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Old 02-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I posted yesterday looking for some help in deciding what board and binding I should buy as my first board. Here's my situation:
I've been riding for 2 seasons. Been renting till now and the rentals just suck. I ride mostly out east on groomed mountains. No park or freestyle for me and I don't plan on it. I'm looking for a nice cruising board mostly for carving down the mountain. I'll take the occasional bump but that's about it. More about just loving the flow and easy ride. Some speed is good.

I'm 5'8
165-170lbs (solid)
This season I bought a pair of Burton Motos (size 9) which I'm happy with.

It's my first board. Also need bindings. Total budget is ~$300. Unfortunately, I only get to board at best 10times per year.

Based on my research, this is what I ordered:
Arbor Formula 158cm (Also...Did I order the right size or should have gone with the 161?)


Burton Custom Bindings (grey with red - matches the board nicely)


How'd I do?

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Old 02-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Arbors are damn good boards .. the customs youll find some that hate some that love thatll be your call in the long run
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thoughts on the Burton Customs vs. the Ride Rxs for just about $10 more?
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Arbor makes fine boards. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

The only Burton Customs I've ever ridden were older than dirt, so I can't really say much about the newer models. I've never ridden the RXs, but I did destroy a pair of SPi's. I don't like Ride's all aluminum construction. It results in a lot of board chatter being translated through the bindings and into your legs. I'm primarily a freeride guy too, but I found the SPi's stiff to the point of being uncomfortable.
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Good board, decent bindings, meh boots(but if they are comfy and fit well it doesn't matter), perfect board size. You should be ready to rock!
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i am always intrigued when people ask for feedback on a setup after they have bought it. aren't answers to these questions more useful before the purchase?

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Old 02-22-2010, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i am always intrigued when people ask for feedback on a setup after they have bought it. aren't answers to these questions more useful before the purchase?

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Is that rhetorical? What's more intriguing is that all of your posts on this forum are pretty useless and unhelpful (not to mention sarcastic). Dude...you just sound like an angry, bitter human being. But thanks for your sage advice there Yoda. It REALLY helped!

That said, I ordered the items online so if I had really made a big mistake, I could easily change/cancel the order.

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Arbor makes fine boards. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.

The only Burton Customs I've ever ridden were older than dirt, so I can't really say much about the newer models. I've never ridden the RXs, but I did destroy a pair of SPi's. I don't like Ride's all aluminum construction. It results in a lot of board chatter being translated through the bindings and into your legs. I'm primarily a freeride guy too, but I found the SPi's stiff to the point of being uncomfortable.
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Good board, decent bindings, meh boots(but if they are comfy and fit well it doesn't matter), perfect board size. You should be ready to rock!
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Arbors are damn good boards .. the customs youll find some that hate some that love thatll be your call in the long run
Thanks to all of you. Helpful info to me. I appreciate it!
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What's more intriguing is that all of your posts on this forum are pretty useless and unhelpful (not to mention sarcastic). Dude...you just sound like an angry, bitter human being.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Was doing some trolling online and found this really great picture detailing the Arbor Formula's slick (and sick) design. I just checked the order status on the one I ordered yesterday and it's "in transit"! Should be here by the weekend. Wooo Hoooooo!

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