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Old 03-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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At this point in the season, what in the board's opinion are the pros and cons of the 2011 Ride DH 2, 2.4, 2.5?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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DH2.4
Pros: Stiff (if you like stiffness); lively; all-mountain; fast; stable; good edge hold; good dampening; little or no riding adjustment needed coming from regular camber; better than regular camber for small moguls and moderate powder; nice graphics
Cons: Stiff (if you don't like stiffness); good on ice but no Magne-traction or equivalent; almost sold out

DH2.5
Exactly the same as above except add:
Cons: Does not come in wides.

DH2
Pro: Flat instead of cambered in the middle (if you want flat; last chance to get a flat DH2 because all next year's will be hybrids)
Cons: Flat instead of cambered in the middle (if you don't want flat); dull graphics
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I'll add that none are very adept at jibbing and are not forgiving boards. This is a board that if you aren't "good" enough, the board will ride you.
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Pro: Flat instead of cambered in the middle (if you want flat; last chance to get a flat DH2 because all next year's will be hybrids)
Cons: Flat instead of cambered in the middle (if you don't want flat); dull graphics
I never rode a flat board. What's your impression of flat as compared to camber? Is it just looser than camber and tighter than rocker?
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I'll add that none are very adept at jibbing and are not forgiving boards. This is a board that if you aren't "good" enough, the board will ride you.
Nivek, are the DH2's less forgiving than the standard DH. I bought my DH partly on your recommendation and like it so much that it has me shopping around for a version with some rocker in the tips. The DH2 doesn't appear to have sold very well so I figure I might beable to pick up a 162 wide for a few hundo come summer. I'm thinking of teaming it with some of those stiff Ride bindings you recommeded and making it my board of choice for hitting jumps that I have no right hitting.

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The 2's and 2points make for super good jump boards. They have the most pop of any board I have ever been on. The cambered DH makes for a super good jump board in its own right. The pop is going to be easier to initiate than the 2's and 2points. The DH is just a little more forgiving because of the carbon array. The 2's have 5, the DH has 3. That means the 2's have more tortionally rigid tips.

For basically a DH with rocker, I would look at a K2 Parkstar, Nitro Team Gullwing(possibly stiffer), Arbor Westmark might be a touch softer, for 2012 the NS Proto CT, for 2012 the Signal Omni gets carbon and it may end up feeling like what you'd want (I hope to know by the end of the season), or a 2012 Forum Destroyer Doubledog or a Youngblood Chili.

Zero to me just feels smoother and like a well broken in camber.
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for 2012 the NS Proto CT
I have a feeling this one is going to fly off the shelves; alot of people have been talking it up. Have you had the chance to ride one yet?
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I have a feeling this one is going to fly off the shelves; alot of people have been talking it up. Have you had the chance to ride one yet?
I have not, but people I trust have and say it fills the gap between the Evo and SL.
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