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  • Bad Wolf
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    Spruce Mountain Skiboards - 115 CM Crossbow Longboards

    Originally posted by 1806 View Post

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  • 1806
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    Crossbow with green TYROLIA Attack≤ 11 very similar green color
    I ride first time on risers and dont like it, its heavy, its bulky, its hard on snow, non-release BxB AX1 feels more better

    Crossbow with BxB AX1 works well
    RVL8 Receptor dont suit to Crossbow without tools, you need expand two holes up to 1-1.5mm

    Crossbow with Spliff
    I check Crossbow and Spliff, its realy similar profile, Crossbow like 110-111 Spliff
    I dont like long nose and tail on Crossbow, its takes more volume for transportation, and dont need for ride, for me Crossbow 111 will be better

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    if I add image like this(without space) [IMG] https://flic.kr/p/2dLLtzQ [/IMG] forum dont show it

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  • ysb33r
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    Originally posted by CAN View Post
    You could always borrow Ospreys from one of us. I still remember our RC lift ride together. I hadnít rode the RCs for a couple of years but had a great time on them yesterday, made me realize I love the short boards the most.
    Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind.

    I have Ospreys with the custom direct-mounted touring set up that Jeff did for me, so it is not just a case of switching over bindings.

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  • CAN
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    You could always borrow Ospreys from one of us. I still remember our RC lift ride together. I hadnít rode the RCs for a couple of years but had a great time on them yesterday, made me realize I love the short boards the most.


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  • ysb33r
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    Wow, this thread exploded again overnight. I had to spend quite a bit catching up on everything after Cindy's post.

    I too have become much more of a Spruce person than a Revel8. no that I have anything against Greco's boards, it is just that the longer boards seem to suit me better,

    I went out on a pair of 94cm Allz Elailas today, primarily becasue I was bored and wanted to try something else. I did not like it al all. Allz boards are (were) straight camber boards, probably best suited to park riding. Primarily the length is too short for me and I can carve like I want to. There is just something in the Crossbows that does is for me. It's that sweet spot where one can effectively turn on one's heels.

    I can understand that some people prefer the shorter and more playful lengths, which is something I noticed immediately when ebing back on the Elailas. However I don't think they will see me again. They might just become wall decorations or be used if someone shorter than me comes around who needs gain snow confidence quite quickly.

    I no longer care about spinning around on boards, riding fakie or trying to break the sound barrier. I just want to have fun going downhill, laying carves on groomers, floating on pow in freeride zones and enjoying the eerie silence being between the trees.

    However, WHEN we get our big snow dump this season, I might take the RCs out again to see if I still like them in powder. They have after-all been my goto boards for a long time. I still have a photo somewhere of me and Chad on a chairlift with our RCs on.

    I am now at a position where my favourite boards are Crossbows and Ospreys. And incidentally I have been thinking about a travel quiver for a couple of weeks now. I don;t think I need to travel to skiboard anytime soo - I have enough of a playground where I am, but just someday I might trek west again for a skiboarding meet in the US and there is my dilemma. If I can only take one pair of boards it will have to be the Crossbows and they have the widest versaility for downhill riding.

    But what if I want to do more serious backcountry riding - maybe I can still get to go out with Jack one day? For that I'll need the Ospreys. That however means that I have to also travel with two sets of boots. Everything adds up the weight for the airplane.

    Maybe it is a pleasant problem to have.

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  • CAN
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    Iím definitely going to challenge the RCís today as Brian head got 11 inches two nights ago and another 8 last night. Might bring the ospreys as back up, but only as last resort. Shorties are best!


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  • Bad Wolf
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    Originally posted by CAN View Post
    Thanks for the input Jack and Scott. I guess Iím one of the riders that likes the short playful boards and thatís cool with me, no fighting over the crossbows between Cindy and I.I Might have to try the Spliffs now Jack since they are in between my two go to boards.


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    Cindy is right, I definitely fall into Chadís camp and prefer the more playful, shorter boards. I have been out a few times on the Crossbows (center mount only), and whilst they were more than competent on the groomers, I missed the fun of the Ickys.

    I think my two board quiver would be Ickys and Sherpas. My custom risers fit both boards and Iím relatively happy with my boots.

