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Do Snowboarders [Hart] their gear

post #1 of 7
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After having the opportunity to demo some Hart skis last weekend. I've been cruising through their web site to pick my wish list, when I clicked on the snowboard page.
They have some pretty awesome looking boards, but then I know nothing about them.

Tell me, have you tried out any Hart Boards?
If you have a chance to demo some Hart Boards, would you?
http://www.hartskis.com/products/snowboards.php
post #2 of 7
When I heart about the Hartfest, I cruised the site too. Much to my suprise I saw they had snowboards. I inquired if they were going to have any available to demo. Phil wasn't sure if there would be any. I checked the Hart table on Sunday. No boards. I did mention to the rep that it would be nice to have boards available. I will never buy another board without demoing it first. I need a test drive. At the beginning of the season there is traditionally a big snowboard demo fest at Loveland. All the major snowboard manufacturers are there. This is where I have done many test drives. It's where I made my last purchase decision. I hope Hart can make it to that fest next season. I believe Christy Sports sponsors one of these. There are also some big ones at Winter Park and Copper Mtn. Some smaller ones at Snowmass and other hills. I demo'd some Burton bindings at Snowmass in December and Burton Triads now reside on my snowboard instead of Flows.

If Hart has boards available at a demo fest. I'm there. I do need a new teaching board for next season.
post #3 of 7
Does Hart market their snowboards by their flex, shape and size so you can understand the differences ? I like the cutaway that describes the materials . Are they all the same ?..
So many snowboards seem to be marketed by their graphics . It doesn't help the shopper identify what they are looking at.
The site doesn't list lengths or anything that describes them fuller .

Is this an unfinished site and they just put up something to get some attention to their products knowing they will fill in the blanks at a later time ?
It might be a good product but how would you learn anything about them. ? Now's the time to get people thinking about next seasons products in the Northern Hemisphere
post #4 of 7
I agree GarryZ. Too many people just look at the graphics.

I really like the way atomic snowboarding does their spec's.
http://atomicsnowboarding.com/board_tech.php#con1

I still couldn't choose between the Cold Smoke and the Radon until I did the demo. I was leaning to the Radon but after the demo, I went for the Smoke. It does have some nice graphics too.
post #5 of 7
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Boards come in lengths of 148 and 158
Ummm. My shortest board is a 163. And I only ride that on special occasions (SL races). For everyday use I ride something in the 171-185 range. Plus I like to support the locals. I have skis made in Reno & Truckee, plus boards made in Colorado, Whistler and Ontario (plus a couple made in Austria - you can't always stay local).
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

After having the opportunity to demo some Hart skis last weekend. I've been cruising through their web site to pick my wish list, when I clicked on the snowboard page.
They have some pretty awesome looking boards, but then I know nothing about them.

Tell me, have you tried out any Hart Boards?
If you have a chance to demo some Hart Boards, would you?
http://www.hartskis.com/products/snowboards.php

I did the graphics for one of the snowboards but the new CEO dropped snowboards -- also did some other graphics for them...
 

Midwest Pete

post #7 of 7

have never seen them. they got work cut out for them. many snowboard only manufacturers have a distinct philosophy that snowboards are not just a bigger sized single plank ski. there is a lot of uniqueness to snowboard making that ski making does not share. one manufacturer that believes in this strongly and is doing very well is Lib Tech.

 

my next snowboard:  Lib Tech skate banana

 

my next skis:  armada Tanner Hall

 

Hart - don't they make racing skis?

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