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Been using the Thirst 8RW this season for GS racing and carving this season. This season is my first racing Slalom and Giant Slalom, I have been riding soft boot racing boards for the last decade. I have ridden all the super expensive boards out there, I even regretfully own a couple of them.  The first day I rode the Thirst 8RW it held a better edge than any of my other boards.   Every time I go out on the 8RW I find a new gear and I go faster than the time before.   I raced the 8RW on Presidents day at White Pass in a GS race.  I won two gold medals and the Thirst board was amazing!  I would race this board at any level of competition. I qualified for Nationals at Copper Mtn. I hope to go but I'm still trying to figure out if I can.  The Thirst board that I'm borrowing has more power than my Donek and holds a better edge than my Kessler. If your wanting a high end board with a ton of power the 8RW is the one. 

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