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Old 12-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm about to give my brother my Burton Elite 158 - it's too stiff for me and I'm looking for something new.

I'm 5'10", 190 lbs. I live in PA, so I'm riding on mostly groomed snow.

I'm looking for a fun board - something that I can butter and ride switch easily. I've been riding for a few years: I split my time equally between diamonds, the park (jibs and easy jumps), and easy slopes with friends.

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I have it narrowed down to a few choices. All of these are 2013 models.

1. Flow Era - $195
2. Flow Verve - $229
3. K2 Happy Hour - $267
4. Rome Factory Rocker - $171
5. Ride Kink - $211

I liked the villain and the westmark, but I can't find any 2013 models and they are a bit out of my price range.

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Old 12-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you should try to research some boards and tech you are interested in first, before joining this forum asking for help. Google is your friend, and if you don't take the time researching yourself, no one here is going to help you.

Just my .02 cents if you really want some answers
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salomon villain, capita ultrafear or indoor survival, ride kink, signal park, flow verve
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Many rocker boards are going to wash out on east coast ice. Not a lot of grip with those boards.

I would go with some sort of hybrid camber with a softer flex.

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Scroll down on the hybrid shapes and read up on different board profiles, then search for some decks that interest you based on that information. We can lead you better from there, once you have an idea what is going on.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you want a rocker board that can handle ice, check out Arbor's System boards. Their Grip Tech has amazing hold even on ice and it's not catchy.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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So I've done a bunch of research and I have it narrowed down to a few choices. All of these are 2013 models.

1. Flow Era - $195
2. Flow Verve - $229
3. K2 Happy Hour - $267
4. Rome Factory Rocker - $171
5. Ride Kink - $211

I liked the villain and the westmark, but I can't find any 2013 models and they are a bit out of my price range.

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