The first update for this spring.
Sean, Cool video. Your Right Foot inside cant mechanism on the boot cuff is toast. Watch the movement in the video in relation to the boot lower boot shell. You might want to take care of that unless you like the movement. Glad to hear you have a new Japanese distributor. Good opportunity for you over there since most the European boards are going for over $2000. Demo time in Japan for next season orders is starting about now. Hope it works out well for you. Take care, Tom
Sean, did you decide if you are going to share your camera mount ideas?
Nice job once again. Really smooth action.
Good catch Tom on the cant.
Cool Sean, I do remember the helmet mount now. Does it have a remote? You can look at the video on the chair or lunch if you want. The bummer with the Go Pro is you can't tell if you even had it pointed correctly until you get home.
What I was really after was the binding/board mount you were working on? Maybe I am confusing someone else's mount?
Thanks again, really nice job.
It's not perfect, but it removes that problem. Pretty tiny screen, decreases battery life, and adds weight on the side of your helmet. I typically only use it to set the camera up and then leave it in a bag. When using the wide angle setting I just roughly point it by eye and it's good enough.
This looks cool if you're a smartphone user. I'd bet battery life will be sacrificed even more.
The Hero2 has a selectable field of view. I agree about the original, I`ve had a couple of close calls with the original while doing chase cam stuff.
I spent the day at A-basin with Mark Kress, Thedo Remelink, and Converse Fields. We're working on some new plate stuff that's really pushing the envelope. We will definitely be releasing some new plates next year. It's looking like there will be difference models for different applications and riding styles.
So cool to get to see you guys here in Portland. Thanks for taking the time to come and visit with us.
Blow by blow of the Timberline trip
Ah crap you can't do this to me. My season just ended on Saturday, and now I'm all excited for next season already!
"At one point I was seeing my bootfitter so much my wife was begining to think I was having an affair with him."
Wow, Sean you had some nice air in the park, just make sure your builder doesn't know about it, he'll void your warranty
Thanks for the video update, can't wait to see and try your new Mono-plate system.
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'Constrained hinge' - interesting! If I'm understanding properly, that's similar to what Tinkler did with his adjustable stops just behind the front binding on his plate, but his push directly on the board.
It's staggering how much development is happening with plates! I'm highly interested in going part-way between the fully-isolated feeling of a plate and the 'naked' feeling of bindings right on a board. The isolation from bumps/ripples is awesome, but so is very fine board control and some feedback as to what's going on down there.
If you are looking for the inbetween, this plate is for you. 90% of the benefit of an axel based system, but with all the feel of a naked board. I actually had to do 2 runs without the plate just to prove to myself that it was doing something (and trust me, it is).
You NEED one of these. I was on the fence about plates, until I rode this one. I have no intent of riding with out a plate at all next year.
Nice work, Sean. Thanks for the update.
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Thanks Sean, very cool.
Now lets see it GO!!! I want to see the dust/ptex fly!!
Good info. Any chance you could grab that cute 18yr old girl next door and have her give the delivery message?
Maybe catch her on a day she is in a bikini?? Sorry, did I say that out loud?
Nicely done Sean!!
There's actually no flying p-tex Brian. The drag knife just cuts the base material with a knife. The core cutting has a dust collector foot in the way, so you really don't see much. We try to keep that dust from flying around as much as possible. Core cutting and tapering is actually quite boring to watch as the cutter moves pretty slowly. Here's a video of the new drag knife in action though:
Sean, As usual.... good stuff. Like to see your equipment and processes. Batch production is tough especially for low production runs like custom snowboards. Nice ideas to increase your flexibility and improve the lead time. You must a have a lot of cool stuff in the works as you seem really amped for next season. Have good summer and thanks for keeping us updated!! Tom
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