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14/02/2019 4:53 pm  
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I'm leaning towards the warpig or a few other things. As much as the Orca seems like something I'd like to ride... I'm not going to go full beanie baby.

I don't know man the 2021 Princess Di edition purple Orca exclusively sold via spam Hanah emails may be worth A LOT of money someday

https://www.ebay.com/i/151086754646?chn=ps

 

Ah. Shit. A purple dorca!

You got one of them hannah buttnanna emails to sell me?

ya, dorca!

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18/02/2019 3:14 pm  

i rode xc2 for the first time today with my 2016 gnu beast. it was....weird. something was off. i need to spend some time fiddling with my bindings so maybe it was my stance, or my angles (i bumped both a little more positive than usual). idk. it just didn't feel right. it sounds insane to say because i can't ride switch, but it felt like i was riding backwards. or like i didn't have my dominant foot forward. idk, i was getting VERY locked in and stable on plenty of turns so im not sure off the bat i would say this camber profile held me back in any way. i'll likely bring it to SLC this weekend for the bird and brighton to try it out some more. will definitely set my bindings up how i had previously been riding them on my c3 beast and see whats up

5'9" | 185 lbs | US9 boots (K2 TT) | Now - Drive & YES. | Gnu Beast 158 | YES. 420 148 | Arbor Clovis 157 | Camber, S-Rocker, Flat to Rocker | 150cm-160cm | Some Taper | Neat shapes are neat


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08/03/2019 7:12 pm  

I have much love for Mervin… they have a large footprint in AK shred history… I really like their boards… I get the weird humor that many people don’t… but my favorite thing right now is that the orca hype has turned into a joke. Earlier in the season, everybody was frothing to get one… and now, the main thing I see is the hype being made fun of, and people talking about how they didn’t find it to be anything special.

In particular, it’s a post on a snowboard trader about the orca on eBay, which currently has 3 days left to bid and is already up to $1,375

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lib-Tech-Travis-Rice-Orca-153-Snowboard-Brand-new/113673945844


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08/03/2019 8:30 pm  

I'm guna bid that shit up to $2k

5'9" | 185 lbs | US9 boots (K2 TT) | Now - Drive & YES. | Gnu Beast 158 | YES. 420 148 | Arbor Clovis 157 | Camber, S-Rocker, Flat to Rocker | 150cm-160cm | Some Taper | Neat shapes are neat


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09/03/2019 11:07 pm  

I spent yesterday on the 53 Orca. It's actually pretty good - holds a carve in steep terrain and is good fun in the park. I made a point of not looking down at it and it felt like a 158-160. It did not let me down. I think it would be a good daily driver.


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09/03/2019 11:59 pm  

I don’t think anyone doubted it was a decent board, or a fun board, but the hype train on this one was off the charts. It ain’t no unicorn or holy grail 😜

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10/03/2019 7:05 pm  

Just pretend they are handcrafted in Japan using sacred geometry and the price suddenly seems reasonable. 

I don't use eBay but if I did I'd definitely sell mine for those prices. I bet it would carve great saddled up with some hype-beast's step-ons.


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10/03/2019 7:14 pm  

I’m still waiting to see one with flow bindings... the ultimate Jerry setup for someone who has been riding for a couple years at big resorts Colorado and talks a big game.


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10/03/2019 8:25 pm  

It's unlikely at this point but if I somehow decide to pick one up I'll 1000% be wrapping the top.

 

possibly the bottom too.

 

and getting a ruroc.

donuts


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10/03/2019 9:13 pm  

as a person who lives in an area where demoes basically never happen, whats so great about these boards? what would entice me to get one? i hear two vastly different opinions. is the rocker centered profile design floppy feeling? or stable and enticing?

as a predominantly park rider (no mountains so thats all i got) are they more at home in deep snow? gonna make the pilgrimage to the west next year maybe.


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15/03/2019 12:22 am  

People tend to not like rocker in the middle because it can create a swively, loose feeling that can feel sketchy. I feel like C2-style profiles help that problem to varying degrees, and increase stability/pop/grip/etc... the camber starting at each foot, extending to the tips, allows you to apply pressure through the whole edge, despite having an overall reverse camber profile. I really liked C2 at the time, before I finally went back to regular camber where I belong. C2 and C2X are the ideal profiles for that purpose, while BTX and the mellower ones may feel too loose to many riders. There is also C3, if you typically like regular camber.

I don't have any experience with their park-oriented boards, other than the first banana, so your results may vary. In general, I like Mervin boards for a few reasons... they tend to feel slightly more damp to me; a bit more of a "meaty" feel.  They also tend to like to go downhill a bit more, rather than always wanting to hook turns.  I feel comfortable on most of them. I enjoy that their flexes are stout, rather than just springy all the time. They're certainly not the only boards with those characteristics, but I have tended to enjoy the directional selection they put out, and there are some "personal" connections to the brand, so I dig 'em.

Like most companies, they have just about any kind of board you could want.  Is there something in particular you were interested in?


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15/03/2019 12:23 am  

Buddy Max today in some good ol' northwest pow on the Mullair


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17/03/2019 8:35 pm  
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People tend to not like rocker in the middle because it can create a swively, loose feeling that can feel sketchy. I feel like C2-style profiles help that problem to varying degrees, and increase stability/pop/grip/etc... the camber starting at each foot, extending to the tips, allows you to apply pressure through the whole edge, despite having an overall reverse camber profile. I really liked C2 at the time, before I finally went back to regular camber where I belong. C2 and C2X are the ideal profiles for that purpose, while BTX and the mellower ones may feel too loose to many riders. There is also C3, if you typically like regular camber.

I don't have any experience with their park-oriented boards, other than the first banana, so your results may vary. In general, I like Mervin boards for a few reasons... they tend to feel slightly more damp to me; a bit more of a "meaty" feel.  They also tend to like to go downhill a bit more, rather than always wanting to hook turns.  I feel comfortable on most of them. I enjoy that their flexes are stout, rather than just springy all the time. They're certainly not the only boards with those characteristics, but I have tended to enjoy the directional selection they put out, and there are some "personal" connections to the brand, so I dig 'em.

Like most companies, they have just about any kind of board you could want.  Is there something in particular you were interested in?

Huge fan, rode a BTX riders choice and was pretty happy with the C2 then the C2 pickled version of the RC.  Once I rode the OG Hot Knife I really settled in that C3 is the bend I like best.  Still ride the HK and have had 2 Swiss Knifes.  I was lucky enough to score a Box Knife in a waffle, such a fun board.  Very playful, easy to butter but still rips a nice carve.  I guess I'm a Knife guy

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04/04/2019 4:25 am  

Any of you guys over 6 feet tall riding the short fat? 

I really want to try one of the volumes shifted boards but I’m concerned about the length at 147. 

In my mind I can see the board squirting out when landing anything. I have always ridden wide boards, the wider the better. The specs for this year looks great but the length is messing with my mind.

Looking at picking up this years since next year they are making it a little bit narrower. 


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