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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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recommendations for a freeride board

Hi, I need a little help picking my board and get advantage of the offers from mid-end season.
Sorry, I know this is the 873986th post on this topic, but I havenít found what I need.
I am a 5í11 and 163 lbs freerider. I like riding on powder and I go off trail always when itís possible, I like also do some natural jumps, hike to get some more fresh snow and tree runs. When off trail is too hard, or when I ride with friends on skis, I do groomed trails and like to do them as fast as possible. Fast is the only way carving can be fun. I like also to go as fast as my friends on skis. I almost never go to the park. I dont do rails nor the halfpipe, but sometimes I kick some jumps.

I like to go fast and I want a stable board. I own a '07 custom X 160cm and I was thinking on replacing it with the same model, probably a 158 this time. The board is very fast and responsive, I cant complain. However after a full day of riding on powder my back leg burns. Maybe that is normal but I could use a little help of technology as well.

I want a board with a good performance on powder and that allows me to bomb groomed runs. Probably its difficult to get both. I would like the performance of the custom X on trails, combined with the properties of a hybrid (rocker-camber) board on powder (a hybrid custom x? vapor?).
After a little research (on internet and this forum) and some friendís opinions Iím not sure about getting another custom X. mostly because of the performance on powder, but am afraid of getting a rocker board with a poor performance, or not too stable on groomed trails. So I need some help. If what I lose on stability is too much I would sacrifice the less floatation on powder. I donít know also how different from my board a í13 custom X is, perhaps it has more flotation. I could also compensate it by buying a longer board.

My search hat brought me to these boards below, but I will appreciate it if you have another suggestions
Burton custom X
Burton vapor
Burton custom flying V
Never Summer F1
Rome Anthem
Libtech hot knife c3 btx
Palmer honeycomb pro
Ride Highlife UL
Ride Machete GT

Excuse for my bad English but I am from Austria . thanks
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