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New Board - what to expect?


Beginner rider who's been twice this year for the first time. 4 days of lessons on the first trip and 3 on the second. Very comfortable on blue runs - linking turns fine, starting to carve cleanly rather than skid every turn (low speed), but getting much more comfortable with speed..

Heading out to A-Basin next week on my new GNU CC 163W.. All I have tried before were rentals @ 154cm with cracked edges.. (BTW, I'm 6'2" / 205 with a size 13 boot that dragged on the rentals).

I just strapped on the board on my carpet (I live in Fla so no snow) and notice how much more flexible it seems with barely any movement.

Question is: Do you think it will be easier for me, or more difficult to ride? What should I look out for? I know the Banana / Magnatraction is supposed to help avoid catching edges, but will that be a concern for me?

Any input is welcomed as I would rather not be on my a$$ the whole first day!!

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