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Old 02-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dbrownie19 View Post

I've been riding my Nitro Shogun 161 for about 8 years, so I can handle a long(er), stiff hard charging board pretty damn well. Many of you seem to be recommending getting a 157-159. What are the advantages to that?

Thanks again.
I used to ride longer stiffer boards as well, recently switched to shorter boards - they are just so much more fun in the trees, more agile, more playful and versatile. You seem to love trees and moguls/banks. I find shorter boards more fun in tight chutes and steeps, they will still handle well especially the boards I listed before. Also be great in powder with their rockered tips, but very stable with camber under-foot.

Longer stiffer boards are such one trick ponies - they can get boring.

You have your Nitro 161 if you want to blast groomers so i'd start a quiver and pick up a shorter board.
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