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  • Originally posted by Madmax View Post
    @CANtoo



    I bet the RVL8 Blunt will also suffer on high speed runs. Has anyone taken them out on a high speed run? Even if they are stable can you control your speed with Only 88ís?


    http://www.skiboardsonline.com/BRDS.html
    Hi Mad Max,
    For me I feel very confident going at high speed on the Blunts. As I said before I like that I don't have to think about anything and just cruise and they stop on a dime whenever I want hockey style. I do, however, like the wide boards. They can be gently slarved or used to dig big trenches whichever the rider prefers. Many times the riders riding style will tend to gravitate the riders to a preferred board that's suits them better than others. I tend to like different boards than my wife. That's the beauty of skiboards, variety and easy board changing to experiment and find the perfect ride for you.

    Im a little worried I'm getting too attached after just two days of riding the Blunts that I felt compelled to defend the little boards

    Chad
    64 CM Bigfoot’s
    100 CM '15 Blunt XL 2 pair
    110 CM Rockered Condors
    130 CM Spruce Osprey prototype

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    • Originally posted by Madmax View Post
      @CANtoo


      I bet the RVL8 Blunt will also suffer on high speed runs. Has anyone taken them out on a high speed run?

      http://www.skiboardsonline.com/BRDS.html
      Chad was definitely ripping it up at high speed and having no problems. Then again, this guy rides bigfoots with no problems. Like I said, they are surprisingly fast for their size. I think it's just my so-so balance, riding style, and intermediate ability that makes me uncomfortable on them when they get going fast so easily.

      Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
      '07 "soft" ALPs
      Eyeball DLPs
      125 LEs
      Ospreys mounted bindings
      Crossbows
      Spruce riser release bindings
      Sometimes borrower of Chad's spare Blunt XLs

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      • Originally posted by CANtoo View Post
        ...... I think it's just my so-so balance, riding style, and intermediate ability that makes me uncomfortable on them when they get going fast so easily.

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        Cantoo is selling herself way short ! I consider her an expert skiboarder ... she absolutely rips on skiboards and rides super fast ... I have seen her rock on Sherpas, 120's , 125's and Alps .. and she carves all those boards like no tomorrow , she has also followed me down some very nasty off piste snow with no problems and has excellent balance .... She does have a different riding style then CAN, however, and I do think that which boards appeal to which riders , have a lot to do with how they like to ride ...
        Boards :
        Blunt Xl, DLP, Spliff, Condor, Rockered Condor , Slingshot, Sherpa, Icelantic Shaman
        Boots
        K2 BFC 100 Grip walk sole , Dynafit CR Radical AT boot, Ride Insano Snowboard boots
        Bindings:
        Zero Pro Non release Binding
        Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
        Spruce Riser with Attack 14 GW /AT binding
        Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)
        Rocker and Sbol Soft Boot Bindings.

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        • Originally posted by jjue View Post
          Cantoo is selling herself way short ! I consider her an expert skiboarder ... she absolutely rips on skiboards and rides super fast ... I have seen her rock on Sherpas, 120's , 125's and Alps .. and she carves all those boards like no tomorrow , she has also followed me down some very nasty off piste snow with no problems and has excellent balance .... She does have a different riding style then CAN, however, and I do think that which boards appeal to which riders , have a lot to do with how they like to ride ...
          Waaay sweet of you to say, Jack, but I know I have a long way to go.
          Trying all these different boards really makes me see what you mean when you talk about the RCs as THE board for you if you had to choose. When you get on those boards where you're "dialed in," your brain just works differently. When I'm on my flexy ALPs what goes through my mind is, "that looks cool over there--let's go try it!" On other boards I tend to think about adjustments and whether I'm skiing them right.

          Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk
          '07 "soft" ALPs
          Eyeball DLPs
          125 LEs
          Ospreys mounted bindings
          Crossbows
          Spruce riser release bindings
          Sometimes borrower of Chad's spare Blunt XLs

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          • Originally posted by CAN View Post
            Hey Dave ,
            After spending yesterday on the RC soft boot combo, I can honestly say I like the Blunts and their stability better on the groomers than the RCS. With the RCs I feel like I need to think about my centering balance, where the blunts I could just ride care free. Keep in mind this is with no new snow. I'd like to try both when we get some new snow and I imagine I'd like the RCs better for their float. Whichever I use I LOVE the soft boot setup. It seems like my legs never tire with soft boots. Today I'm begrudgingly going to try the Blunts with hard boots. I'm guessing they will be great on hard boots also carving groomers. For me they are fun boards the first I will now pull out for groomers. Sorry 125s!

            Chaf
            This is pretty much how I also feel Chad ... on groomers I prefer the Blunts to the RC''s also , in pow defintely the RC ...
            in mixed conditions with off piste choppy soft stuff and groomers , I will probably prefer the RC because I like going off piste as much as I can and like the way I can ride centered without defaulting to heel riding in deep choppy snow ,
            like you in all conditions and on both boards I prefer the soft boot set up by far !

            the Blunts have changed a one board quiver guy to a two board quiver guy .. damn , now I have to make a choice every time I go out !!!!
            Boards :
            Blunt Xl, DLP, Spliff, Condor, Rockered Condor , Slingshot, Sherpa, Icelantic Shaman
            Boots
            K2 BFC 100 Grip walk sole , Dynafit CR Radical AT boot, Ride Insano Snowboard boots
            Bindings:
            Zero Pro Non release Binding
            Modified Receptor Backcountry Bindings (Bill Version and Slow Version)
            Spruce Riser with Attack 14 GW /AT binding
            Custom Risers with Fritschi Backcountry Bindings (Jeff Singer version 1, Bill version)
            Rocker and Sbol Soft Boot Bindings.

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            • Originally posted by jjue View Post
              This is pretty much how I also feel Chad ... on groomers I prefer the Blunts to the RC''s also , in pow defintely the RC ...
              in mixed conditions with off piste choppy soft stuff and groomers , I will probably prefer the RC because I like going off piste as much as I can and like the way I can ride centered without defaulting to heel riding in deep choppy snow ,
              like you in all conditions and on both boards I prefer the soft boot set up by far !

              the Blunts have changed a one board quiver guy to a two board quiver guy .. damn , now I have to make a choice every time I go out !!!!
              Hi All,

              Just spent the morning on the Blunts on non release bindings in HARD boots. Haven't done the non release for a while. I have to say the Blunts were every bit the carvers that they were on soft boots. I was worried that my hard boots would bug me now, but they were fine. It's nice to have the options available liking either. I'll probably go default to the soft boots if given a choice now. Like you Jack I'd love to get to a two board quiver. The Blunts have surpassed the 125's for me on the groomers, but I'm still keeping the Sherpas handy in case of big pow days as the RC's weren't enough one time in 30" for me, but I'm over 200lbs. So I guess I'll be stuck at three.
              p.s. I'm riding the soft boots with the KTP's tomorrow so maybe three won't stand too long

              Chad
              64 CM Bigfoot’s
              100 CM '15 Blunt XL 2 pair
              110 CM Rockered Condors
              130 CM Spruce Osprey prototype

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              • I have a really nagging suspicion that KTPs and soft boots is not a winning combo

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                Crossbow (go to dream board)
                Most everything else over time.
                Go Android

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                • Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                  I have a really nagging suspicion that KTPs and soft boots is not a winning combo

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                  Why's that. Would they be hooky?
                  64 CM Bigfoot’s
                  100 CM '15 Blunt XL 2 pair
                  110 CM Rockered Condors
                  130 CM Spruce Osprey prototype

