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Old 03-24-2014, 05:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, and I'll start with saying sorry for another help me pick another board thread. I've done a lot of searching on the forums and other web sites and still haven't found any good threads on anything recent such as the 2013-2014 models that pertain to riding on the east coast. Since prices are dropping I was thinking about picking up something on sale.

I've noticed there are a lot of guru's on this board who have a ton of knowledge and if anyone would like to share their thoughts I would appreciate it. Mainly I'm wondering what type of board I should go for next. I'd like to know peoples thoughts on good board to ride on the east coast's wonderful ice. I do like to ride switch, I don't do park, and want something that carves well down our "mountains" and can hold onto the ice at good speeds. I'm an intermediate level rider, 5'8", weigh 187 lbs, and wear a 10.5 size boot. I've read a lot about the Mervin boards and is the Magne-Traction as big of a blessing on groomers and ice as some people have said? (BTW I'm not limiting myself to Mervin products)
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I live in the east and my only suggestion is to not get a full rockered board. Get aboard with camber somewhere. Mervin Neversummer Smokin, American made is always nice
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My Rossi Templar likes the icey crap and was cheap for a first board. Don't think anyone thats picked it up has regretted it.
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I live in the east and my only suggestion is to not get a full rockered board. Get aboard with camber somewhere. Mervin Neversummer Smokin, American made is always nice
I think that a fully cambered board with sharp edges will generally do the trick.

burton custom or process for example

some people really like the magnatraction approach as well.
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I think that a fully cambered board with sharp edges will generally do the trick.

burton custom or process for example

some people really like the magnatraction approach as well.
My ice board is my old burton customX . Full camber and very stiff rocketship
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I'll go against the grain. Most of my riding is in icier conditions in poconos in PA. Full rocker has not Knowingly hurt me (my ability/lack of is the deciding factor) I ride the arbor with their griptech (similar to mervin tech) seems to keep me happy on the ice
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I actually made a post 2 months back about a hard pack groomer board for east coast. You're options are pretty much endless...if I had your foot size I would definitely try to test some of these out-

Lib tech darker series 158
Jones mountain twin 157 or 160
Jones flagship 158
Never summer raptor 159
Never summer cobra 158
Never summer SL 158 (I have the wide version of this board(Legacy))
Yes- pick your line 159

Probably stay away from any flying V and rocker for what you're looking for. I have a burton flying v and it's not the best one out there. I had a burton clash full rocker and it was GARBAGE!
Maybe stay between 156-159

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if you are on the east coast with small mountain then i would get something not too large, small at the same time fun to ride.

go on ebay and find a danny kass gnu monster edition 155 you can get it for under 200$.
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