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08/04/2019 7:07 pm  

I can’t remember if it was you, as I’ve had the discussion a few times recently, so I’ll ask again 😜 what are your stats?

If anything, they are just real stout and stabile for the advertised length, and don’t ride small. Squash 59 feels right in line with the 60/61s I’ve been liking lately. I don’t think it feels like more board than it is, though, unless you’re coming from something “weak” that’ll make the Squash feel really stiff.

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09/04/2019 3:09 am  

Ya was me in Jones thread...so 159 would be ideal but want the ww.  Thx


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09/04/2019 7:22 am  
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Haha, he had that little nose butter going for a second, but looks like he gave up on purpose after a rad run. Hopefully most of us have experienced that joyous feeling 😊

OG Squash!

Should get my fusion on Wednesday

not enough 🙁  i keep hearing everybody talk about how epic a year it was in colorado but i didn't get to experience it at all. of course it happens the season i have a kid. so i knew going in i'd miss out...but was hoping it'd be a shit year. many many years ahead of me (knock on wood) to keep riding. 

i have a dream of spending a winter before i'm 40 living IN the mountains. talking no more than a 20 min drive to a resort and riding as much as i possibly can. still have no idea how i'll make this happen...but a boy can dream

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09/04/2019 8:12 am  
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Posted by: Spenser

Haha, he had that little nose butter going for a second, but looks like he gave up on purpose after a rad run. Hopefully most of us have experienced that joyous feeling 😊

OG Squash!

Should get my fusion on Wednesday

not enough 🙁  i keep hearing everybody talk about how epic a year it was in colorado but i didn't get to experience it at all. of course it happens the season i have a kid. so i knew going in i'd miss out...but was hoping it'd be a shit year. many many years ahead of me (knock on wood) to keep riding. 

i have a dream of spending a winter before i'm 40 living IN the mountains. talking no more than a 20 min drive to a resort and riding as much as i possibly can. still have no idea how i'll make this happen...but a boy can dream

 A few things to consider or dismiss completely based upon my own learnings.

If living in the mtns doesn't fit your situation consider car camping and van dwelling as near and long term viable solutions. 

40 isn't all that old and if you take care of yourself you'll be ripping well past that. 

For your own sanity try not to continually compare the quantity and quality of your riding to others (here). It's hard enough even in the best circumstances. 

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09/04/2019 4:29 pm  

Agreed, and that goes for anything in life, and also goes both ways. People exaggerate what they are unhappy with by comparing to others, and they also minimize their own issues by comparing to others.

That said, that’s a reasonable goal to have, and attainable. Just takes making certain choices and navigating with what you’ve got.

There are more low-key, quality ski areas that are still close enough to where your “normal life” lives than you think. Maybe just don’t try to make it in a hotspot like Colorado, Utah, Tahoe...

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09/04/2019 10:53 pm  
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Well fuck I am feening for a new board and it looks like I may squash.  Can the squash ballers tell me if the 163 will feel like a lot of board? Need the 163 for the ww.

It feels like a 163 full camber freeride board with a progressive sidecut should, so if that fits your needs dive right in! As has been said in this thread, on edge it's not really that set back and it's not that tapered. They just took the tail kick after the rear contact point and slapped it on the nose to make it float incredibly well, and really not lose out in any discernable way except for landing switch in pow. Rides switch on groomers just fine, there's still enough of a kick to not get hung up on. Personally would love an extra 5mm or so of width everywhere. For your reference, under the rear inserts it's 26.8cm wide if you can make that work for you. 

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10/04/2019 3:22 am  

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10/04/2019 1:40 pm  

166 vintage Fusion just popped up on craigslist in Seattle. Looks pretty rad.

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10/04/2019 3:31 pm  

Speaking of fusion, mine just came in. Pardon me while I nerd out loud… 

First impression is that it does not look a little larger than its advertised size, like the squash perhaps does. Separately but related, not sure why they recommend sizing down on this board.

Lengthwise flex is a touch stiffer than the squash, which is exciting.

Topsheet is rad. The picture I posted earlier is pretty accurate… deep blood red with a matte finish.

Cam-out looks like regular, medium camber, but you can see the slight roll at the contact points. When you weight it, the nose contact lifts slightly up, while the tail barely moves 👍

To the actual tips of the board, the nose is right on 5” longer than the tail

To the contact points, the nose is only 1” longer, which roughly means 1/2” setback between the contacts, although it is advertised at 1”... but, real life hand measurements aren’t always going to land spot on with advertised specs. I think I am going to treat this like a traditional all mountain board, where I set it back just a little bit.

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10/04/2019 4:41 pm  

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10/04/2019 9:05 pm  

This was all very unexpected

Both squashes are at reference, fusion is set back about 1/2” per binding, making them pretty equal between the contact points.

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15/06/2019 2:07 am  

OG & new-G

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16/06/2019 8:28 am  

Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Fusion. I really want to try a progressive sidecut but the others in the Nitro line get much tighter in the tail (~7.1m). I think I would prefer a mellower one like this. 


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20/06/2019 1:55 pm  

I feel the same. For what it’s worth, with standard progressives that get tighter toward the tail, I definitely feel the larger radius most of all. My main gripe with typical tighter-radius boards is when you feel it up front at the entry through the nose.. I’d use the term “hooky,” always wanting you to turn, and often prone to skidding or “unlocking” at higher speed/wider turns, as compared to a larger radius.  Of course, the way a board rides is the sum of all its parts, but still...

 

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05/07/2019 4:24 pm  

With code “happy10” and 12% back from active junky  it was 272$ shipped 

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