Which Swoard board model ?

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Alex Montane
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Which Swoard board model ?

Post by Alex Montane » Thursday 7 February 2019, 23:41

Hi there,

Please have a look at the enclosed Swoard table.

I would appreciate your advice on which board to choose ?

My weight is 70 kg, I am 1,72m tall.

Would the board 161 H be the ideal one for me ? Or 168 M ?

I am 25 year experienced, alpin board.

Many thanks
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Re: Which Swoard board model ?

Post by fivat » Sunday 10 February 2019, 17:29

I see that you got several replies in your subject posted in French: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13662

I confirm 168M because of your goals and feet size (Euro 42).
But if you were used to small boards in the past, and high bindings angles (in a race style = the chest facing the board tip all the time = not Swoard rotation technique), you could go for 161H.

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Re: Which Swoard board model ?

Post by Alex Montane » Friday 1 March 2019, 19:44

Dear Patrice,

Please accept my sinceres apologies for the delay in my answer (travelled abroad with very limited Internet access, and crazy busy at work since back). So all my apologies.

And thank you so much for your kind answer, very much appreciated.

Noted your advise to go to to 168M.

I am riding a HOT, indeed chest facing the board, the slopes, to get the speed. 25 years snowboard but no carving.

I also received valuable and experienced comments in the French discussion :

- Advised 168M
- Boots no Deeluxe but UPZ
- And most important is the SDT 2019 on 23-24 March in Courchevel !

I called Sebastien Henry to do the training course, sent me back a text message informing he is in Japan and asking to drop him an email. Do hope there is a space available to do the training with him.

In Courchevel, to get into this carving activity with Sebastien , I am planning to rent Swoard boards from Krakatoa and test boards and boots.

Again, thank you very much

With kind regards,

Alex

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Re: Which Swoard board model ?

Post by fivat » Friday 1 March 2019, 19:54

Dear Alex,

You are welcome!

Sebastien is coming back next week, so you could get in touch with him.

We will meet anyway in Courchevel! See you very soon 8)

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Re: Which Swoard board model ?

Post by Alex Montane » Friday 1 March 2019, 19:58

Indeed, see you very soon Patrice :))

Looking very much forward to making it !

Kindest regards

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Re: Which Swoard board model ?

Post by extremedoudou » Friday 1 March 2019, 20:28

Arrêtez de parler en anglais, je galère à traduire avec Google/translate :tongue:

Alex, Patrice parle français puisqu'il est Suisse, et du bon côté de la force Suisse :alien: :clap2:
Y a juste les chiffres 9, qu'ils arrivent pas à prononcer correctement, nos amis suisses :tongue:

Et cool, on se verra tous à Courchevel :bravo:

Edouard

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