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Old 12-14-2011, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Two boards I'm thinking of: K2 Raygun & Arbor Formula

I was originally looking at 'all mountain' boards as a first board because I do want a good all around board to start off with until I get more specific and build a quiver. I snowboarded 4 times late last season(from very late Feb. to March, I believe) on a rented Burton LTR 140-something and by the end of the season, I was having fun carving the shit out of that thing I learned to ride some simple boxes and was working on landing jumps. Anyways, I had my eye on the K2 raygun for many months but I think the consensus is that it's an "intermediate" experienced board? I'm not too sure. Just heard of the Arbor Formula and their video on it makes it seem like it's THE board for me. I liked that the rider was doing well on boxes and that it works well in powder(I want to ride pow so bad!). During my search of the Arbor, I know one user on here really disliked it but I found a small handful of positive reviews on it by beginners during a Google search.I don't know the rest of Arbor's boards, if there's a better all mountain at a reasonable price, I'd like to know about it. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated. Preferably, yes I would love for the board to be $300-350 but $400 would be okay. I'm broke =/



I'm 5'3 & 165-70 lbs, if that helps. I just forgot the sizes for the K2 but for the Formula, I was thinking 148 or 152.
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Beginners don't know their ass from a hole in the ground with what works or doesn't work. Formula has less stance options and a softer flex making it geared more for beginners than the Raygun. Raygun is a board from beginner to expert that someone will be stoked on. Basically get the Raygun it will be a board you won't out grow as you progress.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 on the ray gun. It's got k2s all mountain rocker profile, which is 70% flat 30% rocker. Should be good for a beginner, much more catch free than the old camber boards most of us learned on. Not to mention that profile is great in the pow.

I also agree with BA that as a beginner you have no idea what you want, though the raygun should be a good deck for you even once you get better.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I also agree with BA that as a beginner you have no idea what you want, though the raygun should be a good deck for you even once you get better.
Haha yeah, true. That's good that a Raygun would still be interesting, something I wouldn't grow out of too quickly.
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From someone in your shoes this time last year (and really still in them being a beginner) I went with the K2 Raygun and have not regretted it for a second. I only had maybe over a week total worth of days on it last year but loved every second of it. I can't speak for anything else really but if you go with the Raygun I guarantee you won't regret it and like everyone has said it is a board that you can "grow with" for a little while.
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From someone in your shoes this time last year (and really still in them being a beginner) I went with the K2 Raygun and have not regretted it for a second. I only had maybe over a week total worth of days on it last year but loved every second of it. I can't speak for anything else really but if you go with the Raygun I guarantee you won't regret it and like everyone has said it is a board that you can "grow with" for a little while.
Really appreciate your input, dude. Thanks! Most likely selling my Burton Nug then.
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