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  1. Advertising has changed a bit over the years.
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  2. Trying to bring together a YouTube playlist with useful instruction videos. "Instruction Videos - Snowboard Carving" is one of the series of playlists on my YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbFkVPcmsd5oH-Oe0s3LEMw/playlists Includes some SES Clinic videos, Marc Cirigliano's race technique series, and one of the Russian extreme carving tutorials. Suggestions of videos you've found useful gratefully received. I will add suitable ones to the playlist. Edit: After suggestions both as PMs and the vids below, have split some videos off for things like Pure Boarding, Swoard & Doctorfilm.RU Extreme Carving, and examples of + & - heelside styles.
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  4. Dès l'ouverture? Ça se peut que j'y sois.
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  5. I grew up skateboarding on a tropical island. Also did a bit of lognboard surfing in Florida. This is my 5th or 6th year snowboarding. Alpine snowboarding very much completely replicates the feeling of that first bottom turn after catching a wave, but on every single turn.
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  6. At Loveland yesterday. Crowds have disappeared. Snow was good. Good groom from the night before with about 2" of new on top. Visibility was very poor. Snowed lightly on & off most of the day. Did some runs on Chet's, Ptarmigan, #6, #4 and wound up on #8. Clouds lifted around 11 AM. Nice soft carving on Chet's Run and great untracked runs on In The Mood. About 4" on top of soft, crunchy snow. Snow looks like it is holding up pretty well for the season. Should be good for the weekend.
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  7. I've been grounded by my builders running late... I'm aiming to get to Iceland at the end of April, but so far I've not had any more snow I'm afraid... I shall certainly post back once I know for sure.
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  8. Article from the Star Tribune, here in Minneapolis. 03APR19
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  9. If you go to the "Boards" tab and click on the individual boards it has the specs listed. The Superconductor is a 175 with 162 effective edge. The XC is a 171 with a 156 effective edge. The SF is a 162 with 149.2 effective edge. So, the Super is 4cm longer than the XC but has 6cm more effective edge. The XC is 9cm longer than the SF with 6.8 more effective edge. 8R is 184.5 with a 171.2 effective edge. So it's 9.5 cm longer than the Super with 9.8 more effective edge. Then there is the X which is the new BX. No specs posted yet but I got to ride one and it was a blast and floated through the chopped up powder. I want Mark to build a 190-200cm of this one, it would be a "Tanker Killer".
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  10. @philw, curious to see if you've put more days on your set up and what your impressions are. End of season sales might be a good time to snag a pair.
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  11. Yes! That's what I was thinking of - I looked for their website and it seems they're still in business, but it doesn't look any better to me than the early models did.
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  12. Yep...the Milkman just dropped off a new Cowboy 173 next season is lookin sharp
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  13. I love that Ride With Me vid. So good. Maybe that would fall into another category of amazing technique videos without specific instruction or something? I have another fitting into that category. Nevin demonstrating in high quality and some slow-mo of his particular brand of minus style carving.
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  14. The Sigi "ride with me" video would be great for visual learners. It demonstrates a stable balanced stance with quiet fluid body movement. Shoulders and hands level with snow, body facing same way as feet, subtle up & down body movement to set and release edge. A good thing for beginners to master before trying to drag body parts on the snow.
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  15. Mark knows darn well they are like potato chips where you can’t just have one. I started with the 8RW, where living in the northeast I’m dealing mostly with short narrow and densely populated trails. Not the ideal choice, but I travel often enough where I could justify it. And it’s not a bad northeast board either looking back at my log, I’ve ridden it 34 days of 51 here and almost exclusively when out west. I know even if I went with the Super, I’d still be longing for something short and turny on the days it’s imperative to ride defensively for survival. The XC just makes logical sense for me. If I had the Super, the SF would have been the next logical choice. But I know how this game ends. I’ll eventually have them all...
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  16. I learned to always bring a pow board to a carve event
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  17. Ok...here’s a review of my new baby After years of searching for the perfect soft boot carving board, and coming up short, I decided to have one built for me. Best snowboarding decision I ever made! Thank you Bruce Varsava from Coiler Snowboards.
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  18. The K168 finishes turns bigtime. It really is their magic freecarver. It's my go-to board for ice or crowds. By itself it's awesome. Add a plate and it goes to 11. I haven't ridden a pure SL 162, but the 168 is nothing at all like my 180, which definitely seems like it has a longer radius in the tail than the nose. I believe the KST theory is that due to the tighter radii towards the ends of the board, and the decambered tip and tail, when you let the board run longer, you're not tilting it up as much and not engaging the tighter sidecut at the ends of the board. This makes the board very easy and agreeable to coast and surf. During aggressive carving you tilt the board up higher, and engage the ends of the board. The tighter radii there bend the board, but the longer radius in the middle prevents the board from kinking, as single radius boards can do. The clothoid shape of the sidecut, a.k.a. Euler spiral, is a continuous curve. I feel this works significantly better than simply joining 2 or 3 radii together. First run on mine last year I could feel that it was different and better than any sidecut I'd ridden before. It's like it has the comfort of a long board with the turn size of a short board when you want it. I'm a believer. http://www.kessler-swiss.com/en-US/technology/kesslerShapeTechnology Sorry for the thread-jack Shred! Thirst has certainly earned an impressive reputation in a relatively short amount of time. Thanks for the details of the purchase experience, sounds great. I'm glad we have another builder to choose from on this continent!
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  19. I measured my K168. Indeed the radius is longest around the waist. In fact, there is about a 10cm span around the waist where the width of the board is a constant 202mm. So the radius goes much longer (infinitely longer) than 12m in the center of the board. The published 8-12 is merely an approximated representation. All that said, 8-12m feels about right, and your statements above are consistent with my experience. It is simply the most unique and effective sidecut I've ever tried. Try a K168 and an MK first.
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  20. @bigwavedave and @daveo It is clothoid and is the same design philosophy as all the other K Alpines. I have never taken the time to measure the board and do the math, I’m only going by the specs listed on the website for the 168 (8-12). I do know that when I ride it I can get it to turn as tightly or more so than my MK which is, by most people’s account, a 9. I can also get it to ride much bigger radius turns at higher speeds while still maintaining far more stability than my MK. In those situations the 168 rides more like my Coiler 174 (10.5/12.7.12). @Jack M any thoughts here?
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  21. I don’t believe that is how the KST works. The 168 in particular is 12 under foot and steadily decreases to 8 as you work your way out to the tip and tail equally. This, combined with some early rise in the tip and tail mean that the turn radius decreases the more you get it on edge (aggressively attack the turn).
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  22. Usual saturday...questions about the Ruroc, my UPZ, whatever board I'm riding, comments on my riding. Nothing unusual, until my wife and I are driving away and she says "well, weren't you the belle of the ball today"...that one I wasn't expecting...
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