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                  • Originally posted by CAN View Post
                    Like you Jack I'd love to get to a two board quiver. The Blunts have surpassed the 125's for me on the groomers, but I'm still keeping the Sherpas handy in case of big pow days as the RC's weren't enough one time in 30" for me, but I'm over 200lbs. So I guess I'll be stuck at three.
                    I'd really like to get down to a 3-board quiver. Even If I did get down to three, I'd still be at six. I'd want two pair of each in case something happened to one of the pairs.
                    Boards/Bindings:
                    2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                    2023 Spruce Stingers w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                    2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
                    2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


                    Boots:
                    Salomon X-Pro 80

                    Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys, Crossbows
                    Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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                    • Originally posted by CAN View Post
                      Why's that. Would they be hooky?
                      I suspect they may be a bit stiff to respond well to anything other than serious (was going to say blunt LOL) force. Please prove me wrong.

                      Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
                      Crossbow (go to dream board)
                      Most everything else over time.
                      Go Android

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                      • Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                        I suspect they may be a bit stiff to respond well to anything other than serious (was going to say blunt LOL) force. Please prove me wrong.

                        Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
                        You know I trust your judgement too much to even try to prove it wrong. We've always had similar thoughts on the boards so I think I'll ride our proven board, the Blunts. We're in for a short day tomorrow anyways only
                        A couple of hours riding before the feast with our neighbors.
                        64 CM Bigfoot’s
                        100 CM '15 Blunt XL 2 pair
                        110 CM Rockered Condors
                        130 CM Spruce Osprey prototype

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                        • Yes, happy Thanksgiving to you all. It's a celebration we don't have of course but if our government ever gets real and takes us out of the EU I am going to propose we use that date for a similarly named celebration.

                          Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
                          Crossbow (go to dream board)
                          Most everything else over time.
                          Go Android

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                          • Originally posted by valmorel View Post
                            Yes, happy Thanksgiving to you all. It's a celebration we don't have of course but if our government ever gets real and takes us out of the EU I am going to propose we use that date for a similarly named celebration.

                            Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
                            Not to get into politics, especially from the opposite side of the ocean, but at least your country retained its own currency!

                            And, yes, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US.
                            In pursuit of Peace, Harmony and Flow.....
                            Think Like a Mountain

                            Boards ridden, some owned: Sherpas, Spruce 120 "STS", Blunts, DS110 custom prototypes, Rockered Condors, Revolts, DLPs, Summit Custom 110s, Summit Marauders, Head 94s, Raptor prototypes, Osprey prototypes.

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                            • Originally posted by Bluewing View Post
                              Not to get into politics, especially from the opposite side of the ocean, but at least your country retained its own currency!

                              And, yes, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US.
                              I remember when British currency went decimal in 1971. There used to be 240 pennies to the pound, twelve pennies to a shilling, twenty shillings to the pound. There were "bobs", sixpence pieces and threepenny bits.

                              I don't know if the two were politically connected, but the loss of the old Imperial currency and the change to a European decimal system was considered a foretelling of the move into Europe, which happened in 1973. My mother still won't buy French apples, although she does drink their wine.
                              Just these, nothing else !

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                              • Bad Wolf,

                                Did you decide whether or not you're riding the Blunts tomorrow at Snowbowl? I'm getting out on them either tomorrow night and/or Saturday night.
                                Boards/Bindings:
                                2013 Spruce Sherpas w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                                2023 Spruce Stingers w/Tyrolia Peak 11s
                                2015 RVL8 Blunt XLs w/Tyrolia Attack 13s
                                2020 RVL8 Sticky Icky Ickys w/Tyrolia SX 10s


                                Boots:
                                Salomon X-Pro 80

                                Past boards: Salomon Snowblades, Line MNPs 89 & 98 cm, Five-Os, Bullets, Jedis, Spruce 120s, LE 125s, Ospreys, Crossbows
                                Summit 110s, Nomads, Jades, RVL8 ALPs, BWPs, KTPs, Tanshos, Rockets, DLPs, Blunts, Condors, RCs, Revolts, Spliffs

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