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Old 01-29-2011, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I've been snowboarding for 8 years, started when I was pretty young. But just within the last 3 years I have been starting to go a bunch more often. I've had season passes the last 2 years. So I have all the basics of snowboarding I can keep up with just about anyone. I want to start learning the park but never tried it until recently. But currently I don't like my board.

Its a Sims I got either last season or the season before. I would class myself as a intermediate rider, but a nooby in the park. I want a board that gets going fast, and also does great in the powder as well as do good in the park. I was thinking of getting the K2 Raygun recently, I also looked into Omatic boards but I don't want them anymore.

I don't want to spend more then $350 the board being new also.

So can anyone help me out?

Thanks! I am sure you guys see these threads all the time, so help is appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I need a comment on this all help is appreciated.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you are asking to much with the info u have given. jibs jumps both people can interpret in a lot of ways
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The problem is, you want a do it all board. That's fine, but you can't expect it to excel in any one of those particular fields.

The Raygun will do decent in all categories. Good all-mountain, but not stable enough for steeps and isn't a fast board. Not slow, but just not fast like its big brother, the Turbo Dream. Soft enough for park, but not enough to be a serious jib board. Decent on jumps, but isn't as poppy as other freestyle boards.

I personally think that you should increase your budget a little and go for the Darkstar.

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A bit stiffer than the Raygun and has a sintered base so it's faster and more stable. If you do a lot of jibbing, the Raygun has the advantage because it's softer. Otherwise, Darkstar is the better one board quiver.
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Thanks for the tip I'll consider both of them.
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spend the extra $50 and get a Signal Omni. Most well rounded one board quiver I have ever ridden

A close second is the Flow Era.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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@ Nivek I'm not sure if I will get those boards. They don't sound like my type, the flow era is considered a all park board. Which is by the youtube review.

I may try the darkstar.
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