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  1. I asked @Bruce Varsava at Coiler to simply tell me more about these new "Contra" shapes. Well if you've met Bruce you know you're gonna get everything you ask for and then some! One thing led to another and now I have taken delivery of two demo units to test in December. A 174, 20.5cm, avg 12.5m, and a 166, 20cm, avg 10.5m. I'll compare to my custom Kessler 175/20.5/10-14, and my stock Kessler 168/20/8-12. Those Contra sidecut numbers need explanation. Here was the gist of the email thread with Bruce, posting with his permission: " The Contra was designed from scratch as a board to handle a wide range of snow that we get from climate issues. It actually uses a lot of designs from previous freecarve models but puts them together in a unique package. Softer mid and tail allow for excellent ice grip and control on steeps. Bit stiffer nose punches through crud nicely. Sidecuts are different - not nearly as nose-grabby, and with less bouncing. Turns are altered more through angulation than fore/aft movement although a bit of that still helps. Kinda like but not quite an elliptical sidecut. Been working on them for about a year with help from the Montucky bros. Testing has confirmed that they work extremely well. I was out on a few occasions in rather shitty stuff and didn't realize how bad it was until I got on a Nirvana which is not too bad of a board but these surpass them quite easily especially in less than ideal snow. I was definitely bouncing around more on the Nirvana. . The Contra uses a mid tight sidecut similar to an elliptical but we have extra goodies thrown in here and there. @johnasmo is the real genius behind these sidecuts and has a system in place which allows for super consistent design and therefore consistent feel throughout the entire line. The Contra really gives the feeling that all parts are working in complete unison. First ride on one I immediately noticed it had a clean raceboard feel in a board that turns tight and biggest bonus is it works well in a stupid wide range of snow. I have had a few instances where I started a day on a Contra then went back to a traditional board and could not believe how shitty the conditions were. Get this feedback from a lot of riders. They just eat up the crappy snow we get all the time now. Grip is stupid high also as they seem to just hang onto almost anything. I bet you wonder how this all started (-: Each part of the Contra I have done before although the new sidecuts are a lot more involved. Never did all these things in one board so that was the goal to blend it all together. After seeing that a few other builders were designing boards with a mid tight sidecut and getting good results, I figured it was time to get to work on the freecarve boards. Last 4 seasons I was actually working on softboot and BX stuff which really required me to up the game in regards to my design system as softy boards are actually a bit more complicated to design. Softies are a great success story for me, sold very few raceboards last season and a lot of softboot boards so the design time was well spent. Now that the softy program is up to date, I used the new design system to work on the Contra and it took all of three prototypes to get a really nice board. I had to experiment with different ways to control stiffness along with the type of stiffness and when you get it right, it is exceptionally good. Reality is most guys need the easy rider boards which the Contra excels at. Not to say it isn't great for more skilled riders as it is, especially when it allows you to ride hard in sub ideal conditions. Contra sidecuts are a bit more involved so we just use one radius to describe them. However, the actual number to suit your needs has to be a bit tighter than what we are used to referencing from previous boards. The reason is that they like to stretch a turn better than tightening one so you simply get a tighter sidecut which will happily go faster and be plenty stable. I would say on average you go with .5 to 1m tighter than what you would normally want from any of my previous designs. Most popular has been a 12.5m so I'll go with that for the 174 demo. The 166 is a real sweet board with the 10.5m. One of my favorites! Some other exciting news as I just secured an autoclave which will allow me to use the hi end pre-preg carbon/glass similar to what a certain European manufacturer who makes a lot of black boards uses (-: An autoclave is a heat/pressure vessel which is what they use to press their boards. Unfortunately, the Covid issues have slowed this project down as I have not even been able to pick up the Autoclave yet. My only problem is I am old! Elbow just gave out yesterday and I'm starting to sound like a broken record complaining about injures but I'm a few weeks away from 59 yrs old and it is the reality of a lot of hard mileage on my joints. Held up better than hoped for last season just finished which was a surprise as I did about 95 boards since Sept. Plan is to do about 80 boards next season as I am supposed the be off now till Sept. With the pandemic on the go, no golf so I have been busy making up a few stock Contra's which will be available in fall. As of writing this I already have about 60 of the 80 orders for next season but won't be starting those till fall. Can I golf now, puuuulllleeeez! BV "
  2. Coiler ECVC 174 PROTOTYPE..... practically new ... was used only 5 days in total. FOR BIG RIDERS (185lbs and up) a unique piece. Base was wax $ 475 USD + shipping.
