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@kimchi, think you should try getting on a Korua Pencil. It's my 3rd day on it, in 4 days and man is it a joy to rail on. Maybe just a touch less burly than the 57 Orbit (59 Pencil, at least). Amazing at speed and tail is about ~7.5 flex. Super nimble for its size, but def more than capable when turning it up a notch ... or two lol. Think you'd def enjoy this one, the more I hear your preferences, and riding board(s) that you've now owned or been on. You see more pow than I would, too. This def will excel there, also. 


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Posted by: @gd

@kimchi, think you should try getting on a Korua Pencil. It's my 3rd day on it, in 4 days and man is it a joy to rail on. Maybe just a touch less burly than the 57 Orbit (59 Pencil, at least). Amazing at speed and tail is about ~7.5 flex. Super nimble for its size, but def more than capable when turning it up a notch ... or two lol. Think you'd def enjoy this one, the more I hear your preferences, and riding board(s) that you've now owned or been on. You see more pow than I would, too. This def will excel there, also. 

Thanks for the rec. Looked at a Pencil in the past. Wish it had more edge, the EE to total length ratio reminds me a lot of the Cadet (120 cm EE to 164 length, Cadet is 119 cm EE to 162 length). Board performance is more complicated than that of course, but it def gives me pause.

Was more intrigued by the Stealth 163 (looks like the 163 Stealth and 164 Pencil might use the same mold with tweaks on the ends), but looks like they stopped making it.

Going to try to hunt down a Stealth. If they made a 160-ish Tranny Finder, that'd work as well.


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this season’s main rides

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and the twin set to @gd’s combo

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Kinda new here, but loving this forum. Here's what I ended up finishing with this season. Retired a flight attendant and a CFV earlier on. 

Public 154/old Customs/no hibacks

IPP Harrow 152/old Missions

Cream 158/Step-ons

Daily Driver 3D 159/Cartels

 

 

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that's gotta be the first lobster on this site


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My daughter's a huge marvel comic/anime fan. It's now hanging on her wall. Fwiw, it was a pretty fun ride ..


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@Triple6Sol

Have you got to ride the Surfer and if so how does it compares to the Asym Fish?

Do I need a Asym Fish? I want one...


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Current quiver:

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L to R:

Moss Swallow 162:
Pow deck, decent coverage snowsurf groomer board

United Shapes Orbit 157:
Directional hard charger

Korua Stealth 163:
Daily driver, the one single board I grab if I only have space for one board and don't know what conditions will be like

Weston Backwoods Split 163:
Splitboard

United Shapes Cadet 162:
Early/late season board, pow-capable freestyle deck, board I'll grab if I'm touring with the Drifts.

Dupraz D1 6'+ (178):
Big open pow day, charging open groomer day

Bottom:

Arbor Oso Cruiser Skateboard:
Because learning to skate at 35 can't possibly backfire

Drift Boards:
Yo-yo lap days because dealing with transitioning skins multiple times sucks so bad

Potential tweaks:

I'd love to consolidate the Orbit / Stealth into one board... I may work with a custom board maker (I'm eyeballing McTernan out of Mammoth) to basically make me a 165-ish Stealth with a round or diamondtail, a ~263-ish waist, maybe a hair stiffer. Similar amount of mega camber, similar profile, similar sidecut. Limited inserts, just enough so I can swap it between riding it centered on sidecut or at reference at my preference stance width (22" for carving, 23" for freestyle).

May swap out the Backwoods 163 for a Backwoods Carbon 163 or 167 next year... I have a $500 warranty credit with Weston.


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Dream quiver right there. Rad stuff. 


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I'm really happy with the quiver right now. I'm riding a bit more park after landing my first ever successful BS 3 and may dabble a bit more in directional twins again... but I landed my first 3 on a mega setback Korua Stealth. And the Cadet is not THAT directional if I move it up a set of inserts. Being on a twinnish shape is probably not THAT important unless I'm planning super technical shit off big jumps haha.


