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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:56 am 
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Hi men

I want to buy this summer a new boad to cut, my split works fine but i want to have a smaller and stiffer board for hard pack.

But I dont know wich board provide good result after cutting, wich must be its flex?

i'm thinking about a stiffer board cos i supouse it will increase its flex after cutting.

Here is some interesting boards at good price this summer
- elan moment
- arbor element
- burton code
- k2 illusion

wich one would you choose?

thanks in advance
Ra


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:18 am 
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another options

-k2 Instinct
-k2 Disciple (stiffer)

which one would you cut?


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:53 pm 
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I have an arbor element (not spilted), and I'd rate it medium flex. It's good all around board but I wouldn't call it stiff. It's hard to figure out what do you mean "stiff" because everybody have a different standard.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 11:31 pm 
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Tip-to-tail wood is good for flex
A thicker core at the waist will be more durable for skinning

I broke the plastic tail of an Avalanche TB DIY split & cracked the thin core of a Palmer Big Light (same as Burn SE) also DIY split

I've seen both K2 & Burton board split with good success, but I don't know about the models you mentioned, or Elan.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 12:18 am 
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thanks

yes board flexibility is subjetive.
i just want to cut a board stiff enough than it wont suffer delamination during skining.

i think K2 can be a good option

Ra


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 1:09 am 
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here my recommandations:

- arbor a-frame (but I wouldn't ever split an arbor ... they are too sweet :wink: )
- f2 eliminator ltd.

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I'd go with an Illuminati outta Jackson Hole- great customer service, KILLER BOARDS, and they're 30% off right now I think. Man, the cap/sandwich sidewalls on the hybricon make a hella bomber board with awesome carving abilities, great flex, and torsional stiffness. Has a harder tail, softer nose, up to a 168 in length. I've owned two of their boards and I can't think of going back to another company. It handles the crud and ice just as well as the powder. You will see....

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