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Old 09-25-2009, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Board(s) for carving groomed?

Hi there.

So I'm looking for something that a bit wider I wear a 10.5 boot and on really fast leaned over hard carves this board would wash out occasionally- and that's with binding risers.

Ideally something that can really carve hard and hold an edge well (and leave a beautiful arc behind me).

Very responsive, and makes it easier to do quick jumping edge to edge transfers.

I have an Atomic Alibi that I think has lost it's initial "pop". I love this board for it's amazing pop and carving ability from edge to edge.

I'm thinking a wide board but keep hearing it will make carving harder on ice etc. (we have plenty of it here in Ontario)

I'm an advanced rider, and heavy (235lbs)

Some that I'm considering:

Lib Tech Dark Series
Gnu Riders Choice
Atomic Alibi W (163)
Burton T6


Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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out of the boards listed, i think the riders choice would best suit your needs
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Yea i think the Riders choice...

You looked at any of the Arbor boards? They make some pretty beastly boards for you heavy guys...
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If carving is your thing, have you considered stepping up to hardboots and a full-on alpine board?
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damn euro carving! Last season I saw a guy up a Grouse, hardboots, carving board, and a 80s neon green/yellow on piece. At first I was like :| but then I was like
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Revolver? Not sure I'd recommend a freestyle board for hard carving. Sounds like a Titan would be a better choice to me, that also comes in a wide if he needs it.

That Goltes looks pretty crazy. I'd also love to take a Kessler for a ride, there's got to be a reason they're on the podium in every BX event I've seen recently.

Whenever I see the guys in the hard boot setups out early in the morning it looks like they're having a blast, but I always wonder what they do after a couple hours when it's not quite so pristine. Personally, I want a board I can stick with as the conditions vary throughout the day.

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Or, if you really like softies...

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damn euro carving! Last season I saw a guy up a Grouse, hardboots, carving board, and a 80s neon green/yellow on piece. At first I was like :| but then I was like
yeah, its catching on for the young people too! theres a guy in my history class who is totally into this. hes on some kind of race team. so is my friend- but he ski races more. plus, if you check out the groomers at bigger mountains, i always see at least 5 people my age in hardboots throughout the day.

i think its too different to even be called snowboarding.
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