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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 03:11 PM
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I know that many of the regular posters on this forum are probably going to hate the typical, "what board?" question for a first post but I am hoping that I still get some helpful information.

My stats:
Intermediate ability level
5'10"
175-180 lbs
10.5 boot
15/-15 stance
I snowboard in NY

I have a park specific board and a freeride specific board. Now I am looking for a good combination of the two. I want it to be a true twin with no set back. As stated I want this to be able to "do it all." I know I won't be able to press it as easily as my park board and I also know it won't be as great as my freeride board for charging but I would like to find something in the middle. Living in NY I ride in icy conditions I am not 100% sure what to do about 0 camber, reverse camber, etc. I have read the explanation of camber at angrysnowboarder.com and while it helped I still do not think I fully understand it all.

Boards I think would work?
GNU Riders Choice
K2 Believer
Bataleon Evil Twin or Riot
NS Evo-R


Sorry for the long post and thank you in advance for any and all help. I am open to ANY board suggestions and price does not matter.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 04:46 PM
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I would rank them as follows:

Riders Choice - with BTX for ice traction
Riot and Believer - both would be great for all mountain
ET and EVO - both these are more park oriented
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I would go with the K2 Believer. Seems like everyone is raving about that board and how well it can perform anywhere. The btx on the riders choice would be nice but I don't know if you would want to ride a rail with that? I feel like it would catch although I have no personal experience in the matter.
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I'm 180lb and ride a 159 Riot, and I love it everywhere, I would choose it over the evil twin due to the extra stiffness helping out outside of the park.
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Seeings how you can jib pretty much any board I guess I really want something that is stable and good for jumps/spins. True twin would be nice that way it would be easier for me to ride switch
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