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Old 12-08-2011, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help pick a board. (Intermediate all mountain)

I've learned how to ride on 09' k2 world wide weapon 155. Apparently very forgiving board with a flat rocker set-up, but not great for anything other than the park. I'm not into jibbing and park ride and decided to get a board that's more suited to my riding style.

I'm mostly about faster ride and carving, switch ride, natural jumps, and would like to learn how to butter. I'm not setting foot on rails. So I'm looking for stability, edge control and lots of playfulness for butters and such. I'll be riding mostly groomers.

I'm 220, 5'10 with 9.5 boot, the k2 WWW I rode was 155, they apparently ride 5cm longer. Plan on drooping some weight for next season, but it will take forever, would like to be 180 next year, but need a new board now.

The boards which got my interest:

Ride Machete, flat rocker, twin
K2 Turbo dream, flat rocker, directional twin, 3/4 setback
K2 Slayblade, flat rocker, twin (cheep turbo dream?)
K2 Manic, hybrid camber?, 3/4 setback.
Never Summer SL, hybrid rocker, directional twin, 3/4 setback
Never Summer Proto, hybrid rocker, twin

I'm open to suggestions.

Is it true that riding a hybrid rocker with camber is more difficult than riding a rocker? I've never ridden a camber board, just a flat rocker.

Please help me, i'd have never though choosing a board would be this difficult. First year i just bought a board not knowing what i was getting and ended up with a stick i didnt want. Thanks.

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