photodad2001 Posted February 14, 2010 Report Share Posted February 14, 2010 On one of those "got called off work so going to the hill by myself" outings, I overheard a hillarious conversation between 2 guys about sidecut radius at the bar in the lodge. These guys had been sitting at the bar drinking before I even came in. I walked up to the bar and ordered a half pizza and a large sierra mist and sat a couple stools down. Before my pizza arrived, one of the guys asked the other what the difference was between their boards. Once I realized one was on a hard boot set up and the other on soft I started paying close attention to their conversation. When it got to the sidecut radius the one guy didn't understand. After a few technical tries the hardbooter tried a comparison approach... Hardbooter: "You see, it's kinda like nail clippers. Your board is like fingernail clippers while mine is like toenail clippers." [At this point I angle my stool 45 degrees toward the conversation] Hardbooter: "Fingernail clippers are designed to cut around smaller, tighter curves while toenail clippers are designed to cut around bigger curves." Softbooter: "So you make bigger turns?" Hardbooter: "Yeah, but you have to go faster to make bigger turns, that's why they make them with bigger sidecuts, so you can go faster." Softbooter: "I can make fast turns." Hardbooter: "But you aren't carving." Softbooter: "Yes I am." [Pause while the hardbooter goes for his beer. Either he was thristy or was stalling for time to think of an easy way to break the bad news to his friend.] Hardbooter: "When we go back out I'll show you what I mean." THE END Disclaimer: If anyone on here was part of this conversation and reads this yes, that was me by myself to your left and sorry, I couldn't let this go unmentioned on here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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