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Triple8Sol
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Posted by: @notmikebuckley

Rode the snoopy Horizon yesterday at Brighton.  Turns and carves great, but felt kinda planky/dead heel to toe flex.  

I have a Horizon also, and kind of feel the same way. Definitely wouldn't go so far as to call it a plank, but it's not nearly as lively as my Pioneer & Cadet. It's the earlier one with the extruded base, but I know they upgraded it to a sintered base this season. Not sure if they changed anything else with the construction that might alter the feel though...


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Posted by: @spacebird

@jerklin any days on the US explorer yet?  looking at pulling the trigger on a 53 explorer/voyager...  would love to hear your thoughts!

Hey @spacebird. I've had a few days on the explorer and found it to be exactly what I was expecting (and hoping for) so far. To be forthcoming I'm definitely less experienced than many people on this forum, so take my comments in an average user context.

First, the build quality was excellent on mine. Edges, base, and topsheet all perfect out of the wrapping. To be expected, but it presents at a higher quality than it's price point suggests.

The days I've taken it out have been powder days, of varying quality. No firm groomer days, or slushy days yet. Initially I centered the stance, but found it difficult to keep up in heavier snow for my size. The extra setback insert position came in really handy here and gives the board more flexibility if you're on the heavier side of the weight range.

It is very quick and easy to turn, which is what I was hoping for. It has taken some getting used to since I'm used to wider and a bit stiffer boards, but overall it turns real good, as expected. I'm using Flux XF bindings right now, but I may experiment with different bindings to find the best experience for me.

It seems stable so far considering the short effective edge, but I haven't had a really fast groomer day yet so we'll see.

The one surprising thing about the board is that the base is really fast. It feels like a puck on an air hockey table just gliding along on flat sections. I'm not sure why it feels like this, but it's been a great surprise.

Overall it's been as advertised for me and I'm really happy with it. I think it'll be what I spend most of the season on.


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awesome - stoked to hear the positive review, can't wait for mine to arrive!


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Posted by: @jerklin

It seems stable so far considering the short effective edge, but I haven't had a really fast groomer day yet so we'll see.

My broad experience with the Cadet 62 has been that it's pretty comfortable going fast in mixed terrain and fall like. I rode mine at Jackson Hole and it was pretty much everything I could ask for out of an all-mountain board in those conditions.

But on firm days when I'm going fast... I find myself wishing for more EE. On those days, I prefer to ride my Rome Blur. I've gone 50+ mph on the Cadet no problem, but I stop driving edges well short of that and just flat base it with adjustment turns. I'm sure the rocker nose and the 7.8m sidecut also plays a part in that. 

I'm actually planning on selling my Cadet... need to move (at least) one board, and most likely candidate is either the Cadet or the Blur. I have probably had more fun days on the Cadet... but I'd rather work a little harder to ride pow on the Blur than to ride ice on the Cadet.


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Took some closer shots of the covert split. Cant wait to get out on this thing.


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I love the aesthetic of that board - it looks like a 60s era racecar in the best possible way. 


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Posted by: @alonzo

I love the aesthetic of that board - it looks like a 60s era racecar in the best possible way. 

yeah it reminds me of 60's mid century modern nasa. I wish I fit the 49 cause that one is blue and red which is dope. But the blue and orange is my 2nd fav.


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Yeah, there is a lot to like about the aesthetics of that era.  For example, just look at this thing.

Steve McQueen's Le Mans-Starring Porsche 917 Sells for $14 Million ... 


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The 917 is a beauty and a brute.


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Posted by: @alonzo

Yeah, there is a lot to like about the aesthetics of that era.  For example, just look at this thing.

Steve McQueen's Le Mans-Starring Porsche 917 Sells for $14 Million ... 

Had I not read a couple earlier posts I'd have thought of this as obvious sarcasm, hah. I don't have an eye for particular aesthetics, don't know anything or care about cars though. First thing that came to my mind was "wow cool that thing looks like it's from Thunderbirds or some shit".


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Lonz, have you ever watched anything from Petrolicious on YouTube? So many beautiful unique cars, stories, and cinematography.

My favorite episode is a ‘53 Willy’s Jeep that the (now much older) son still owns and maintains, with a classic teardrop camper from ‘47


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Soooooo my Koruavirus test was faulty... I guess I am about to get last year’s orbit 57 🤷‍♂️

I have looked before, but always passed on the idea for some reason. Was shooting for a tranny finder 57, but they’re scarce and spendy. Orbit is plenty wide but not as fat, mild taper, stiff, 8.2 radius, a little more edge... very similar ballpark but better fit IMO. Should sit with the squash, adding to certain aspects


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Not nearly as stiff as the squash.


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For real? Everyone sure makes it sound stiff. I don’t find the squash really stiff like most seemed to, so thought this would easily at least be the same.

Still gonna try it - who knows. Should be easy to recoup $$ if I’m not feeling it


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Chicken 😉 Trade the Fusion for a Tranny


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