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#1
Hey now,

Hello from foggy but snowy Vermont! Just had the first few days
out this season and it was quite enjoyable - we actually have
snow this year in December (unlike last year when we got 7 feet
in April!)

So.. I'm sorta maybe in the market for a new board as my Donek
Incline is a bit banged up. Of course, I could just get another
one of those (I was disappointed Sean never had a sale this year!).

But in looking at the Donek page, I noticed a new creation - this
new Donek Razor. Has anyone had the chance to ride one? The specs
really through me for a loop - its listed as slightly less stiff
than my 160 Incline, about 1cm *wider*, a significantly longer edge
yet a smaller radius(?)

Also was noodling around the Palmer site trying to help a friend
find a newbie board and was a little intrigued by the Honeycomb
and Crown models. Any riders out there familar with those and
better yet, can compare to an Incline?

Ciao

Mike
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#2
Hey Mike,

I own a Crown but have no time on a Incline.

The Crown is STIFF and expensive. I makes a great soft boot racing
board. Mike (my son) is ranked pretty high on the GS and SS events
nationally (Junior class). He used the Crown in the events. While it has
great pop, it makes a poor Jibing board, you have to muscle it around at
lower speeds, and flat land tricks are out.

Sort of like a high speed sports car, it likes and performs best in high
speed venues, like a slope designated with a bunch of diamonds!

I personally do not find it fun for general boarding and do not ride it
all that much.

Hope that helps,

Chris



Mike M. Miskulin wrote:[color=blue]
> Hey now,
>
> Hello from foggy but snowy Vermont! Just had the first few days
> out this season and it was quite enjoyable - we actually have
> snow this year in December (unlike last year when we got 7 feet
> in April!)
>
> So.. I'm sorta maybe in the market for a new board as my Donek
> Incline is a bit banged up. Of course, I could just get another
> one of those (I was disappointed Sean never had a sale this year!).
>
> But in looking at the Donek page, I noticed a new creation - this
> new Donek Razor. Has anyone had the chance to ride one? The specs
> really through me for a loop - its listed as slightly less stiff
> than my 160 Incline, about 1cm *wider*, a significantly longer edge
> yet a smaller radius(?)
>
> Also was noodling around the Palmer site trying to help a friend
> find a newbie board and was a little intrigued by the Honeycomb
> and Crown models. Any riders out there familar with those and
> better yet, can compare to an Incline?
>
> Ciao
>
> Mike[/color]
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#3
On 2007-12-21, Mike M. Miskulin <[email protected]> wrote:[color=blue]
> Hey now,
>
> Hello from foggy but snowy Vermont! Just had the first few days
> out this season and it was quite enjoyable - we actually have
> snow this year in December (unlike last year when we got 7 feet
> in April!)
>
> So.. I'm sorta maybe in the market for a new board as my Donek
> Incline is a bit banged up. Of course, I could just get another
> one of those (I was disappointed Sean never had a sale this year!).
>
> But in looking at the Donek page, I noticed a new creation - this
> new Donek Razor. Has anyone had the chance to ride one? The specs
> really through me for a loop - its listed as slightly less stiff
> than my 160 Incline, about 1cm *wider*, a significantly longer edge
> yet a smaller radius(?)
>
> Also was noodling around the Palmer site trying to help a friend
> find a newbie board and was a little intrigued by the Honeycomb
> and Crown models. Any riders out there familar with those and
> better yet, can compare to an Incline?
>[/color]
I almost bought an Incline, but I waited till the season started and
then didn't want to wait for the shipping time. I ended up with a Never
Summer Titan TX. So far, it's been great for me.

When I was looking at board specs, I noticed a Rome board that they
claimed the base never needed waxing. I wonder how well that works?
Anyone have experience with this type of base?
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