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 Post subject: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:56 pm 
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Whitegold Snowboards has partnered with Bateleon Snowboards.


Since Kevin Sansalone lives down the street I went and checked out some of the boards in his garage.
Of interest to me 'The Shaka'. A solid board designed to be split.
Directional, pintail, 3D base.
Bamboo down the middle, edges that don't fully wrap around the board but rather have a 1cm break directly in the middle of the tip and tail so it can be cut easily.
With the shit season here on the Coast I haven't had this board out yet.

Check out the video
http://bataleon.com/boards_1314_whitegold_shaka


They also have something new for next year too
http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/whi ... eek/272708

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:16 pm 
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early 90's morrow spoon anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:52 pm 
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The "rider driven" R&D process is more interesting than the base to me. Buy a 'prototype,' give 'em your feedback, and get a discount on your next snowboard made with your input. That's cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:59 am 
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I wanna know what that stuff is like to skin on, seems like it might be weird.

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:44 am 
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I've known Kevin a long time now and have checked out a few of his boards. I was expecting something like an old spoon too but it's more than just a dished nose and tail. It seems like a good idea to me but I haven't had a chance to ride one yet. I really wish I had a Shaka 160 for the storm that we're getting right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:59 am 
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mar123 wrote:
early 90's morrow spoon anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:15 pm 
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I would totally be in favor of this approach on the nose, just bevel back the edge and base at the edge a bit, to make the nose even surfier and more catch free. On a furberg style board this would be the next evolution in perfecting the shape, see how the "Spoon" tech is applied to the the DPS Lotus skis.
The old Morrow Spoon as shown, is similar, but as I recall the reasoning (or marketing, depending on how you read it) was that the Morrow's Spoon allowed it to land under, or over, rotated airs more easily, same difference though, as this is the same mechanism which would make the board less catchy and more surfy.

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:43 pm 
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Jason4 wrote:
I've known Kevin a long time now and have checked out a few of his boards..... I really wish I had a Shaka 160 for the storm that we're getting right now.


Yeah, thinking the same thing, I tried to get on it but he doesn't know where he lent it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Whitegold Snowboards---3 dimentional bases
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:24 am 
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The one that I saw was at the Karakoram office waiting to get cut in half.

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