No days were spent on hard snow. There just wasn't any.
The board is easy turning and lively, reminding me of my Temple Cummings.
I found no defects from the capping. There was some thought it would cave in the middle, but if it did, it was unnoticed.
I gave it back cuz it's a litle short for the amount of snow we have.
I like the 78ST for the deeper snow and the 95ST when it's too deep?
It'd replace the 66 if it went into production, though, as the go to for most conditons.
I'd enjoy another demo in spring or firm snow conditions.
I don't want or need a mtn gun, I'd rather ski hard snow.
I think a cap construction would be good to offer the public if. Not everyone likes vanilla all the time. I've previously owned 2 cap board through out my years of boarding. They both have been my only boards to split wide open. I thought one was a killer board but when it was replaced I chose a different model.
I take pretty good care of my stuff, keep all my gear in tune.
There is no argument against weght savings. There are less materials involved in the lay-up so why wouldn't it weigh less? I never conducted an experiment, I simply threw out a quick factual number.
Would it actually result in a cost savings to the customer? Or would it result in more returns to the manufacturer therefore keeping the price high at the store?
btw, I happen to know a great CNC programmer/machinist if you're interested in any tooling
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I've never had durability issues with cap boards. I like Salomon boards and have ridden Ride, Burton BMC, and Gnu cap boards with no problems or delamination on the edges or anyting. But I have had some of these boards have little splits or breaks in the edges after a couple of seasons, which could be because of the cap. I suppose a hard rock shot would blow out a cap edge before a sandwich edge though.
Why wouldn't Voile consider producing a cap board?
Dropping close to a lb. on the board is significant to me. Then if we can drop another lb. with an integrated sliderplate/binding combo, we're in business.
Hey Karma - are you also known as funseeker? Trying to figure out who you are.