Donek Posted March 4, 2005 Report Share Posted March 4, 2005 I've been informed that there are some questions regarding our new Pilot Series board. Hopefully I'm not overstepping my bounds by posting some specs and answers here. Over the last few years there has been a certain amount of interest in an entry level product. We have decided to introduce one to see how things go with it. It's purpose is to make entry into the carving world a little less demanding on ones pocket book. After consulting with some experts on teaching beginning carves we arrived at specs for 3 different sizes. These are square tail models and can be used learn to carve or by junior level racers for Slalom and possibly GS. The price tag is $375. We hope to be offering a plastic binding with them next season as a package. Our target package price is $550 for board and binding. We are considering adding up to 3 more sizes to this line. The fundamental difference in these boards is in their core construction. If you look at the tech for our cores, you'll find we do a number of things at the manufacturing stage to improve the performance of the board. The pilot will not get any of these improvements. Essentially we are using the same core production process used by the rest of the industry. This reduces the core production time to 1/3 of the time for our symmetriflex cores. The flex pattern has also been modified to maximize lumber yield. This results in a larger platform or untapered portion of the core, making the board softer between the feet. We have also elliminated the ash perimeter making the finished board less torsionally stiff. We have produced a few of these boards so far. At this time we do not have a finalized graphic for them or the means to produce them as a production item. We are taking orders, but there may be delays in filling those orders. The intention was to release the concept and show them off at SES and go into production for the 05/06 season. The specs for the 3 sizes are as follows. <TABLE BORDER CELLPADDING="2"> <TR><TD>model</TD><TD>EE</TD><TD>Sidecut</TD><TD>Waist</TD></TR> <TR><TD>147</TD><TD>130</TD><TD>8</TD><TD>19.5</TD></TR> <TR><TD>157</TD><TD>140</TD><TD>8.8</TD><TD>19.5</TD></TR> <TR><TD>167</TD><TD>150 </TD><TD>10.6</TD><TD>20.0</TD></TR> </TABLE> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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