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Orbit has the opposite of a dick nose, haha. It’s not what I’d choose if I could pick any aesthetic, but I like it fine. But, I guess it depends on the type of wiener we’re talking about 🤔

Bigger board in a small overall length, while the aforementioned dupraz/etc are “smaller” boards with a bigger overall length. Nitro canon is a good example too - the total length is kind of an illusion


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It’s an illusion I totally buy into, however impractical it may be perceived. 

Orbit is a bris gone awry.


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The “illusion” isn’t that the tips do nothing, just that total length is commonly misperceived in general (not referring to anyone here)

orbit is cut pretty hard for sure, but I love the board itself, so much that I might sell the squash soon 🤭


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Posted by: @bopuc2

Funny, here I was thinking the Orbit is the most cartoonishly dick-shaped board I have ever seen…

/me ducks

Loll you're not alone. Especially the way the tail is shaped, makes it look nutsack-like haha 😅.


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Hahah yes, this is true.


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And having also owned/ ridden a fair bit of the Korua line, can def say they have some differences in feel on snow, despite many specs similarities.

Main example that comes to mind is the 59 Pencil and 56 Café (current one) have very similar specs, if not the exact same (minus the overall length & cm diff in EE). But do not feel like the same board on snow (east conditions, at least). A lot of it likely due to the length diff, as the 59 Pencil def feels much more damp than the 56 Café (and mainly why I prefer it over the latter). Even popping off the tail/on jumps, I feel much more stable on the Pencil than the Café, despite having a complete tail vs the moon tail. But yeah, that's from my exp at least. 


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Posted by: @awd1105

It’s an illusion I totally buy into, however impractical it may be perceived. 

Yea honestly that's why I ask, I don't underestimate the nose and tail, I have an Dupraz 6' (not the ++) and that huge nose is a joy in pow but chatters so much in anything other, its kind of a pain and I never ride it

Edit: I also seem to prefer when its called a transition finder than a pencil

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Yea honestly that's why I ask, I don't underestimate the nose and tail, I have an Dupraz 6' (not the ++) and that huge nose is a joy in pow but chatters so much in anything other, its kind of a pain and I never ride it

Interesting, I also own a 6'+ and have never noticed any nose chatter. The far end of the pointy nose definitely flaps around at times because it's SO long a lever, but everything along the running edge is built pretty solid. I've never noticed those vibrations resonating back into the bindings. I love running that thing on groomers at speed, definitely my favorite board in the quiver to turn when I'm north of 40 mph and the only board in my quiver I'm comfortable laying up on edge when I'm north of 50.

Biggest limitation I've found with it-- also related to the long pointy non-effective edge nose --is that it's a load to handle in tight spaces. I had a few hairy instances with it in tighter couloirs and cliff zones at Snowbird, and I definitely wouldn't want to run it through a tight aspen tree zone. Very little margin for error.


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Posted by: @gd

And having also owned/ ridden a fair bit of the Korua line, can def say they have some differences in feel on snow, despite many specs similarities.

Main example that comes to mind is the 59 Pencil and 56 Café (current one) have very similar specs, if not the exact same (minus the overall length & cm diff in EE). But do not feel like the same board on snow (east conditions, at least). A lot of it likely due to the length diff, as the 59 Pencil def feels much more damp than the 56 Café (and mainly why I prefer it over the latter). Even popping off the tail/on jumps, I feel much more stable on the Pencil than the Café, despite having a complete tail vs the moon tail. But yeah, that's from my exp at least. 

I have the same exact experience comparing the Pencil 59 to Cafe 56.

 

And while we're on the subject, I'm pretty sure that my dick is no "illusion".  But I've been reliably informed that it is in fact cartoonishly shaped.  I'm okay with that.   


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Interesting, I also own a 6'+ and have never noticed any nose chatter. The far end of the pointy nose definitely flaps around at times because it's SO long a lever, but everything along the running edge is built pretty solid. I've never noticed those vibrations resonating back into the bindings. I love running that thing on groomers at speed, definitely my favorite board in the quiver to turn when I'm north of 40 mph and the only board in my quiver I'm comfortable laying up on edge when I'm north of 50.

Biggest limitation I've found with it-- also related to the long pointy non-effective edge nose --is that it's a load to handle in tight spaces. I had a few hairy instances with it in tighter couloirs and cliff zones at Snowbird, and I definitely wouldn't want to run it through a tight aspen tree zone. Very little margin for error.

Actually some of your comments (re: turning and groomers) on here in the past have had me thinking I maybe should possibly try it again (but it's currently out of reach in Canada anyways 🤷)

Also its a little hard to remember my exact feelings – I got it while I was living in the alps, riding the alpine terrain those boards are built for, then moved to whistler and they are definitely not the best for navigating the tightest trees you can find to find little stashes


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Posted by: @gd
Posted by: @bopuc2

Funny, here I was thinking the Orbit is the most cartoonishly dick-shaped board I have ever seen…

/me ducks

Loll you're not alone. Especially the way the tail is shaped, makes it look nutsack-like haha 😅.

Need a vinyl wrap like that for my Orbit. Would be hilarious 🙂


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Interesting, I also own a 6'+ and have never noticed any nose chatter. The far end of the pointy nose definitely flaps around at times because it's SO long a lever, but everything along the running edge is built pretty solid. I've never noticed those vibrations resonating back into the bindings. I love running that thing on groomers at speed, definitely my favorite board in the quiver to turn when I'm north of 40 mph and the only board in my quiver I'm comfortable laying up on edge when I'm north of 50.

Biggest limitation I've found with it-- also related to the long pointy non-effective edge nose --is that it's a load to handle in tight spaces. I had a few hairy instances with it in tighter couloirs and cliff zones at Snowbird, and I definitely wouldn't want to run it through a tight aspen tree zone. Very little margin for error.

Actually some of your comments (re: turning and groomers) on here in the past have had me thinking I maybe should possibly try it again (but it's currently out of reach in Canada anyways 🤷)

Also its a little hard to remember my exact feelings – I got it while I was living in the alps, riding the alpine terrain those boards are built for, then moved to whistler and they are definitely not the best for navigating the tightest trees you can find to find little stashes

Yea, the 6'+ would be a DREAM board in Alaska or the Alps, or anywhere else with a lot of steep vert above treeline-- maybe off the Summit at Bachelor. In the Sierras I need to be conscientious about where and what I plan on ride on a given day before I bust it out. I've had some absolute dream days on mine in Tahoe on open faces. This past January on the 6'+ I nailed a 25-30 ft cliff at Homewood on an all-time pow day and rode away hooting and hollering. At Mammoth I would have unreal fun on it. But if I'm going to be in tight trees, large crowds, or narrower groomers below treeline, I'm grabbing something else. That horse definitely wants room to run.


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Posted by: @redgerardsmissingjacket

 

Also its a little hard to remember my exact feelings – I got it while I was living in the alps, riding the alpine terrain those boards are built for, then moved to whistler and they are definitely not the best for navigating the tightest trees you can find to find little stashes

Is it realistic to expect a 178cm board to be great for the tightest trees? Lots of Whistler guys ride the 5'5 (165cm but handles like a 56)


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Is it realistic to expect a 178cm board to be great for the tightest trees? Lots of Whistler guys ride the 5'5 (165cm but handles like a 56)

No definitely not haha

Yea I met a handful of guys living in creekside on this ☝️ program, they raved about them, I never got chance to try, but I'm sure those 6" make a pretty big difference


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Yeah, makes a huge difference. Next winter I want to force myself to just ride the 6' all the time to really get to know it.


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