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Elektropow
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29/10/2018 12:31 pm  
Posted by: awd1105

I'm inclined to agree. While I mostly ride the GenX EST, I tend to swap out the Springbeds for the standard AutoCant beds and now the difference in response is mostly negligible compared to the regular Genesis. I've been toying with the idea of Malavita highbacks on GenX baseplates... haven't tried it yet because I don't see what difference it'd make. Might actually give it a shot this year, anyway. 

I kinda wondered why a lot of riders lean towards the Malavita over the Genesis. I presume that, if it isn't a matter of cost, then it's probably a judgment on aesthetics, skepticism towards the highback design, or the fact that more of Burton's "marketable" team riders use them. As far as function goes, I can't think of anything the Malavita can do that the Genesis can't.  

I frankened my est diodes with a winged malavita highback, since I didn't like the latest diode highback (14-15 was ok when it was softer). Really liked it on an FA, but the springbed coupled with est was annoying in pow as the edges kept lifting with piled up snow.. Fun feeling on groomers and got all the support i could want from the highback.

I'm actually considering a channel board for purely groomer chatging just so I could use the currenlty dusting set if frankens.. Custom X? Endeavour doesn't seem to have a board solely for that purpose.


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29/10/2018 12:59 pm  
Posted by: Elektropow
 
 but the springbed coupled with est was annoying in pow as the edges kept lifting with piled up snow.

Speak out my mind. My only gripe on Est is that there are just too much room underneath to get snow stuck in, springbed makes the situation worse. 

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29/10/2018 1:07 pm  

I had a couple annoying issues with EST, like snow buildup under the beds and prefer the feel and response of Reflex base.  As for the Vita vs Genesis debate for me its all the highback.  The genesis always felt like it was forcing me in to more forward lean than I wanted and was always too much "right there."  The Vita highback is still responsive but the heel hammock was the first real noticeable tech I loved in a binding because I could run no forward lean and still have responsiveness through my heel not my calf.  The Genesis highback is slightly more responsive for me but it felt in the way in terms of always doing something when I moved my foot in my soft untied boots.  For me that's a big negative as I tend to move my rear ankle and knee quite a lot and shift my weight around before, during and after a turn or in the air.  I don't want the board to twitch and move/change direction or go on/off edge based on this.  But that's very personal to my riding style.

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29/10/2018 1:43 pm  

Ya, I always wondered that also, but inclined to agree that maybe it is the pricepoint? Plus like @awd1105 mentioned, the greater exposure of the Vitas on majority of their team (think I've only seen Brock Crouch in the Genies) plays a role also?

Personally prefer the Genies more cos find it more responsive overall, and find the Vitas a touch too soft esp the baseplate.

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29/10/2018 6:09 pm  
Posted by: GD

Personally prefer the Genies more cos find it more responsive overall, and find the Vitas a touch too soft esp the baseplate.

i guess it's all a placebo affect between binders then. of the genies, vitas, and cartels, the genies have the least amount of glass in the basis @ 18% top/30% bottom. vitas are 30%/30%, and cartels are 30%/45%. they don't, however, list anything about the highbacks except for the genies with 18% glass.

i find the vita base a little on the softer side (i think) compared to the cartels, but i probably need to suck it up and try genies, vitas, and cartels all on the same board in the same day. first i need to figure out which board would be the best baseline. so much work... 😩 

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31/10/2018 5:26 am  

Anyone have any information on the weatherproofing of the 2016 Barracuda jacket?

 

I remember it having some sort of "waxy" feel to the fabric at the beginning. After two years, this layer has vanished and the rain leaves stains on the fabric, not beading any longer. 

 

Any idea, how to get this reestablished? 

 

 


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31/10/2018 7:14 am  

Toko has a spray. There's also one sold in the Patagonia store. Those two are good. Nikwax is a step down as you have to wash the jacket and the inside gets coated too.


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31/10/2018 10:36 am  

Just spraying to the jacket while it's dry will do the magic? My 10k Frontier jacket is really trash at waterproofing right now, in need of some new treatment.


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31/10/2018 11:38 am  
Posted by: Mischa

Anyone have any information on the weatherproofing of the 2016 Barracuda jacket?

 

I remember it having some sort of "waxy" feel to the fabric at the beginning. After two years, this layer has vanished and the rain leaves stains on the fabric, not beading any longer. 

 

Any idea, how to get this reestablished? 

 

This applies to Goretex, but I bet it applies to any waterproof:

 

1. Wash with any detergent (preferrably Nikwax tech wash), but the idea is to remove body oils, dirt, grease, etc from the garment with a non-aggressive detergent.

2. With the clothes still damp, use Nikwash TX.direct spray to cover the whole garment.

3. Put in drier at low-medium heat.

 

Good to go. Repeat after about ~15 riding days, depending on how dirty you get. I wash all my goretex stuff like 2x a season. More if I get dirtier than usual.

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31/10/2018 12:34 pm  

Thanks for the replies. 

 

I do know how to treat the Gore-Tex stuff, just thought that the Barracuda jacket had some kind of wax layer on top.. 

It's not mentioned anywhere on the Burton homepage, though... 


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31/10/2018 12:43 pm  
Posted by: Mischa

Thanks for the replies. 

 

I do know how to treat the Gore-Tex stuff, just thought that the Barracuda jacket had some kind of wax layer on top.. 

It's not mentioned anywhere on the Burton homepage, though... 

It's all the same thing: a DWR.

 

 


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31/10/2018 1:32 pm  

I've tried the TX direct stuff from Nikwax and the GearAid ReviveX stuff from McNett. I find the McNett stuff to be a little better.


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04/11/2018 6:22 am  

are there any news on the burton holiday releases?


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04/11/2018 8:33 am  
Posted by: Lalune

Just spraying to the jacket while it's dry will do the magic? My 10k Frontier jacket is really trash at waterproofing right now, in need of some new treatment.

It will. But as F!EA explained, better to 1. wash the garment first (and applying the spray-on DWR when the garment is still damp) and 2. put it in the dryer after applying the DWR


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04/11/2018 10:22 am  

some companies have a "waxed" colorway which means the fabric has a kind of waxy feel to it, but i doubt its truly waxed like a Fjallraven type garment. don't worry about it and just spray on a dwr as described already.


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