Board selection help? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Tigersnooze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 14
Default Board selection help?

I'm considering buying a new board for next season. I'm about 5'8" 170, size 10 boot. My current setup is a Rome Anthem 158, DC Judge boots, and T9 MFM Pro bindings. This setup works pretty well for me as is, as long as I'm mostly sticking to bombing the entire mountain. I like to throw in some random spins and such occasionally, but I'd like to get more into some park riding (mostly smaller jumps/rails, to save my knees as much as I can). I guess my point is this: I like bombing the mountain certainly, but I also like freestyle aspects so I'd like to find a board that's kind of right down the middle. The Anthem is great, but it doesn't seem to have much of a freestyle side to it. I've narrowed my search to these:

T9 MFM Classic/Pro Tiger
GNU Carbon Credit
DC Devun Walsh/Tone
Arbor Westmark

Has anyone ridden any of these and have feedback? These all seem to be good for all mountain freestyle and are true twins, so I'm having some trouble deciding. Budget isn't too much of an issue, based on the prices of these that I've found. Also, if anyone has any other suggested boards, feel free to mention those as well. Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Tigersnooze; 03-08-2011 at 09:36 PM.
Tigersnooze is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Kose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Perth
Posts: 10
Default

If you want to spin then go as short as you can handle.
I'm 5'10",200 pounds and ride a 156 or 155 for everything.
I'd recommend a Lib Tech skate banana.
The rocker is great in pow and great for butters/presses.
You lose a bit of pop, but that's not such a bad thing while learning in the park.
My previous 3 camber boards all snapped in 12 days or less,
the banana is about 40 days old and still going strong.
I'm in love with a banana . . . .
Kose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2011, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Tigersnooze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kose View Post
If you want to spin then go as short as you can handle.
I'm 5'10",200 pounds and ride a 156 or 155 for everything.
I'd recommend a Lib Tech skate banana.
The rocker is great in pow and great for butters/presses.
You lose a bit of pop, but that's not such a bad thing while learning in the park.
My previous 3 camber boards all snapped in 12 days or less,
the banana is about 40 days old and still going strong.
I'm in love with a banana . . . .
Thanks for the input...I had actually looked at the Skate Banana, looks like a legit choice for the style I want.
Tigersnooze is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums