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Old 12-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question All mountain freestyle board (to replace Nitro Team 2009)

Hi,

I've been reading and reading about boards for weeks and I'm just as lost as ever !
I hope you will be able to help me with that

I have a Nitro Team 2009 157cm that please me but has two major drawbacks in my opninion :
- not playful enough
- very hard on my rear leg in pow (despite I set the setback at its max)

I want a freestyle all mountain board to be able to perform and have fun everywhere, being able to go fast everywhere as well as doing little tricks on the sides of the slopes and in the pow.
My program is something like 40% pow, 30% having fun on the slope sides, 20% slopes, 10% park.
I'd really like to progress in flat and that's why I want something more playful but don't want to loose control on the way !

I'm 26yo, 5"11', 155Lbs (180cm, 70kg), my boots are US10 size.
I've been riding my Nitro a lot these past years and I think I have an advanced level.

It seems hybrid cambers are the way to go for me and here's the list of boards I think could match my program :
> Lib Tech - T. Rice Pro C2BTX
> Burton - Custom Flying V
> Rome - Agent Rocker

What do you think ?
Thank you in advance !
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm gonna be the guy that recomends stuff you don't have listed, sorry.

I would look very much at the Arbor Coda, Signal Omni, K2 Raygun and Flow Drifter.

Those in my opinion are some of the top, if not the best, options in each alternate camber profile out there (except flat, I can't think of any full flat boards that fit your needs).

If you wanna stay with Nitro your best bet is the Team Gullwing. Should be a smidge softer but pretty similar to yours except the addition of Gullwing will make it float better and be more playful. Everything you were asking for.

The last guy I put on the Omni loved it and the girl I had ride it didn't want to give it back, BA chose to own the Coda as his daily ride last year, the Drifter is super smooth and holds an edge better than anything without "edge tech", and I actually prefer their sidecuts to even Arbor griptech somehow. And finally, don't let the Rayguns small pricetag fool you, it rides really well and until probably the 2013 drop is BA's go to K2 board.
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Definitely the arbor coda 155cm

My friend has one. Flexible, playful, floats nicely in the pow. ALOT of pop to it.
Just a really fun board. Just my opinion
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I'd look at the Arbor Westmark or Blacklist.
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I'd look at the Arbor Westmark or Blacklist.
both of those are more park oriented and since he said the majority of his time would be spent in powder. the coda is more suited for that
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you for your replies.

I never heard of Arbor/Signal before and unfortunately won't be able to test any of their boards as they won't have any rep in the test events that take place in the French Alps I won't buy without testing...

I'll look into the K2 and Flow one though.
As for the Nitro Team Gullwing, I heard (at least for last year's model) that it was not very steady...

What do you think is the most appropriate one in my list? The least one ?
Any other suggestion?
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You are definitely the right type of rider for a hybrid rocker. Of your choices, I would go flying v. The t-rice is not a playful board at all. Check out the attack banana as an option from Lib Tech instead.
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Do they sell Ride snowboards in france? the Machete might be a good fit, or the K2 Fastplant might be better than the raygun.

if not the flying v would be the best out of the ones you named first.
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both of those are more park oriented and since he said the majority of his time would be spent in powder. the coda is more suited for that

Size up, and its a pow board.
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Machete is meh. It was too stiff in the tips.

Fastplant is a park board. He wants all mountain.

Everything I've ridden with Gullwing tech has a tendency to stiffen up when on edge I.E. they get more stable when you put it up in a turn. I find it hard to believe the Team is unstable. It hasn't changed much since BA's review. Go to angrysnowboarder.com and search it. Should be a 2011 review.
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