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Old 04-20-2014, 10:34 AM   #421 (permalink)
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just wondering if anyone has any experience with Blue Tomato's Testboards and Testbindings? (i know its probably all completely legit, just wondering about the amount of abuse their test bindings get, there isnt nearly as much detail on their site about their testbindings in comparison to their test boards here)
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:01 PM   #422 (permalink)
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I don't actually think there are any bargains in there, you could probably get cheaper new stuff if you search around, start with Absolute-Snow.co.uk | UK Snowboard Ski Shop Burton Flow Bindings Boots
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #423 (permalink)
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Took a bit of a gamble with the test bindings and the 12/13 Diode EST for 130 that arrived this morning are PRISTINE. There is hardly a mark on them

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Just realised they have put the 13/14 highback on with the FLAD. Props to Blue Tomato.

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:54 PM   #424 (permalink)
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Longboards, Skateboards & Snowboard Gear Since 1995 - DaddiesBoardShop.com

Bought my latest board through them. Came nicely packaged and took about a week from CA to the east coast via UPS. Decently priced and they threw some free stickers in there!
5 out of 5 *****
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Old 09-12-2014, 09:12 PM   #425 (permalink)
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Got a great deal from Wired Sport on a 2014/15 Gnu Billy Goat and they threw in a free pair of Grayne goggles. These guys really support the forum and it was great to throw send business their way.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #426 (permalink)
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Got a great deal from Wired Sport on a 2014/15 Gnu Billy Goat and they threw in a free pair of Grayne goggles. These guys really support the forum and it was great to throw send business their way.
WiredSport is the reason I joined this forum yesterday! I've been snowboarding for 10+ years, but haven't gotten a new board in almost 5 years. The new camber profiles are all new(ish) to me, so I've been having some trouble settling on a new board. WiredSport, have time to offer an opinion?

I'm 5'9, 175, and I ride all mountain. Lots of park, lots of groomers, lots of trees as well, mostly in Tahoe and Park City. My last board was a 158 Burton Elite; it was probably a bit too stiff, and a bit too long as well. Not to mention at the time it was one of Burton's budget boards which I believe was built similarly to the Custom, but with lesser quality materials.

From what I've gathered, CRC boards tend to feel looser/surfier, whereas RCR are more akin to traditional camber boards but a bit more stable with more pop.

For someone with the above riding style and weight, what would you recommend in terms of camber profile and size? At the end of the day, I'm not going every week and I'm sure I'll be happy with whatever I purchase (especially given the age/quality of my last board). That being said, I want a board that's capable all around. I know it's tough to find a board that's a Jack of all trades, something that's above average in park/groomers/light pow would be awesome! I don't anticipate too many heavy pow days this year. Any help would be really appreciated - thanks!

P.S: If it matters, I'll probably be going with Union Forces or Rome 390 bindings with the board.

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Old 11-18-2014, 05:54 PM   #427 (permalink)
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Don't fully rule out rocker. Look at arbor coda
Marhar throwback
Both are rocker, but can do what you are looking for
and both excel at both park and grooves and being full rocker they are ok with POW as well
I believe wired sells the coda

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:03 PM   #428 (permalink)
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You guys are rad. Happy to get you some profile info. Please post up your foot size as well. That will help a lot. Tahoe and Park City. Life is grand

That may be a bit too much of a generality in terms of CRC vs RCR - only because the performance of each design is determined by the shape, placement and dimensions of the rockers and cambers as well as the other construction characteristics of the board.

For example, how far the rockered sections of a RCR board extend from the wide points will vary from model to model. That will have a huge impact on contact length and how loose the board will feel.
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You guys are rad. Happy to get you some profile info. Please post up your foot size as well. That will help a lot. Tahoe and Park City. Life is grand

That may be a bit too much of a generality in terms of CRC vs RCR - only because the performance of each design is determined by the shape, placement and dimensions of the rockers and cambers as well as the other construction characteristics of the board.

For example, how far the rockered sections of a RCR board extend from the wide points will vary from model to model. That will have a huge impact on contact length and how loose the board will feel.
I'm a 9.5 in normal shoes, so I assume I'm around there for snowboard boots as well. I haven't taken my snowboard boots out in almost 9 months so I'm not certain what my actual size is (let's assume it's 9.5).

I figured that my descriptions of each camber profile were probably a bit generalized, but that's just what I had gathered over the last few weeks. Any additional insight would be awesome. Thanks again!

Aside question: With a boot size of 9.5 and a standard width board, would a M/L be better than L/XL in Union Forces?

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I'm a 9.5 in normal shoes, so I assume I'm around there for snowboard boots as well. I haven't taken my snowboard boots out in almost 9 months so I'm not certain what my actual size is (let's assume it's 9.5).

I figured that my descriptions of each camber profile were probably a bit generalized, but that's just what I had gathered over the last few weeks. Any additional insight would be awesome. Thanks again!

Aside question: With a boot size of 9.5 and a standard width board, would a M/L be better than L/XL in Union Forces?

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The easy part first. You are are an M/L (8-11) in Union bindings. L/XL does not kick in until 10.5 (10.5 to 14).

Just to clarify on the board, it sounds like you are looking for something a little looser than your current Elite. Is that correct?

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