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 Post subject: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:31 pm 
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My brother and I have been getting into making our own boards. A lot of work went into this bad mofo right here. 172, rocker, reverse sidecut, 13 inch waist. So stoked!

And the new sparks are sick!


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:22 pm 
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wow, can you wakeboard on that thing?



But really, that looks awesome, lookingfoward to hear how it rides.

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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:36 pm 
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wow really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:42 pm 
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Any Monk-split banana hammock owners out there? Whats the best way to skin on this type of board? Straight edges in or out?


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:10 pm 
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soooo sweet.

did you give your specs to a factory and have them produce it, or did you actually garage make that thing?

Very intrerested in folks doing their own thing.

Especially since there is only one option for reverse camber, reverse sidevut out there ...the hammock.


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:39 pm 
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No we're building them. My pops has a construction business, so we got a pretty serious shop to work with, not like we're building in the gargage.


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Really, really, really cool.... can't wait to hear how it performs!


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Wow, reverse camber and reverse sidecut, that's my dream pow splitty. If you ever start producing, let me know, i would be interested. :headbang:

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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:52 pm 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:00 am 
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What Are you going to do for crampons?
I'm just about to do a Libtech T Rice Bannana Hammock . The waist is 305mm, too wide for Voile crampons, might have to make some?

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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:50 am 
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that... is... sick... :drool:

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 Post subject: Re: My new pow stick!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:36 am 
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So I've finally had a chance to ride this thing a few times. Work's got me living in a hot, flat place and traveling A LOT, so I haven't been able to get my usual fill of riding.

Anyway the board rides awesome in the wide open pow where you can keep some speed. Super surfy buttery feel. Regular or switch, the rocker keeps the nose up when you're moving. No back leg burn. But you do need speed to stay on top of the snow. Coming from a stop in the deep stuff, the small nose wants to dive until you get moving. But once you are moving...awesome.

Took it to Abasin to test the handling on groomers. Just wanted to see what it would be like on some hard packed snow. Surprisingly, I rode it two runs without falling. Not easy, but somewhat rideable. Good enough that I will be taking it out on the deepest of resort pow days and I don't think I'll kill myself getting back to the lift.

Firstlight, not sure about crampons, might look into making some. Although this is probably not the board I will be riding on days when you need crampons!

We're real stoked on the quality of boards we've been able to build on our first few tries. We're both big heavy guys (6'6", 220lb) and pretty hard on boards. No problems. Next will be a more conventional shaped split, 172, with rockered profile. Same shape as this one, but using our rockered mold.

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Then its back to the crazy stuff. That's why we started this project, so we can build the boards that we can't buy. We're going to build a new mold. I'm thinking something along the lines of 200 cm with a profile sort of like Burton's s-rocker. Big rockered nose, camber setback between the feet. I want a big wide swallowtail split and a big wide pintail split. Imagine a board shaped similar to the NS Summit, but 200cm long and wide enough to fit my size 13 with 0 degree stance in the back. I can't wait!


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