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Old 08-13-2009, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey snowboarding forum, you guys are an awesome community. Anyways, i'm around 5'8'', 150 pounds and am looking into a new board. i've been directed to omatics and battaleon when asking for a nice board to withstand jibs, but also doesnt get wobbly at higher speeds. Suggestions?
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those properties are not specific to any brand, most snowboard manufacturers make a quality product these days. no one can say which companies are more durable or anything because we don't have access to warranty or quality control info.

every forum has brands the members tend to prefer, here it is never summer and bataleon. if a board gets wobbly at higher speeds its either because its very soft or you don't have a very good technique. no board is wobbly at high speeds for everyone, everyone has a different subjective opinion on what they like in a board and what boards they like, if you ask you will get several replies but no one will know what board you would ultimately prefer.

the majority of snowboards are made to do everything reasonably well, on one end of the scale you have very soft jib friendly decks that take more effort and experience to ride in an 'all mountain" capacity and on the other end of the scale you have stiff damp freeride boards that are difficult to bend around features in the park and/or are not very forgiving.

the rest of the boards are all do everything boards, each brand and model have their own feel but its not until you have been on several kinds of boards that you start developing preferences

so my suggestion to you is to buy a board that fits your foot size and riding style, that isn't a jib noodle nor a stiff freerider and go from there, you have dozens of choices in various price ranges.
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