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Old 11-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been on stiffer powder, groomer, etc boards for a long time. Long enough that I really can't comment on noodles at all.

I really need to work on switch. I also am wanting to work on butters/presses. Not so interested in stuff that hurts to fall on, like park rails etc.

Current board is a cobra. Do I want a noodle to play with when my wife is out with me and insists on east groomer blues? I'm looking at the arbor draft or rome artifact rocker. Either way, I'm thinking of I do this, I want a rocker and I want it really soft, and of course it has to be a twin.

Keep in mind if there's an inch of powder or more, I'll be back on the cobra looking for some trees or a bowl that got some love.

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not that soft. You know how to ride a stiff board and that's what you're used to. Going as soft as an Artifact or Draft is not going to be that fun for you.

Look more into the likes of the Flow Verve, Burton Parkitect, Echelon Orion, K2 Fastplant, Signal Freedom Machine Camber, or a Salomon Assassin.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I totally know what u mean when u say u want a board to mess around on when you're cruising on greens with the wife.
Those noodles can be a TON of fun but stay away from medium-large jumps. I usually ride Carinthia at Mt.Snow in VT and it's always hard pack and ice. I'm 5'5 154lbs and I ride either a 148 Signal park rocker or 148 Bataleon Disaster. Both are SO much fun to ride. I stay away from large jumps but I can hit everything else with ease
Nivek has a good point. If you are used to only riding stiff boards, you might not like a really soft one

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Old 11-27-2013, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wouldn't call the Cobra stiff. You shouldn't have any problem pressing it.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Get the Artifact rocker!! i used it today for the first time and learned a couple butter tricks within two hours did not catch a single edge while riding rails and imo its not uber noodlie. its the perfect flex. Evo is selling the 2013 model for a steal. Also the tips of the board are designed for pressing.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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First off, of course you need another board

Maybe burton Nug? Just to mess around, why not ?
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Linville, note that I said "stiffer". I realize that it's slightly above medium, but the cobra is also the softest board I've had for a long time. Still thinking I want a second board that's much softer and a twin.

While you "should be able to press it", sure I can, but it's not a butter board and therefore it's more difficult.

I want a twin for working on switch, and something soft and non-catchy to work on spins and butters etc. I keep the edges on the cobra sharp, not willing to give up that aspect hence the want for a second board. I'm also not willing to go to a proto twin and give up the directional performance.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i second what nivek sez also this
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