board help - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Default board help

Hey guys, I know theresbeen a bunch of these threads but I could really use some help.

So my background in snowboarding is this; last year was my first season riding since I rode in middle school (sophomore in college now) and I picked up right where I left off. I'm on the east coast and ride mainly mt. snow and spend a good amount of time in the park (70/30). Last year I rode a stepchild latchkey ripper which was ok, I liked how playful and forgiving it was and it handled itself great on rails but I was looking for something a little more suited for all mountain. I am 5'8" 170 size 10 burton freestyle boot. I'm looking to drop between 4-500 on a new stick and bindings and want something oriented towards park, but still handle itself on icy days and when I take it on the rest of the mountain with limited chatter (this was my complaint of the stepchild).

I had my eye on the Verve flow and read some good things about it. Also my buddy works for a ski shop and gets 50-60% of forum hard goods so I'm really leaning towards that. any suggestions would be really appreciated!

(on a side note, I got out for the first time this season sunday at mt. snow.....had a blastt but man am I sore!)
Clint BeastWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-13-2011, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,620
Default

I don't really think there is anything from Forum you'd really like. Verve is a solid option.

Also look at the Arbor Westmark or Blacklist.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend

Also, buy my things?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ml#post1737634
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Default

yeah, i'm really leaning towards the verve. what would you suggest for bindings....are flow bindings really as bad as some people make them out to be?
Clint BeastWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Riley212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Seattle
Posts: 880
Default

Arbor westmark sounds like exactly what you want. The griptech will help grip the ice. Bindings- Rome boss 390s
Riley212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 02:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SnowSource's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 129
Default

Might be tough to fit the Westmark + Bindings into your budget. For 50% off FORUM absolutely makes plenty of boards that fit your needs. You said 70% park right? Try the Conflict. Edge Hold existed far before grip tech, magnetraction, and the others. The boards shape, cut, and stiffness all contribute.
SnowSource is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,620
Default

Well if you get Forum 50% off get a Westmark and some Republics. Decent set up in my opinion.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend

Also, buy my things?
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ml#post1737634
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 01:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Default

you think westmark over verve?
Clint BeastWood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums