night and day better with stiff Flux bindings versus the Salomons (Defenders I think) I'd picked up to go with it.


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10/09/2019 8:10 pm  

well, thanks to you all i just ended up with a 160 from last year. if it's as fun as claimed it will be the best value i've ever gotten on a board.  

 

i kinda like the graphic in a dad sweater sort of way.  and its generic enough that my wife can't tell that there's another board there.  


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11/12/2019 12:06 pm  

that last post was mine.  had the 160 super8 out twice now in marginal local hill conditions with the kids and it was exactly what i was looking for.  holds great, turns well, i'm not too worried about running over rocks.  highly recommended dad board. 

would consider one of the longer sizes as the kids improve and we move away from the more crowded runs.   

 

edit: by the way, thanks all for posting about it.  this one wouldn't have been on my radar otherwise.  

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12/01/2020 8:03 am  

saw a leftover from last year Speedway 165 at WorldBoards yesterday..marked down to $420
tempted
seems like its sort of a ramped up version of the Super8


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12/01/2020 7:07 pm  
Posted by: @rickbb

saw a leftover from last year Speedway 165 at WorldBoards yesterday..marked down to $420
tempted
seems like its sort of a ramped up version of the Super8

I feel like the Speedway & HPS are both upgraded Super8’s, Speedway in the speed (duh) and carving arena, HPS in the lightweight/pow ballpark. 

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13/01/2020 10:35 am  
Posted by: @coleslawed
Posted by: @rickbb

saw a leftover from last year Speedway 165 at WorldBoards yesterday..marked down to $420
tempted
seems like its sort of a ramped up version of the Super8

I feel like the Speedway & HPS are both upgraded Super8’s, Speedway in the speed (duh) and carving arena, HPS in the lightweight/pow ballpark. 

the speedway is too narrow so i wouldn't really consider it an upgrade but a different board alltogether. The HPS i can get behind though, kinda a blend between the super8 and sickstick


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13/01/2020 11:35 am  

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