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 Post subject: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:01 am 
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Mark Fawcett's latest venture.

http://www.fawcettboards.com/index.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1CQvUJA0Ins

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:18 am 
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Very nice designs :headbang:
Per the usual I continue to be disappointed with "powder" boards in lengths that won't work in my local snowpack.
150cm, really :scratch: :(


I know, I know let the mud slinging begin!!!!
Point is; Size + Age (beat down joints) + Low Density Pow + Short Boards = Not Fun
In other words I'm not into crouching, being tense when I ride, or having to ride a wheely all damn day.
I prefer to stand relaxed over my ankles and the board while carving with very relaxed and subtle body movements.
My goal is to ride chilled, not appear as though I'm taking a dump in my pants while evading swarming bees (arms flailing).

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:23 am 
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Very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:40 am 
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For a pow stick, I really like the look of that shape; I wish they were making them 15 or 20 cm longer and proportionally wider.

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:11 pm 
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Cool shape, indeed. It appears to be a tapered directional hammock from the video...no specs on the site, yet. I acquired a 164 Lib hammock over the summer and am waiting to give it a go on a powder day. The 100 yards of groomed stuff around the lift may make for some anxious moments. We'll see. Anybody pre-ordered?
Taylor-How tall are you? I just did some quick math. A 180 is roughly a 10% increase in length from 164. The Hammock has a waist width of 30.5, add 10% for a 330 waist. That is a huge board, even with a proportional width of 315-320. Just wondering.

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:02 am 
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That hammock sounds perfect for me (12.5 feet) plenty of toe room. 164 sounds fun i wounder about the float for big pow days? I'm 195+ that board in a 170 or 175 would probably be ideal.


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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:39 pm 
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[quote="Taylor-How tall are you? I just did some quick math. A 180 is roughly a 10% increase in length from 164. The Hammock has a waist width of 30.5, add 10% for a 330 waist. That is a huge board, even with a proportional width of 315-320. Just wondering.[/quote]

I'm 6'3" and 215 lbs. I love the float and speed stability of big boards. And I really dislike riding little boards - feels like riding a kiddy tricycle. All personal preference, of course. 180 is not that big for me, especially with the quickness of a reverse sidecut deck like this. I think it'd be a particularly kick-ass backcountry tree board (and there are some lovely woods just up the hill from your house that come to mind...) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:28 pm 
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I rode this board all of last year in the split model at work. This thing is amazing. I was initially concerned with the turning ability in the tighter trees but Fozz assured me I would be blown away. And you know what? I was, thing rails on a dime in the powder. Hardpack is another story, its doable but you really have to focus and not forget about it. The heel side slash is the best part. You can sink the tail in as deep as you want it and not lose all of your speed. Accelerate out of your turn. This board is fun as hell to ride. I generally ride a 67-69 but the 64 is plenty of board, in the deep BC Pow. Highly recommended!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:56 pm 
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BoardGuide wrote:
I generally ride a 67-69 but the 64 is plenty of board, in the deep BC Pow. Highly recommended!!!



Got some specs on the board?
I have a similar board(160 Banana Hammock) and I found it way too small in the pow so I was concerned about this not being enough board. I'm sure the softness had a big part of it
flex/width/nose width?

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:00 pm 
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I don't have any specs. I saw Fozz yesterday and was talking to him about specs. He was saying you really can't judge a board like that on specs as it is so different then most things out there. I do know the waist is 31 inches, and that I absolutely love it. It's lots of board at 164 and his theory, by eliminating the side cut and having a narrow tail to reduce drag absolutely works. Accelerate out of the white room on every turn. He has some new shapes planned for next year


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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:09 am 
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BoardGuide wrote:
I do know the waist is 31 inches


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Do you mean cm?

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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
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:thumpsup: Yes! Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Fawcett Snow/Splitboards
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:thumpsup: Yes! Thanks.


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