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Posted by: @kimchi

because dealing with transitioning skins multiple times sucks so bad

Yeah I hated transitions until a local Japanese park ranger I was hiking with showed me an old ski touring technique for pulling skins. Maybe I should make a quick vid next time I'm up. Pull-Fold-Pull-Fold. It is actually so much fun I look forward to transitions now, no joke.

Also: kick turns. So so fun to nail them, and different techniques!

Anyways, nice quiver man! 👍🏼


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Brands gotta take some of the blame for putting out how-to videos with freshly turned parkrats or new product devs.

Folding skins towards the middle from both ends and drying them out inside your jacket should be pretty standard.

Also the kick in a kickturn has gotten some weird explanations, some of it may be because of the forward stance on splitboards, so you either can't or don't need to kick them around. I feel like ski stance could be further back on some splitboards, mine are level so I'm happy with that, they ski better, and I can use a kick to bring them around or keep the tips from digging into snow.

This video is really good on turns, without nonsense:


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@casjcade

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Folding skins towards the middle from both ends and drying them out inside your jacket should be pretty standard.

The technique I use for folding now is this one (though it admittedly takes a little bit of practice to get it smoother than this guy does it). 

The kickturn vid you shared is good, thanks! I've had to deploy all those variations, depending on situation/conditions/pitch/strength and flexibility over course of season.

Riding with skins in your jacket between ascents I understood was mainly to warm them up, not so much to dry. The ride is often quite short, and I imagine the humidity in there only goes up… Probably varies a lot across situations though. 🙂


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Posted by: @kimchi

Current quiver:

image

L to R:

Moss Swallow 162:
Pow deck, decent coverage snowsurf groomer board

United Shapes Orbit 157:
Directional hard charger

Korua Stealth 163:
Daily driver, the one single board I grab if I only have space for one board and don't know what conditions will be like

Weston Backwoods Split 163:
Splitboard

United Shapes Cadet 162:
Early/late season board, pow-capable freestyle deck, board I'll grab if I'm touring with the Drifts.

Dupraz D1 6'+ (178):
Big open pow day, charging open groomer day

Bottom:

Arbor Oso Cruiser Skateboard:
Because learning to skate at 35 can't possibly backfire

Drift Boards:
Yo-yo lap days because dealing with transitioning skins multiple times sucks so bad

Potential tweaks:

I'd love to consolidate the Orbit / Stealth into one board... I may work with a custom board maker (I'm eyeballing McTernan out of Mammoth) to basically make me a 165-ish Stealth with a round or diamondtail, a ~263-ish waist, maybe a hair stiffer. Similar amount of mega camber, similar profile, similar sidecut. Limited inserts, just enough so I can swap it between riding it centered on sidecut or at reference at my preference stance width (22" for carving, 23" for freestyle).

May swap out the Backwoods 163 for a Backwoods Carbon 163 or 167 next year... I have a $500 warranty credit with Weston.

where's the inflatable costco surfboard?


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@casjcade

Posted by: @casjcade

Folding skins towards the middle from both ends and drying them out inside your jacket should be pretty standard.

The technique I use for folding now is this one (though it admittedly takes a little bit of practice to get it smoother than this guy does it). 

The kickturn vid you shared is good, thanks! I've had to deploy all those variations, depending on situation/conditions/pitch/strength and flexibility over course of season.

Riding with skins in your jacket between ascents I understood was mainly to warm them up, not so much to dry. The ride is often quite short, and I imagine the humidity in there only goes up… Probably varies a lot across situations though. 🙂

Well yeah, but the skin side is pretty much dry when I pull em out, as in no snow/ice, either is fine though. May be more humidity inside the jacket, but it's gone when I take out the skins.

With skins I just rip off half, fold it, then rip the rest off and fold it, easier to tear them apart when I put them back on, just fasten the tip, pull skins down to mid, then grab tail clip and pull down the rest.

 


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