!ATTENTION SHOPPERS!

SBOL will be closed from June 29th to July 28th. Orders placed during this time will be shipped on July 30th.
Note: Orders for Spruce longboards with no bindings CAN be filled during this period.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 18 of 18
  1. #16  
    Hardcore Skiboarder
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Maryland
    Age
    49
    Posts
    858
    Rep Power
    5
    Well, when I asked my original question 3 years ago, I had no idea how different the boards I mentioned were ... The XLs are wide and short-ish , the Raptors narrow and long. I hated the XLs on East Coast groomers snow and loved the Raptors. I'd love to try XLs some day in their I tended environment, soft powder.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #17  
    Hardcore Skiboarder
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    214
    Rep Power
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by Kocho View Post
    Well, when I asked my original question 3 years ago, I had no idea how different the boards I mentioned were ... The XLs are wide and short-ish , the Raptors narrow and long. I hated the XLs on East Coast groomers snow and loved the Raptors. I'd love to try XLs some day in their I tended environment, soft powder.
    XLs are fabulous in west coast powder - highly recommended. But back on the east coast I've spent 5 days on Raptors over the holidays with the XLs sitting in my bag - an unexpected turn of events. Past forum posts about the Raptors suggest that they are specialty boards, but I don't think I can agree. They are not any harsher than the XL on groomers to me and in fact offer a lot more stability while carving at speed. On ice I do have to fully engage the edges, but it's a less aggressive posture than on the XLs. I'll have to see how the Raptors perform out west, but I like them a lot.

    Incidentally my XLs and Raptors are reverse camber. I'm not complaining, but is this normal or are my board just special?
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #18  
    Hardcore Skiboarder
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Age
    70
    Posts
    1,157
    Rep Power
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by Fun Machine View Post
    XLs are fabulous in west coast powder - highly recommended. But back on the east coast I've spent 5 days on Raptors over the holidays with the XLs sitting in my bag - an unexpected turn of events. Past forum posts about the Raptors suggest that they are specialty boards, but I don't think I can agree. They are not any harsher than the XL on groomers to me and in fact offer a lot more stability while carving at speed. On ice I do have to fully engage the edges, but it's a less aggressive posture than on the XLs. I'll have to see how the Raptors perform out west, but I like them a lot.

    Incidentally my XLs and Raptors are reverse camber. I'm not complaining, but is this normal or are my board just special?
    Both of these boards ride harsher than a cambered board due to the zero camber and rocker. So your observations are correct.
    Now: 08 Sherpa's (2), Atomic 120's, 2013 125 Protos, 125 LEs, 2014 Sherpas, Osprey protos, 2015 Blunt XL's, 2016 Ospreys, Ethan Too twintip skis,2017 Shredfest One of kind Spliffs, 2018 Crossbows
    Bindings: Spruce Risers and Tyrolia LD12's
    Boots: Full Tilt Booters, Tecnica Agent 110
    History: Atomic shorty's, Sporten, Groove Taxis, Head 94's, ALPs, Spruce 120 Blue boards, Custom Lacroixs, Rocker Condors, 08 Summit 110's, Hagan offlimits 133's, Rossi 130's, 2011 Summit Marauders
    Reply With Quote  
     

Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®, Copyright © 2019 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Tabs System by vbSoporte - vBulletin en Espaņol