Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Furberg effective edge measurement: 96/123 cm. What's that supposed to mean?
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    Mr_Orange
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    I was trying to look up effective edge measurements for furberg snowboards but only found them for older models:

    https://thegoodride.com/snowboard-reviews/furberg-the-freeride-snowboard-review-and-buying-advice/#other-product-details (under product specs)

    Why are there 2 numbers? My guess is that the smaller number strictly represents the concave arc (like a normal board) and the the larger number includes some portion of the reverse sidecut areas at the tip and tail which may contribute to the feel of the effective edge…?

    Furberg The Freeride Specs
    2014

    Length (cm) 162 167 173
    Effective Edge (cm) 96/123 97/128 99/134
    Nose Width (mm) 287 288 290
    Waist Width (mm) 264 268 270
    Tail Width (mm) 277 279 279
    Turning Radius (m) 16 18 20
    Stance Width (mm) 52-64 53-65 54-66
    Setback (mm) 34 37 40
    Rider Weight (kg) 55-85 70-100 80+
    Board Weight, clips included (g)

    #815743
    permnation
    303 Posts

    Why are there 2 numbers? My guess is that the smaller number strictly represents the concave arc (like a normal board) and the the larger number includes some portion of the reverse sidecut areas at the tip and tail which may contribute to the feel of the effective edge…?

    Pretty sure you are correct. The larger # I would call the contact points but not sure that is correct terminology. It’s where the reverse sidecut transitions into the nose and tail. That year model is a fun ride in soft snow. I detune all the way down to the small number, and never knew about the 2 spec #’s until this thread. Thanks.

    #815752
    Mr_Orange
    76 Posts

    They seem to have only posted those numbers for that first year. Guess they thought it would be too confusing to interpret. Plus this isn’t primarily a groomer board.

    One of the thing’s i’ve been tyring this year is freecarving with stance angles at (+36f/+27r) on a few of my boards. Look up RAMA freecarve on youtube. The Furberg 160 (17/18 model) was the only board i felt comfortable doing this with. On regular sidecuts of 8 – 9m, the heelside turn felt way to fast and it hurts the back leg. I think the 18m sidecut on the furberg slows everything down and makes it more manageable. I don’t know… it’s only my first few days with these angles. It could just be a technique thing i’m doing wrong.

    I was looking up effective edge numbers because i was considering getting an even longer Furberg and using the 160 for freeriding.

    I wonder if effective edge length and edge bevel angles (edge sharpness basically) are interchangeable variables when it comes to grip. Like if you were to put an aggress 3 degree side bevel, will that do the same job as a longer effective edge.

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