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Old 10-13-2010, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So here's the deal. My new girlfriend loves to snowboard. I used to love it and now I want to get back into it.

Right now I have a (don't laugh) Burton amp 6 alpine carving board with the hard boots and all. I would be happy to keep riding it but would take heaps of crap constantly for riding it around her friends.

I'm up for spending some cash and excited to see how far the industry has come. Can anyone suggest a good affordable set-up that will carve well? I really have no interest in anything but a well carving board. I weigh about 160 and couldn't help but notice the Arbor element boards

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I hear arbors r really nice no personal experience tho. Also take a look at a never summer heritage. Also union force bindings will treat you very well and you may also want to take a look at the Rome binding lineup as well. Just go to never summers website and they will explain everything about there boards if you want technology they have what ur looking for. Good luck
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was in the same boat last year my friend. Been with my wife for 12 years and she decided she wanted to go

She loved it That is all she thinks about and I can't believe I had ever quit going.

Like my man said the union forces are sick! I had some burtons but then got hem in last years green and am 100% union fan now.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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nobody likes a quitter!

if you got the benzo's and want to look styling to impress your ladies friends while also riding some new next generation tech i'd go with a new Lib-Tech's.. the boards rip in any conditions.. that new T-Rice board is insane but any of the freeride boards will stomp any terrain.

there's to much to choose from really though.. i'd just hit your local shop with a money roll and tell them what you need have them show you some of the new setups.. if you dont like the price there, then go search out there suggestions on the E-nets.. you can;t go wrong upgrading to anything form a euro-carver board..

you carve you carve! you no sliide.. even when its icy..
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I have a new lib tech skunk ape that is a 2009 model. Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a new lib tech skunk ape that is a 2009 model. Let me know if you are interested.
what size? how many times ridden.. how much?
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I57cm never had bindings on it for 320$
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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shoot.. 157 is a bit small for me.. looking closer to the 162 i think it is? it would only ride powder so i need the extra cm's
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sounds good, but just to be sure, will using that old alpine board make a fool out of myself? What would you guys think if you saw someone using it? Are the boards now just that much better and it would be a waste not to buy a new one?
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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How old are you and your girlfriend? If you were going with some younger people they might say something. I am 33 and if I seen you with it I wouldn't give a damn what board you had as long as you drank some beers with me...lol
If someone says something to you tell them to piss off.

F@$k it and rent one....
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