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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-07-2014, 01:18 PM
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Yep, pretty true. Don't be afraid of going with a relatively "unforgiving" board. It'll just sharpen your skills quicker. A couple of face planting edge catches and you'll learn to quit doing that shit.

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Finding a board that lays trenches but won't buck you is doable. Finding a board that powers through crud and won't buck you, near impossible.
Am I wrong thinking that the Raptor would fit that category pretty well? It carves great, is nicely dampened and glides through crud without bucking. I assume it's also pretty catch free.

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Am I wrong thinking that the Raptor would fit that category pretty well? It carves great, is nicely dampened and glides through crud without bucking. I assume it's also pretty catch free.
He also wants to work on jibbing and other park stuff. Nowhere near the Raptor's forte.

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He also wants to work on jibbing and other park stuff. Nowhere near the Raptor's forte.
I'd never be as overbold and post in a thread where park stuff is a prerequesite

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I want something with maximum stability it the choppy stuff that carves well and is very forgiving. I am not interested in the park just carving down the mountains. If anyone has any suggestions they would be appreciated

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I'd never be as overbold and post in a thread where park stuff is a prerequesite

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Wow. I must have just read another thread or something and came up with that.

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I want a forgiving board that's good for carving, aggressive riding in the pow, park and backcountry
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Realistically these are all the things you think you want out of a snowboard. What you should be looking at, mid flex all mountain decks. The most common snowboard on the market.

Flow Drifter, Yes Basic, Burton Custom FV, Burton Process Camber, Rossignol Angus, K2 Turbodream, K2 Raygun, DC Mega, Bataleon Goliath, Rome Agent Rocker, Nitro Team GW, Salomon Time Machine...

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Flow Drifter, Yes Basic, Burton Custom FV, Burton Process Camber, Rossignol Angus, K2 Turbodream, K2 Raygun, DC Mega, Bataleon Goliath, Rome Agent Rocker, Nitro Team GW, Salomon Time Machine...
Only ridden Angus and Nitro Team GW, but being an Beginner-Intermediate rider I'd say the Nitro was pretty damn unforgiving. It dug me craters whenever I was sloppy on it. I'd say my BSOD is more unforgiving.

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OP, do you want something forgiving to progress your general riding on, or something mean and aggressive so you can ride over small critters and children? You can't have both.

A=something forgiving to progress your general riding on
B=something mean and aggressive so you can ride over small critters and children

2:squared

A2+B2=C2

Nivek, what is C2?
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