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Old 01-15-2013, 05:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
kaniemero
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With the test board, I mean the board that's available for rent at the local snowboard shops. Like this one:

If the link wouldn't work, it's the board with black text on a white cover. (As far as I know, this board is already known on this site. BTW, this board is normally not for sale.)

In Austria I tested the 157cm and the 163cm test board. For me, the 157cm felt a little to unstable at "higher" speeds on the slopes.

Seen my weight and length I'm looking for a 161cm (somewhere in the middle).

The (official) Evil Twin only comes until 157cm. That's mainly the reason why I'm hesitating to chose for the test board. I don't want something that's "not right" -if you know what I mean-.

Moreover, I'm unsure if the tech on the Bataleon boards has changed a lot over the past two years.

If necessary, I'll just wait until the ET or Goliath 2013 model comes into discount after the season.

FYI Riding style:
+/-10 days indoor (rails:no, jibs/boxes: yes)
and
Two weeks cruising along the mountain

So no jumping, halfpipe or any other crazy stuff. (I'm too old for that )

Thanks for the feedback guys. I appreciate it!
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