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Old 10-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, Sorry about another thread on this. I would classify myself as an intermediate all mountain rider. Groomers and in the trees are where I spend most of my time though I would like to venture into park and BC this year. My board is starting to fall apart, it is an old 24/7 158 wide reg camber and has older burton custom bindings whose ratchets are messed. I am looking at getting a completely new set up however after reading and reading some more about the tech side of things I have no clue what will do well for me or if I should even concern myself with it.

My stats are: 6ft 190lbs 11.5boot. stance is 22.5" +18 -9

I have been looking into a few boards. I am hoping I can try a bit narrower board as well though I am not too sure if that will work out. Here are some I have been looking into.

Nitro team gullwing
Never Summer Proto ct or ctx
Ride DH2
Lib Tech Banana Magic or Travis Rice pro. 157
Arbor wasteland

Any other options are welcome and thanks a lot.
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Hello everyone, Sorry about another thread on this. I would classify myself as an intermediate all mountain rider. Groomers and in the trees are where I spend most of my time though I would like to venture into park and BC this year. My board is starting to fall apart, it is an old 24/7 158 wide reg camber and has older burton custom bindings whose ratchets are messed. I am looking at getting a completely new set up however after reading and reading some more about the tech side of things I have no clue what will do well for me or if I should even concern myself with it.

My stats are: 6ft 190lbs 11.5boot. stance is 22.5" +18 -9

I have been looking into a few boards. I am hoping I can try a bit narrower board as well though I am not too sure if that will work out. Here are some I have been looking into.

Nitro team gullwing
Never Summer Proto ct or ctx
Ride DH2
Lib Tech Banana Magic or Travis Rice pro. 157
Arbor wasteland

Any other options are welcome and thanks a lot.
Out of all of those the Team Gullwing for sure.
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Out of all of those the Team Gullwing for sure.

Hey Nivek from reading your posts I know you really like the Gullwing set up over the NS similar RC. Can you let me know what makes the Gullwing the better set up? Thanks bro-
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Hey Nivek thanks for the response.

I am leaning towards the Nitro but is there any specific reason it comes out on top for you over the others? I just want to know more info so that I can make a more educated choice. I probably won't be able to get to demo anything so this purchase is going to be based off findings. In your opinion how is the Nitro Gullwing tech compared to say the Neversummer RC and the Lib Tech c2btx, as those seem to be the most talked about these days. Also do think I could get away with a standard width board with my settings or should I be looking for a wide just to be sure.
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Hey Nivek from reading your posts I know you really like the Gullwing set up over the NS similar RC. Can you let me know what makes the Gullwing the better set up? Thanks bro-
Less camber in the tips. And just something that Nitro does with it and their sidecuts makes their boards with gullwing ride stiffer in a turn. My Subpop is the second softest board I have ever ridden, but on edge, in a turn, it performs like a just below mid stiff park deck. That's really the best thing about them. Everything else is comparable to other companies, Gullwing is just super well done.
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Less camber in the tips. And just something that Nitro does with it and their sidecuts makes their boards with gullwing ride stiffer in a turn. My Subpop is the second softest board I have ever ridden, but on edge, in a turn, it performs like a just below mid stiff park deck. That's really the best thing about them. Everything else is comparable to other companies, Gullwing is just super well done.
I appreciate the feedback Nivek, didn't really know much about Nitro.
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