Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:45 pm Posts: 15 Location: oaktownbootyville, ca US
Hey, so thanks again for all the responses to my splitboard questions. You gave me lots of great quantitative data for my thesis and some fine new ideas. My committee was all impressed that I made stickers. Seriously though, who WANTS to fill out survey questions with no prize? So, I really do appreciate the thoughtfulness you all answered with. I still need to send out stickers to four people. Whenever it stops raining, I'll go to the post office.
Here are the very rough results of the survey, for those who were curious. I could post later on with my nerdy graphs and stuff, but who needs those (aside from creative work committees)? These results include the first 49 responses. I didn't include the last 3 or 4 because I haven't had a chance to compile their answers.
Average years snowboarding: 11.98
Most number of years snowboarding: 26!
Splitboarded 1-5 tours: 9 people
Splitboarded 5-20 tours: 14 people
Splitboarded 21+ tours: 26 people
Splitboards people own
Level of desired stiffness (1=most flexi, 5=most stiff)
# of people who said 2: 4
# of people who said 3: 11
# of people who said 4: 27
# of people who said 5: 5
Is lightweight gear important?
Rate characteristics in order of importance
stiffness #1: 23
weight #1: 6
shape #1: 6
weight in top 3: 28
Is stability at high speeds more important than agility in turns?
Do you move your stance > one insert?
Is it important for you to be able to move your stance more than one insert (re: assuming inserts are at your preferred stance)?
Number of days out of ten on crust or hardpack:
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:26 pm Posts: 411 Location: S.F. Bay Area
Interesting data... The one that I find interesting is regarding moving stance more than one insert. Most people don't, but about half look like they want to. Do you think if it was easier more people would do this?
Anyway, good luck with the rest of your thesis. At least it's an interesting subject....