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Old 11-14-2013, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone,

i've been snowboarding a few times and own a K2 Fuse in a 150 that's about 6-7yrs old. i've got some Burton Mission bindings and will be getting some K2 Maysis boots to go with the setup. i'm 5'9" weighing in about 145lbs with a size 9.5 boot.

i'm looking for a new board and have my eyes on Lib Tech's Attack Banana, Skate Banana, or Burtner's Box Scratcher (in that order). i would say i'm a beginner/intermediate rider. i'll mostly be riding down the slopes and might play in the park some.

the K2 board i have is full camber. i've been reading a lot about rocker boards and hybrid boards that they're an easier/more controllable ride. when i rode the K2 board, i felt unstable and could not consistently get a good grip or keep an edge hold. not sure if it's the board or just my lack of skill. so now, after reading about Magnetraction and rocker/hybrid boards, i think Lib Tech would be the next ideal brand for me to try.

please let me know what you think about the boards i've listed and what size i should be looking at. i've been told that a shorter board will give me more control but slower going down the slopes. i'm not looking to be in the park all that much, if ever. a longer board will be more stable but also more stiff, so i'm worried that i may be giving up control because of the stiffness of a longer board.

so in short...i guess i'm looking for an all around board that i'll be able to control and hold edges while going down the slopes...and if i wanted to, i could take to the park and mess around there.

thanks in advance for all of your help!
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello Macluven and welcome to the Snowboarding forum. I can't give you much advice on the Lib tech snowboards as I have never rode one myself. I have only rode Burton my entire life. My motto is, find something you like and stick with it. Due to your specifications I would say that you should get a 153 cm board. I believe the first board that you mentioned comes in that size. Though it was also more expensive than say the box scratcher. Either way, it sounds like you want to get a freeride type of board.
I hope I was able to help you out a little bit.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Millions of boards will suit you. Just pick one.

Magnetraction compensates for not having camber, so it definitely wasn't the K2 I'm sure. It's probably technique.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Lib Tech Skate Banana is 90% park board, along with the Box Scratcher.

I actually just picked up my new Forum Youngblood Doubledog 155W today, and I'm stoked to use it.
It's a park board that's made to cruise the mountain with no problems. I'd look into it.
Other than that.. man there's so many boards out there. All on preference.
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attack banana, burtner box scratcher, lib tech, skate banana

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