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Old 11-12-2007, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for good freestyle board that's also good on the slopes

Hi,

I'm a long time snowboarder but just joined this forum today. I've been boarding on very stiff boards my whole life. My first board was a Lib-tech Emma P, second is a black ROssignol with some pumpkin/cat halloween design: Stiff as hell.

I'm ready to move on to something with more flex to do some park riding, but decent enough to take to the slopes and maneuver with some speed.

I think I've narrowed my choices down to the Burton Air, Burton Seven, and Rome Agent. I've read good things about the Custom but it sounds more of a freeride board than freestyle. On the same note, I'm under the impression that in general freestyle boards have more flex than freeride, please correct me if I'm wrong.

Can anyone give me some good pointers?
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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for what it's worth...I rode a custom 158 last season and found it too stiff and hard to use as a free-ride board...sold it and looking at the Rome selection also.
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Atomic Hatchet, Rome Agent, Capita Stairmaster...
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Old 11-13-2007, 02:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Awesome. I'm totally sold on rome agent. The graphics are cool too. Should there be much difference in performance between '07 and '08?

Anyone have suggestions on boots/bindings I could use? The new burton bindings with pads and inifinite adjustment and boots without laces sound tempting.

I'm about 5'8.5" 140 - 150 lbs (never outside of this range, but crazy fluctuation within). I'm thinking the agent 154 should suit me well. WOuld it be too long?

Thanks again.

Edit: I don't have a particular budget for the boots/binding. I'm buying new gear for the first time in 10 years dammit i'm gonna splurge.

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The Rome Agent is a great board for what you want. I would also look at the Atomic Hatchet I am a big Atomic fan and I ride the Cold Smoke which is more free ride oriented. The Hatchet is a park board that has a mid range flex so it behaves well on the groomers also.

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Get boots that fit. Period. Bindings wise, Rome 390's/Targas, Union Forces/Data's.
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