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Old 08-21-2014, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey looking for some advice on my second board and I was hoping you guys could offer some insight. I've been out of the market for a long time. I've ridden for over a decade but last couple years I've had the time and money to take it seriously. I'm looking for an all mountain board and really leaning towards camber.

List of things I want numbered by their importance:
1: Bombing runs and deep powerful turns with quick transitions on well packed, hard(not icy) conditions.
2: Somewhat snappy turn initiation to avoid the other guys at my crowded weekend mountain.
3: Solid jumping, but somewhat forgiving edge catching on landings so I can progress my meh jumping ability.
4: Must be able to handle being in the trees. I don't get many powder days in Southern California but it's important to take advantage when it's there.
5: Handles uneven terrain very well.
5: Can handle icy conditions.

Jibbing not an issue.

Typical conditions are spring. Not much slush but it happens. Icy once in a while. 3-5 powder days a year(hopefully more, come on el Nino).

My old ride is a 2001-2004ish Gnu Danny Kass 158 camber. I actually still love it but it's literally not gonna get me through this winter. I'm 5"10" 185 lbs.

I know it may be a lot to ask from one board but good news is I'm willing to spend up to $600 for the right one.

Right now I'm eyeing:
Never Summer Heritage, but I feel the rocker/camber is a watered down version of what I want.
Burton Custom(I know).

Any suggestions on websites that offer solid reviews would be a great help too.
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Old 08-21-2014, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your weight and boot size? This will help folks out offer advice.
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What is your weight and boot size? This will help folks out offer advice.
5'10"
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If you are looking at the Heritage, consider the Ripsaw. There's a long thread in the NS section on this board.

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Jones Aviator fits your bill pretty well.
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I'm seriously considering the NS Cobra. Despite the rocker/camber profile it seems to excel in the categories I'm looking for.
I'm using thegoodride.com to compare boards, seems good. Anyone have any comments on the legitimacy of this site?
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I'm seriously considering the NS Cobra. Despite the rocker/camber profile it seems to excel in the categories I'm looking for.
I'm using thegoodride.com to compare boards, seems good. Anyone have any comments on the legitimacy of this site?
Read their review of the Jones Flagship. K. Now read their review of the Jones Mothership. That should answer the question
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I'm seriously considering the NS Cobra. Despite the rocker/camber profile it seems to excel in the categories I'm looking for.
I'm using thegoodride.com to compare boards, seems good. Anyone have any comments on the legitimacy of this site?

Thegoodride.com isn't a place I personally would take any advice from. They seem (and this just might be me) to say just positive things about everything to keep getting free stuff to demo. Get your advice from this forum as well as angrysnowboarder.com which is ran by a fellow forum member and he provides honest reviews.

The cobra would fit the conditions you ride as well as a NS SL, Lib Tech TRS, or a Rossignol Templar (might be a tad on the stiffer side for pop)
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I don't care what Rossi says about the Templar's flex rating. That thing is a noodle. 6/10 my ass. That implies it's on the stiff aide of medium flex. It's definitely on the soft side of medium flex.
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