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Old 12-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
SnowKorpy
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Default Intermediate all-mountain board selection

Yet another generic what-board-to-buy thread, I know, but I have read most of the threads where the wishes are similar to mine, still I'd like a take on my selection.
I've been riding for 6 years I think, so I'm looking for something between intermediate and advanced. I'd like an all-mountain board, mostly for cruising, carves, a jump here and there, not a lot of powder, mostly groom, but very little to zero park acitvity, however I think I will eventually try to add some freestyle here and there as I progress. I like edge riding and speed, but there won't be any extremes in any department, just want a solid all around ride, but still playful enough, not something to agressive,. I'm 1,75m and my size is 8, so that cancels out the wideboards. The price range is around 400eur, so something in the machete, angus, etc range
So far I considered these boards more thoroughly:
-Ride Machete(I can get it at a great price and I know it's a good fit for what I need, the only thing I'm worried about is that it might be to park-orientated, but all in all I'm leaning towards it)
-Atomic Hatchet and Axum
-DC Tone(probably not, but it got the Good-wood award for all-mountain, which at least doesn't make it a bad stick)
-Rossignol Angus
-Burton Custom Flying V(a bit pricey to be honest)
-Ride DH or DH2, not sure whichh DH is the best for me(perhaps better for freeriding, but I can't help it, the Machete seems like the winner this year based on the recommendiations)
-Rome agent rocker(also might be a bit pricey)

Thx and bigups to all who will help, give opinions or recommend another board. I'm aware there's a bunch of boards that fit my stytle and are good enough for me, but it gets confusing when i start considering every single brand

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