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Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby chuffedankles » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:14 pm

I'm only 2 weeks into recovery from a hernia operation, so can't go and play. I'd already be over the skatepark or finding a rail to do with my snowboard otherwise!

Anyone gone out? I think some of the Plymouth lot are going up to Dartmoor tomorrow.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Jase » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:21 pm

This morning I found out 78a ain't so grippy when in the snow, if that counts?
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Cookie » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:06 pm

Was out having a practice on my board this morning, off to Italy on a boys snowboard trip tomorrow :D :D :D
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby chuffedankles » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:36 pm

Cookie wrote:Was out having a practice on my board this morning, off to Italy on a boys snowboard trip tomorrow :D :D :D


Awesome, have a good trip! I had a week in Livigno a couple of years ago: mellow terrain, amazing parks, great food and plenty of change from €20 notes!
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby ashrat » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:00 am

should be a good amount of snow on the north downs in kent
tomorrow to take my board out on :-)
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Rucky » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:24 pm

Yeah I did actually!
Took my son onto the hill by our house..stood him on my board between my legs.he absolutely loved it!
He now wants me to teach him to snowboard..fair enough :lol:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv4x3nA ... ata_player
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:25 pm

Sweet /\ /\

Waiting for a proper base layer before I get my board out. 1 foot of really dry powder here - edges just sink and hit the grass at the moment.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Rucky » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:30 pm

Yeah u couldn't really get an edge, and I was churning the ground up a fair bit..it was a right laugh but a drag lift would be nice!
Going again tmro..there's a few good spots around here.
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Postby Bullet » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:36 pm

Haven't been on a snowplank since '99... too many kooks in that scene (says the biggest of them all, takes one to know one and all that... :wink: )
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby TonyB » Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:16 am

Anyone tried a snowskate? Are they any good?
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:04 pm

I'm very tempted to get one even if it would only get used 2-3 times most years.

Had a go on both the single deck type and ones with a mini ski. Both good but for pissing about on Id say the single deck is more fun. Certainly easier.

Decent ones are pretty expensive though hence I'm in two minds about getting one.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby chuffedankles » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:33 pm

Personally I prefer the single plank ones to the snow blade ones. Ambition are the current market leaders:

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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Alec » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:21 pm

Loving the tree ride fakie in that.

I'm sure they make it look easier than it actually is
andre wrote: the 8 is a different beast altogether. you won't be thinking about truck geometry when you're just trying not to get killed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Alf » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:39 pm

the ones with a blade on the bottom handle speed better and you can (with a lot of skill) carve them, but unless you have a mile or so of groomed piste, there is no reason to get one
I have seen people hit 3m kickers in the snow park with them, the grooved base ones are better for "street"
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:24 pm

It wad an Ambition I had a go on. Very steep nose and tail compaired to a normal skate deck. Pretty easy to get used to and reasonably easy to ollie. Can't really explain it but ollieing is different that how you would a normal deck.

Shuvits, etc are a doddle
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby chuffedankles » Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:44 pm

They're good for doing caveman boardslides on rails too.

To be honest, I think my hernia op scar has healed enough in two weeks for me to go and play on my snowboard tomorrow. If its good and icy in the morning the bowl over Victoria Park has perfect hits that won't need a slingshot.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Nomis » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:51 pm

made it up to ally pally for a bit of this afternoon. its a good long ride all the way down and while its not the most exciting bit of riding ever but its always worth it for the novelty of snowboardingin London.

if we got more guaranteed snow in this country i would invest in a bungee for doing street rails etc.
always think about that when we get our annual snowfall.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby TonyB » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:27 pm

Is there anyone in the UK that sells the Ambition boards?

Seen a few Santa Cruz decks on Amazon, but the slightly longer Ambition board would be nice.

Had a look at those the other night. Small park at the end of my road with a nice gentle slope, thought it might be a bit of fun when we do get a bit of snow.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:51 pm

TonyB wrote:Is there anyone in the UK that sells the Ambition boards?



I don't think so. I emailed them last night seeing if there's UK distribution

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Postby Hagwag » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:10 pm

This shop in Germany sells them (and is in English if you click the flag) €9.95 postage so not to bad at all really - EU so no extra duty payable

http://www.premiumlongboards.de/index.php?language=en
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Alec » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:56 pm

andre wrote: the 8 is a different beast altogether. you won't be thinking about truck geometry when you're just trying not to get killed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:31 pm

:shock: errrrrrrr.

I've used Blue Tomato before and not had problems.

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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby Hagwag » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:17 pm

No UK distribution as yet. Can't believe they would be cheaper than in Europe anyway.
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Re: Anyone gone out on their snowplank in this weather?

Postby xman2001 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:56 pm

Believe it or not not enough snow in the Lake District, the snow that did fall last week got blown straight off...fingers crossed for more this week and a day on Raise - got my new DIY splitboard to try out, at least its cold enough to stick around on the hills
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