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Old 01-19-2011, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what are the pros and cons of a stiff bored like the ride dh 2.4.

I am seriously considering getting this board and want to make sure it will not be to see if a lot of places around mount snow do not carry this board so I can demo it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i had to hire a crack team of code breaking specialists to understand what you were trying to write there. son, you should learn how to spell or, at least make more of an effort when typing up posts. don't take it the wrong way.

in answer to your question, the boards are pretty stiff but nothing you won't get used to. how many days have you spent riding? is this your first board?
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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DH2.4 has a hybrid rocker. It's a unproven board from Ride. I believe the hybrid rocker is new this year for ride. I would stay away from that board. Stick with a proven board in their line up. DH if you want camber. Machete, DH2 or Kink if you want rocker.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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stiffer twins/park boards don't press, butter or ollie as easily as flexier boards, but they're more stable at speed and bigger airs/landings. They also ride powder a little better....verging closer to an all mtn board.
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DH2.4 has a hybrid rocker. It's a unproven board from Ride. I believe the hybrid rocker is new this year for ride. I would stay away from that board. Stick with a proven board in their line up. DH if you want camber. Machete, DH2 or Kink if you want rocker.
"Unproven" is a rather weak criticism. Yes, Hybrid ProRize is new for Ride in 2010-11, but so what? LowRize was new for Ride in 2009-10 -- does that mean riders should have stayed away from the Machete last year because it was "unproven"? The hybrid tech received rave reviews from Ride's team riders in tests last spring (preferred over the regular DH), which is why it was introduced this year. Moreover, it's not as though the camber variant at issue (regular camber in the middle; slight rocker at the tips) is something wholly novel. It's similar to the CamRock configuration on other companies' boards.

To the OP: I have a DH2.4 and think it's an excellent board. As with any board, you should read a wide variety of reviews (check out Ride Nation and the Equipment section here) before making up your mind. No board is right for everyone. But don't worry that there might be release 1.0 bugs hiding in the board. There aren't.
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stiffer twins/park boards don't press, butter or ollie as easily as flexier boards, but they're more stable at speed and bigger airs/landings. They also ride powder a little better....verging closer to an all mtn board.
In this case, the DH2.4 is an all-mountain board -- no question about it. Meant for the park only if by "park" you mean big jumps and the halfpipe. Strong on groomers and steeps, but still a twin for switch and freestyle purposes.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Sorry my original post made no sense. I was actually riding down Mount Snow while doing a voice to text translation haha. Didn't see how retarded it was until now since I just got back to the lodge. Anyway its not my first board. As of now Im usinf an 08 Morrow mountain board 159. Im probably gonna get a 156/7 area depending on what sizes it comes with. I have size 11 boots about 170lbs or so and about 5'8. From what I have been reading I think the stiffness is fine with me. More stability at higher speeds sounds pretty nice to me
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Stiffer boards like the DH2.4 will be more stable. The Dh2.4 is a pretty stiff board. Scratch that, it is a stiff board. They will also carve much better than softer sticks. Of course, along with a good base (which the DH2.4 has), it also means more speed.

There cons are that stiff boards aren't as forgiving or playful as softer ones. While you can jib a stiff stick (that's what she said), it's not exactly ideal.

DH2.4 is nice if you are a strong intermediate all-mountain rider looking to mach down steeps and launch off kickers.
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I have 5 days on mine now. Yesterday I got to take it out in about 7-8" of new snow. This is a great all around all mtn board, esp for bigger guys looking for a wide true twin board. The board is stiff, but the more I ride it the more I like it, although I do wish it was just a tad softer.

With that being said, the Hybrid Prorize really helps being able to push through the chop and crud. It had good pop and it pretty stable at high speeds. You can take it in the park, however, if you are looking for a board to go jib crazy and butter all over the place you will be sorely mistaken.

Can you jib, sure. Can you butter, sure. Is this board made for that, No.

If you are looking for a stiff board you can ride all over the mtn maybe do a few laps in the park then this is the board for you.
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Hey guys, Sorry my original post made no sense. I was actually riding down Mount Snow while doing a voice to text translation haha. Didn't see how retarded it was until now since I just got back to the lodge. Anyway its not my first board. As of now Im usinf an 08 Morrow mountain board 159. Im probably gonna get a 156/7 area depending on what sizes it comes with. I have size 11 boots about 170lbs or so and about 5'8. From what I have been reading I think the stiffness is fine with me. More stability at higher speeds sounds pretty nice to me
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