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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby plummet » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:20 am

[quote="surfboy1968"][/quote]

Surfboy. Your avatar is mesmerizing.

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby GregK » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:36 am

Frank82 wrote: The board also seems really thin and probably quite flexy.
Yes they are likely a lot thinner than other stiff carbon boards, but the really unique feature is the multiple lengthwise carbon stringers connecting deck and bottom laminates. With those stringers Bro can make the board really quite stiff without having to increase the thickness of the foam core or go heavy on the top and bottom laminates. Light weight AND stiff, at least as stiff as the intended riding style demands.

I don't own one, haven't ridden one, but by basic mechanics of solids ( I-beam theory ), it's a brilliant construction. Try one if you get a chance. It's not marketing BS, just good physics.
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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby jwoodunlv » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:36 am

I've had a brokite freeride 134 for about 4 years now. I've ridden crazyfly, liquid force, slingshot, and even made a board. The brokite rides like nothing else. The bro doesn't just absorb chop, it springs over it. It is also the best turning board out there. You can pull some g's with these things. The key is that the core is a six piece high density foam with each section individually wrapped in carbon. Since foam is neutral, all the flex is controlled by the carbon. If you buy a board that has a wood core, you just bought a pretty piece of plywood. If you get a chance, try out a bro. Bring money because you'll probably buy one.

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby plummet » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:11 am

jwoodunlv wrote:. If you buy a board that has a wood core, you just bought a pretty piece of plywood. If you get a chance, try out a bro. Bring money because you'll probably buy one.

There is no doubt the brokite construction is glorious. The I-beam stringers are a stroke of genious..... The board is cutting edge.

Saying a woodcore board is like riding a piece of plywood is incorrect.

With each different type of construction method there are advantages and disadvantages. The key weakness to the brokite construction is Impact resistance. Damage those load bearing stringers and its game over. Buy a new board.

Wood core boards are far more resilient to impact restistance, far stronger and heavier....

Also difference core materials have different flex patterns. Writing off all other cores except foam shows ignorance.

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby surfboy1968 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:44 pm

can you guys not read english? the 30 day thing is if your not happy with the board, you can return it in 30 days......free use for 30 days, pretty sweet deal... there warranty is a fair and reasonable timeline...... not bad either.... i havent heard of any warranty issues at all ???

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:56 pm

I am considering the Brokite Hybrid 135. I am about 205Lbs.

Any opinions on the hybrid?

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby GregK » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:07 pm

SalmonSlayer wrote:Any opinions on the hybrid?
I would say the guys at Bro know their boards better than anyone. Tell them what kind of ride you want plus all the other details, and they should know what shape and features will be a best fit.

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby GregK » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:21 pm

plummet wrote: Wood core boards are far more resilient to impact restistance, far stronger and heavier....

Also difference core materials have different flex patterns. Writing off all other cores except foam shows ignorance.
Have heard ( but not seen any data to support it ) that a wood core has much better damping characteristics compared to PVC foams like Divinycell or Klegecell. Wonder if Bro have ever built a multiple-stringer board with a lighter wood core ?

Plummet - what kind of impact damage were you thinking ? Hard flat landings ?

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Re: Ultimate All Carbon Twin tip?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:45 pm

GregK wrote:
SalmonSlayer wrote:Any opinions on the hybrid?
I would say the guys at Bro know their boards better than anyone. Tell them what kind of ride you want plus all the other details, and they should know what shape and features will be a best fit.
Thx

I was hoping for user reviews.


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