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Board's Handle, any specific reason why not to use it?

Postby Fer1000er » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:22 am

Checking videos and Magazines seems pretty clear that the majority of the riders are not using the handle in twintips.

Is there any reason to not use it, an I'm missing something?, or is just aesthetic ?

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Postby Hairy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:26 am

Maybe its so they can't be accused of being 'old school' :roll:

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Postby ScottM » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:44 am

I had a pro give me a hard time about my handle!! apparently it ain't cool!! :cry:

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Postby Hairy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:47 am

So if you want to be one of the cool 'in crowd' best make like a sheep and whip it off!! :lol:

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Postby ScottM » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:14 pm

Hairy wrote:So if you want to be one of the cool 'in crowd' best make like a sheep and whip it off!! :lol:
With you coming from Ireland.....

....."whip it off" and "sheep" in the same sentence have me a bit concerned!! :o

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Postby Hairy » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:19 pm

Count yourself lucky I'm not wearing my wellyboots :lol:

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Postby HelldogBE » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:24 pm

reason is you can't use it in competitions!!!

I used the handle a lot to put my board on my feet in the beginning but nowadays its really only on because its there. I hardly carry the board by handle anymore either!

but it's not in the way so I leave it on ;)
The only thing I still use it for is flipping it from heelside to toeside when I lost it in the water and its the wrong way :lol:

So the only reason you want to remove it if you don't do competitions is for show... yeaah I think I'm cooler than the those others because I haven't got a handle on my board! :roll:

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Postby Toby » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:17 pm

important discussion!

The most don't have handles, because back then no one should use handles for board-offs to judge better.

Now they barely don't do board-offs.

I always had one and will always have one, since I base my boar-offs on the handle, since this way I can do them with more style.

I wish the tours wouldn't make such a buzz out of it and have the rider have the decision, what he wants on his board and what not.

Otherwise people could demand, that using straps on board doing freestyle is girly style!

Let the people use what they want!

And if I enter a board off comp, I will keep my handle on...let them disqualify me, I give a shit and will stir it to the max!

And if there is a guy pulling the same trick and same height as me, not using a handle, he can win, no problem!

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Postby Scribbler » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:00 pm

I met a fella who had screwed a freewheeling doorknob to the centre of his board... just so he could grab it and let the board rotate like a helicopter...
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Postby Toby » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:12 pm

I wish I could see a video of that! Would look awesome!

That's what I mean! Allowing no handles in comps only takes away the diversity of the tricks...and this is what WE want to see!

And going big!


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