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by rcrobar
Wednesday 10 April 2019, 5:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique
Replies: 12
Views: 6455

Re: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique

Hello Thank you for the kind words Patrice:) Two ears, one mouth. This is a Canadian saying that basically means listen more often than you speak, or in the internets case ... type. I have tried to get the ball rolling with regards to a discussion specifically about the rotation. I have added/edited...
by rcrobar
Monday 8 April 2019, 18:49
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique
Replies: 12
Views: 6455

Re: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique

Hello GeGe31 Thank you for your comments in this thread and I 100% agree with your comments about the Carver being more like surfing; I just think of it as cross training that is really fun! I don't quite agree with your analogy of the rotation being different for some of the sports, but am always w...
by rcrobar
Sunday 7 April 2019, 15:32
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique
Replies: 12
Views: 6455

Re: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique

Hi Patrice After so many years, we notice that the difficulty is still to make people really understand all the benefits from rotation technique and proper setup/gear for it. Like surfing (or SUP foiling), one can really drive the board, increase pressure on toes or heels, improvise, PLAY with the t...
by rcrobar
Saturday 6 April 2019, 4:22
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique
Replies: 12
Views: 6455

Re: Inspiring video: SUP foiling, performance with rotation technique

Hello I agree Patrice, the surfing based rotation technique is the mother of all board sports and has many positive attributes that translate directly to snowboarding perfectly! The fact that Switzerland and the EC web site adopted the rotation method years and years ago as a base for turning a snow...
by rcrobar
Thursday 17 November 2016, 20:00
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: New Extremecarver Gen5: preview
Replies: 32
Views: 29967

Dual 2 & ECer Gen5: New Top Sheets

Hello Swoard Team

Really great job on the new top-sheets for the Dual 2 and the ECer Gen5. I like how the new top sheets are fresh and interesting, but at the same time they do not forget the heritage of the original top sheet graphics and colors.

Well Done :clap:
Rob
by rcrobar
Monday 23 May 2016, 16:10
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An introduction to Northwave hardboots
Replies: 33
Views: 27783

Re: An introduction to Northwave hardboots

Hi Johann I did wonder about this, but never did confirm this via our e-mails. As you can imagine I know zero Italian, I also wondered how bad my English to Italian computer translation was; I bet it made Alda laugh! There are many English names that are unisex, my daughter has what was a traditiona...
by rcrobar
Sunday 22 May 2016, 23:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An introduction to Northwave hardboots
Replies: 33
Views: 27783

NW's

Hi Frank

Yes I do!

I love the boots, they are very durable and have stood up quite well over time.

I feel very lucky to have a pair of NW's and the good story that goes with them:)

Cheers
Rob
by rcrobar
Sunday 22 May 2016, 0:05
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An introduction to Northwave hardboots
Replies: 33
Views: 27783

Thank You Alda

Hello I'd like to tell a fun little Northwave boot story, it seems to fit in the spirit of this thread. Before 2002 I really knew nothing about the legend of the NW boots, I had seen them in my snowboard buyers guide, but that was it. The EC site and videos was the first time I thought to myself tha...
by rcrobar
Wednesday 27 April 2016, 1:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spring system: how soft?
Replies: 21
Views: 16796

Re: Spring system: how soft?

Hi Zelemy I have owned and used the original Raichle Snowboarder, 225's, 325's both with the Ride-Walk mechanism and the RAB spring system. I have used Tongues with 3 different flexes, I have cut and modified 325's, etc. I have used the boots you mentioned a LOT and know what positive and negatives ...
by rcrobar
Tuesday 26 April 2016, 21:16
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spring system: how soft?
Replies: 21
Views: 16796

Mobility vs Ankle Protection

Hi Zelemy Nice turns!! VERY interesting boot/spring/no spring set up as well! Really cool how to see your approach and solution to a problem you had. Your set up obviously works great for you. Where in your opinion the moment when the spring completely unnecessary and even harmful (flex too much)? Y...
by rcrobar
Tuesday 26 April 2016, 18:13
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spring system: how soft?
Replies: 21
Views: 16796

Re: Spring system: how soft?

Hi Zemely

Do you use one long spring for your frontside turns/springs or are you stacking different springs?

Do you prefer to set your frontside/turn springs with a lot or very little pre-load (springs tightened)?

Thanks
Rob
by rcrobar
Wednesday 24 February 2016, 18:27
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Swoard ECS 2016 - 13th session: Feedback, pictures, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 36858

Movies

Hard to believe almost 15 years of Extremecarving, ECS and Swoard is fast approaching! It is also hard for me to believe that almost 15 years ago I started visiting this web site, a web site that has influenced a lot of snowboarders all over the world! I remember a very early e-mail exchange where P...
by rcrobar
Monday 30 March 2015, 23:04
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PE - Pure Edge
Replies: 12
Views: 12419

Re: PE - Pure Edge

Nice!!! As a first season beginner, this is exactly the style of carving that I hope to learn. Is this style the same that is sometimes referred to as bomber style? (Forgive my ignorance on this part, there is way too much for me to learn at this point: terminology, technique, etc) I think you have...
by rcrobar
Saturday 28 March 2015, 1:34
Forum: SWOARD boards: Extremecarver Gen5, Pro2 and Dual2
Topic: Feedback on the Swoard Extremecarver Pro
Replies: 27
Views: 30344

Swoard Extremecarver Pro

EC Pro - Review When you take a group of passionate, talented riders and builders, who live and breath a riding technique and style, who systematically make small improvements to the same model each year for well over a decade, you eventually arrive at a board design that is 'state of the art' and a...
by rcrobar
Friday 6 March 2015, 20:45
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: EC technique / methodical
Replies: 13
Views: 31368

How Low Can You Go?

I compared them to a video I got of myself. Personally I think I am getting there with the +Rotation, but not going low enough at the start of the turn. Would be more than happy for comments. Hi Thomas I am not sure that there is an ultimate truth with regards to getting low at the start of a turn....