  3. Coiler Nirvana Energy 174 - Snake Graphic Nose 25.5cm, Waist 20cm, Tail 24.5cm, Insert Spacing 46cm/48cm/50cm, SCR ? Inscription on the sidewall: T 174 NFC 013 CDB 6.4+5 Purchased from @pmorita last season. Rode it twice last season, and once this season... Not getting along with it. I feel more comfortable on wider boards... Topsheet have normal light scratches, light binding residue where mounted. Base has light scratches, and very faint base suck under inserts. Light tarnishing on edges at nose/tail. Used once after waxing this season. Edges should to be sharpened to your liking... $350 + shipping Board is in NYC. Local pickup can be arranged also...
  4. Coiler Nirvana Energy 170 Waist 20cm, sidecut radius 12-14m Inscription on the sidewall: 170 NFC 013 6.4+5 Base has been ground only once. I'm the only owner, board in good condition and has been ridden rarely in the last 5 years. Topsheet have normal light scratches, one nick at the tail Bindings and shipping not included. 400$ + shipping
  5. I asked Bruce to build me a board in 2018 summer. My planned board is shorter, narrower and tighter in 160 x 19 x 12m to 165 x 20.5 x 12/13m. Finally, Bruce and I decided to make it longer, wider and faster. Therefore the produced board is ECVC 168 x 21 x 12.5/13.5m for my 168cm/135lb. I also ask my 3 years old daughter to paint the custom graphic for me. Riding History The board arrived in early 2019 in excellent build quality and the superb graphic is eye catching. It encarved "T 168 ECVC -6.2+9". I ride 4 days and 18/19 season. The board is damp and smooth which gave me courage to learn EC. Unfortunately, I twist my ankle of the back foot due to old boots being too large and riding too happy. I bought the new MS951 boots in the end of last season and have rode 15 full days in two trips in this 19/20 season. 19 days in total. Is it too late to post it in New Board Porn now? Flex The flex hits the sweet spot for my weight. And I particularly like the stiff nose. The board likes me to put pressure on the nose. I think I only had one not-so-serious nose dive in poor snow condition when there is a small pond of soft snow in the middle of groom run and I put too much pressure on front leg. Which is better than my other board with soft nose. I feel the board flex is quite constant from tip to tail. I feel confident, comfortable, stable & easier laying down carving even the slope is a bit uneven and curd. The length, width & radius are all to my taste. But if you ask me to do it again, I will probably make it longer in 170/175cm. Setting I feel wider stance width is less tiring. Therefore, I gradually increase the stance width from 45,46,47,48,49 to 50cm and will try to reduce it to 48 in my next trip. I also moved the binding to the front by ~0.5cm. I ride 52.5/47.5, 51/48 or 54/48. I am still trying to find the best setting. EC Performance I ride softboots for about 10 years, hardboots for 4 years. I am quite satisfied with my front side for the moment (though still has rooms for improvement). While my backside turn initiation is always a bit late, together with putting too much pressure on front leg (especially when the board return uphill), chatter happens often. Once chatter or the lost edge, my butts touch the ground for 1 or 2 second before regaining the edge. My pants and jackets are totally torn in less than 10 days because my riding style is everyday from first ride (8:30) to end of lift (16:30) without lunch for 7.5 days in a trip! (see attached image). After all, I learn a lot in this board and rectify my bad habit. Love it! Problem EC on 15-18 degree slope is ok. It is quite exhausted and tiring for EC on 19-25 degree slope. Perhaps, I will probably ask Bruce to made me a longer board? Another problem is that the MS951 is still a bit too stiff for pull-push though heavily modified. And riding without tongue is just too scary. I just found that the frontside edge, near front foot, has a 1mm dent at the edge corner. Finger can feel easily. However, I couldn't notice it when riding. It may be caused by skiers crash or hidden stone. Should I do something about it? Video Conclusion If you are a lightweight EC rider like me, I recommend Coiler ECVC to you. Question is welcome. Cheers!!
  6. Ok shoppers: For payment I can do a bunch of ways no problem: If you want to buy with a credit card I'll send a paypal invoice, or i can list on ebay an then pay with card that way! Email ME at: rthut2 at roadrunner dot kom I need to part with a special board... a Custom Coiler Nirvana Energy with 7 Segmented Sidecut. SCR is 10/12/11 20cm waist width.. Stance is aprox using Bomber TD3 50cm to 58cm This was a spendy board as I had to buy the sidewall material and then ship it to Canadia as well. Only used two days in Montana. shows minimal boot touching marks and binding placement marks.. The base did pick up two small scratches about 8 inch long very minor but im a picky person...but I dont' have the pads and scotch brite to remove them...thought you should know... don't know if the pics show it.. Price is $725 plus shipping!!..OBO ......FOB is Cleveland (44140) and UPS ground is from $40 to about $85 out to Cali...
