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post #18 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by JHeagz View Post
A few people on here have been raving about the Sherlock on here. I read a review that said it's great if you're on the lighter side and for intermediate riders, but the flex may be a little soft for heavier or more aggressive riders. Any thoughts?
I weigh 190 and ride the 163 sherlock. It's a 5 on burton's flex scale - the custom X, which is their stiffest board is a 7. I read a review the other day that said that it's one of the stiffer non-cambered boards that Burton makes and that beginners or those who prefer a softer board might look elsewhere in the lineup. The reviewer said that the extra stiffness was helpful for larger jumps.

Personally I really look for stiffness in a board for carving groomers and going really fast (where I also want a cambered board). I don't find the need for stiffness in the softer snow, although I'd say the sherlock is in the middle, not a soft board.
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