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So..if you could design a board.....

 Poster: A snowHead
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As a thought experiment to whittle away the rest of the season.

Either a quiver of one or one of a quiver.
Describe it and described where you would ride it, where it would excel.

I can think of a bunch of boards I have owned that I would love to fraken together.
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hybrid camber
magnetraction edges
twin tip
original artwork by sine missione
top sheet that is resistant to the bashes you get in the lift queue
base that needs minimal maintenance whilst remaining fast

other features that would be nice....

a screen built into the top sheet that shows piste map with real time positioning on it (switchable to show the football or movies when you're on the chairlift)

a built in avalanche transceiver

red arrows style smoke coming off the tail when you catch air
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Ok been thinking about this today.

I'm 5'7, 200lb, 8.5uk boots.

Getting old - most of my effort now days is spent looking for side country pow, low angle, med, steep, trees are all good. Small to med dropoffs. If none of that around then rad dad piste carving - riding at pace and smooth as I can, mixing up turns and playing with body positions. Side hits are still in scope. Still riding lots of switch now days for some reason.

So for me, my quiver of one board would be:

Directional pintail, big shovel rocker nose, rocker tail, flat or low low camber between the feet. Mellow mag. 164cm with the effective edge of a 155cm. 256mm ish waist width. Tight side cut -7m ish? Carbon stringer straight down the middle only giving med stiff down the length, med flex torsionally. Honeycomb tip and tail since I can't press for toffee. Biax for even more broken in feeling. Black sintered base. If I had to have a pow cutout then I'd copy the endeavour archetype i.e. long tail with a long deep slit. Really pushing the boat out then Palmer's half cap sidewalls - damp but somehow lots of feedback through the feet.

Hopefully this would feel fast, smooth and slippy like a snake in low angle pow and still do well in steeper stuff. I don't like the feeling of pushing pow like I've experienced on short tail boards. Somehow it also needs to slide turns and carve trenches on piste without having to be on my A game all the time. Maxing out at Mach 8 is more than enough for me. And soft enough to goof around on. Switch would be different but that's ok.

Probably a bit of contradiction in that design.
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If I had to design my own it would look like the car Homer Simpson thought up.

But being a old and long time surfer I really like the look of some of the elevated surf craft boards, so something based off a 70’s stinger tail surfboard shape with a pointy nose that surfed snow and could circle carve. Built burly enough for a 6’2” bloke with size 12 feet. And red. Because red boards go faster.
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I met Aaron, the guy from Elevated in Japan last year with his 'crew'. Nice fella and great looking boards, but he really did have the attention span of a gnat...... I really liked the surf inspired aesthetic, the 'stringers' the resin tints and glass laps all really floated my boat, I'm just less convinced by the surfboard/snowboard analogies that he glibly rolls out.
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ride super pig + more durable top sheet, that's all you need for any occasion.
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After looking at the site for 15mins ....

Thats alot of surf waffle in one place on a snowboard site..... my first thought was perhaps its american .

You cant compare any board specs .

Which is great for buying on image .
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Yeh I reckon they might ride like poo-poo but they look nice Very Happy

I'm happy with what I have now.
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Quiver of one?

161cm, 250mm waist (I am a big dude with tiny feet).

Strong camber between the feet. Early-rise, rockered, high-volume nose. Flat camber in the tail. Hint of taper (3mm say). Mid-stiff flex.

Basically as much powder float as possible in an essentially twin shape.
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stevomcd wrote:
Quiver of one?

161cm, 250mm waist (I am a big dude with tiny feet).

Strong camber between the feet. Early-rise, rockered, high-volume nose. Flat camber in the tail. Hint of taper (3mm say). Mid-stiff flex.

Basically as much powder float as possible in an essentially twin shape.


Burton Flight Attendant! I have one and I love it - it only comes out on fun days though.
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