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  • #777462
    Profile photo of permnationpermnation
    224 Posts

    go furberg yourself

    #777490
    Profile photo of HikeforTurnsHikeforTurns
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    Nice vid. Still have yet to take out the 2.0 168. Diggin the topsheet though. I originally ordered the 164 thinking the 2.0 would be good for steep techy lines and spring corn, but the camber scared me back to the 168. I have the original freeride 167 split and love it so much that i bought a 173 solid too. Now just need some AK Heli time……

    #777725
    Profile photo of permnationpermnation
    224 Posts

    Topsheet is pretty sick…best in my collection by far! 1.0 set the benchmark in my quiver and in my local terrain. 2.0 delivers but more in a splitter type of way…split-friendly on the up and will handle all kinds of terrain/snow. 2.0 seems like the first choice with a 1.0 in the quiver for back-up or solid deep days.

    HFT, I know your riding style and terrain choices and respect any concerns/wants deeply….voile clips was top of my list. Voile clips were delivered. I look forward to your feedback along with others you ride with.

    Think snow,
    Nate

    go furberg yourself

    #777733
    Profile photo of powslashpowslash
    382 Posts

    How is it on the corduroy?

    #777818
    Profile photo of permnationpermnation
    224 Posts

    The furberg Twin can rail some groomers.

    The freerides deal with corduroy in a predictable fashion and require a little more rider input. They are not designed for a full-on groomer days, but can be used for that if needed. A 2000+ vert wide open freshly groomed trail is an experience I would like to have on a freeride. It would be a fast ride! I think one’s comfort zone would be maxed well before top-end speed is achieved. An early morning at Beaver Creek would be a great place to try this.

    go furberg yourself

    #777859
    Profile photo of HansGLudwigHansGLudwig
    600 Posts

    Diggin the topsheet though

    Topsheet is pretty sick…best in my collection by far!

    Really? Is there a luster to it I’m missing. Subtle sparkles not picked up on the video?
    It’s just white with the guy’s name in written in Ariel and small ‘f.’
    I like and look for boards with a mostly white top sheet so snow doesn’t collect on it when touring. I also buy furniture with that spartan, scandinavian design. For pete sake, my name is Hans!
    “Sick” is not the word that comes to mind with that top sheet: elegant. . . refreshing. . . practical. . .

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    #777887
    Profile photo of permnationpermnation
    224 Posts

    Video was over-exposed to white out the background and not meant to show the elegance of the color and graphics. It is a very light green with a luster/sparkle in the right light. Definitely has a Scandinavian influence with the clean design.

    The debatable sickness is in the topsheet material. It is textured like a DPS pure3 layup ski. I work at a ski shop that has furbergs exclusively in the snowboard demo fleet, and I have been comparing and fondling the two awaiting some snow. The texture is similar to Salomon rentals from 5 years ago but to a refined, lesser degree. The furberg and dps sound softer and smoother when running ones fingernails over the topsheet.

    So far in my shop experiences this year, the textured topsheet boards (furberg and beater Salomons) and dps skis have been coming in with less, if any at all, snow on them. Durability appears to be better compared to 4frnt and RMU skis and some 2013 Jones boards left over from the previous owner.

    In my own 5 days of riding experience on the freeride 172, I have found minimal snow stickage and excellent grip sans any stomp aid between the bindings when skating. I like to “hang 10” by moving my rear foot up against the front binder and sticking my belly out on a long traverse, soul-arch style. There is a lot of grip in the topsheet.! Low snow year down here and base durability has been better than old model.

    go furberg yourself

    #777907
    Profile photo of HikeforTurnsHikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Yes, topsheet material, not design. 😛

    #778227
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    795 Posts

    Permination (no idea how to “tag”) if you make it over to the Northern San Juans I’d be interested in trying out one of the new boards this year. Any tour you want to do I will put in the skinner for you. Intruiging design.

    I also got my first core shot on the Furberg 1.0 Sunday. It’s now just broken in 🙂

    #778236
    Profile photo of HansGLudwigHansGLudwig
    600 Posts

    no idea how to “tag”

    Put the “at” symbol in front of the guy’s name with no Space. Just like on Twitter. You have to spell it correctly, so I suggest copying their name and pasting it after you type the symbol.
    e.g. @ + summersgone = @summersgone

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    #778258
    Profile photo of permnationpermnation
    224 Posts

    @summersgone Hoping to make a Silverton trip before the splitfest. I’ll let you know. Thanks for your offer of a tour. Lots of core shot repairs this season on rentals/demos/customer skis and boards. Yesterdays snow provided some added coverage, but sharks are still patrolling the waters.

    go furberg yourself

    #778264
    Profile photo of summersgonesummersgone
    795 Posts

    Thanks @permnation . Wolf Creek is certainly hurting, feeling for you guys.

    #778268
    Profile photo of Skijor AKSkijor AK
    33 Posts

    I have 16 days on the 2.0 and am still loving it, from mellow days on Manitoba to some serious riding in Thompson Pass. I ride the 168 and have never had this thing sink. It planes on top like a champ, making riding playful and fun in the deeps. I have never had to apply pressure down on my back foot to stay floating, no matter the angle–it is a run-out monster! However, when it gets steep, it feels responsive. As responsive as a thinner board with magnetraction? Time will tell. But the float/responsive combo is definitely this board’s unique characteristic. The board floats so well, I could have gotten away with a 164. (I am 6′ 155). The top sheet is nice and doesn’t get damaged from hitting the skis together while skinning. I didn’t have to de-tune my edges to avoid damage. I was worried that the top sheet would accumulate snow but the Furberg actually sheds snow better than my Voile. I didn’t think the board halves were as sucked together as they could have been. It isn’t that the halves didn’t fit but that the screws were too close together. While I never actually noticed anything while riding, I still opted to put K-clips on. Problem solved. This is a little bit of a bummer though since I like the Voile hooks better.

    Someone asked how the durability of the base was a few weeks ago. Well, I have hit plenty of rocks and they still scrape in pretty good! Not sure if it is any more or less durable there.

    #778386
    Profile photo of HikeforTurnsHikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    First day on the free ride 173 1.0 solid today. Resort is tracked out and groomed. Not sure what everyone’s beef is with this on groomers. While it does require more input on hard pack this thing rails huge turns, traverses like a machine and has insane edge hold on ice. Not the best for one footing it or quick turns through bumps but I’m loving it. No more trying to force a shallow side cut board into a large turn and worry about it getting squirrely. Like to try the 2.0 on some groomers next.

    #780834
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    745 Posts

    I posted a quick mini-review here: Furberg 2.0 Freeride 172 Impressions

    @sun_rocket

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