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Old 08-24-2010, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi ya,

I'm looking to replace my first and only snowboard, looking for some recommendations. Here's some info:

Height: 5'7"
Weight: 143 pounds

Experience: about 80 days over 6 or 7 years, does that make me intermediate or advanced?

Riding style: freeride, no park.

Conditions: mostly groomed, powder only occasionally.

What I'm most unsure about is how aggressivly "freeride" I should go with my board type. I want a board that'll feel stable when I'm riding at speed but I often get only 2 or 3 days in at a time and want general cruising to feel relaxed and effortless so I'm fearful that a very "freeride" sort of board might be too much a lot of the time?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Simon
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ps. Boot size is US9.
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Old 08-24-2010, 04:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a Demo Day should be in your future. Basically you are asking a bunch of people what their favorite board company is.

As for your experience, that is for you to determine. 80 days riding what? Real mountains like Squaw or hills like Snoqualime Pass?

As for your fear that an aggressive freeride board might be too much a lot of the time, I would say no.
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NeverSummer Titan, Premier, or Heritage-R would be my first 3 to look at and consider.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.

Unfortunately Neversummer don't appear to be available in New Zealand.

Yes a demo day would be ideal, unfortunately in New Zealand the opportunities to ride a bunch of different boards in one day are few and far between. What would really help I guess is if I knew for a two or three brands what two or three boards I might be interested in then if I get the chance to demo some I'll be taking the right boards up.

So if anyone could suggest boards from say Burton, Ride and K2 that might be worth checking out that'd be great.
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Lib T.Rice or TRS. Magnatraction is the shiiiiiittt
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.

Unfortunately Neversummer don't appear to be available in New Zealand.

Yes a demo day would be ideal, unfortunately in New Zealand the opportunities to ride a bunch of different boards in one day are few and far between. What would really help I guess is if I knew for a two or three brands what two or three boards I might be interested in then if I get the chance to demo some I'll be taking the right boards up.

So if anyone could suggest boards from say Burton, Ride and K2 that might be worth checking out that'd be great.
Burton - Flying V, Joystick, Custom (X)
Ride - Slackcountry, Antic
K2 - Slayblade, Turbo Dream, Raygun
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Great, that's just what I need, cheers.
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Good luck with your search!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lib Tech Travis Rice C2BTX. Handles great, no chatter at high speed.
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