Xargo Posted April 29 Report Share Posted April 29 (edited) In order to not spam the board porn thread with too much info, I'll post some specs for discussion about my new wide Contra here. So the Contra I just received two days ago is some kind of space age hybrid design. I don't know specifically what Bruce did but the result is spectacular. He said the design of the board is about 80% hardboot and 20% softboot design. I haven't ridden a softboot Contra so don't have any idea how they ride but I do have a 247mm wide hardboot Contra ECC and this new hybrid design is way more forgiving without having lost any of the carving performance (first impression). I didn't think it would be possible that rather short (136cm ee) 300mm wide stiff carver with 16m scr could be fun to ride in slush but it is! Just magical. Yesterday was slush and today we got some 10-15cm of fresh snow (rare this late) on top of icy groomers (slush was groomed after freezing yesterday evening) and the board worked great on "pow" as well. I just didn't expect that. Also when I hit an icy spot where the fresh snow was wiped clean, the edge would bite like crazy. I did expect the board to have crazy good edge hold though so that wasn't surprising. Carving performance seems to be very similar to my hardboot Contra (also with 16m scr) but I haven't had a chance to really do consecutive turns yet because of the fresh snow forming too many moguls. So jury is still out but first impressions are looking really really good. Does anyone else here have these hybrid designs? Bruce said he has made some but I hear it's pretty new thing. Sidewall specs say this is 7.6 (or 7.8, it's a bit smudged) + 9. Contra ECC is 6.7 + 9 (but it's 10cm longer overall and I think the difference in ee is even larger). Edited April 30 by Xargo Added photo showing both boards, 164 Hybrid on the left 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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