Huh, this is getting serious... I never broke a board before, now I'm on the 2nd one, just within few weeks All it took was a relativelly low speed fall over a big chunk of ice under the pow... Full delam and bend, from binding to the beggining of nose decamber...
Ok, it's an Aggression Steel 163 (h/b freeride shape), those are notorious, I know. However, the board lasted whole 2 hrs. Very sweet 2 hours, I have to say - one of the best rides of this type, I've ever tried. I bought it in pretty much NOS condition, as a wall piece. However, I had to try it out in todays pow. I'm not pissed off it broke, I'm pissed off I couldn't get few more days out of it!
Taken last year at Kaltenbach, Austria by Dave aka one51 from the fb
Board: Oxess XR 178, not broken
Sounded like a gunshot when it snapped
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I rode this board all of 5 days after buying it off of Alex on the sell forum. I had it out on fresh soft groom at Revelstoke and buried the nose into some soft stuff. I came to an abrupt yet calm stop and found that I submarined (is that a word?) the nose.
The more people I talk to the more I realize that this is an odd direction for this break.
Oh well, at least Ann won a certificate towards a new Virus at the SES banquet. She's going to let me use it to get a replacement board.
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Yes, an AMT
I'm not sure what the guts are. I can make out the metal, but not sure what the black strips are.
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Tinkler being put through it's paces
phuk mi. killed my donek gs170 (sorry roy). a victim of soft snow. thought I'd be fine sticking to the groomers today, and had a good time making deep trenches until, whilst bending it into a frontside carve heard a *pop*, and got tossed off the line. saw my newly decambered nose and limped it gingerly back to the car. rip, little donek; fun while it lasted.
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flc will be here monday. granted I'm a little gunshy now. two boards in one season after never have broken a thing in over 20yrs of boarding? this carving thing is getting expensive.
again, this wasn't even a serious auger, or nose stuffing cartwheel. the plate binding point loading seems a bit of an inherently weak design. thinking a under binding load distribution plate (like what was sometimes used on metal top boards) might not be a bad idea. guess I just need to be on a wider board for these conditions.
I "redesigned" a Volant SL 162, today... The previous owner already started making the nose decamber, now it's a ful rocker board! It's still rideable, though.
The way it was at the beggining of the day, the board rode just plain awsome. Stable, damp, yet poped when wanted, crazy initiation (too much almost), great edge hold. Pulled some of my best heel side ECs on it... It just sucks these boards can not last...
I'm just thinking... Maybe I should finish the braking proces of one of Scooby's spare WCRMs, just to set the record of 4 in a season
^nice. i've amassed a few killed frames over the years. for a while (back in the big hucking days) it wasn't a matter of IF a frame cracked, but when. fortunately trails & riding styles have evolved significantly (transitions rather than flat landings! who woulda thunk?!), and i've mellowed out in my advanced years, so my current bikes have remained intact for a few seasons now...
I don't think he was asking what you call what he did, but if in fact "submerining" was a word??? Works for me, though Webster may say otherwise ;')
[rubs hands together in delight]
"Stuffed" is good too.
Okay, I know there's no carving involved, but that Tomahawk is too much fun. Check out the tail in the third frame.
Video credits: Gcarve
I was messing around in the park on my Donek 175 Twombley and when I came down from a jump and bent the tail of my board so much as to pop out of my rear binding. I keep my plates tight and have never come undone before, so I didn't even know it until I turned(or tried to...), and nearly got run over by a monstrous skier!!! Whew, glad he had skills and swooped around my silly ass
BTW where is that? Looks as dry as it's been here, we just got a nice shot though and even though the trees aren't open yet, I'm going for some exercise today and a condition check. Carve tomorrow if it firms up enough
The big roller on chair 7 at summit. I pop my back binding jumping too. No clue why
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