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Old 11-27-2013, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So its time to relinquish my 2010 161 burton joystick wide. I mix my runs between park, woods, and agressive trails and I'm looking for a board that is fast and has good edge hold when I'm carving but something I can screw around with more, buttering, more enjoyable park use etc. I am definately not buying a 161 again, as I found it hard to spin etc. preferably something lighter but I weigh 180 so nothing that will fold under me. More pop is important. so :
-somewhat well rounded
-lots of pop
-fast
-alittle more amneuverability
-lighter

Any ideas? Tbt a good possibility?
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend the Arbor Coda. I think it is a slightly beefed, directional up arbor westmark. I ride the arbor westmark, and it is out of control. A bit more park oriented.The griptech is fantastic, and great edge to edge. I think it will be a good idea.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I thinkmmy main frustration is size. This board is meant to be ridden 2 cm smaller, and a 161 is long to begin with. Bummer because it was a gift and 4 years ago I didn't know better.
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Get a 157 or a 158
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what size are your feet
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I wear 11 and I like everything tight so my bindings are kind of big as they are large.
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would recommend the Arbor Coda. I think it is a slightly beefed, directional up arbor westmark. I ride the arbor westmark, and it is out of control. A bit more park oriented.The griptech is fantastic, and great edge to edge. I think it will be a good idea.
This board looks evil. Do you think the 2013 is just as good if I can get a deal?
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yes; they just changed the nose shape, it doesn't make much difference
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Uh yeah. I've heard other very good stuff about the burton sherlock. But if you are planning on doing mostly groomed runs with the occasional powder here and there. I would definitely recommend either of those boards. If you want a playful but sturdy board, I think both work well. I am sure other people know much more. But I for one am a fan of Arbor.

Other boards that should be considered along with the above mentioned are
LibTech skate banana
GNU Pickle
Burton Custom (this is a classic)
Never Summer Proto (I was pretty close to buying this board)

All the sizes should be in the 156-158 range, I would say.

Ah and for your size 11 feet, buy low profile boots. They turn your clunky 11 to a size 10 and you can never feel the pain of mid wide boards. I use low profile boots (Salomon F22, I think).
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This board looks evil. Do you think the 2013 is just as good if I can get a deal?
Yeah I heard it's practically the same. The nose helps in pow butters or something but other than that, same board.

Coda is loads of fun. Little bit of a looser feeling if you are looking for technical precision that say a camber board provides. But it's just fun. Easy turn initiation even though my feet barely reached the edges (25.3 ww on a 153, I should be on a 24.5 or so). Good springy pop for a rockered board.

I never rode it on really bad snow but on good snow it was as fast as I needed.
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