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Old 12-07-2011, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to buy new bindings and a new board. I'd say I spend 60-70% of my time in the park, and the rest all around the mountain.
My last board was a 2010 destroy chillydog 148. I loved it, but I kinda want to try something with a little more flex.

Weight: 150, 5'10"
Boot size : 11 - 11/12
Riding style: 70% park, rest all mountain
Age: 16, still growing
budget: Around 400 for board, <200 for bindings.
Your location of riding: Mammoth

I've looked at these boards so far:
Arbor Blacklist
Rome Artifact Rocker W

I don't know anything about bindings.


Thanks for any help

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Old 12-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you want something a Little softer go local and get a Signal Rocker Light or Park Flat. Both super solid and are actually choices I would just make regardless.

The Blacklist if faily similar in flex to the full chili Destroyer. Though it is one of the most solid decks ever.
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If you want something a Little softer go local and get a Signal Rocker Light or Park Flat. Both super solid and are actually choices I would just make regardless.

The Blacklist if faily similar in flex to the full chili Destroyer. Though it is one of the most solid decks ever.

Blacklist looks really nice. In regards to quality how do you think it compares to a 2011 full chili destroyer?

Also, how do the signal boards handle chop and pow?
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Pow will be fine. As for chop, they'll handle it just as well as anything else in that stiffness range.

Durability between the Burton and Arbor? Toss up, possibly the Forum. China has better quality control the EU.
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Pow will be fine. As for chop, they'll handle it just as well as anything else in that stiffness range.

Durability between the Burton and Arbor? Toss up, possibly the Forum. China has better quality control the EU.

hmmm

Read some reviews on the blacklist, I think it's perfect for what I need. I'm just worried that 154 might be a little big.

Any recommendations on bindings?

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Rome 390s are a great pair of bindings. They are soft and have a good feel for the park. i also like the burton infidel and burton cobrashark.
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If you're worried about the size just get a Westmark. It's supposed to be the same as the Blacklist. I felt like the Blacklist was just a tad softer, but you probably wouldn't feel it.

If you want to stay small get the 150 Westmark, if not I rode and very much enjoyed the 154 Blacklist and I weigh 150. Though again, neither of these will be softer than your 148 Chili Destroyer...

Bindings. Raiden Zeros's, Flux DS30, Flow M9se's, or K2 Nationals.
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If you're worried about the size just get a Westmark. It's supposed to be the same as the Blacklist. I felt like the Blacklist was just a tad softer, but you probably wouldn't feel it.

If you want to stay small get the 150 Westmark, if not I rode and very much enjoyed the 154 Blacklist and I weigh 150. Though again, neither of these will be softer than your 148 Chili Destroyer...

Bindings. Raiden Zeros's, Flux DS30, Flow M9se's, or K2 Nationals.
Thanks for the help. Raiden Zeros's look awesome.

Did you try the blacklist on any jibs? How did it feel?

I don't think I want a softer board now that I really think about it, I still ride all-mountain a bit.

I'm still growing so I think a larger board wouldn't be that big of a deal.

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check this video out

Arbor Blacklist Review - 2012 Snowboard Reviews - Board Insiders - YouTube
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Yeah blacklist looks awesome. Just trying to decide if 154 is right size and If I want a softer board. I'll just think about it for awhile
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