  7. Selling my quiver including boots due to a job relocation to Southern California. Taking up surfing. Coiler Monster in good condition but does have a few topcoat scratches. Coiler VSR in prefect shape. Used about 10x at most. Donek Proteus flawless, used only once (literately!) is the original carving board and still one of the best. Two (2) pair TD3 Sidewinder Step-in's - the best binding on the planet! Deeluxe Boots, size 11.5. Will add pics shortly with details. First reasonable offer accepted and will have to ship from SoCal. Thanks, Phil
  8. For sale Coiler AMT T 172 AM 21.5x11m 09RC1 6.9+4 Metal Great conditions, tuned this year I am 175cm tall (5'9") and 81kg (178lbs) with MP 27.5 boots Fast, stable, a great board, perfect even for beginners (like me ...) Bindings NOT included and NOT for sale asking $349 + shipping
  9. I haven't been riding much the last few years so it might be time to thin the heard. 161 Coiler SL - ridden once. This is a copy of the board that Bruce built himself and won the nationals in ~2013. Sidewall engraving: T161SL 014DT - 6.8+11. The waist width is 20cm. Price: $600 OBRO + shipping or pick-up in Denver.
  10. 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.
  11. 173cm Titanal Coiler VSR (Variable Sidecut) with 23cm waist 7.2 + 6 if you speak Bruce This board is a great ride, extremely fun and still super forgiving. Great for a rider with big feet or for working on your extreme carving technique. The board has a black topsheet with a ghosted coiler logo along it's length. The board is in good shape, it has some wear at the tip, tail and in front of the rear binding from the bail. Pictures show board with storage wax. I am thinning out my collection to make room for some new rides. Believe it or not, I actually prefer even wider boards! Asking $500 for board and bindings. Shipping extra, will deliver in Collingwood area.
  12. Built in Spring 2010, this is a 2011 model 177 VSR M+ Turbo, Bruce's full code is T177 VSR M+ Turbo 011AW1 - 6·5+6 "Mahani" is one of the prettiest Coilers ever, top sheet has some minor scuffs 8 out of 10, bottom is a 10, in storage wax. She has under 8 days on her and needs to go to a new owner to be properly utilized. NEW PRICE $475 This board needs to go, financing two new thirsts - shipping not included.
  13. Board - Coiler Titanal 164 VSR TC (spring 2010 vintage) VSR - ~9m - 11.5m 13.5m Specs - 164 x 23.5 (it's wider and a bit more versatile) Bruce's code: T164 VSR TC 010AC1 - 6.3+6 Price - $300 (shipped to US 48 - added $20, i'm going to take a bigger beating on shipping than thought.). Will take trades for O'sin 3800 or something similarly versatile Contact Info: albertcmcastro@gmail.com I haven't kept up with where board technology has gone since 2013. This board was built for me in 2010. It is titanal construction, has rocker tip & tail, camber center, and variable side cut radius. I requested a specific design to be a general all-mountain board with a side focus for harder packed to - ice riding. It has approximately 50 days on it. My specs - 150 lbs. I found the board slightly stiff if i wasn't on top of my game and had been slacking in the off season and staying conditioned overall. If you're looking to trade, I need something that isn't going to beat me up if I haven't ridden for a year or two. I currently have an O'sin 3800 that hits the spot. Something similarly versatile will work. Shoot me an offer. Pictures: It carves... I used to carve. Lol...
  14. For sale - Coiler 163 SL titanal - built for Jack Michaud and I'm the second owner. Its got a 10-13 M variable sidecut with a 21 cm waist and is super versatile. Edges are 1% base and 2% side bevel. Good all mountain board, slalom board and great edge hold. Made for 170-190 lbs or so I think I've included a sidewall pic if you understand Bruce's code. I'm more than that but it handles great for me too. Broad range in this one I'd say. @ Jack M may be able to chime in too. It's in good shape, the usual nicks and scuffs. Just thinning my quiver to make room for a new board. $395 USD plus shipping. I'm in Canada, but I ride out of Sugarloaf so I can also ship from Maine 04619 depending on timing. (Does not include bindings.)
  15. 2018 Coiler SL C 165 $500 shipped 20.5cm waist, 9-10m scr, made for 185lb rider, nose 27, tail 25.4, 1.6cm taper Board is in like new condition (9.8 out of 10). No dings or scratches. Base never ground. Edge: base bevel .5°/side 88°. Comes with custom canvas board sleeve. More about this board here:
  16. Due to a knee injury, I am forced to give up carving. Letting go of my stash, lots of gear in new unused condition. See pics here. Make me an offer, volume discounts available. NEW Head Stratus Pro Boots - Mondo 27.5, US9.5, Orange - $300 NEW Head Stratus Boots - Mondo 27.5, US9.5, Grey - $250 NEW Head Stratus Pro Boots - Mondo 27.0, US9.0, Black $300 Used Head Stratus Pro Boots - Mondo 27.5, US9.5, Orange, booster straps plus Thermoform lines (only formed once, ready to re-bake) - $150 Used Catek bindings - excellent condition $200 Used Bomber TD 1 - good condition $100 NEW 2 pairs Intec heals, only one set of handles $50 NEW BTS Boot springs for Head boots $50 Used Bomber TD2 Bindings, step in $250 Coiler 171 VSR All mtn 012 TSR used 3 days, excellent condition, 19.6 waist, discoloration on topsheet, Titinal construction $500
  17. Bruce built this for my Wife at 140-145 lbs, here first true Alpine board. A Titanal 162 "Stubvana" with nearly perfect top and bottom, "carbonium" topsheet, approx 15 - 2015 days on it. Bruce's code T162 Stubvana for Beth 015B - 7.4 + 5W has a 24 nose, 19 waist, 23 tail. $600 OBO plus shipping.
  18. I am 5'6", 145 lb's looking for a slalom board. I am looking for something like a Coiler or Donek which wouldn't be too stiff for me but I am still looking for something with decent quality, I am riding on an 'antique' at the moment. If you have any boards or any leads, I would love to hear about them.
  19. Unfortunately, I need to empty my collection of alpine snowboards. Please send me a message if you're interested in any of the boards listed below. Kessler 185cm GS Board - $400 Coiler 161cm Slalom + Bomber TD3 Bindings - $600 (Preference is to sell as a package, but can be sold separately) Donek GS 185cm - $275 Throwback Coiler 185cm GS - $100
  20. So kind of a sad day, I've decided to finally pull the trigger on a custom Oxess, which essentially means I've got a handful of boards and not enough legs nor monies. So the plan was to wait until 2020 to buy the Oxess and to put a Vistflex plate on it. But @pokkis decided to ruin that plan by selling me his Vistflex plate. So I blame him for this. Jokes, he is a legend, thanks again. I'm home this week, so I figured I'd get the photos done. I'm selling both the new items for significantly less than I spent, but hey, that's life, and I think the Coiler is a nice price for whoever wants it. I'll be donating $10 from each sale to ASB. 1. Coiler Nirvana VCam 178cm. Titanal construction. Matte black carbonium topsheet. 19cm waist. 12-14m VSR sidecut radius. 16mm taper. Made for a 180lbs rider. Ridden exactly 20 days. Topsheet 8/10 (some little lift line nicks), base 9/10 (because not new, although can't see any imperfections), edges 10/10 never been touched and not dinged. Been stored with storage wax on the base, upright in a dry place and very little surface rust that I can see. I bought it new from Bruce and it rides exactly as you would expect. Sells new for CAD930, asking $450. SOLD. 2. Brand New SG Full Carve 170. Took delivery of this earlier in the year. Never ridden. Never even had bindings mounted. I did, however, stick that Apex sticker on because I thought I was cool doing so. I can easily remove that. After I rode my friend's one for a couple of runs this year, I just had to have one. I would say it compares favourably to my Kessler 168 (and that's saying a lot). So, I bought one. And now, I sell one ?. Sells new for EUR689, asking $550. SOLD. 3. Brand New Apex X Plate 4x4. Apparently this is a stiffer than usual version. I can actually somewhat flex it with my hands, so I'm not 100% sure what the regular plate is like, but I'm guessing this is stiffer. It comes with 8 bumpers instead of the regular 4. Comes with everything I got with it. Instruction manual, 4mm hex key, 10mm and 12mm bolts and obviously all necessary mounting hardware. Bought this because I have an Apex Race V2 and Geckos and love them both. So, why not eh? Sells new for CAD1200, asking $650. SOLD. Shipping is $50 for the boards and $30 for the plate. Add apx $0-$10 for shipping to Canada depending on location. FULL DISCLOSURE: If there is interest for this stuff, I will pack them individually and ship them all to the US at once, once they are landed, I'll take payment for whoever buys them and they will be shipped individually to whoever wants them. Payment only to be sent once the boards are in the US and ready to be sent, not before. So if you are interested, let me know, and I can reserve you what you are interested in (no obligation to buy). Shipping to the US, takes 7 days and then it takes 1-7 days from there to you, depending on your location. MUG SHOTS: Coiler Nirvana VCam 178cm: Brand New SG Full Carve 170: Brand New Apex X Plate 4x4: Packed up and ready to go:
  21. I'm guessing there's no definitive answer as to which is best: T3 or T4, but what are the ride characteristics of T4 construction as opposed to the standard T3? There's another thread on this from a couple of years ago but I'm wondering if there's an updated consensus. I'm specing a 160 Angrry and would like to know your riding impressions about what the thicker titanal T4 construction would do to the ride. How does it affect "forgiveness", edge hold, pop, etc. It is for the hard charger or average carver? Ice vs hero vs soft? Is it better for a heavier or lighter rider?
