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topsheet film to stop snow buildup?


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Very cool. Not sure exactly how useful it is on a carver, but it makes sense for powder riding. Pogo makes some boards with waxable P-tex topsheets, same principle i think.

edit: I just made out the fancy "RadAir" logo. is that board a tanker? what vintage? looks pretty cool.

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"aromatic"?

Aromatic refers to a specific group of hydrocarbons (such as benzene) used in the manufacture of many plastic resins. The 'aromatic' name is because they actually have a rather strong but not "bad" odour.

I just looked at the title of this post. I don't believe the idea is to provide a film to add to a snowboard. Dureflex (TPU) is actually used as the topsheet itself.

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Dureflex (TPU) is actually used as the topsheet itself.

bingo... I posted this so that board fabricators might see it.

about the 'aromatic'.... I figured anyone who knew about materials already knows the meaning and those who didn't wouldn't need to.

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Very cool. Not sure exactly how useful it is on a carver, but it makes sense for powder riding. Pogo makes some boards with waxable P-tex topsheets, same principle i think.

edit: I just made out the fancy "RadAir" logo. is that board a tanker? what vintage? looks pretty cool.

POW, I am pretty sure that is is a rad-air Individual from 03-04.

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Aromatic refers to a specific group of hydrocarbons (such as benzene) used in the manufacture of many plastic resins. The 'aromatic' name is because they actually have a rather strong but not "bad" odour.

Wow, I do not miss organic chemistry for a second! You brought back a flood of horrific memories from last year's summer class.

Last year, on a particularly sticky snow day, I kept getting snow stuck in my Catek step ins. Is there anything that prevents build up on the boot or binding? It would seriously take me like 5+ minutes to step into the bindings.

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I really really really REALLY wish both bomber and catek would go to teflon coating for the intec receivers, like F2. I never had snow stick on those binders.

Im sure there's a reason they dont use it, but it sure seemed to work well, and hold up well, on the F2 stuff.

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The recievers on my Cateks are teflon coated. Both the set I bought as an upgrade last year and the set that came with my used OS1s. That makes me assume that they have been doing it for a while. Now, getting the snow off and out from the rest of the binding, that's a different story.

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