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Old 03-06-2011, 01:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool confused about best board / setup for me..? too many choices

Hi Guys

Im new to the forum,

Sorry to post another one of these threads asking for advice about board / setups.

Im an ex skateboarder turned snowboarder (partly due to injury issues).

Have been boarding for 6+ years now, intermediate level, I like cruising around the mountain(rarely top speed, mostly at a chill speed) , little ollies, 180 / 360 off small bumps, enjoy hitting up the park every now and again, jumping off / into banks , off piece between trees creating my own little lines etc.

Mostly board in Japan (usually powder) and unfortunately Australia ,..

I was riding a 156 (i think) burton blunt. This broke though, now looking for something smaller, 152-154cm most likely.

weight = 159ibs (72kg~)
height = 5'9" (180cm~)
boots = US 10

I would like to keep with burton (mainly only because everything else I have is burton ...)

Have been looking at / recommended by burton board chooser

- sherlock
- custom
- flying V
- custom V rocker (was thinking this is better for me)

also have been tempted with the forum destoyer and gnu pickle.

Can anyone help me out, im not into all the different rocker / camber talk etc.
Just want to find a board that suits my style and have a lot of fun with it.

sorry for a long post,

thanks guys

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Old 03-06-2011, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you can also look into the burton process.. i think its a really good board all around and its not that expensive.. from the ones you listed i would go with the park pickel
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With the options you've given I would go with Pickle, Custom V Rocker, Destroyer in that order. If your in Aussie normally, you could email the guys at and ask them for some info on NeverSummer.

No need to stick all with Burton dude, there are alot of other cool brands out there making some very nice gear.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Shorter boards are usually designed for smaller people and are weaker,
although they do spin easier,
but you'll probably want a bit of length for that Jap pow.
I kept breaking camber boards until I bought a handmade rocker board,
like the Pickle.
Mervin make a damn fine board.
Not a fan of Burtons binding mounts, seem weak.

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks guys for taking the time to reply,

kose: do you think a 152cm-154cm board is too short and may make riding less enjoyable / add unnecessary complications?

fat trav: thanks for the info about cherripow , have checked them out.

modelag: the process hey.. , now im even more confused.


I guess at the end of the day any of the boards I am looking at would be fine for my application, if pros can rip using them then they would be more than adequate for me.

Just wanting to give a bit of a bump to get some other opinions
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You'll go well on hard pack and park on a 154, but will struggle in Japan.
Rocker will allow you ride shorter and still get thru pow,
but would go for a 155/156 for all mountain destruction.
I'm 5'10" and an ex skater as well (too many broken bones)
and last year bought a 156 skate banana, it blew my mind.
I'll never ride camber again!
(I think the Pickle is identical, same manufacturer, Mervin)

Also, get a quote from cheapsnowboards4u, they rule.
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