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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 10:01 PM
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Ride Grace name change?

Does anyone have information about Ride's Grace board? I found one on sale for super cheap (perhaps 07 model?), but they don't make that style anymore. The only thing I can find online is that Salomon has a board called Grace, but the one I found is def a Ride board.

Any pros or cons on this board and why the name change would be fantastic

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It looks like the stats for the Ride Grace are nearly identical to the current Ride Solace. It's a beginner-intermediate board and directional, so it would be great for you if you're out there cruising groomer, but not much into the park.
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Thanks for the info. I wonder if this is the right board for me.

I'm 5'6 and weigh 122 pounds, and I've been riding for about 7 seasons now on a really crappy DBX board. The board is very stiff and it's a 154. The problems I've been having is when at fast speeds I tend to lose control and crash (also on ice in the east, but usually I ride in the powdery western snow). Also, on the blue/blacks, it's a monster to turn and I've got to really muscle it to complete turns on those. I'm pretty much an intermediate rider.

I've seen this Ride Grace at a really great price, but it's a 150 and feels a lot more flexible than the board I've been riding. Do you think it would be a problem to go down in size by 4cm to a more flexible board like that? I was told by a cleark at a local shop that the 154 was way to long for me given my frame and weight. I just don't know if I should stick to the same length and go with a more flexible board, or downsize in length and get a softer flex board.

Any thoughts would be awesome!
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You may be more comfortable on a board between 145 and 149. If you are on a cheap board, that could be part of the problems you are experiencing.I wouldn't recommend the Solace for you, though. It is a beginner board and wouldn't be as responsive as you'd like. You can still get intermediate/advanced boards that are softer. I would wait another month when this year's boards start to go on sale. Look for a higher-end all-mountain freestyle board. Gnu, Roxy, Burton, Never Summer, Capita, Bataleon, and K2 are some brands to look into.
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