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Old 11-01-2009, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Academy Rhythm

Hey all, newbie here...so forgive the repetitive questions (I've been doing as much research as possible on my own).

Got a great deal on an Academy Rhythm 157cm board, so I snatched it up only later to find out that it may be the wrong board for me. I've read that the Rhythm is a medium-flex board, better suited for freestyle/park riding. I only want to FREERIDE this season.

My question: can I offset the softness of my board by getting stiffer bindings?

Is this a bad idea in general (soft board/stiff bindings)?
I know it's easier to just get a new board that is stiffer, but I'm a baller on a budget.

Lastly, I have size 11 boots (suggested board waist size: 251-253mm)...but my Rhythm board is 250mm. Will I face heel/toe clearance issues? I figure a few millimeters shouldn't create any real issues.

Main thing here is I don't want to spend the money on a new board unless it is absolutely neccessary.

Thanks for any input you guys may have.
-Mike

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Old 11-01-2009, 03:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone got anything for me on this one?
I've found a great deal on a set of Rome Arsenals, but I would like some input on whether they would be good with my Rhythm before I pick 'em up.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool, thanks.
Got a pair of new Arsenals for $88 shipped today.
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Your not gonna have the same edge hold on that board that you would have on a stiff better dampened freeride board.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your not gonna have the same edge hold on that board that you would have on a stiff better dampened freeride board.
Yeah, that's kinda what I'm concerned about.
I get my Arsenals in this week, I'm gonna mount them on the Rhythm board and test the setup out this weekend. Toe drag is also an issue since I wear size 11 boots. I'm seriously considering just shelling out the cash for another board that is better suited for me. A wide, stiff board.
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