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Old 03-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
blayze
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Default East Coast Rider Seeking Advice on New Deck

Hey guys - first time poster

After 3 seasons on my Custom X 152, I've decided it's time for a new deck.

I really enjoyed the X - I love it's stability while I bomb down steeps and it's ability to hold an edge even on ice. What I didn't like was the size - 152 is the smallest the X comes in, and I weigh 125 pounds. The size is fine when I'm bombing down groomers, but as I've started doing more glades and moguls/bumps, I've found that the length and relative "heaviness" of the board makes it hard for me to control and initiate sharp turns when I need to. If the X came in a 149, I think it would be the perfect board for me.

Having said that, I don't know much about brands other than Burton (I'm ashamed to admit I've ridden Burton my whole life), but I'm willing to experiment and I'd love to try something new.

About me:
-Live in Toronto - mostly ride in Quebec, Vermont, Ontario + one trip a year out west
-Conditions I typically ride in are mostly groomers, some ice, occasional powder
-Riding style - mostly bombing down steeps, cutting through glades, hitting kickers/cliffs, occasional moguls, NO PARK
-Weight - 125, height - 5'3
-Bootsize - 7
-Experience - 8 seasons, can confidently ride the entire mountain (except park)
-Current setup: Custom X 152, Cartels, Ions

What are some decks out there that are available in my size range (147-149) that you guys recommend?

A couple decks have caught my eye - these all seem to be good for charging hard, but also retain some playfulness:
-Lib-Tech TRS (available in 148N which I think is the perfect size)
-Rome Agent (available in 149 - comes in camber as well, I've heard this is a good Custom X-like board)
-GNU Rider's Choice (very popular and acclaimed, but seems a bit more geared for park - smallest size is 151.5 which is a bit long)
-K2 Berzerker (155 is smallest...)

I think the Libtech TRS and Rome Agent would be great for my needs, especially given the size issue. Any of you have experience with these?

Thanks for taking the time to read this and I appreciate all the advice.

Alex

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