I currently have a signal park rocker (sooo much fun!) and a burton custom flying v. I wanna replace the burton, 'cause I don't love it so much. It has a lousy edge hold on ice, is getting unstable at 60+ km/h, and for that reason is not fast enough.
As a replacement I was thinking of the lib-tech t.rice pro or the burton custom x. I'm open for suggestions. But what I really like is a really fast board, with a normal waist (I have boot size 42).
So, what do you think? What board should I take to let my friends see my back?
Well, if you want a board with a normal waist, forget the TRice. It is a mid-wide board.
I recommend a Salomon XLT.
Salomon is known for exceptionally fast bases - I've had a Burner and a Special II and they were FAST!
The XLT is supposedly also their lightest board.
I suggest wearing a parachute. For braking.
Custom X will be great for bombing groomers with its traditional full camber profile. T Rice will also be great and has more float in soft stuff with its hybrid rocker-cam profile. Both excellent on ice.
Add Jones Flagship to your list which will be more powder oriented and has a camrock profile. Self dubbed "the ultimate big-mountain weapon"
Volkl Coal, Ride Highlife, Jones Flagship, Burton Custom X are all fast and stable at way higher speed than you mention, all with slight differences, advantages and disadventages. The first three rather tooth-rattlingly stiff (I'd say the Highlife a tad less than Coal and FS) and best ridden in good conditions, the Custom X more on the all-day side.
NS Raptor is also chatter free and fast but due to it's shape not with the loked in rail feel of the others. Depends on if you like to bomb with a rocker. I don't
I haven't ridden the Rossi XV myself; it's surely stable... but ever looked at the magtrak of it? I wouldn't want to carve that thing on non-ice groomer.
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