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Old 08-21-2014, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Shmolarski
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Default Need advice on next aggressive all mountain board

Hey looking for some advice on my second board and I was hoping you guys could offer some insight. I've been out of the market for a long time. I've ridden for over a decade but last couple years I've had the time and money to take it seriously. I'm looking for an all mountain board and really leaning towards camber.

List of things I want numbered by their importance:
1: Bombing runs and deep powerful turns with quick transitions on well packed, hard(not icy) conditions.
2: Somewhat snappy turn initiation to avoid the other guys at my crowded weekend mountain.
3: Solid jumping, but somewhat forgiving edge catching on landings so I can progress my meh jumping ability.
4: Must be able to handle being in the trees. I don't get many powder days in Southern California but it's important to take advantage when it's there.
5: Handles uneven terrain very well.
5: Can handle icy conditions.

Jibbing not an issue.

Typical conditions are spring. Not much slush but it happens. Icy once in a while. 3-5 powder days a year(hopefully more, come on el Nino).

My old ride is a 2001-2004ish Gnu Danny Kass 158 camber. I actually still love it but it's literally not gonna get me through this winter. I'm 5"10" 185 lbs.

I know it may be a lot to ask from one board but good news is I'm willing to spend up to $600 for the right one.

Right now I'm eyeing:
Never Summer Heritage, but I feel the rocker/camber is a watered down version of what I want.
Burton Custom(I know).

Any suggestions on websites that offer solid reviews would be a great help too.
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