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post #9 of (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 04:03 AM
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So after careful deliberation in my underpants, I decided to go with the BG and bought it . And Here's why, the capita is rated for an advanced rider and it takes work to get from edge to edge. Though this might not be true for advanced riders, it definitely might be true for me. I like to ride trees and turning is big there. Also the BSOD doesn't have much if any dampening which means that I'm going to feel a lot of chatter in crud, this would be an issue for me because as an high intermediate rider I feel like I would loose that sense of stability and confidence at high speeds and ultimately loose control. The BG has better dampening better turn initiation.
However, what plagued me was that if I bombed a run basically flat basing the board might get squirely due to the C2 BTX, it is also significantly heavier than the BSOD and the MTX might make the board catch. That was my dilemma. But the added weight provided more durability and the sintered base meant that I wouldn't need to wax it as often as the BSOD. The deciding factor, however, for me was what wrathfudelity said on my post "At an intermediate you will really have to up your game and riding" for the BG. I decided that I want to improve my skills with a board that can handle most mountain features. I wanted really wanted was a board that I could learn on. Some gut sensations that I couldn't explain to you also played into the decision.

Now I rode this board on Christmas Eve for only half an hour and during set up, I placed the Binding too far apart. Understandably I don't have proper grasp on how it rides yet, but here are some of the things I noticed.

1) The board didn't feel heavy when I was riding it
2) The MTX DID NOT catch, it's too mellow (this was on hard packed groom btw)
3) It is very stable and incredibly damp even at speeds
4) Holds an edge well at speed
5) This thing does NOT pop off jumps easily, we have these small-medium sized bump/ridges on my local hill and usually if you have some amount of speed, your board will fly off. Not with the BG, you really have to put in an effort to jump at those kinds of speeds or you need to go much faster.
In this aspect I think I would recommend the BSOD, a] because it has those pop rods and b] because the board is lighter and it "might" be easier to get off the ground.

If you're in the same boat as me then I would recommend the BG but if you're not, then I don't know what recommend but hope that my comment helps.

I fixed my stance and am planning to go back tomorrow to really test it out.

P.S. Sorry for the late response, I was busy with some Christmas Stuff
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