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mic 04-02-2014 05:46 PM

Board advice?
 
Hey All,

I'm new to the snowboarding world and need some equipment advice...
I took 3 lessons earlier this year and loved it! I have been back at least 5 times with my wife (she's been riding since 5 yrs old) and plan to invest in a board. I'm very comfortable going down the green trails and am now attempting more Blue Square (even hit 2 or 3 Black Diamond)... I'm looking for an All Mountain Board...currently ride Goofy, but looking to teach myself Regular as well...any recommendations?

potential board candidates:
Lib Tech Skate Banana or Attack Banana
Rome Rocker
Ride Machete

Personal info
Location: Michigan
Age: 33yrs old
Weight: 165lbs
Height: 5'8
Ride Style: All Mountain, Powder (no parks--too old for jibbin' :dizzy: )
Boot Size: 11 - 11.5
Budget: $350 - $450

ridinbend 04-02-2014 06:15 PM

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My "opinion" from experience would be the attack banana.

Singu1arity 04-02-2014 07:02 PM

Which Rome rocker? Mod? Agent? Artifact? Garage?



There are many.

thatkidwho 04-02-2014 07:09 PM

Rome mod rocker in 153

mic 04-02-2014 10:48 PM

so a rocker versus a camber? What about a hybrid rocker? So far i've only rented the Burton LTR boards and i'm not sure what type those are..

and as far as length, is it more a personal pref? I've used 153cm and 156cm and prefer the longer..would it be crazy to even get a 159cm?

Simon Birch 04-02-2014 11:01 PM

Tactics.com is selling the Ride Machete for $275.95 154cm & 154cm wide Ride Machete Snowboard - Snowboard Shop > Snowboards > Men's Snowboards

Dogfunk.com is selling the 155cm one for the same price
Ride Machete Snowboard - Freestyle | Dogfunk.com

thatkidwho 04-02-2014 11:31 PM

Camber or rocker-camber/flat-rocker will give a nice ride. Rocker or camber-rocker-camber will have a loose, wishy washy feel.

A board size will have a weight range. Your weight in the weight range will affect the flex of the board. If on the lower end the board will feel stiffer. On the upper end the board will feel softer. As you size up for the same board the stiffer it will feel.
At your skill level I would suggest trying to stay in the middle of weight range.

mic 04-03-2014 09:46 AM

ok...cool...I got it for the weight range, definitely going to stick in the middle. The only area I'm having trouble with is the camber and rocker discussion...not sure which direction to take on this..

Lamps 04-03-2014 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by mic (Post 1660154)
ok...cool...I got it for the weight range, definitely going to stick in the middle. The only area I'm having trouble with is the camber and rocker discussion...not sure which direction to take on this..

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...g-between.html

the above has a lot of good info.

If you want a looser, more surfy feel then look at something with some rocker in it. If you want better edge hold, particularly if it's often icy where you ride then consider camber, which is a bit less forgiving but deals better with ice.

It's probably too late to do a demo but that's the best way to get a sense of the difference.


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