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recommend a hard charging freeride board?

hey guys, I'm looking for my next board, hoping to get something at the end of season now for next year.

160lbs 5'10
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Right now my freeride board is a rossignol krypto but I'm starting to outgrow it. I want something fast and stable where I can straightline chutes, ride fast and cut through chop and crud. I really don't care about riding switch. Would like good float in pow.

I was really set on a jones flagship but some reviews are saying it is not the greatest on moguls, which I do ride a bit of.

Can you guys recommend any other hard charging boards that are super damp and fast, yet easier to turn? The thing I don't like about my krypto is its magnetraction is too aggressive (drags and cuts thru soft snow) and not so easy to initate turns.

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You already have a very good board for the type of riding you described. I don't htink you're going to "outgrow" a Rossi Krypto unless you're literally simply getting too big for it.

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You already have a very good board for the type of riding you described. I don't htink you're going to "outgrow" a Rossi Krypto unless you're literally simply getting too big for it.
Shutup!!!! Everyone needs a new board always!!!

If you really do just want something new: Burton Juice Wagon, Rossi XV, Flow Maverick, Yes PYL, Smokin KT22, Venture Zephyr, Ride Highlife, Slash Straight, or an Arbor Abacus.

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Shutup!!!! Everyone needs a new board always!!!
Shit, I'm the poster child for it!

Sitting here looking at no less than 3 boards I need to unload.

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Shutup!!!! Everyone needs a new board always!!!

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No. No no no no. Not everyone always. I already have hard times to choose which one to ride sometimes, not yet another one! No!


OP, yes the Flagship isn't prime for moguls. Would also not consider the Ride Highlife, it's also comparable bulky in moguls.

If you like CRC, the NS Raptor is a nice board that can be ridden fast, carves great, and it's very well dampened and handles crud extremely well (it's the spring crud straightline n charge mogul board of my SO). Or the Volkl Selecta could also be an option.

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Don't rule out the Flagship just yet. I also ride a Krypto (164W) and just picked up a 168 Flagship. While I've only had one day on the Flagship so far, I had no trouble making quick turns in the rather large end-of-day moguls on some of the steeper runs. Certainly no more difficult to maneuver than the Krypto, and the Flagship is more stable on the straightline bombing runs. It's a freight train through the chop, and super stable in the carve.

Definitely a stiffer board than the Krypto, but I find that the stiffness lends some more predictability to the ride. Longer effective edge than the Krypto and far less severe magnetraction make the Flagship ride smoother than you'd expect.

Grain of salt, though. I'm only an intermediate level rider, and I had amazing snow on my first day on the Flagship. Might change my opinion a bit if I ride icy hard pack or groomers next time out.
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