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05/11/2019 11:16 am  

blooooooood cheetah. if there's a 55..

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05/11/2019 1:21 pm  

^^^^ The blood Cheetahs were a collab with a Japan Heli operation.  I think 4 remained in the US.


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05/11/2019 5:17 pm  
Posted by: @snowman

^^^^ The blood Cheetahs were a collab with a Japan Heli operation.  I think 4 remained in the US.

Do you know how many would be produced in total? Is there size 159?

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08/11/2019 12:02 pm  

Just brought this out of storage.

1997 Supermodel 163.

IMG 5466

A few light scratches on the topsheet (skiuuurz), a few scrapes on the base, could use a grind and wax, but otherwise in amazing shape. 6mm camber, still flexes and pops real nice.

Measurements: 

Length mm  1620
Effective edge mm  1270
Running length mm  1220
Nose length mm  
Tail length mm  
Nose width mm  290
Waist width mm  242
Tail width mm  288
Taper mm  
Taper (auto) mm  2
Sidecut radius mm  8030
Sidecut depth mm  23.2
Float (Surface area) cm2  
Camber mm  6

 

I think it's coming to Japan with me. I feel like it needs to be ridden. 

 

Anyone know the history and lineage of this board? I know it came after the Asym Airs (they're what I rode before), but what did it turn into? What line inherited it's DNA?

Also, I heard Peter Bauer—founder of Amplid—was involved in the design? 

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08/11/2019 1:16 pm  

Craig was also involved and was riding them back in the day. Freeride notoriously narrow boards. Awesome find.


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08/11/2019 3:36 pm  

I believe the supermodel was developed with/by Craig. As said above, that was what he was riding in the later years. I don’t think it really turned into anything else, it was just part of the 10/20/30mm taper group with the supermodel, Malolo, and fish.

But, in a way, like the landlord is sort of a modern Malolo, you could potentially say the flight attendant is a bit of a modern supermodel - a slightly tapered directional all terrain board, but obviously the FA is a more freestyle oriented design.

I just joined a “big boy boards” group on Facebook, and there is a big supermodel for sale there (180 I think). I think it would still be an extremely good design today, for carving and general freeriding. Have been tempted to pick one of the longer sizes up.


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08/11/2019 10:23 pm  

@spenser @89c51

Thanks guys.

Love the SM->FA hypothesis based on taper profile. Sidecut radius, stiffness and camber profile would be other "key traits" to check (though the SM is pure camber, contact point to contact point).

BTW, this wasn't a "find." I bought this back when it was new, direct from the Burton Factory store in Burlington, in 1997. That makes me *mumble* years old… It was in the waning years of my first 10 year snowboard obsession, so it saw very little use. I fetched it from mom's basement maybe 5 years back, took it to Owl's Head, Qc where I had a quick wax/sharpening job done, followed by one more day at St-Sauveur/Avila. The board is, considering its age and travels, pristine!


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09/11/2019 5:49 am  

I had a Supermodel in the mid 90's and to this day it remains one of my all time fav all mtn board. Responsive, fast, super nimble. Loved it.


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09/11/2019 6:41 am  
Posted by: @jffullum

I had a Supermodel in the mid 90's and to this day it remains one of my all time fav all mtn board. Responsive, fast, super nimble. Loved it.

Still have my 2008 Super Model X (160).  Mounted with Co2 bindings, gets at least a few days a year.  Great board.


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09/11/2019 8:14 am  
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@spenser @89c51

Thanks guys.

Love the SM->FA hypothesis based on taper profile. Sidecut radius, stiffness and camber profile would be other "key traits" to check (though the SM is pure camber, contact point to contact point).

BTW, this wasn't a "find." I bought this back when it was new, direct from the Burton Factory store in Burlington, in 1997. That makes me *mumble* years old… It was in the waning years of my first 10 year snowboard obsession, so it saw very little use. I fetched it from mom's basement maybe 5 years back, took it to Owl's Head, Qc where I had a quick wax/sharpening job done, followed by one more day at St-Sauveur/Avila. The board is, considering its age and travels, pristine!

Still interested of buying it 🙂

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11/11/2019 6:24 pm  

Nice little vid on JG ... and Hometown Hero promo loll

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11/11/2019 8:59 pm  

All those tight Burton sidecuts sure make a lot of sense after you watch that video.


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12/11/2019 12:45 am  
Posted by: @spenser

All those tight Burton sidecuts sure make a lot of sense after you watch that video.

Because of the terrain/trees in Vermont???


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12/11/2019 4:01 am  

Johan Olofsson on the Supermodel.

 


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12/11/2019 4:05 am  
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All those tight Burton sidecuts sure make a lot of sense after you watch that video.

Because of the terrain/trees in Vermont???

Yes, I was joking. It was especially flat in the video/riding slower with kids..

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