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Post by doughboyshredder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:45 pm

http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/ ... ufacturing
Sadly, unless you are TRice or one of the lucky few people at Mervin you'd have better luck linking up with Mark Carter for a Timberlake concert than getting your hands on one of these boards. Maybe you should try making one yourself?
uhhhmmm, O.K.

Thinking that maybe this will re-motivate me.

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Obviously it won't do sh it on groomers, and it would probably be a horrible splitboard, but for sled laps and first run mayhem.......

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Post by doughboyshredder » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:48 pm

I'm thinking maybe a short section of flat or sidecut right at each binding may help make it at least somewhat manageable on groomers.

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Post by MontuckyMadman » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:19 pm

Mostly symetrical reverse reverse like the dps 138 of snowboarding.
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Post by doughboyshredder » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:08 am

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Banana hammock is pretty much a dps of snowboarding.

This thing is a whole new monster.
It's pretty much a sized down replica of a surfboard.

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Post by chrismp » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:33 am

yeah, but it's not like a sized down replica of a surfboard is a new idea in snowboarding...thats pretty much how it all started :P

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Post by doughboyshredder » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:52 am

ehhh, not really.

The first snowboards looked nothing like surfboards.

They really all looked like evolutions of the snurfer, besides maybe the winterstick.

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Post by chrismp » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:59 am

ok, maybe not the very first ones, but there were definitely some surfboard inspired designs during the first days of snowboarding. http://www.snowboardcanada.com/blogs/po ... brief-hist

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Post by doughboyshredder » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Only board I see as being surf inspired is the winterstick. All of the others look like variations of the snurfer.

That Damian kick was one of my favorite boards ever. And yes, I did ride it in hard boots. I had the same koflach's that Damian wore. I even wore an OP ski suit. LOL

That GNU Anti gravity was the first board I ever rode. My best friend had that sims blade. Another friend had that Barfoot.

I worked at one of the first snowboard shops in WA state in 1988.

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Post by chrismp » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:53 am

all the swallowtails you see on there are definitely not skate inspired. this photo album in the link looks like a collection of retro fish boards and alaias for snow.

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thats a surfboard.

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Post by OnDeck » Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:48 am

Lat season i saw (not in the flesh) some iterations of the Chewgash that had a hole cut-out of the tail to increase tail drop. It looked beautiful, though I did think it might cause some drag.

This would be a nightmare splitboard to tour on, but with a few design tweaks it might could be manageable.....

Love how short it is!

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Post by 24Dave » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:59 am

There was a chapter when some surf shapers were making foam core glassed elliptical snowboards for pow, I think Bill Stewart did, but images of these boards are from way before the snowboard press and intraweb. Who cares who was first with things, its cool to see ideas picked up again.

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Post by Xenia » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:05 pm

The monoski was also a surf inspired design

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Post by Huck Pitueee » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:27 pm

OH NO! I thought I was almost done board building for the season! That chewgash has some serious rocker. Somebody stop me.

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Post by strangesnowboarding » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:40 am

we are stoked to be trying out some unique designs this year (pow and urban revolution) this shortboard surf design is def on my list, probably a noboard too.....

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Post by falls » Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM4lXJk5W5E
the pow surfing chronicles!
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