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Old 09-02-2011, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So im very confused. I have been shopping around for a new board to replace my current one.

Right now I ride a 160w Forum Symbol, from who knows when.. probably 09'. Anyways this will be my second full year of snowboarding and I hate my board right now. Its like trying to drive a cambered concrete block down a mountain. Its way to stiff and I think its too big for me as well.

I am 6' tall.
Size 11 boot.
Season weight: 175-190

What I have been looking at is a more playful board, something not so stiff. I ride a lot of powder living here in BC. If there is one thing my current board did for me was give me an unproportionatly strong left leg =\

So what is the deal with Rocker-flat-Rocker. Ride has the Lowrise system, K2 the 'All terrain rocker' and im sure other companys call it whatever they felt like at the time. Would a board like the Ride Machete 157w be a good board for my progression? I want something flexy, but still stiff enough to ride it hard. (I expect at least 15-20 days on the mountain this year). I am an All mountain guy, I want to start hitting natural features and surf powder.

Can anyone offer any advise regarding these Rocker-Flat-Rocker boards? I really cant find much on the net about them, but the general concensus is that they are more all-mountain than the park the manufacturer calls them.

HALP!

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Old 09-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The one thing I will say is that with a size 11 you likely don't need the wide board depending on your stance and the footprint of your boot.Wide boards are generally stiffer to begin with so just doing away with that will give whichever board you choose a bit more flex.
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