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Question Stiff Boards

Hello,

I am 5'7" 210lbs (~95kg).

I am riding a 156 2006 Burton Custom, which is still standing strong but you can tell it is really old.

I want to get a new board, but the problem is I ride extremely aggressively and I am pretty heavy.

My background is downhill longboarding, so when I snowboard I lead with my back foot and use a lot of my downhill longboarding traits.

What are some boards I should look at that are stiff that can support my aggressive riding and my weight.

I normally do all mountain in the US East Coast.
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A Burton Custom X in 160cm should make you happy!
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Rossignol Magtek XV they don't come much stiffer.


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Jones Flagship (check the Carbon version) 164+ if you also ride pow or Volkl Coal (the 168 has still a pretty narrow waist) would be sweet aggressive decks on the stiffer end for you.
Ride Highlife is nicely stiff as well; a tad softer than the others. Custom X is sweet but and again bit softer; 160 could be bit on the short side to push it at 95kg. Tho, if you were fine with a 156 Custom and "extremely aggressive" riding, a 160 Custom X still will feel like a step up.

BTW: I don’t longboard... so I don’t know if the boards I mention suit a potential style one may acquire from longboarding...

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If you can find a Venture like this one... Venture Storm Snowboard 157 Length 25 Waist Width/style/STORM 157-25

They are crazy stiff and the best built board you will ever buy...

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Rossignol Magtek XV they don't come much stiffer.
The XV isn't even that stiff. The One and Krypto are way stiffer.


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Unless they've made it softer I'd say it'd pretty darn stiff, certainly stiffer than most of the freeride decks I've tried.


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Flow Maverick, Arbor Steepwater, Jones Flagship, Slash Aurora, Burton Toughcat, Ride Highlife, or even a DC Media Blitz.
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I really liked the DC Media Blitz, DC Hellcity and Burton Custom X.


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Unless they've made it softer I'd say it'd pretty darn stiff, certainly stiffer than most of the freeride decks I've tried.
Last three years it hasn't been stiff at all.


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