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Thread: SG Test boards in the Netherlands (Is the right place to post?)

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    SG Test boards in the Netherlands (Is the right place to post?)

    Hi all, I organised some SG test boards for the NL region for the coming couple of weeks. Like myself, most people here ride Swoards, but there might be people that want to see how these boards compare. For those that have not ridden an SG or Kessler yet, they are not as nail hard as one might think. In general very forgiving. The following dates boards could be made available for testing:

    Zoetermeer:
    19 April
    21 April
    23 April
    26 April
    7 May
    10 May

    Tignes
    28 April-5 May (part of the www.familyjam.nl) If you want to come on this holiday with your kids, check out the website. There will be a total of at least 8 hardbooters. If you do decide to join, could you drop me a PM please?

    Landgraaf 12-13 May

    Available boards
    1x FULL CARVE 163
    1x FULL CARVE 170
    1x each FULL RACE TITAN 163 and 185
    1x FREE SOLO 167
    1x FORCE FAT 165
    1x ALL MOUNTAIN WIDE 169

    Do you want to try one of these boards, send me a PM and we can arrange something.
    Its big, Its really big. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to tell that this is highly exposed, way out of the the box, you know... out there, kinda stuff...

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    I'm really interested to know the difference in riding between a metal and non-metal SG. especially a 163.

    Pleas post your feedback.
    Stephane

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    The non metal SG (Full Carve) is a fantastic board. I own a titanal 163 from 2011. It is noticeable at high angles the Full Carve has less torsional stiffness. For my perception, the Full Carve is around 90% of the performance of the Full Race Titan. It does get going at lower speeds than the FRT, which means that it produces a pleasant ride at lower speeds. Subjectively I would say that the Full Carve is more juicy. I would strongly consider to get the Full Carve next time round, irrespective of the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTwoO View Post
    \Subjectively I would say that the Full Carve is more juicy.]
    Can you define what 'juicy' means?

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    more lively or more pop maybe ? less damp ?
    Can you confirm "Juicy" ?

    I own a 163 FRT 2009 and I had a delamination problem this winter, I might get a 163 non metal but I'd like to know the difference.
    Stephane

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    Well, the dampening is different. the FRT has carbon that is a very good spring that is then dampened with titanal and rubber. This is very taught and sinewy. The FC has glass that is less of a springy and more dampened by itself. I did not check whether it has rubber in as well, but it will not surprise me if it does not. It is a bit like it is running on 60 profile instead of the 40 profile that is under the FRT. The other possible comparison I could give is with the Golf II GTI. They were brought out with an 8 valve and a 16 valve motor. The 16 valve motor had more kilowatt, but you needed to rev the motor to get to the power. The 8 valve had less kilowatt, but more torque low down that resulted in a more supple drive. It was not as fast with top speed, but for driving in town, it was more comfortable. In Dutch I said that it was "smeu´g" that unfortunately has no suitable translation to English (don't trust the online translations) but means something like juicy/creamy/fatty/tasty.
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    Maybe I'll drop by in Landgraaf the 13th of May, I want a new SL-ish sized board somewhere in the future. I'll bring a Swoard 175M if I come, I remember reading someone wanted to test that board?

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