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Old 09-14-2011, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
Emur00
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Originally Posted by lilfoot1598 View Post
Well, if you're on the East coast, I'd stick with something that has magnetraction edges (or something similar) for control on ice.

Gnu B-street - well made, rides well in powder, excellent edge control, banana camber (can feel unstable on flat), very soft, little dampening
Gnu Park Pickle - probably a bit stiffer than the other two and more stable all-mountain than the B-street, excellent edge control, banana camber, rides well in powder
NS Pandora - well made, rides well in powder, excellent edge control, R.c. camber (more stable on flat), more dampening, soft

Honestly, you'd have to demo the boards to know for sure which is best for you. Each one feels different and each rider has his or her own preferences. You can't go wrong with any of these boards. The question is whether you prefer a loose, "skate" feel or not.....
Yeah I really feel like the magne traction will make sure the B-street holds up in the ice here. I know the pandora has a smoother ride because of dampening but I haven't found anyone that can confirm its hold in icy conditions. If I was confident in the pandora's capabilities in ice.... that would probably be my go-to. DO you think teh B-street is well suited for intermediate-advanced riding? I see alot of people labeling it as beginner-intermediate maybe only because of the forgiving nature, but I don't want to be held back.

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