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Old 03-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

This is my first season boarding (almost a dozen times), but I've come to a point where I feel like I should step up from my beginner board. I'm looking to get new board and bindings, hopefully by the end of this season, or at least before the next season starts. I've been looking at a lot of sites lately but as soon as I'd fix in on one, I'd start reading negative reviews. At the moment, I've been thinking about the Ride Antic with Ride RX bindings.

Here's what I'm working with:
I'm 5'6, 145lbs, with a boot size 9 (US). I don't spend any time in the park, but I'm looking for a board setup with great control. I ride in double/single diamonds, and I like to ride in moguls and trees. I'd rather go with more control over speed, and the lighter the better. Shorter (if possible) too, 149-153 range would be nice.

I'm not too familiar with most of the brands, though I have been told to stay away from a few certain ones. As for price, hopefully in the 300-450 range for board and bindings.

What do you guys think, will the Ride setup be ok for what I'm looking for?

Thanks!
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off, you're weird for liking moguls... Check out GNU, Lib Tech, and Bataleon boards. I'm sure you'll find more what you're looking for.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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151-153 isnt short for you, its actually the proper size for an all mountain board so your good there im 135ish lbs last time i checked and i ride a 151....

Also besides the companies mentioned you may want to look at some Never Summer boards if you can. A board like the SL-R pretty much sounds like exactly what your looking for.
Or a Lib Tech T.Rice or Dark Series...
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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First off, you're weird for liking moguls...
haha, thats what i was thinking
especially for only riding a dozen times
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #5 (permalink)
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seriously, moguls make me feel like i'm learning to board all over again!
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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who snowboards and rides moguls? skifagland.
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Every single board out there will have some kind of negative review. That's why you can only ever REALLY figure out what works for you by demoing stuff.

I ride deep powder in the trees almost exclusively and I am on a Rome Design. It's the lightest board I could find at the time and if my Arsenals weren't made of lead, the whole setup would be super light.

If you can't find something that works perfectly for you, you just have to MAKE it work for you. You can use boards for stuff they aren't "made" for. People ride powder with park boards and vise versa. Just because a board says it is made for one thing doesn't mean it will burst into flames if you take it somewhere else on the mountain.
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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who snowboards and rides moguls? skifagland.
i know plenty of snowboarders who enjoy bumps.

bump riding tends to magnify problems in technique very quickly so i also know a lot of boarders who don't like bumps because their technique isn't up to the job.

i don't particularly enjoy bumps but i find that many aspects of my riding improve with bump riding so i try to do it - in a clinic or freeriding - once in a while.

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Here's a mogul vid on youtube.

YouTube - Snowboarding Moguls in Vail, CO

Anyone want to critique this. Not the prettiest but he's at least going straight down and at a decent pace. Body seems fluid with his lower body absorbing the bumps.
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Here's a mogul vid on youtube.

YouTube - Snowboarding Moguls in Vail, CO

Anyone want to critique this. Not the prettiest but he's at least going straight down and at a decent pace. Body seems fluid with his lower body absorbing the bumps.
not bad at all..and sick gogs.
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