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Yup, orbit is so good. Been back on it this week after a while on the hammerhead, and still love how natural the transition is with very similar waist & underfoot widths, and overall stiffness/torsional feel. They aren’t “similar,” just pair well.

I bet you’d have an easier time learning switch 5s on it, still being so stabile but more compact & much less tapered/setback than a korua.

side thought - orbit split would be amazing....


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Yup, orbit is so good. Been back on it this week after a while on the hammerhead, and still love how natural the transition is with very similar waist & underfoot widths, and overall stiffness/torsional feel. They aren’t “similar,” just pair well.

I bet you’d have an easier time learning switch 5s on it, still being so stabile but more compact & much less tapered/setback than a korua.

side thought - orbit split would be amazing....

Yea, funnily enough it'll probably end up being my "park" board since it's significantly less directional than the Korua and way more compact. I wouldn't do more than a 50-50 with it on rails, but it's a ton of fun to jump on. And losing 6 cm of nose should make spinning a lot more natural.


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April 1st on the orbit.


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March 24 follow cams on the orbit


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Rode my Cadet for the first time in months. Took it out because it's taken over the "rock board" slot in my quiver, but coverage was actually pretty solid. I had the Korua Stealth in my car but was too lazy to switch out.

I forgot how much fun that board is. Now that I've started riding a bit more park again, I think it has a place in my quiver and general rotation. It's basically the opposite of a the Orbit in a lot of the ways. The Orbit is an aggressive freeride board that rides like a 164 in a 157... the Cadet's a playful moderate board that rides like a 158 in a 162 package. That plus the big nose (and pow inserts) makes it pretty ideal for a more freestyle-y board that I can setback for early season storms.

It did remind me that it has an upper speed limit, at least for my tastes and riding. Early morning groomers were fast and firm, I got north of 50 mph on the first lap of the day. Had to drive it up on edge through a firm shaded section, which was sketchy, at least for a warm-up lap. I kept it under 40 the rest of the day, that seems to be the sweet spot.


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Anyone interested in a Cadet 162? Will give a fellow EZL-er a good price. 2018 model, narrower than the current (259 mm ww vs 264).

Not looking for a lot for it, just got too many boards in the rotation and just picked up a used demo Weston Backwoods I think is a better fit. 

I’ll post more details and pics of interest. Long and short: well ridden but lots of life left (I'd guess ~40-50 days on snow). Base is beat up but no core shots, would clean up really nicely with some ptex work and a grind. 


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