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Old 02-12-2014, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride Wild Life vs Burton Custom Flying V vs K2 Raygun?

I need some help picking a new board! I've been riding the same 153cm Morrow board since 1996, and it still works fine for me somehow, but I'm finally ready to upgrade. Based on most measures that board is now way too short for me. I am now 6'0", 175-180lbs, with a size 11.5-12.0 shoe. I'm high-intermediate rider interested in mostly all-mountain freeriding, and never hit the park. I need a board that can handle east coast icy groomers and keep a good edge at speed, but that is also fun in the powder when I can make it out west.

I'm leaning towards a Ride Wild Life (wide) - does that sound like a good choice based on my riding preferences? Searching around for similar intermediate all-mountain/freeride type boards, I've also found the Burton Custom Flying V, the K2 Raygun (or perhaps the K2 Turbo Dream), or potentially the Lib Tech Skate Banana. I was also looking at the Ride Berzerker, but it sounded a bit aggressive - I'm not sure how my carving ability ranks, via what the Berzerker requires.

Any input or suggestions would be awesome!
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Reading through lots of other threads, I'm seeing that perhaps the K2 Turbo Dream is a better call then the Raygun, The Lib Tech Attack Banana is a better call than the Skate Banana, and the Rossignol Templar or One Magtek might be good additions to to consideration set. But would still like to get feedback on the Ride Wild Life vs K2 Turbo Dream vs Burton Flying V vs the Rossi Templar. Any have experience with these boards?

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Do you do any switch riding?

Based on your description the Turbo Dream or Berzerker Wide.
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Do you do any switch riding?

Based on your description the Turbo Dream or Berzerker Wide.
No, I don't do that much switch riding. I looked into the Berzerker, and was recommended the Wild Life as a "tamer" alternative by the Ride guru Mr. Tidbit. Have you ridden the Berzerker? Is it tamer than people make it out to be?
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No, I don't do that much switch riding. I looked into the Berzerker, and was recommended the Wild Life as a "tamer" alternative by the Ride guru Mr. Tidbit. Have you ridden the Berzerker? Is it tamer than people make it out to be?
I haven't actually, but the board fits your descriptions. I've demoed the Turbo Dream before and liked it for what you're looking to do, but I don't get enough pow days here to really justify it. So I got the Raygun but returned it because it got no snow time. My existing true twin Proto was better for me all around and as I start to do some simple all mountain freestyle elements. It's the first board I've had that I haven't felt the need to upgrade.
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