time to upgrade? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 378
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
time to upgrade?

The basics:

I'm 6'0, 210 lbs, size 10 boot.

No park for me. Small jumps, groomers, powder, like to go fast. I'd call myself intermediate.

The board I have now is an Atomic Piq 165 that I got a very good deal on. It's in good shape, couple small divots that need to be repaired and some wax and it'll be good to go.

Problem is, it's all I know. I haven't rode other boards recently, and what I have ridden was rentals when I was a rank beginner. My board feels pretty forgiving to me, NEVER catches edges.

I don't mind spending a little money if it means I'll get some major ride improvement.

I'm considering a NS Premiere F1, LOVE the graphics, video review makes it sound like something I would like. Problem is, I don't know what I have now other than it's a camber board that feels fairly stiff, and how anything I get would be different.

Comments appreciated, especially if someone has ridden the Atomic.
kaborkian is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 09:12 AM
Senior Member
jgsqueak's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You would probably enjoy something with a hybrid rocker, i.e. rocker and camber combined. There are a ton of them out there, from just about each company: NS, Lib, Burton, Gnu, K2, etc. Personally I would hang up the Atomic board...I have never ridden one that I liked (it has been about 3 or 4 years since I have been on one though)...
jgsqueak is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 09:13 AM
Senior Member
basso4735's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: MA
Posts: 218
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Honestly, if the funds are there, why not? You can still keep your old board for a beater or set up a friend who wants to learn for cheap. I know nothing about the board you mentioned, but I know it will have different technology than your current.
basso4735 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome