Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:48 pm Posts: 644 Location: Kodiak, AK
The Raven looks great, except after loving her Voile RX 154 and now loving her Burton Anti-Social and NOT loving her Prior Brandywine, I think she is a devotee of taper. Like 1-2 cm of taper, not a wimpy 3 mm. Also, the Raven is pretty narrow in the waist. My wife has one speed on the descent, and it ain't warp. If she's gonna generate float it will be from board surface area, not from charging. A 24.5 or 25+ cm waist is needed.
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Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1479 Location: 395
The beveled edges on their new board is an interesting concept. Kind of along the lines of furberg but without changing the shape of the board. I think we'll be seeing contact points addressed a lot more in the future with more furberg type hybrids. I've never seen this Jones' concept done.
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:09 pm Posts: 680 Location: white room
^^^Beat me to it, BG. I haven't even heard any good things about their skis. Without knowing anything about those boards, I'm guessing they are kinda lightweight, and will implode the first time they touch a rock.