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Old 02-15-2011, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for a good all mountain/backcountry board

So right now i ride a Ride Kink which im in love with. so like the topic says im now want to start getting into the backcountry and my board jsut wont do that. i mean yes it would do it but its a hell of alot of work like when i ride pow with it its just turns into work. so what board would be a good board to do backcountry with and would like to stay under $300,
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Going to have to buy used. Never summer raptor or legacy seems like a good choice
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Your best bet will be to wait for stuff like this years Manic or Raygun, but look for it next year.

To find something designed for that type of riding, you are looking at expensive boards. They need to be stiffer, more responsive and people prefer them light. Thus more exotic constructions and more $$ to make. More money to buy.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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unfortunately, as stated by nivek, you're going to be dropping a bit more than 300 for a good performer in your category of riding. take a look at the k2 boards like nivek said, and also the rossignol experience
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ok cool thanks for such a quick responde
but i was hoping not to spend alot of money
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What type of backcountry are you talking about?

Are you going to be earning your turns or just ducking out of a gate?

If you are hiking for your turns, you are pretty much wasting your money not getting a split. They are pricey, though you should be able to find a decent used one between the $400-$600 range.

Avy knowledge and gear is also a must for backcountry riding. Don't compromise. You can get the gear part for around $300. If the costs seem like a lot, I'll be willing to bet you'd pay $10k to not get buried by the avalanche you set off. Shit will kill you super quick. It's also super fun, but you need to go into with your head in the right place.

We already have a person in Colorado this year who thought he knew what he was doing with no avy gear and little knowledge. His friends and family can now talk to him at his grave.
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