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Old 06-23-2009, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Light, Flexy board that wont die on mountains?

Hey guys ive been snowboarding a year now and have decided that after going to various mountain resorts and indoor snowslopes that its time to buy a board.

I'd really like light, flexible board that can still do big jumps and travel at high speeds on the mountain.

Ive been looking at 2 boards mainly the signal park rocker and the k2 www but im unsure if these are what im after?

thanks alot
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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most boards are light, the only ones that aren't are heavily dampened freeriders and cheap low end basic construction ones

there is almost always an inherent trade off between how soft/flexible a board is and how well it does for very high speeds and big jumps, you have to choose whats more important to you: the abillity to really bend up a board and having to deal with its sketchyness at high speeds or go slightly stiffer for more stabillity and work harder or get a better technique for pressing/rails etc

both the boards you listed fall into the super noodle category, the better the snowboarder you are the less scary it will be to go very fast on them
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the info,

i guess id prefer to go faster and feel comftable than to be able to bend the board alot, i would like some degree of flexability however,

what boards do you recommend?
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how much do you weigh
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the info,

i guess id prefer to go faster and feel comftable than to be able to bend the board alot, i would like some degree of flexability however,

what boards do you recommend?
you kind of have to go out of your way to get a really noodly or stiff board these days, almost any "freestyle" board from any company will be a medium flex for most people
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how much do you weigh
I weigh roughly 60kg
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That's around 132 lbs. I dunno, like a Rome Agent 146?
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My strict JIB board is a 147, and I weigh 140lbs. 146 would be short. I'd say 152ish
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Given he's only 132lbs, I'd say go with a 149 Agent - stiff enough for kickers and blasting down the mountain but not so stiff that he couldn't press the deck.
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Given he's only 132lbs, I'd say go with a 149 Agent - stiff enough for kickers and blasting down the mountain but not so stiff that he couldn't press the deck.
Ahhh good choice
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