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Old 02-01-2008, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been snowboarding on and off for the past couple of years. When I first started, I got the Ride Catalyst, which I still have. I don't do parks just yet. Mostly all mountain. I seems to constantly be catching an edge going downhill. I was looking to get a true twin board and scrape the directional. I've been looking at the GNu Rider's choice and the LibTech MTX. I'm not a seasonal rider and I'm still trying to get it down, but I wanna learn. Currently, I'm using the K2 Cinch binding s and 32 boots. I don't know if I should keep the setup or get new bindings and boots as well.

I'm 5"10...160 lbs

I would appreciate all the help I can get...if you guys recommend any other boards, bindings, boots as well, please post them up
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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(1) why do you want a true-twin? (trying to figure out the motivating force behind it, as that can change suggestions).

(2) What type of riding do you want to be doing / plan to be doing with it?

(3) You said you constantlly catch edges...can you make it down a given trail without falling? If no, how often do you fall? If yes, how often can you do it w/o falling? Greens? Blues? Blacks?
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Old 02-03-2008, 04:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Well it doen't have to be a true twin per se...As far as riding goes...I mostly do freeride, but i want to eventually get into park. I can go down the blues pretty easy...I catch an edge once in awhile...but I am starting to think its my riding technique...going down the black ones isn't that bad, but I still catch more often thatn blues and greens
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Well it doen't have to be a true twin per se...As far as riding goes...I mostly do freeride, but i want to eventually get into park. I can go down the blues pretty easy...I catch an edge once in awhile...but I am starting to think its my riding technique...going down the black ones isn't that bad, but I still catch more often thatn blues and greens
(1) Deck: You still didn't answer the questions as to why you wanted a twin. Only said that it didn't have to be a per se twin.

(2) Ride Style: Freeride, or all-mountain freestyle? The two are very different from each other.

(3) Edges: did you take lessons when you first started? If not, take one now for sure. also might consider a private lesson. They can make a world of difference in just 45 min.
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