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Old 12-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is probably my third thread asking this, but it's been a while and I'm back on the market hah.

Looking for a board that favors hard pack and ice (being I'm on the east coast) and is good for carving. I have a never summer legacy and a yes public soft board, so looking for something that can compliment those. For some reason I have directional twin stuck in my head, but not too picky.

Being I have a 12 boot that's reduced footprint, it makes it a bit difficult. (solomon f3.0) so maybe at a 11.5 boot size? I'm also 165 lbs.

I''ve been looking at:
Jones mountain twin 158 (258 ww)
Lib tech hot knife 159 (255 ww)
Jones aviator 156 (253 ww might be cutting it close?)
Capita fkn awesome 157 (257 ww)

Feel free to throw out advice, thanks !
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Magnetraction is a bonus. My Rossi Templar loves the icey stuff more than powder.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a Mervin board (Lib Tech, Gnu). Magnetraction is an undeniable help on ice/hard pack. Some board features / technologies are complete sales tricks and could go completely unnoticed while riding. Magnetraction isn't one of them.
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MTX would help but I feel that RCR board would be better.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I did look at the skunk ape but that has a ww of 268! I feel like that would be overkill. It's definitely meant for bigger riders like you Snowdog haha.

Is jones' "mellow magnetraction" comparable to regular magnetraction. I'm talking about the aviator and mountain twin.

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From your list Hot Knife. C3BTX is pretty much regular camber and the magnetraction kills it on ice.
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Old 12-28-2014, 10:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The TFA has a mellow magne which is ideal for hard pack/chop/ice while the blunt longer rocker nose will help you in the fluff when the weather treats us.

The Gnu Billy Goat should be up your alley too, although I think the TFA and Billy Goat are close to backyard bomber boards they both have the serrated edges boot to boot which is what you fancy for the NE frost/conditions.

I personally love the 157 TFA my bro has.. We also use it for quadboarding. Best uses are to slay fresh pow with some hits/kickers while having the security to hit patches of ice with almost full confidence. It kind of is the best of both worlds for the NE climate.

A Bataleon is one of the smoothest carving and quickest traversing sleds I've ever rode. No magne tho, but a carvers dream.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Of all those I'd say mountain twin, mainly because I have one. I probably don't ride as much hard pack/ice as you so decided against the full magnetraction. That said the thing locks in pretty well in such conditions. I've tried boards with full magnetraction and didn't like it for riding anything but hardpack/ice
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Hm..hesitating on the TFA and mountain twin cause I don't need the board to excel in powder.
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