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Old 02-11-2011, 12:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Probably because I'm a wuss and I'm afraid if I get a new board, I'll be riding it and thinking, "Well, it doesn't turn as well as the Vapor", or "It's not as poppy as the Vapor"...the main thing that a lot of people run into on this board...they buy one thinking it will be great, then it turns into a bitch. I suppose I could expand my horizons, just takes a (major) leap of faith to do so...
Like everyone else already suggested, you should try another board and see. The best way to do that is to catch a Demo day or ask the local shop and see if they have anything to demo. A good rider can ride any board and not confine to just one company, let alone just one model. Vapor is a lot of money, for that much, you can buy two other boards to experiment with.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Bataleon. Boom, problem solved
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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155 is gonna be too big for you. If you like a stiffer deck, I'd suggest you look into the NS Lotus, Arbor Push, Roxy Eminence.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:18 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Try the Burton Fortress. Stiffer and lighter than the Feelgood. Twin flex and chamber. Comes in both 151 and 154.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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that's about...what? Three inches? *shrugs* Oh well.
Thats what she said.
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Probably because I'm a wuss and I'm afraid if I get a new board, I'll be riding it and thinking, "Well, it doesn't turn as well as the Vapor", or "It's not as poppy as the Vapor"...the main thing that a lot of people run into on this board...they buy one thinking it will be great, then it turns into a bitch. I suppose I could expand my horizons, just takes a (major) leap of faith to do so...
Try to imagine riding new boards is fun instead of worrying they won´t meet up with the Vapor. Trying new boards IS one of the most motivating things about snowboarding. It keeps me evolving..

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Bataleon. Boom, problem solved
I concur. Before this season, I thought my Lib Tech TRS was the bee's knees and the best board ever. picked up a Bataleon Evil Twin used and it completely changed my outlook. Sure, each board has its advantages, but the Bataleon is more fun as long as the the snow isn't hard pack or ice. Now I have one board that is optimal for speed and bad conditions and another that's great for messing around on/
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I concur. Before this season, I thought my Lib Tech TRS was the bee's knees and the best board ever. picked up a Bataleon Evil Twin used and it completely changed my outlook. Sure, each board has its advantages, but the Bataleon is more fun as long as the the snow isn't hard pack or ice. Now I have one board that is optimal for speed and bad conditions and another that's great for messing around on/
Bataleon is great, it's actually not too bad on hard pack and ice. What I found to be problematic on the TBT is deep powder, since it's regular camber it sure doesn't flow as well as any RC, a lot more back foot action and the nose tends to dive into the snow.

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Old 02-15-2011, 05:17 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I'll probably get smacked down for this. but trusnow still has some Vapors in 150cm.
Just letting you know if you really,really want another, they have them.
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What have you decided? I would demo a lotus, just my $.02.
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