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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Iím looking for a new all-mountain board and need some advice. The boards on my list right now are K2 Turbo Dream, Burton Sherlock, Yes the Dudes/Optimistic and probably last years used Joystick wide. Iím also open to other boards.

Problem is that I wonít be able to test any of the boards (I have tested the Joystick last year and I liked it, even thus it was 150). And Yes boards I canít even see before I buy.

I think that Turbo Dream would be safe choice. Joystick would be least expensive one and good choice too, but I donít know how it works in powder. Sherlock sounded like a nice board, but Iím not sure if itís too soft. One of the Yeses might be the best choice, but those I would have to buy solely based on the internet reviews (which there arenít many).

Has anyone ridden more than one of those boards and could give some advice?

Iím 5í11íí, 180 lbs and my boot size is US10. Last year I rode 08 malolo 62 on powder days and 09 uninc 57 for everything else.

Thank you!
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I loved the Turbo Dream. I just bought the 2011 TD too.

You don't need a wide board with your boot size. I have size 10 boots and have never needed a wide board even down to 153.

Another good all-mountain freestyle board that will handle powder well is the Ride Machete. However, if you bomb steep runs a lot, it isn't the best.

Others to consider:

Rome Agent Rocker - getting a lot of notoriety this season.

Ride DH 2 - Stiffer than the Machete so it's going to be more stable, but won't be as good if you do rails

Lib Tech T-Rice C2: Stiff board so it's super stable. Killer all-mountain deck

www.aGNARchy.com Reviews and David Z's rants
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Thanks for the tips. And I know I don't need a wide board. That was just used board for a good price, but I'll probably skip that.

Rails I don't do much, so thats not an issue. But performance in pipe would be a plus.

But I have to look into the boards you mentioned. Thanks.
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Oh yea, then you will definitely be better off with a stiffer board.

Out of all that I mentioned, the DH2 is going to be the poppiest pipe board. That thing has a ton of pop. Hope you can handle it!

I T-Rice is going to be grippy in the pipe. Could be a good or bad thing? Not too sure. My pipe riding goes as far as messing around when I get to the lip.

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id say go with the turbo dream, if not a DH2 or try the new DH2.4 with the new hybrid prorize tech, they just came out and there done pre-ordering! a very limited edition board
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Thanks for the answers.

Sounds like the Turbo Dream would be a good choice. And also I have to look into the DH2. Lib Tech souds interesting too, but it's kind of hard to get here. Also souds like people don't have much experience with Yes boards.
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