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Thirst SF162 Day 4


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Over MLK weekend I had the board at my tuner for an icecoast edge-ucation to 1' base and 2' edge angles....And Wow!¬†ūü§©¬†is it ever so much more responsive and agile!¬†

I'm really feeling it snap into turns...which has led to my own edification ....I have been  riding it like a big GS board...large radius sweeping turns but still getting  more CPR's (carves per run) than on my K168.   With it feeling more snappy and agile I could just tip it and be headed the opposite direction much quicker.   I also noticed I could wait much longer to initiate a turn and it would still turn inside a K168 turn ...so my turns are tighting  like i'm on a slalom board:smashfrea....still probably only tapping into 50% of this little bandits potential so far ....but getting there! :biggthump

 

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XC has been my favorite ride so far this season (not so last year). Turny enough to maintain a comfortable speed for low visibility (we've had a lot of overcast and foggy days with flat light), and long enough to smooth out the variable snow surface we've had lately. Somehow, I am surprised how each of my Thirsts have a noticeably different personality, though obviously from the same family.

2 hours ago, Kneel said:

It doesn't hurt that we've had over 2' of snow through the weekend and another 5" last night,¬†@barryj¬†¬†ūüĎ欆

I've been riding the XC the past two days. Sans plate! May even be 8RW time...

Where are you riding?

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35 minutes ago, bigwavedave said:

XC has been my favorite ride so far this season (not so last year). Turny enough to maintain a comfortable speed for low visibility (we've had a lot of overcast and foggy days with flat light), and long enough to smooth out the variable snow surface we've had lately. Somehow, I am surprised how each of my Thirsts have a noticeably different personality, though obviously from the same family.

Where are you riding?

 

Stratton, VT.  Overcast, fog, flat light.  I know those conditions well...

Me and the XC have finally found our groove and it's moving steadily towards the top of the ladder.¬† But it was very difficult to figure out where it belonged. Every time I'd take it out either I was off, conditions were not right, I'd throw the BP on it :freak3:, it just wasn't measuring up to the SF or 8RW.¬† Well, yesterday and today conditions were damn near perfect. I'll be on it tomorrow morning as well. ūüĎć

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