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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 12:40 PM
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Shorter for freestyle, longer for freeride. And 3cm won't make THAAATTT much of a difference. It's when you start looking about about 4cm+ that you can start to feel the differences in how a board rides.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-24-2007, 01:26 PM
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I'd go with the 157.5 if I were you. Unless you were to use the board for freestyle the mass majority of the time, you probably would want that slightly longer board. Just my $0.02.
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Yea I would go with the 157.7 that should suit all your needs. As for magnetraction, there are plenty of people that see minimal ice during the season and still ride magnetraction boards. According to people who are fans of it, magnetraction allows you to get sharper and more responsive turns in pow pow as well as have overall better edge control on ice. Then again, it probably wouldn't hurt to try one before you bought it. I would have gotten magnetraction this year if money wasn't an issue but I was on a budget.
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Check out the Rome Agent... I think you'll really like that one when comparing to the Riders Choice
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i'm really torn about the size because at the moment i have a 158 and would like to go smaller, and a 157.5 isn't really any difference. yeah i checked out the rome agent, it looked pretty nice. are there any other boards i should have a look at?
Also how much does the GNU retail for in vancouver? i'm having trouble finding a correct figure online, because i might be able to get one of them on sale over here because we already have the '08 boards.

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whistler could be hit...la nina...don't want to be caught short
mtx could be ok if doing the cascade concrete...low temps and no new
think about fr instead of fs, whistler is a big mtn
if its dumpage why waste your soul in the park when you have a major fr hill and if dumpage think taper

besides lib/gnu, option and prior are in the pnw...just a considration to look into


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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-25-2007, 03:48 AM
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sorry but la nina? cascade concrete? taper? pnw? i dont know what these are?

i think your trying to tell me that i should get the 157.5, because it'll be better for freeride?
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la nina is a weather condition... cascade concrete is the type of wet heavy snow that predominantly populates the PNW or pacific northwest. Yes he is telling you to get a more free-ride tuned board because whistler is a big mountain and usually gets some awesome snow so why get stuck in the park when you can actually ride a real mountain with real snow... the more free-ride specific the more tapered the tail is so it allows for better grab and more nose float through the "powder" which is very important in heavy wet snow. Don't stress that so much imo, go with an all-mountain freestyle board and you should be absolutely fine
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but i want this to last me probably 4-5 years, so its not really only for whistler. are there any all mountain freestyle boards that are either nearly or true twins?
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