  22. Gabe T

    Coiler Angrry 170

    Just put this together with some shots from a couple of seasons ago.
  23. Hi BOL! I recognize I've got two wholely selfish questions here so I'm hoping you can cut me some slack. 1.) Around these parts there aren't exactly a lot of (if any?) instructors to teach carving. I've read through all of the tech article here several times and a couple years ago I got some fantastic info from Beckmann among others that got me off to a great start. I'm hoping that maybe some of y'all can give me some feedback on my technique as it stands today? Basically the following link is a video from Friday when we had some pretty epic conditions at a nearby hill (Gaustablikk) and I was out on the Coiler NFC. The riding is on the conservative side of how I normally ride (didn't want to f-up completely in front of the camera) but is definitely a typical example of my cruising technique when snow is heroish and I want to last all day. I see I'm reaching for the snow a bit too eagerly on the front side turns but what I'm really hoping for is maybe some input on: a)Overall riding position (I think it might be a bit too upright, but I remember reading some posts about avoiding a stance that is ridiculously low "folded over like crumpled up tissue" I think was pretty close to the line that was used). b)how to improve the transitions (if I remember correctly some of the ones in the video felt kinda wooden, whereas later in the day I had the sensation that I was getting a _little_ air at the start of the transition, which was cool but really unexpected) c)look at my butt, is this acceptable placement on the back side turns? d) how can I work at getting better inclination (I wanna wear out at least one set of pants per season)? Is the secret to laydown carves just to set up an good initial carve (angulation/inclination) and then just "fall over"? d)I think I understand that weight distribution for/aft is a dynamic thing, but how does that effect transitions? For example I think my transitions work best when I have my weight quite forward on the board, but... edge hold seems to be more powerful through the turn when I have my weight centered or event aft on the board. But when I end a turn with my weight very far aft, the transition to the next turn feels really weak and ugly? 2.) I'm probably going to be making a trip back to the US in the summer and would love to pick up a new board (there is bugger all to choose from in Norway, and freight/import costs are a deal killer). I love my Nirvana to pieces 172/(12m/14m), and my Silberpfeil is now my rockboard, but I want to change things up. I would really like to add something more agile and spastic that is still suited for hard snow trending to ice. Narrow steep blacks with hard snow or blues with ice is what I want to tackle without skrensing. That and $1000 is the absolute limit that I can spend without too much damage to my conscience. I got to borrow a Swoard Extreme Carve 168 board this last week and enjoyed the completely different rhythm of the board. When I got good inclination on it, it would really turn inside of my Coiler, had good edge hold and overall felt like a more agile board. The downside was that I'm not ready to hop on the EC bandwagon and the width was way too wide (I still rode with my usual binding angles 65/55). The Donek MK on the other hand has me nearly convinced that it is exactly what I want, but the narrow width has me a bit freaked out (my boots are Mondo 29 RC-10s). This next board is going to be my last board in a looooooong time so I want to do what I can to assure that it is as excellent as the Coiler. Ok three questions. Not two but three... How do folks improve consistency? Some days I feel like a god on the local hill, other days I want to go whimpering back home. I know (generally) what I should do to have a good stance and most days everything falls in place and it feels natural. But there are always days where I can go through my mental checklist of carving do's/do-not's and nothing works. Are there any tricks to mentally reset when things go til helvete?
  24. Comme à chaques années, un petit post pour voir vos nouvelles acquisitions pour l'hiver qui vient ou les montures des petits nouveaux. qui commence?? ??????
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