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Old 09-09-2014, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all!

At first apologies that I am not so familiar with snowboarding terms. I am middle age guy who has now snowboarding 4-5 years (two last years can be called snowboarding, previous ones just learning).

I have had all the time same board, about 5 years old Firefly board with flat profile. Now I am looking new board to replace that but I have no ideas which board would be most suitable for me.

My usage would be:
- mainly normal skiing on groomers (i think this means piste + some small tricks (small jumping etc) there at the edges of the piste
- some skiing off-piste /powder
- most probably I will stay out of the parks/pipes, so not going to make any hard tricks or jumps

I would like to have kind of combination of board with good responsivity for turns but also beeing forgiving (somehow i think that chamber is not forgiving enough even not have had such board) for small tricking. So would some kind of hybrid (flying v etc) would be best for me? Any brand /model proposals?

My "specs":
- 178cm
- 79kg
- foot size 43 (us 9.5)

Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have any board suggestions to make, just a friendly recommendation to not refer to your "riding" as "skiing" on a snowboard forum. We don't ski here.
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't have any board suggestions to make, just a friendly recommendation to not refer to your "riding" as "skiing" on a snowboard forum. We don't ski here.
Thanks, actually I was thinking that it might not be best term to use but did not know better..but now I Know
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I'm a woman so I don't ride men's boards but from what I've quickly researched the Burton Custom Flying V or the Never Summer Proto are good boards. They are both mid-flex and are camber/rocker hybrids. Check out the website thegoodride.com - they have tons of board reviews and ratings. I have found that to be a good source. Hopefully you will get some more folks to chime in. Maybe a board in the upper 150's? The size I'm not so sure about as far as guys go.
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I don't have any board suggestions to make, just a friendly recommendation to not refer to your "riding" as "skiing" on a snowboard forum. We don't ski here.
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Thanks, actually I was thinking that it might not be best term to use but did not know better..but now I Know
Yeah,.. We Ride, Shred, Slide, Charge, Bomb, Board, Kill-it, and occasionally Fail! But we DON'T ski!!!
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I'm a woman so I don't ride men's boards but from what I've quickly researched the Burton Custom Flying V or the Never Summer Proto are good boards. They are both mid-flex and are camber/rocker hybrids. Check out the website thegoodride.com - they have tons of board reviews and ratings. I have found that to be a good source. Hopefully you will get some more folks to chime in. Maybe a board in the upper 150's? The size I'm not so sure about as far as guys go.
Thanks for the tip about thegoodride.com, I will definately check that in details. Anyway have to say that too many options out there so all tips / proposals appreciated.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you are probably better served to get an honest review of different boards here

Gear Reviews Archives -

or

Here:

reviews Archives | agnarchy.com

You can't go too wrong with

Arbor Coda
or
Arbor Element

but look at the reviews on the above sites They can help you try and formulate a few boards that interrest you, then post questions about those boards to people who have ridden them

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Radio, you've been pretty good so far here. But don't recommend the GoodRide again. They are trash reviewers in it for free gear. They are useless.

OP: Custom FV is a good option for sure, others: Flow Drifter, K2 Turbo Dream, Ride Wildlife, Arbor Element, or a Rome Agent Rocker.

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Yeah,.. We Ride, Shred, Slide, Charge, Bomb, Board, Kill-it, and occasionally Fail! But we DON'T ski!!!
I don't know, haven't you seen those new ski/boards that Jeremy Jones rides? You can snowboard OR ski down the mountain!!! They're the coolest!!! I wanna shoot myself every time someone says that in the shop.
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Radio, you've been pretty good so far here. But don't recommend the GoodRide again. They are trash reviewers in it for free gear. They are useless.

OP: Custom FV is a good option for sure, others: Flow Drifter, K2 Turbo Dream, Ride Wildlife, Arbor Element, or a Rome Agent Rocker.



I don't know, haven't you seen those new ski/boards that Jeremy Jones rides? You can snowboard OR ski down the mountain!!! They're the coolest!!! I wanna shoot myself every time someone says that in the shop.
Don't think i've ever seen JJ trying a spine run with his board split can't imagine it would end well, gonna meet him next week so may have to ask .
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Radio, you've been pretty good so far here. But don't recommend the GoodRide again. They are trash reviewers in it for free gear. They are useless.
Eh, I find them pretty useful. Useless for comparing similar boards? Sure. Are they real reviews? No. Does a better score mean one board is better than another? No.
But it's a decent way to have a quick look at what different companies offer in a certain category without going through every single manufacturers shitty website.
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