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Old 09-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6'1 200lb rider looking for a new rocker freeride board

This is going to be my third season riding and I ride mostly groomed blues and blacks, and I love cutting through trails and powder. I absolutely hate the park. I'm 6'1 200lbs, 11 shoe size, and I really dislike my current burton bullet 164W board. My board is too heavy, and takes so much effort to carve and go thru powder, and forget about learning to ride switch...

I have read a bunch of other posts where riders ride the same way I do, but I honestly cannot justify shelling out $450+ for a new board...so no NS Raptor for me =( Also, I hate the new Burton EST boards. I really want a reverse camber board so that I can go thru pow with less effort. Any recommendations?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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2010 Capita Black Death in a 61w..

That's what I ride currently but I'm replacing it with a 2011 NS Heritage. Keeping the black death for my early and late season stick... Super fun board but the Heritage is WELL worth springing the extra money for.

The NS's are expensive because they're worth it... Jus sayin
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Thanks for the advice guys but I went and picked up the WWW 2010 in a 159W. I want to start riding switch and learning ground tricks =D.

But I'm herra sold on the raptor. That board looks like the downhill dream board. Hopefully I can get it in a season or 2.
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hey im 6.2 220, but size 12 with a similar delima and riding traits... do you think the 159w will be too soft for 20 lbs and or not stable at speed on groomed runs?


i'm also considering banana magic 158w and burton custom flying v 158w or 162w
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At 220 you probably dont want to dip under a 160 for damn near any type of riding.. Maybe a 158 for park riding but getting a noodle like the WWW would be a bad idea. It would just fold up under you.

Look at some other companies Neveo, don't just eat what your fed by big marketing from companies like Lib Tech and Burton. There's higher quality boards out there for the same price or cheaper.
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Trice!!! Rockered/Cambered base for good control and float in powder, Stiff for hard charging, and non Burton binding friendly.
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Just realized dood was wanted a rockered stick.

Scratch the 2010 Black Death
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hey im 6.2 220, but size 12 with a similar delima and riding traits... do you think the 159w will be too soft for 20 lbs and or not stable at speed on groomed runs?


i'm also considering banana magic 158w and burton custom flying v 158w or 162w
I'd stay away from the freestyle boards like the WWW and banana magic and look for an all mountain board with a little set back. I'm 6' and weigh 225lb and I ride a Ride Antic 158W and it does great for high speed. I was going to get the 162W but I like the shorter 158W because I like to ride the tight trees and like something that turns fast. I personally like a board with camber because of they are so much more responsive than the rockers, IMO.
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