Forums Splitboards 13/14 Never Summer Prospector Splitboard Viewing 14 posts - 41 through 54 (of 54 total) ← 1 2 3 Author Posts October 16, 2013 at 3:56 am #667973 lernr 233 Posts What is the final word on the sidecut radius equivalent? Is it about 10m, as Barrows calculated earlier in this thread? Thanks Ivo October 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm #667974 BGnight 1382 Posts @lernr wrote: What is the final word on the sidecut radius equivalent? Is it about 10m, as Barrows calculated earlier in this thread? Thanks Ivo This. Bueller? Nvm, I was interested until I saw the waist widths (25.0 too narrow 26.2 too wide :() October 20, 2013 at 2:21 am #667975 HikeforTurns 1113 Posts Check this shape: :guinness: http://tailgatealaska.com/node/414 October 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm #667976 JimmyC 351 Posts I love the curves on that board. October 30, 2013 at 3:31 pm #667977 Mike Hardaker 20 Posts Gags and Vince talk about the new Prospector Split [youtube:2n3auppj]AVnYjZjx8YE[/youtube:2n3auppj] October 31, 2013 at 12:04 am #667978 lernr 233 Posts OK, still not clear what is the sidecut? October 31, 2013 at 12:53 am #667979 barrows 1490 Posts it is as I said before. On the 167X, if one figured an equivalent radius the way Venture does, using the sidecut depth and the edge contact to calculate the radius of a circle, the sidecut is about 9.9 meter radius. Never Summer figures an “average radius” instead, which is apparently an average of the different radii they blend together. Interestingly, Never Summer’s vari radius is not smoothly blended together, as is the somewhat similar approach used by Venture, using a quadratic radius. Sighting down the edge on the Never Summer, one can easily a relatively abrupt transition where the sidecut radius changes. October 31, 2013 at 2:22 am #667980 philip.ak 679 Posts That’s just like the edge on my Jones Solution: mello magnetraction. October 31, 2013 at 4:38 am #667981 lernr 233 Posts Thank you, Barrows – I had seen your earlier post, but wasn’t sure if it was based on paper specs or having the board in hand. Philip – on NS you can see sections but no ‘bumps’ as on magne. I don’t have a Solution, but have a NS, a Smokin (mellow magne) and a Lib C2BTX magne snowskate and they are all quite different. Edge hold and turning feel different too – NS feels less harsh biting and more smooth. Cheers Ivo October 31, 2013 at 6:19 am #667982 philip.ak 679 Posts I was sort of half kidding. The Jones’ mello mag is truly wavy on the inside edge, but on the outside radius’ed edge, it is just 5 straight sections interspersed by 4 transitions. My Never Summer SL is pretty similar though the transitions between the ‘straight’ sections are a little smoother, and it uses variable radius sections rather than punctuated constant radius. If the Jones has mello mag, the NS has super chill mag. :doobie: November 3, 2013 at 5:33 am #667983 lernr 233 Posts ^ got it – and sorry, I posted before I saw you also have a NS SL April 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm #667984 FrankH 35 Posts Does anybody have a real world waist width measurement for the 164cm prospector? The NS website lists 25 cm but the 13/14 catalog and many other websites list 25.5 cm April 8, 2014 at 3:09 am #667985 Taylor 792 Posts What is this shape (besides damn nice)? @hikeforturns wrote: Check this shape: :guinness: http://tailgatealaska.com/node/414 @sun_rocket April 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm #667986 barrows 1490 Posts Back to the Prospector. This is a damn good board, probably the best “quiver of one” I have been on for the backcountry. I have now had it in some very steep terrain, and lots of different types of snow, and it has never let me down. Smooth and predictable (critical attributes to me) in all conditions. It has not let me down yet. The 167X is the perfect size for me in an all-rounder, big enough with enough surface area to be great in deep blower, long enough to be stable at speed (and smooth enough to handle well at speed, damp) and maneuverable enough to handle the tightest terrain I ride in CO’s front range trees and chutes/drops. Flex seems near perfect as well, not too stiff, but by no means jittery when maching. I am impressed and happy. Viewing 14 posts - 41 through 54 (of 54 total) ← 1 2 3 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.