Stainless Posted March 4, 2005 Report Share Posted March 4, 2005 I had cause to let fly on my Volant 162 today. Straight-lined it down the hill. I have never gone so fast on a board - but from riding road-bikes, I'd guess I was at 45mph+. (I'll take a GPS receiver next time). I was scared and grinning all at the same time. So you racers: I was nailing the big heelside carves at that speed - sweet. But the toeside - the air resistance to my chest and shoulders was pushing me up and off from over the edge - like leaning into a gale (Beaufort 8?). I could not get on top of the edge to initiate the carve. What's the trick to it? Randy? Truth be known - I never thought much about longer GS boards. I like squiggling down the hill with short carves. But how big a difference is it having another 10-15cm in length? I love the Volant - it's heavy - I've always believed it feels longer than it really is - but I can only compare it to an Alp and an UltraPrime, and those things were noodles. What am I missing? (Apart from a quiver). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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