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Custom X to Stormtrooper?

Hey guys. New to the site. So I've been riding an '06 burton custom X for about 6 years now and looking to get a new board. I do not claim to know a ton about board types and best uses so if I say something silly,please speak up.

A bit of background. me and a few friends mainly ride out west in resorts. powder when we can, but resort to playing in trees with "ok" powder and then groomers as a last resort. I enjoy going along at a pretty good speed on groomers and carving decently hard on them to make groomers fun. I dont do park riding but if I find kickers in powder I do try those sometimes. BUt powder cruising is the goal and I think the X is not the board for pow with it's camber.

Do you think the stormtrooper would be a good board for the riding I end up doing? My main worry is the flex and if it would be too jittery for good edge hold when going down steeper groomed runs. Seen a few reviews and I see a few saying it can be a bit loose at high speed on groomed. Anyone have personal experience on this board specifically carving hard on steep runs? I know very hard/icy will be an issue, but not too worried about that I guess.

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you sure you mean Stormtrooper?



or Snowtrooper?

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whoops! I guess that's what I get for typing when I'm tired and when a certain movie just came out.

yes, i meant snowtrooper.
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whoops! I guess that's what I get for typing when I'm tired and when a certain movie just came out.

yes, i meant snowtrooper.
He was making sure because he likes riding storm troopers...
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when I'm tired and when a certain movie just came out.
SNOW BOARD: The Rider Awakens
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I would look at a YES Pick your Line, and if you want something really gnarly the Arbor Steepwater. Check out some of the reviews. Might be what you are looking for.
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SNOW BOARD: The Rider Awakens
You'd be surprised at how well the troopers ride!
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I would look at a YES Pick your Line, and if you want something really gnarly the Arbor Steepwater. Check out some of the reviews. Might be what you are looking for.
Thanks. Yeah that thing looks very aggressive. Maybe more than I need. When we go in trees, there is a lot of quick edge switching if it gets tight so thinking the arbor may destroy me.

I'm fairly comfortable picking lines in obstacles, but don't want to make it harder on myself either.

A board that turns quick, maybe a teeeeny bit softer flex than custom x, pretty good float and still very respectable on groomed is what I'm after.

I have not done much board research in a long time and it is crazy all the options one needs to consider.
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You're probably just better off on something camber and better shaped for deep snow than a Custom X, a flatrocker, or a camrock.

Slash Straight, Yes PYL, Flow Solitude, Ride Berzerker, K2 TurboDream, Salomon Super 8, Rome Mtn Division, or an Arbor Bryan Iguchi.

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well, there actually are snowtroopers..

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