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Old 05-01-2010, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, this is my first post on any snowboarding forum ever, so I guess I'm a noob

I am however, not a noob to snowboarding


Ok, so I currently (this is the only setup I've rode besides rentals) ride a 07 or 08 K2 Illusion Wide 163, with Burton Cartels, and size 14 Burton Moto Boots. I really enjoy snowboarding, and this has been a great year for me. I've gone from not being able to hit a single jump, to hitting 50 footers. I am happy with my setup right now, but I am looking to upgrade. I have kinda looked around a bit, but I don't really know where to look. I utilize the whole mountain, I take advantage of powder, and I'll do jumps and jibbs. So I guess I'm looking for a All-Mountain Freestyle board. I look step up to rails and do more on boxes next year, but I also am gonna do jumps. So I'm looking for something with a lot of pop, that's lightweight and is gonna last me a couple seasons or more. (I've been looking at the K2 Parkstar)

Also, based on the above, what kind of bindings would fulfill those wishes?

Some other info, I wear a size 14 boot (so I'd need a wide), am 6'3" and 165 lbs.

Thanks guys/girls for any insight
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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And, I have a max price of 400, maybe even 450 or 500 if it were absolutely worth it
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Never Summer Heritage XR and it's worth the price tag.

I've ridden the 2011 and it's phenomenal.

I'm either getting the Heritage XR or a YES! The dudes next season. I have a size 14 also and I have a feeling the YES sticks will be to narrow even with my wide stance and angles.

Here's a site with a bunch of 2011 stuff that you can view but it's not available in the U.S. yet

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NeverSummer Heritage would probably be a safe bet. There's also the Legacy-R (wide version of the SL-R) that will be a bit of a softer all-mountain board.

Another choice would be a k2 darkstar. It's a park board, but from the reviews I read it's more designed to use the entire mountain as a park, rather than just the actual park itself. The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive K2 Darkstar with Ever Bindings A Closer Look
Next year it'll have flatline (read 0 camber) tech. Right now it has camber.
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Canuck boarder, I was also looking at the Slayblade, do you have it?
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I really didn't enjoy the 2010 Legacy... But the 2011 Heritage is phenomenal
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My local mountain closed today, so unless I can head up to Mammoth for a weekend, my season's over, so I basically got all summer to choose.

Are Never Summer boards known for their reliability like K2 boards are?
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Never Summer boards imo are the best built boards on the market, and one of the only boards with a 3 year warranty.

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That's great. I looked into them, and the Legacy and the SL-R caught my eyes. They're on the uppermost spectrum of my price range, but with summer sales, the prices isn't an issue.

What is an issue however is the size, I didn't see a wide available, and with my size 14 boots, I obviously don't want my toes hanging off ;P
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