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casjcade
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or slitz:p I tried one of the boards when it was called Maverick, next time I saw a stand it was called Stranda.


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Haha, that’s funny. He talked about some of it in a recent podcast, but not so many details.

https://www.backdropjournal.com/ffs-the-backdrop-journal-podcast/matsdrouggestranda


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I am very curious to know what happens with winterstick, a pioneer and legendary brand, along with burton, sims ... and I see that none of you have any ... what happens? and on the other hand, I see that you speak and have gnu, and you speak well of mervin, but you don't have lib-tech either ... are they really going well or is it just marketing from travis?


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Posted by: @jota

I am very curious to know what happens with winterstick, a pioneer and legendary brand, along with burton, sims ... and I see that none of you have any ... what happens? and on the other hand, I see that you speak and have gnu, and you speak well of mervin, but you don't have lib-tech either ... are they really going well or is it just marketing from travis?

Idk that the community here represents an accurate picture of the broad snow sliding community. Seems quite a bit of the discussion around here has shifted to fewer brands and board types than even a few years back. I expect once out of the EZ microcosm the bigger brands or different brands, are very much in the fray.

As far as Winterstick, Kingwell rips em and they're glorious boards.


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I believe that EL represents a minority that looks for the most special boards and knows how to choose. EL is very special for what he brings

I have to put my big quiver here but I'm ashamed, there is only Big B 😬 😬 ... But that's why I'm seeing more special brands ... I want to try other things ... Although this year I got the fish3d and I love it !! !


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becoming an active participant here was the catalyst to redo my entire quiver.

I've purchased more boards in the past 4 years than I've done in my 25 years of riding

 

Posted by: @jota

I got the fish3d and I love it !! !

no shame in loving that, I have that board too and it's great in the deepstuff

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Posted by: @spenser

First I’ll say I’ve gotten pretty good at being able to tell if I will generally enjoy a board or not, before buying. So, except for a rare occasion seemingly once every few years or so, I’m stoked on everything I get, but not just because it’s a new board.

I thought I'd reached this point, but I picked up a couple cheap boards in the off-season, a 163 Weston Backwoods and a 162 Arbor Crosscut. I expected to like the Weston better, but actually preferred the Crosscut by a lot. The Backwoods was ok and I only gave it one day, but I preferred the power in the tail of full camber, at least in firm snowpack.

Stranda sounds dope! I've been eyeballing a Shorty 164 for a few years. Will be interested to hear you review once you get yours.


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Posted by: @jota

@c-fuzzy

I believe that EL represents a minority that looks for the most special boards and knows how to choose. EL is very special for what he brings

I have to put my big quiver here but I'm ashamed, there is only Big B 😬 😬 ... But that's why I'm seeing more special brands ... I want to try other things ... Although this year I got the fish3d and I love it !! !

People choose based upon variables that apply to them like terrain, snow, vertical, style, skill, budget, ect.

But who's having the most fun, wins. Imo that's the goal. The end. 

There's no reason to be at all ashamed or embarrassed by a quiver of B. There's no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed if someone only has 1 board. 

From my own personal experience becoming a EL participant had a bit of a fomo effect on me for some gear, but over time I've found while it's fun to ride new gear and try stuff out, it didn't necessarily enhance the fun I was having. 

And my experience on a board can be really different than others based upon where I'm riding and conditions and styles, ect. 

Just for example, The Burton fish love here got me excited about them again. And, I loved riding my B fish out in the Tetons but back here in the Midwest it wasn't nearly the same level of enjoyment. Doesn't mean I couldn't ride it but only I had more fun on other sticks.

I like seeing what others are riding and hearing their takes, but I account for that people are bias, they talk their own book, they have different variables, and or we're seeking a different experience.

It's all about getting the right fit for you. If you love the 3D fish... tell everyone they're dumb and missing out!


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Posted by: @jota

@c-fuzzy

I believe that EL represents a minority that looks for the most special boards and knows how to choose. EL is very special for what he brings

I have to put my big quiver here but I'm ashamed, there is only Big B 😬 😬 ... But that's why I'm seeing more special brands ... I want to try other things ... Although this year I got the fish3d and I love it !! !

People choose based upon variables that apply to them like terrain, snow, vertical, style, skill, budget, ect.

But who's having the most fun, wins. Imo that's the goal. The end. 

