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kimchi
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13/03/2018 3:50 pm  

Balsa snowboard cores seems so very, very stupid. It's all anecdotal but the number of breakages I've seen and heard of on Spring Breaks is pretty staggering (mostly Tree Hunters, but a handful of Slush Slashers). At 200+ lbs there's no way I'd chance it.

Edit: I stand corrected, Slush Slashers are not balsa.


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13/03/2018 4:18 pm  
Posted by: kimchi

Balsa snowboard cores seems so very, very stupid. It's all anecdotal but the number of breakages I've seen and heard of on Spring Breaks is pretty staggering (mostly Tree Hunters, but a handful of Slush Slashers). At 200+ lbs there's no way I'd chance it.

Slush slashers aren't balsa wood cores


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13/03/2018 4:20 pm  

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13/03/2018 4:30 pm  

I don't think they've ever tried to act like the boards are anything beyond what they truly are. They're meant to be powder specific boards ridden in powder . Not just because of shape but obviously because of the core as well. Has anyone ever commented on breaking one in powder? I can't think of one.. Correct me if I'm wrong. 

Keep in mind what these were born from... Absurdly shaped hand built plywood boards to ride in nothing but multiple feet deep pow. 


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13/03/2018 4:41 pm  
Posted by: kimchi

Balsa snowboard cores seems so very, very stupid. It's all anecdotal but the number of breakages I've seen and heard of on Spring Breaks is pretty staggering (mostly Tree Hunters, but a handful of Slush Slashers). At 200+ lbs there's no way I'd chance it.

Slushie has the same core as the Horrorscope. Asym Twin has the same core as the Ultrafear, neither are balsa. From what I've seen, short of a Mothership manufacturing defect, those tend to break from getting thrashed in the park.

Here's to Capita sticking to their original concept with the rest of the Spring Break line. Just like boards with reverse sidecuts, lacking metal edges, or pow surfers, they all have a place--apparently smooth, flowing powder runs only lol.


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13/03/2018 8:53 pm  

Spring Break - "snurfboards for frozen water ONLY" 


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14/03/2018 1:12 am  

What manufacturers seem to ignore is that a product with an intended purpose will be abused and used outside of its design spec. And sadly you have to take that into account when designing it or you will get unhappy customers.

 


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14/03/2018 1:51 am  

I don’t think they’re ignoring anything, just limiting liability.

 


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14/03/2018 6:09 am  
Posted by: 89c51

What manufacturers seem to ignore is that a product with an intended purpose will be abused and used outside of its design spec. And sadly you have to take that into account when designing it or you will get unhappy customers.

 

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14/03/2018 7:07 am  
Posted by: SNW_GHST
Posted by: 89c51

What manufacturers seem to ignore is that a product with an intended purpose will be abused and used outside of its design spec. And sadly you have to take that into account when designing it or you will get unhappy customers.

 

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ha. they get them for free. they don't care.

Posted by: Alexxx

I don’t think they’re ignoring anything, just limiting liability.

 

 i don't remember spring break stuff -or any pow board- coming with a big sticker on top stating its for pow only and that it will get destroyed on hardpack.


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14/03/2018 9:37 am  
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What manufacturers seem to ignore is that a product with an intended purpose will be abused and used outside of its design spec. And sadly you have to take that into account when designing it or you will get unhappy customers.

 

#yawgoons

ha. they get them for free. they don't care.

 

Yea I wouldn't put too much stock in that. I heard an interview with Peter Line (I think, one of the heavy Forum 8 hitters) where he admitted the boards produced during the O.G. Forum 8 days were garbage.


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14/03/2018 9:44 am  

Isn't there also some responsibility for the consumer to exercise due diligence and purchase something that will be appropriate for their intended use? I feel like it has been common knowledge just how delicate these boards are since the first year of their production. I know that I have seen many, many photos of broken spring break pow boards over the last few years and heard it often referred to that they tend to break right where the base graphics say "break".


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14/03/2018 3:32 pm  

as much as I'd love to have a mini tree hunter, even at 140# I'd never buy one unless I was going to baldface. I'm not super had on boards per se, but I know I'd break one of those even at my dinky local sled hill of a mountain.

that sucks about your luck @parkerrrrrr, but it was only a matter of time with all the spring breaks you've owned. especially with what happened to your poor korua. you might as well just mount that thing, go ride it, and break it proper on a good cliff drop. get a vid, insta post that shit and tag them in it. maybe they'll listen then...


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16/03/2018 3:41 am  
Posted by: matty

Isn't there also some responsibility for the consumer to exercise due diligence and purchase something that will be appropriate for their intended use?

Yes BUT people act like they don't know -and some don't know/understand-, knowing that a company will bend over if they make some noise on facesnap or instabook.


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16/03/2018 9:02 am  

I get what you guys are saying about “intended purposes” but there’s videos of Corey himself saying that the boards are to be “ridden anywhere” blah blah.  I don’t know, seeing that many broken ones..raises an eyebrow or two.   


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