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Old 06-22-2010, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so im 6 ft 240 and lifting a lot so im gaining weight so i may be around 250 when the season starts. I mostly ride around the whole mountain. Some park (not really rails more of the jumps). And i hit some powder usually when im out west. I have a size 10.5 or 11 boot so what board would be best for me? I'm not really on a budget so price isn't a big issue. I was looking at Bataleon. A board that will give me advantages of camber and rocker would be ideal. Also, i'm an intermediate rider. Thanks.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2011 Never Summer Premier in a 165 or 168.

Incredible dampening while still flexible.

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k2 Turbo Dream might be another one to look at. Consider sizes similar to the ones given above.

If you're getting next year's neversummer models, consider the Raptor as well. The Raptor and Premier are supposed to be very similar from my understanding, with the Raptor being a bit more responsive and the Premier providing a bit more stable of a ride.
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Alright thanks but i heard about Bataleon's TBT and was wondering if it does everything they say it does.
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TBT is good depending on your riding style.

I'm a power type of rider instead of a really chill rider. And TBT does not have an edgehold for someone who rides hard imo.... I had a 2010 Bataleon The Jam and I would lose an edge just traversing across a hill and dam near wipe out...
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Alright thanks I think I'm going to go with the premier or raptor but how well would Bataleon's all-mountain boards hold an edge(Omni, Dispicable, Enemy)?
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I highly recommend demoing a Batelon, before buying one. My personal opinion is that they work for some, but not all.

A company like Never Summer makes a stick anyone can jump on and shred any way they want. The Bataleon is more specific to a certain riding style imo.

TBT is great tech if it fits your riding style.
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Alright I'm not going to be able to demo a Bataleon so I'm going to go with Never Summer Raptor and some Union Bindings still have to decide on my boots. Thanks.
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Good boots for wide feet are Vans and possibly 32 although they felt cheap to me

Good regular foot boots are Nike, Salomon (although I don't like their speed lacing system), Celsius and Ride.

Depending on how much you ride, dual boas may be the best route for you. I currently have Vans Cirro dual boa boots and I found myself getting pressure points once the boots broke in. I will be buying lace boots the next time around so I can dial in my tension in specific zones.

That's all I can think of right now....

Good luck buddy and good choice with NS and Union. I currently have 2010 Union Force bindings and love em. However I will be getting a pair of Flux bindings for next season if they fit my boot.
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this is a tough one a friend told me about the heritage and i can't decide between the raptor and heritage lol
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