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  • CAN
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    Thanks Jack,
    I will probably stick to my go tos. I get worried if I donít like them, the resorts are not conducive to quick board changing. I feel like Iíve found my go tos and am perfectly content.
    Chad


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  • Tom91381
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    Originally posted by jjue View Post
    Chad , I will have my pair of Spliffs with custom rear set inserts with me at Westfest. I always ride them set back with the Spruce riser as it works better in deep pow for me that way and still works fine on firm snow that way. Kind of what you found with the Blunt Xls. You are welcome to try them out at Westfest !
    Really ? Spliffs are on my radar. Iím also traveling via airplane for some skiing too and trying to get down to 2 boards too. Iím bringing the XLís and still on the fence with the either the crossbows or the Stickyís or even buying a pair of spliffs ?
    Them 5 resorts in Colorado have me wondering


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  • jjue
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    Originally posted by CAN View Post
    Thanks for the input Jack and Scott. I guess Iím one of the riders that likes the short playful boards and thatís cool with me, no fighting over the crossbows between Cindy and I.I Might have to try the Spliffs now Jack since they are in between my two go to boards.


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    Chad , I will have my pair of Spliffs with custom rear set inserts with me at Westfest. I always ride them set back with the Spruce riser as it works better in deep pow for me that way and still works fine on firm snow that way. Kind of what you found with the Blunt Xls. You are welcome to try them out at Westfest !

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  • CAN
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    Thanks for the input Jack and Scott. I guess Iím one of the riders that likes the short playful boards and thatís cool with me, no fighting over the crossbows between Cindy and I.I Might have to try the Spliffs now Jack since they are in between my two go to boards.


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  • jjue
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    I have been thinking alot about quivers lately as I have some trips out of state and have to decide max of two boards to bring as putting them on airplanes. .
    One quiver would be the Spruce Crossbow and the Sherpa . Crossbow for almost all conditions and Sherpa for deep pow .
    Another quiver would be Blunt xls for almost all conditions and Rockered Condors for deep pow .
    I agree with everything Cindy and Sempai and Chad have said . Trouble is I really like both kinds of riding ( skiing style and pivot and slarve style ) and it has been a quandry. I have decided on bringing the Spruce Crossbow and the Spliff and forgo the deep pow Sherpa and RC. I have found that the Crossbows and the Spliff have served me really well in all conditions including deep pow yet never make me wonder if I selected the right board as they are great all arounders for me . Not everyone has found the Spliff to their liking but for me it really sits right in between the Blunt xl and the RC and hits the all arounder target well . Guess it will be more mood then anything else to decide which to ride although certainly if less pow probably will go for Crossbows and more pow may go for Spliffs. Also I guess if most riders are on long skis or longboards I might go for the Crossbows whereas if more riders are on Blunt xls or other shorter boards I might go with the Spliffs .And I get to represent my two favorite skiboard companies , RVL8 and Spruce !
    ps finding a really nice comfortable ski boot with grip walk soles . has made me a hardboot convert and I will be riding both boards with a Spruce riser with the Attack 13 binding
    https://www.skiboardsonline.com/foru...ad.php?t=17096

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  • sempai
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    Originally posted by CAN View Post
    Hey Scott, I should probably jump in. I did ride them center mounted, but they gave me that long ski feeling that I donít like. I wanted to like them, but then by bringing out the Rockered condors for the first time in a few years , I had all the nimbleness and float I needed without the length. I will try them set back once for you, but Iím skeptical. I really am thinking I like the shorties and slarving.
    You'll probably not like them setback then because they'll seem even longer. It's like only a couple more inches in length than the RCs though. I loved the RCs but ended up selling off the three pairs I had because I only really enjoyed them in powder. The XLs are more versatile IMO because they are stiffer and better on hardpack. The Crossbows aren't as playful as the XLs, but they have great edge hold and also do nearly as well in powder.

    Here's another thought. You are more of an upright rider just like Rick is, so that's another reason you might not like the Crossbows setback. Like Cindy said, setback works well on the bows when you can apply the forward pressure when needed.

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  • CAN
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    Hey Scott, I should probably jump in. I did ride them center mounted, but they gave me that long ski feeling that I don’t like. I wanted to like them, but then by bringing out the Rockered condors for the first time in a few years , I had all the nimbleness and float I needed without the length. I will try them set back once for you, but I’m skeptical. I really am thinking I like the shorties and slarving.

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  • CANtoo
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    I'll try, but he said it felt like too much ski. I think like Paul, he likes the liveliness of the short boards. He is the RVL8 devotee and I am more Spruce. After using XLs only last season, he pulled out the RCs instead of Ospreys for the powder and absolutely loved them even on groomers!
    Originally posted by sempai View Post
    Have Chad try them setback. He might like them better. I wasn't a fan at first either, but these became my go-to boards by the second half of last season.

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