Slayblade, Custom X, T6, Special or Undisputed (what board to buy topic nr 1002311)
As u might have guessed form the title of this topic, I would like to have some advise on what board is best suited for me personally.
I'm a Dutchie, meaning i can only go boarding for 2 to 3 weeks a year in the alps.
My skills are average/expert, meaning i can ride red slopes with relative ease, while i'm perfectly capable of riding black slopes in a little slower paste. With other words: i can't race em to the bottom, but i get down pretty decently.
Personally, i love to go of-piste, but since i hate hicking, i get the main bulk of my of-piste experience through just taking a cut from the normal pistes. I get to the top with the ski lift and make sure i'm near the piste at the end of the mountain (yeah, i'm a lazy bastard)
Although i'm a boarder for 12 or 13 years now, I just don't get the hang of the parks. I don't know, when i see people jump crazy i really love it, but it's just nog my thing. I rather go down and go down fast.
The thing is, I really am in need of a new board now. I bought a Forum Destroyer in 2001 while I was still in the presumption that i was going to do a hell lot of tricks and all. And although i loved my board for years, last year it just didn't feel right any more. Therefore i'm looking into buying a new board.
After asking some advice at the local shops i narrowed my interest down to the following boards:
- Burton Custom X
- Burton T6
- K2 Slayblade
- Salomon Special
- Lib-tech banana
- Bataleon Undisputed
Right now, my favorite is the Custom X. I like the design and every shop tries to sell it to me as being perfect for what i want. The same goes for the T6, with the difference that it costs more money and does almost the same thing as the Custom X.
On the other hand i was interested into looking in the rocker (or bataleon) kind of boards. I heard some nice thing of them, but I just don't know if they are right for my kind of riding style.
All in all, i would like to have some advise from u guys on what board suits me best. Also, i just don't know if i need a wide board or not and what lenght it should be.
Extra personal data:
Length: 6ft (1,83m)
weight: 211 lb (96kg)
shoe: 10,5/11 (44/45 in europe)
So guys, already thanks for the advice!
Last edited by Henkhe; 03-01-2010 at 08:13 AM.