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Old 11-06-2011, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I have been snowboarding only for a couple of seasons but I am ready to buy my own board and I would like to get some advice about the following models:

1. K2 Brigade
2. GNU Carbon Credit
3. Rossignol Taipan

It would be mostly used for going down slopes in ideal to icy conditions. The rocker geometry would me mainly to make turn easier without compromising stability at medium speed. Of course, versatility and long term use is most welcome.

Need some help here... Thanks in advance for your opinions!
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Hi all,

I have been snowboarding only for a couple of seasons but I am ready to buy my own board and I would like to get some advice about the following models:

1. K2 Brigade
2. GNU Carbon Credit
3. Rossignol Taipan

It would be mostly used for going down slopes in ideal to icy conditions. The rocker geometry would me mainly to make turn easier without compromising stability at medium speed. Of course, versatility and long term use is most welcome.

Need some help here... Thanks in advance for your opinions!
Hi Golden,

You will get some great suggetions here. Please post up your weight and foot size and we will get you started.

Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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out of the three I like the carbon credit the best for what you are wanting.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just giving a suggestion. Do what you want with it.

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Fine, I'll say it...

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i like the carbon credit a little better for a beginner, simply because it's cheaper. you'll enjoy your time on a banana!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If that helps; I am 5'9" (1m78) 140lbs (65kg) with US 8.5-9 shoe size, so I am considering a 153 board.

Keep the comments coming about the Brigade, Carbon Credit, and Taipan.

The newbie appreciate your help!
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I'm close to the same size and have a 154 Garage Rocker. I wouldn't get this though if you want carving power. It's mainly a park and playing around the resort board. I would get a free pop style like the garage rocker though. I wouldn't get a full park rocker board. They are not for anything but jibs. A free pop allows you to have rocker but still maintain stability and pop by having the zero camber in the middle of the board. There are other options besides that though. There is much more tech to allow a rocker board, or any board, carve better.
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Hi all,

I have been snowboarding only for a couple of seasons but I am ready to buy my own board and I would like to get some advice about the following models:

1. K2 Brigade
2. GNU Carbon Credit
3. Rossignol Taipan

It would be mostly used for going down slopes in ideal to icy conditions. The rocker geometry would me mainly to make turn easier without compromising stability at medium speed. Of course, versatility and long term use is most welcome.

Need some help here... Thanks in advance for your opinions!
Instead of BTX why not something with C2 from Lib/Gnu?

TRS Slim 151 is what I would look at, and I'm your weight. That's a board I really want to get on.
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I'd also go with the Carbon Credit. It was one of the boards I was looking at myself before getting a great deal on my NS. If I hand't found my legacy when i did I'd be riding the CC this year.
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