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black bnr32
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11/04/2020 8:55 pm  

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Here's Spenser's from...2010?

2010 indoor fk 158 with 09 forces
2009, more likely 2010 fish 56 with 09 forces
2009 horrorcope 52 with 09 contacts


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12/04/2020 12:33 pm  
Posted by: @kimchi
Posted by: @spenser

@kimchi I know you recognized the specs when I posted about it, but it’s like you’re asking for a US orbit with a longer overall length 😜 everything else is virtually spot on. But I get it, I also want an overall longer length, as it does its thing in soft/fresh snow... and even just the visual/aesthetic.

Same example keeps coming to mind. Tranny finder 57 and pencil 64 may be the same board with different tips, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter which one you choose. Stealth may be it, other than the slightly wider waist.

I wish it didn't have that chopped square nose and that it had a liiiittle bit more taper, but yea, Orbit is damned close to what I'm looking for. If they made a 160, I'd probably just buy it. As it is, I'm eying it.

I just posted this in DMQ, and a buddy came up with an interesting option I hadn't heard of, a new 2021 board from K2 called the Instrument.

The wishlist again:

Posted by: @kimchi

I have a pretty specific daily driver board I'm looking for. Basically an aggressive freeride snow surfer made for a bigger Western (i.e. not Japanese) frame at ~210 lbs.

  • 162-164 overall length
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7-8 / 10 stiffness, powerful enough nose to plow through chunder.
  • ~124 cm effective edge
  • ~8.3 M sidecut
  • ~262 mm waist
  • 10-15 mm taper
  • Camber dominant (5+ mm) with bit of early rise in the nose.

The Instrument:

  • 163
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7 / 10
  • 124 EE
  • 8.2 M sidecut
  • 26.6 waist
  • 10 mm taper
  • Camber with rocker nose, although I'm not sure if +5 mm

That's... pretty right on. The reference stance is a tiny bit wide for me at 23", which is a bit of a bummer. I typically ride around 22" these days. I adjust my NOWs all the way heelside, so I can't get close to that without un-centering my boots or swapping to adjustable heelcup bindings. But I can learn to live with 21.5" or be 3/8th of an inch off reference setback lol.

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How about Rome Blur 164W?


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12/04/2020 12:38 pm  

@unsuspected I actually already own a Blur 162. If they made the 164W with a bit of taper and a set of pow inserts, that’d  be damned close to my dream board. 


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12/04/2020 1:07 pm  
Posted by: @blackbnr32

Check out all the twinnnnz

http://easyloungin.com/forum/topic.php?id=4 7"> https://web.archive.org/web/20150316163049/http://easyloungin.com/forum/topic.php?id=47

Here's Spenser's from...2010?

2010 indoor fk 158 with 09 forces
2009, more likely 2010 fish 56 with 09 forces
2009 horrorcope 52 with 09 contacts

Haha what a throwback.

would be 09 fish, can’t find the picture though

chappy sent me that indoor, and the horror was a warranty replacement from a stairmaster whose topsheet peeled completely off. Free ninety five!


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12/04/2020 1:53 pm  

Man I can’t remember what I had in 2010.  Maybe a Rider’s choice Banana or a Custom.


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12/04/2020 1:57 pm  
Posted by: @kimchi
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i'm a sucker for graphics and moon tails ...

Same, and do admit I fall into that group of "searching for the one". Some magical board with my wishful specs I'm hoping to one day find:

- T.Finder/Straight Chuter-like nose

- Pencil-like moontail

- flex = ~7.5-8 stiffness range (w/ some energy to its personality)

- 156-158cm length range

- ww = 25.6-25.9cm / sidecut = ~7.7m-8m / 5mm+ camber / good bit of EE & some taper

 

And ideally aim to be at a 3-deck rotation: 1 DD/1 Big Mtn deck for trips/1 banked slalom board. But of course easier said than done, especially in a place like this with you fellow gear nerds/aficionados 🤓.

Lol I'm glad I'm not the only one like this.

I have a pretty specific daily driver board I'm looking for. Basically an aggressive freeride snow surfer made for a bigger Western (i.e. not Japanese) frame at ~210 lbs.

  • 162-164 overall length
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7-8 / 10 stiffness, powerful enough nose to plow through chunder.
  • ~124 cm effective edge
  • ~8.3 M sidecut
  • ~262 mm waist
  • 10-15 mm taper
  • Camber dominant (5+ mm) with bit of early rise in the nose.

Haven't found this board yet. Some close calls, but nothing quite bang on. Korua Stealth 63 might be closest I can get without pulling the trigger on a custom build.

Amplid Surfari 161 or Endeavor Alpha 160W or 162. 

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12/04/2020 2:04 pm  
Posted by: @cortado
Posted by: @kimchi
Posted by: @gd
Posted by: @notmikebuckley

i'm a sucker for graphics and moon tails ...

Same, and do admit I fall into that group of "searching for the one". Some magical board with my wishful specs I'm hoping to one day find:

- T.Finder/Straight Chuter-like nose

- Pencil-like moontail

- flex = ~7.5-8 stiffness range (w/ some energy to its personality)

- 156-158cm length range

- ww = 25.6-25.9cm / sidecut = ~7.7m-8m / 5mm+ camber / good bit of EE & some taper

 

And ideally aim to be at a 3-deck rotation: 1 DD/1 Big Mtn deck for trips/1 banked slalom board. But of course easier said than done, especially in a place like this with you fellow gear nerds/aficionados 🤓.

