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Old 03-23-2010, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default All mountain stick choice.

Help me out decide what is best for the next 4 years of riding.
Background: I have been riding for 6 years, the laast 2 seriously, logging 35 days last season and 22 so far this one. Currently on a Ride COntrol 155 / B.Cartel (2005) bindings. weight 143lbs/65kg/5.10 / Regular.
Mostly on Powder backcountry, woods, fast groomers for carving, the occasional kicker.

I narrowed it down to:
*Arbor A-Frame (The look and the reviews on this board are just amazing, It just looks a bit delicate.)
*Arbor Element (same as above)

*NS Raptor (Great looks and very close to what I'm looking for)
*Premier F1-R

*LibTech Skunk Ape 157

*Burton SMX
*Burton T6 (way too expensive, but beautiful)

* Head Ak (I.CT tech)

Fire up your opinions! Reviews, suggestions...we all love to talk and read about this stuff...
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you had the money the T6 could have been the machine for you. I have this board and it rips. just no jibbing. I would probably go with either of the Neversummer boards from the choices you have laid out.
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I know..I love the look of that board, and the fact that was designed for Terjie.., There are seconds on sierra for $424...
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Your board selections and riding type closely mirrors mine. I was in the market for a new board as well. I ended up going with the Atomic Banger. Just seemed like too good of a deal to pass up.

Atomic Banger Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo

Some amazing deals out there on the Flow Solitude and Salomon Burner which may also fit the bill.

Of those you listed, the Raptor would be my first choice if $$$ is no object.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It is a good deal...How long have you been riding and how do you like that Banger?

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Your board selections and riding type closely mirrors mine. I was in the market for a new board as well. I ended up going with the Atomic Banger. Just seemed like too good of a deal to pass up.

Atomic Banger Snowboard 2010 : Snowboards | evo

Some amazing deals out there on the Flow Solitude and Salomon Burner which may also fit the bill.

Of those you listed, the Raptor would be my first choice if $$$ is no object.
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I have been riding about 8 years. My prior board was a Never Summer Premier which I loved but was a tank. Wanted something a bit more lively with more pop and float.

I have yet to ride the board. Hope to go up this weekend.
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I see. A tank as in Heavy / stiff or both? I'm in NorCAl too...Kirkwood season pass...
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Both heavy and stiff. My board was about 5 years old though. I usually hit Northshore. Have to make it to Kirkwood one of these days.
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Mine is 5 years old too...I'mmdefinitely ready for something more advanced.
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Maybe a Lib Tech T.Rice C2? I've heard some pretty good things about that board + Travis rides it too cant go wrong
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