There's no reason to be at all ashamed or embarrassed by a quiver of B. There's no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed if someone only has 1 board. 

From my own personal experience becoming a EL participant had a bit of a fomo effect on me for some gear, but over time I've found while it's fun to ride new gear and try stuff out, it didn't necessarily enhance the fun I was having. 

And my experience on a board can be really different than others based upon where I'm riding and conditions and styles, ect. 

Just for example, The Burton fish love here got me excited about them again. And, I loved riding my B fish out in the Tetons but back here in the Midwest it wasn't nearly the same level of enjoyment. Doesn't mean I couldn't ride it but only I had more fun on other sticks.

I like seeing what others are riding and hearing their takes, but I account for that people are bias, they talk their own book, they have different variables, and or we're seeking a different experience.

It's all about getting the right fit for you. If you love the 3D fish... tell everyone they're dumb and missing out!

Hard agree on all this. Years of riding and age have significantly dialed back my FOMO... simply too much shit out there to manage trying to or even wanting to ride everything. The stuff that's been on my FOMO list has been stuff I've specific identified as potential fits... like the K2 Instrument (I was right) and the Stranda Shorty (we'll find out eventually).

Also I've only ridden one board out of 80+ that I hated so much that it impeded my ability to have fun playing boardsnow. FUCK YOU 2012 RIDE MACHETE.


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@benjinyc got a photo of that Slash ATV by chance?

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Posted by: @jota

@c-fuzzy

I believe that EL represents a minority that looks for the most special boards and knows how to choose. EL is very special for what he brings

I have to put my big quiver here but I'm ashamed, there is only Big B 😬 😬 ... But that's why I'm seeing more special brands ... I want to try other things ... Although this year I got the fish3d and I love it !! !

... This imo is a welcoming group, a safe haven for gear/tech whores of all ages all over the world.  We had a few kooks/trolls over the years and they're long banned.  The only time you could possibly get attacked is if you do something toxic or are clearly here just to hawk some lame product.

So post that B quiver, I'd like to see it.

 


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@bfbf That’s my cue, I’ve got a pretty big b quiver but they’re scattered around in a couple of different storage places. I’ll post what I have here this weekend maybe. 


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So here is my quiver.

Quiver

From left to right:

Yes Jackpot 156 - Was my park board until it blew up. Shitty construction, but otherwise great board for what it's meant for.

Banker 159 - If I had to choose only one for everything, this would be it!

Salomon Huck Knife Pro 158 - Replacement for the Jackpot. I like it, but maybe not enough difference from the Nitros. Fun on groomers as well. Should have probably gone with regular HK or at least shorter one, but got this with so massive discount that I could not pass.

Nitro Suprateam 159 - Probably the "best" board I've ever owned. Loads of camber. Nice side cut. For bombing groomers (on the mountains) and riding bigger pipes, this is the best. Better than Banker (longer ee).

UnInc 157 with matching Cartels - Got this to replace a broken 2007 Gigi. I didn't like it as much as Gigi's, but still... Haven't riden in couple of years (probably since I got the Suprateam).

Yes Optimistic (2016) 156 - Got this from Heikki Sorsa, when he was riding for Yes. I mostly used it for park, but pretty capable in powder as well even with the short length. I prefer full camber now, but still use this from time to time.

Yes PYL 162 - My freeride board before Banker. Great in pow, but too soft for landing drops when it's tracked out. Also wanted camber all the way to the tail. Fun to carve on groomers, if you don't push too much.

Squash split 159 - Well, you know what this is. I got it mostly for riding trees in Finland. Wanted something shorter and easier to turn in slower speeds than the next one. Greta value!

Powder Flower PF65 split 165 - My split for bigger mountains. Camber with early rise, 10,5 m side cut radius. My friend has a small snowboard company in Finland. Started in a garage and with swallow tails maybe 30 years ago. He has a bigger workshop now and this is the first production model split from 2018.

B Backseat driver - Well, snowsurf. inexpensive and light.

I like to test out new boards and get them once in a while, but I really don't want to have a huge active quiver. In local resorts all I pretty much need is a park board and when I travel to bigger mountains I am usually restricted to have only one or two boards with me. So I would be pretty happy with just a park board for local stuff, Banker (or similar) for everything and a split. I could of course add a more specific pow board low angle trees (when I can bring it with me) and it could be also more relaxed to cruise on groomers as well. 


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