Lol I'm glad I'm not the only one like this.

I have a pretty specific daily driver board I'm looking for. Basically an aggressive freeride snow surfer made for a bigger Western (i.e. not Japanese) frame at ~210 lbs.

  • 162-164 overall length
  • Directional shape and flex
  • 7-8 / 10 stiffness, powerful enough nose to plow through chunder.
  • ~124 cm effective edge
  • ~8.3 M sidecut
  • ~262 mm waist
  • 10-15 mm taper
  • Camber dominant (5+ mm) with bit of early rise in the nose.

Haven't found this board yet. Some close calls, but nothing quite bang on. Korua Stealth 63 might be closest I can get without pulling the trigger on a custom build.

Amplid Surfari 161 or Endeavor Alpha 160W or 162. 

Good call on the Surfari! Alpha I wouldn't get for anything resembling freeriding.


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12/04/2020 7:37 pm  

K2 Instrument is leading for me. Leaning towards grabbing one at the start of next season. Only real complaint is the wide reference stance, but I can make due.

Also in contention: Korua Stealth and the Stranda Shorty, which @zc1 put on my radar. The 164's sidecut little bigger than I was looking for at 8.6, but I'd prefer >8.5 over <8. https://www.strandasnowboards.com/product/shorty/

Dark horse candidates: United Shapes Stealth 57, Fullbag Blunt Diamond 161 or Diamond Blade 163, Rome Ravine Select 166 (2021). None are quite what I'm looking for, but they're in the ballpark and look like fun rides.


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12/04/2020 8:01 pm  

I have both those fullbags, and as much as they are some of my favorite boards, I don’t think they would fit the “feel” you want in this case.

Stranda is also a rad company and they make great boards too. The Shorty is probably the one I would most likely choose, and I also really want to try a cheater 170.


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13/04/2020 8:51 am  
Posted by: @kimchi

K2 Instrument is leading for me. Leaning towards grabbing one at the start of next season. Only real complaint is the wide reference stance, but I can make due.

Don't rule out the Super 8 if you can find a deal on one. First thing I thought of when I saw the Instrument was that it looked like a nice alternative to the Super 8. 

 


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13/04/2020 9:04 am  

I thought of the super8 as well, and it’s pretty spot on for the most part in the 63, but given most peoples feedback, I was thinking it may not be quite stiff enough for his request and maybe not quite as full camber? Also could be totally wrong and it may be a great choice


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13/04/2020 10:13 am  

there was a guy down in ventura doing customs that looked pretty good.  can't remember the name off hand and no idea on the cost.  


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13/04/2020 10:33 am  
Posted by: @jerklin
Posted by: @kimchi

K2 Instrument is leading for me. Leaning towards grabbing one at the start of next season. Only real complaint is the wide reference stance, but I can make due.

Don't rule out the Super 8 if you can find a deal on one. First thing I thought of when I saw the Instrument was that it looked like a nice alternative to the Super 8. 

Yea, Super 8 in a 163 is damn close to what I'm looking for from shape perspective. I've been eyeballing that one for like 3 years now but not had a chance to demo.

I actually had a line on a cheap one a few weeks back and nearly pulled trigger, but ultimately passed. Feedback I hear is likely too soft for what I'm looking for.

But yea, what I've been looking for is essentially a beefed up Super 8... which is hopefully the Instrument. If the Salomon Speedway was like 5 mm wider, it'd also be an interesting candidate.


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13/04/2020 10:53 am  
Posted by: @spenser

I thought of the super8 as well, and it’s pretty spot on for the most part in the 63, but given most peoples feedback, I was thinking it may not be quite stiff enough for his request and maybe not quite as full camber? Also could be totally wrong and it may be a great choice

I have a Super 8, a Korua Asytoni (basically a Stealth with a weird tail), and a Moss swallowtail. I think that the Super 8 might meet the "aggressive freeride" description for some folks - as long as you ride it in a big enough size. Sure, it's not a super-stiff board, but I would certainly classify mine as mid-stiff. I would choose it for bigger, technical terrain ahead of almost anything else that I have ridden. The camber under the back foot is pretty significant, and the flat under the front doesn't diminish edge hold. It's a plenty aggressive board when carving on groomers.

For me, the area in which the Super 8 doesn't meet his requirements is that I wouldn't classify it as equivalent to the "snow surfer"-type boards. It's just not directional enough. While my Super 8 has decent float, it's still nowhere near the level of float that my Moss or Korua have.

I actually wouldn't equate snow-surfer boards with aggressive freeride boards, personally. To me, they're doing different things. The snow surfer boards are all about float and flowing turns, while an aggressive freeride board is all about bomber edge hold and performance in varied, high-consequence conditions. I don't see that the Jones Flagship or Rossignol XV have very much (if any) quiver crossover with a Gentemstick Big Fish.

Still, almost any board can be ridden almost anywhere. It's all about preference.


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13/04/2020 10:58 am  
Posted by: @kimchi

essentially a beefed up Super 8... which is hopefully the Instrument.

I dunno, if you check the K2 catalog they call it a mid-flex board that "feels right the moment you strap in." To me that reads K2 is making a Super 8. Their aggressive directional board seems to be the Manifest (but no taper).


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