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Old 11-11-2009, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know you guys get threads like this a lot, so I apologize, but I just wanted to see what you guys recommend.

I'm looking for a mix between an All-Mountain board, and a Freestyle board.

I want the flex and stance of a freestyle board, but I would also like to have stiffer edges so I can still make sharper turns at high speeds.

I rarely do powder, so I don't care if it runs well on powder or not. It's not that I don't like powder, we just never get any here.

Is there a board out there like this? Or do I just have to choose between park and all mountain?

EDIT: If it matters, I'm 5'8", weigh around 140lbs, and I have size 11.5 feet.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know you guys get threads like this a lot, so I apologize, but I just wanted to see what you guys recommend.

I'm looking for a mix between an All-Mountain board, and a Freestyle board.

I want the flex and stance of a freestyle board, but I would also like to have stiffer edges so I can still make sharper turns at high speeds.

I rarely do powder, so I don't care if it runs well on powder or not. It's not that I don't like powder, we just never get any here.

Is there a board out there like this? Or do I just have to choose between park and all mountain?

EDIT: If it matters, I'm 5'8", weigh around 140lbs, and I have size 11.5 feet.
Few to look at:

Never Summer SL-R
Rome Agent
Atomic Hatchet

Why exactly do you not just want a dedicated freestyle board?
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Never Summer SL-R is a great all mountain freestyle board. But if you're leaning more towards a freestyle board that can still preform at high speeds I'd check out Evo-R by Never Summer. Evo is a bit softer and preforms more like a typical freestyle board, but handles better than a typical freestyle board at high speeds and on groomers. SL-R is made for all conditions and is a compromise in both directions. Both are great boards though. At 140lbs if you want something you can butter on, I'd go with an Evo-R. If you're just looking to hit booters and rip the hill doing lots of rotation the SL-R might handle better.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A lot of people will recommend the NS SL-R but like awnow said you can look at the Rome Agent or maybe the Burton Custom. I think there have been some similar threads to your situation so you can try searching it here.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, I'll look at those.

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Why exactly do you not just want a dedicated freestyle board?
Freestyle boards don't grip the snow the way all mountain boards do. I always slip when I try to turn at a high speed on a freestyle board. Plus, I'm not going to be doing freestyle ALL the time, our park only has one freestyle run, and it's not that great. I would just like the option to do freestyle when I go to Brianhead or Mammoth. I only have money for one board.
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