Rodney Mullen wrote:Rabot,
Did you guys try one of the new boards that were not finished by a base grinder at all (One of the boards where the bottom looks like a mirror.)?
And I am not just complaining about the base dude, I'm pissed off about the overall quality of the board. I recommended ambition to my friend because I thought it was the best quality of snowskates out there, but when my friend got his board I knew that I was wrong. The thing looks like it’s been made in 5 minutes; the sides are not sanded down right (they feel and look as rough as skateboard grip tape), there’s drips of glue all over the sides and some even on the base, and the base looks like it has been raped by asphalt and then raped again by a porcupine. Even if the board gives an "acceptable" performance, if that is the quality you get, it’s not worth your money.
maybe its a defect? But why do you come on these forums just to complain? But ambitions are definatly worth your money.
Rodney Mullen wrote:
You guys are not using fucking logic. If you put a hundred grooves on a snowskate what happens? It becomes slow as shit. Why? Because the deepest part of the groove rests on the snow while the edges cave into the snow and act like brakes and slow the snowskate down. The bases are so roughly sanded that it does just that, it creates little mini grooves on the flat parts of the snowskate. Yes that does make it track like 1% better, but it slows it down more. Yes snowboard companies use this method of base grinding but they don't use sandpaper that fucking rough! Those snowskates look like they have been raped by the sidewalks, I'm starting to think you guys just found an asphalt hill and rode those boards down until they look like that and said you used a "base grinder”. The reason why base grinding works for snowboards is because they use finer sandpaper and they put WAX on their boards! The reason why the wax works is because it fills in those small mini groves and the mini grooves hold the wax well, so couldn't ambition just wax their bases??? WRONG! Their bases are made from a material that does not hold wax and even though they have millions of those scratches the material will not hold the wax and have no effect besides making the snowskate even slower. So Ambition, don't give me this shit that base grinding your snowskates makes them faster because you need a material that will hold wax.
Also you might say you do it so the die cut graphic does not stick out, well that does not mean you have to make the whole base look like it has been raped by a asphalt hill! Only base grind in that area, and use finer sandpaper damn it!
Before you all start thinking that I am wrong, really think about it and use your brains for once! Look at your snowskate (for those of you who have received anew one), what do you think about this "improvement".
im sorry, do you own a snowskate company? have you been testing snowskates for 8 years?