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Old 08-25-2011, 04:42 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Hi Kahanquest,

I don't have enough nice words for the Omni (I love the Omni - SMOOTCH) but, it is directional (outline, flex and inserts) so if you are looking to avoid directional it is not right for you.

For the Jam, stick with 159. All marketing aside, there is no cheating surface area when it comes to float in powder.

If you find yourself in Oregon this winter I will make sure that you get to try one.

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Thanks for the advice! Curious if you consider neutral flex still playful. Some of the videos ive seen of flex in the airobic are giving me some sort of sense .

I love the omni this year! So sleek and fine! It was my personal choice until I felt I had a quiver killer, discovering the Jam. I def. Want too show off that huge bottom sheet with pride once I get it.

About the store, when are you guys in full operation to come up and shop? My first trip last season was up at mt hood meadows around thanksgiving. I almost feel like buying before trying! Ha. I can't figure out who demos in cali.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:57 PM   #312 (permalink)
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if anyone was wondering about the flex of the boards...here is an example of the disaster and evil twin...

...anyway here is a little video they made about the jib tbt and twin tbt and they do a little flexing at the end
the disaster/jibboard looks ridiculously soft!

Lobster board TBT info on Vimeo

The disaster looks insane for sure. I found more flex videos throughout tactics board shop on YouTube. Mainly the airobic is the interesting one. I like that people are doing videos of flex and feel. Selling point for online sales for sureee.

Anyone know what bindings to go with for this new year? I ride 2008 Burton p1 wingtips. I like what I know, but it seems like union and ride are putting out some nice stuff. I love the new toe from union. My p1's slip off my toe sometimes. No good.

Ride aggressively the whole mountain, but like some forgiveness for freestyling. Meathoddddd

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #313 (permalink)
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my favorite binding has been burton triads but they discontinued it i think the prophecy is the replacement...this season i think im going with the union contact pros with the evil twin
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The disaster looks insane for sure. I found more flex videos throughout tactics board shop on YouTube. Mainly the airobic is the interesting one. I like that people are doing videos of flex and feel. Selling point for online sales for sureee.

Anyone know what bindings to go with for this new year? I ride 2008 Burton p1 wingtips. I like what I know, but it seems like union and ride are putting out some nice stuff. I love the new toe from union. My p1's slip off my toe sometimes. No good.

Ride aggressively the whole mountain, but like some forgiveness for freestyling. Meathoddddd

Cheers!
Don't buy online unless you have to. Local shops first please. For bindings check out Raiden Phantoms, Flow M9's, Flux TT30's, or Rome 390's.

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my favorite binding has been burton triads but they discontinued it i think the prophecy is the replacement...this season i think im going with the union contact pros with the evil twin
The pros are the only Unions I still like, though they still go on the bottom of my list. Better would be Flux TT30's, Raiden Zero's, Flow M9se's, Rome 390's, or K2 The Nationals.
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Great!!!
But tell me...
What are these measures "26.1 waist and 27.2 at your inserts" you wrote?
Hi Faso,

I have no idea where those #'s came from, but they are not correct - my apologies! Let's try again. The correct waist is not 26.1 bit rather 25.1. The width at the inserts that you will use is 26.2 not 27.2. So, I blew it by 1 cm. Let bump you p to the 157 wide which is 26.3 waist and 27.4 at your inserts. That will be perfect...and I really mean it this time.

Thanks!

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Thanks for the advice! Curious if you consider neutral flex still playful. Some of the videos ive seen of flex in the airobic are giving me some sort of sense .

I love the omni this year! So sleek and fine! It was my personal choice until I felt I had a quiver killer, discovering the Jam. I def. Want too show off that huge bottom sheet with pride once I get it.

About the store, when are you guys in full operation to come up and shop? My first trip last season was up at mt hood meadows around thanksgiving. I almost feel like buying before trying! Ha. I can't figure out who demos in cali.
It is playful for all mountain freestyle, but will never be renamed the PressNoodleButter This is a balls out all mountain freestyle model.

We think we will be open in about 1.5-2 months. We have many, many trucks to unload
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:28 AM   #317 (permalink)
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So I thought I had my new board search nailed down to 2 boards: GNU Billy Goat or NS Heritage. Then I started reading this thread and the Bataleon Omni looks very interesting. Here's the info on me:

Age: 31
Height: 6'
Weight: 197lbs.
Boots: K2 T1 size 10
Angles: +21/+9
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Terrain: Everything but park, enjoy bombimg early morning groomers and pow stashes.
Current board: 2005 Burton Canyon 163
Riding level: Intermediate, I don't hit any big jumps or cliffs but I'm really good at linking turns at speed and I don't have any problems with steeps, trees, and moguls.

I've enjoyed the Canyon, it is fast and stable but it does seem slow edge to edge and I would like something that I can turn quicker with in the trees and moguls. So how is the Omni going to compare to those other 2 boards and my Canyon? I know any of these 3 boards would work but I'd like to figure if one would be a better fit than the others. Thanks.
First off, I am stoked for you. You are looking at 3 awesome boards and in truth, you cannot make a bad choice between them. That said, you are comparing some very different designs. Camber with triple Base vs C2 Banana. The feel of each is remarkably different. The Omni has been the rad sleeper board in the Bataleon lineup and my hunch is that it will explode this year. It hangs more on the all mountain side of freeride than the Goat which in my opinion moves out more towards the freeride / pow side of the spectrum.
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hi, im thinking about getting a evil twin for the park and other freestyle stuff. I'd like to get a bit shorter with my boards.

Atm. im 90kg fat. about 185cm tall and my boots are: EU: 46 2/3 US: 13

So, can i go with the evil twin 156w?

I also got a thread about it: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...wanna-try.html
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Just spent the last two days riding my ET. Didn't notice the TBT at first as i haven't ridden for awhile. But soon found it spins without catching with no effort at all. Going straight can be a little strange as it moves around a bit but otherwise the board is all good.
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hi, im thinking about getting a evil twin for the park and other freestyle stuff. I'd like to get a bit shorter with my boards.

Atm. im 90kg fat. about 185cm tall and my boots are: EU: 46 2/3 US: 13

So, can i go with the evil twin 156w?

I also got a thread about it: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...wanna-try.html
Hi Xotix,

Could you ride it? Yes. The width difference is .2 cm (waist and inserts)...but, the better suggestion would be the 159 Wide. The 2cm extra effective will help a lot when the smow is less than perfect. TBT will keep it from feeling long.

Thanks!
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