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 Post subject: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:44 am 
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Anybody got big feet?

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Length 163cm
Waist 33cm
Nose / tail 38cm

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:17 am 
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I'd love to check that thing out. But I'd have to spray paint it first. Bet it's a fun ride though.


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:27 am 
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Wow, can you ride that in anything but powder?

My 27cm-waist-boards look slim next to that plank!

Was it built to order?


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:31 am 
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Damn. How does it tour?


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:25 am 
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DIY using two boards. Smart.

Did you Frankenstein two sets of skins together as well?

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:06 pm 
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Guys
This is what happens when you have too much time on your hands!
Have been thinking about this for a while, had some boards donated (seconds with various issues) and was seeing what I could come up with.
Wanted to make it a 158 but didn't have two boards good enough to cut.
The Voile pucks just fit but it does limit your stance options a bit, the angle markers on the puck are out, so you have to eyeball the angles or use an angle gauge.

Skins are not a problem as I have Firstlight skins I can make in any shape!
Crampons would be the only issue, but I'm thinking of making a few wide sets to suit my Split Banana Hammock anyway.

How she rides time will tell but I think it a Japow board for sure!

Might have to add some more hooks to keep here together as well.

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:40 pm 
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well, there are plenty of inserts! give us review next winter from Hokkaido FL. I'm thinking crampons could be real helpful with that width, and maybe with them you don't need super fat skins


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
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I'm thinking maybe I'll mill two slots in each "Ski" to take the Std crampon?
This will be only for flat skinning but no good on icy steeps
Not sure what effect this will have on board strength?

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
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With a board that wide, I'd be able to ride the 0º and 0º angles I rode as a kid! Sweet!

I wouldn't ruin the board to add crampons. How often does anyone use crampons?


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
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hmm, I think the longitudal flex of the board as a whole would be OK, but I wonder if the little bit of edge and rail would fail on icy crunchy bumps/rocks. I bet the rail would hold up for quite a while if you just rode it on deep days.


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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
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The real hovercraft. Rad. This again raises the need for the surface area metric. It'd be a blast for low angle meadows and trees on high-hazard powder days. I'd have cut it to yield some taper.

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
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I was going to cut taper but I would have hit inserts!!!!
Didn't water jet it so perhaps next time if the concept works?

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 Post subject: Re: 163 WIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:42 am 
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LOL!, I used this calculator

http://www.freshiez.net/skiarea.html

it shows that (assuming this shape has about 130 cm contact length, the same board at 26cm waist would have to be 31cm longer, a 193, to have the same contact length surface area (excuding nose and tail)!!!

and that 163 cm board probably has about 10cm2 more than a rad air tanker 200cm at 25.5 waist, 31.5n, 29.9t, 159.5contact length.


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