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Postby Zarkod » 20 Dec 2003 10:00

The only time I saw this board was last year in a skwal contest, on the hard snow the board seemed to vibrate a lot, is it good only for powder or you can have a good carve as well?
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Postby James » 20 Dec 2003 10:32

I was very surprised when I ran out of powder and was forced back onto the trail-THIS BOARD CAN CARVE!! :o :o :o
Even with soft boots I found that I could carve turns no probs, it felt like I was back on the "Easy Jungle-(165)"but with the added comfort of soft boots.

WARNING:In powder the 167 is VERY FAST
If your riding with non skwalers take a good book with you as your going to have a LONG wait at the bottom of the mountain :D :D
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Postby shama » 20 Dec 2003 13:13

Like Zarkod I've see it in action last year with a lot of vibration.
But it was with a hard boots no soft boots...
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Postby James » 20 Dec 2003 15:19

Not surprised about the vibration- this board is for soft boots ONLY :o

There are plenty of boards for carving and riding on the trail but to see how the 167 works you need to get in the powder :rolleyes:

This board is a refreshing break away from the word champion speed style skwal.
On the trail it carves well but isn't great at speed.

Hope you can give it a try this season ;)
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Postby Zarkod » 20 Dec 2003 18:20

No way except if you ship us some boards from japan, I think there must be only five of them in europe ;)
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Postby James » 21 Dec 2003 01:46

OH :o

I think we have about 20 left from last year, Japanese like to stay on the trail :huh: :blink:powder is off limits here in Japan :angry:

Shame I think its one of the best boards Thias ever produced :( I hope it makes a comeback in the future as it adds a much needed dimension to the sport.
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Postby obi one » 21 Sep 2010 22:19

James wrote:OH :o

I think we have about 20 left from last year, Japanese like to stay on the trail :huh: :blink:powder is off limits here in Japan :angry:

Shame I think its one of the best boards Thias ever produced :( I hope it makes a comeback in the future as it adds a much needed dimension to the sport.


Dear James
although I will remain an hard-booter...I took interest and filmed something in 2010 that mirrors what you said (in 2003) about the much needed dimension to the skwal discipline...the hidden soft of a skwal, if you like...

clearly we just adapted a lagriffe and a soft bindings by rossignol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGCx8tW5f6I


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