Posted: 04 April 2012 07:04 PM
Really what is the difference?
Posted: 04 April 2012 07:10 PM
Not much really.
Chillidog is a continuous rocker throught the running length of the board. Banana Tech has all of the reverse camber between the feet, the nose and tail are flat. Never done a comparison I’m afraid, but I really liked the Scallywag which is Chillidog.
Posted: 11 April 2012 05:10 PM
Oh cool, thanks.
Also i am working on a research paper for school and I am doing it on the advances of snowboard technology, and cannot find any good STRICTLY snowboard technology websites.
Posted: 11 April 2012 05:57 PM
Well Skiing and Snowboarding borrow ideas from one and other and have done since snowboarding started. There are plenty of materials and design innovations that have come from snowboarding though.
Mike Olson from Mervin designed the first proper sidecut and the first Magne Traction edges. Hybrid camber and reverse camber was pioneered by snowboard manufacturers. the list goes on…Twin geometry (i.e. a nose and tail kick), flat kicks, Honeycomb construction (Palmer with Nomex & Sims with Aluminium honeycomb), natural fibre (Hemp) composite construction (Donuts in 1998… part of Nidecker), welded wood technology (a way of bonding the wood core with friction instead of glue… also a Nidecker invention), Bataleon’s 3D Triple Base Technology which probably wouldn’t work with skis… damn there are loads… just got to look harder.