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Buying a board for my cousin

I buying a board for my cousin for the holidays.

he is 5'10 about 180 doesn't go into the park, just freerides. The board needs to be a burton because he already has est bindings.

He can link turns and go down about anything but he has only had about 15 days on the snow in total. I am thinking the custom x is too advanced for him.

I heard him talking about the sherlock but wouldn't the custom flying v be better for freeriding?

What would you guys recommend for an intermediate freerider custom or sherlock?
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I buying a board for my cousin for the holidays.

he is 5'10 about 180 doesn't go into the park, just freerides. The board needs to be a burton because he already has est bindings.

He can link turns and go down about anything but he has only had about 15 days on the snow in total. I am thinking the custom x is too advanced for him.

I heard him talking about the sherlock but wouldn't the custom flying v be better for freeriding?

What would you guys recommend for an intermediate freerider custom or sherlock?

Personally I'm not too much of a fan of reverse camber when it comes to pure freeriding. It's excellent tech for all mountain/park boards. I'd just snag him something with traditional camber and a stiffer flex. The sherlock is a great freeride board. It's twinned out with the flying V rocker setup. Couldn't ask for much more than that.

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I am pretty sure he wants a rocker. I am also pretty sure he wants the sherlock, I just want to make sure the sherlock is the right choice for him for his style of riding.

I don't know much about the sherlock, and since it's a new board there doesn't seem to be many reviews on it. Out of the few reviews some people say it's really soft while others are saying it's stiffer than they thought. I just want to know if the edge hold is at least as good as the custom v rocker if not better. After reading a bunch of reviews about the custom, it seems like that could be a perfect fit for him. But if the sherlock is just as good, then I would rather get him the board he has been talking about.
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I am pretty sure he wants a rocker. I am also pretty sure he wants the sherlock, I just want to make sure the sherlock is the right choice for him for his style of riding.

I don't know much about the sherlock, and since it's a new board there doesn't seem to be many reviews on it. Out of the few reviews some people say it's really soft while others are saying it's stiffer than they thought. I just want to know if the edge hold is at least as good as the custom v rocker if not better. After reading a bunch of reviews about the custom, it seems like that could be a perfect fit for him. But if the sherlock is just as good, then I would rather get him the board he has been talking about.

The sherlock is one of the best burton boards that you can buy devoted to freeride. I've never ridden one so i can't speak to it's stiffness. But it's got some excellent tech behind it. The custom is more of an all mountain ride. If you're sure he's solely dedicated to the free-riding aspect of snowboarding and not the park, i'd snag him the sherlock and give yourself a pat on the back for giving the guy a sweet deck.

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Thanks! That is good to know, I am hoping he will really like it.
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