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Old 10-22-2009, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 5'11 - 180. I've been snowboarding for many years and am able to ride any trail on the mountain. I really love to cruise down the mountain. I currently have a salomon forecast 159 from 2003 - it is a stiffer freeride board and carves really nicely. This season I'm thinking about upgrading my board but I really have no idea what to get. I'd really like to pick up a board thats shorter - probably 156, and lighter, a bit more flexable. I'd like to be able to hit jumps better, but I still want to be able to jet down the mountain like i'm used to. So I won't be at the park all the time, but will attempt to hit some jumps, 360's, and all that (no rails for me). Also I'm on the east coast if that makes a difference.

so key things i'm looking for is lightweight - i dont know if I need it to be more flexible - any thoughts? I'd still like to be able to carve and cruise the mountain at high speeds (north east coast mountains btw)
I've been looking at the burton custom, or custom x. Any other suggestions? I'm open to any brand I really just want a sick board.

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Rome Agent?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how would this compare to a burton custom?
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Maybe a libtech travis rice i heard those are stiff
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Look into the Rome anthem or agent. anthem is more of a freeride all mountain board. The agent is more of a park/all mountain board.
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Never Summer SL 155 or 158 would be perfect for you. Soft enough to butter, good flex for jumps, and killer dampening for charging down the mountain, decapitating woodland creatures, or anything else that tickles your fancy.

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Old 10-22-2009, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Never Summer SL 155 or 158 would be perfect for you. Soft enough to butter, good flex for jumps, and killer dampening for charging down the mountain, decapitating woodland creatures, or anything else that tickles your fancy.

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I can't wait to get out on mine!

Vince over at Never Summer is awesome, he's answered all questions I've asked him. Never Summer
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Never Summer SL 155 or 158 would be perfect for you. Soft enough to butter, good flex for jumps, and killer dampening for charging down the mountain, decapitating woodland creatures, or anything else that tickles your fancy.

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what a coincidence - I was just reading up about the SL, I came back to this forum to ask about it and you already had the answer for me. I think I'm going to go with the 155 since the board i have now is 159 and i'm looking for something shorter.

now the question is, where can i get it at a good price
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now the question is, where can i get it at a good price
Shop through bing.com and you'll save $60 off it....good luck!
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what a coincidence - I was just reading up about the SL, I came back to this forum to ask about it and you already had the answer for me. I think I'm going to go with the 155 since the board i have now is 159 and i'm looking for something shorter.

now the question is, where can i get it at a good price
Just to play devil's advocate, I'm 5'11" 150lbs, and I ride the SL-R 155. You might consider the 158 if you plan on doing mostly freeride. I'm sure you'll be fine either way, but if I was in your shoes that's probably the route I'd go.
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