Lib Tech La Nina from Supermodel X
While I think I probably got a great board it might not have been the "right" board I was looking for.
I am 5' 9" 165lbs an old guy 43 been riding since 88' always been on freeride boards, been scaling down from 165 to 163 to my 2007 160 SuperModel X. I like to go fast, fully directional stance at 27 in the front and 11 in the back. I love deep pow (who doesn't eh!), and well my supermodel was getting long in the tooth... I now ride the kickers in the park (since I have a 10 year who rides) and do the occasional FLAT only boxes (and usually just straight - I can't help from always wanting to be on an edge and as you all know that is BAAD on a box). Having moved to SoCal a year ago we usually make the trek to Mammoth - but occasionally hit the local mountains too.
I have been eyeing the lib boards for awhile and wanted to have an open mind, I was comparing the Custom X in a 160 to perhaps the T rice 157, and then I saw the Dark series 158 - which I almost bought, and I also saw the Jamie Lynn Phoenix (I saw a 157 and a 160...) I demoed the Rice and while it was pretty sweet and I could ride it fine, it felt really short in a 157 and wide and the twin was trippy.
So I went into a shop with my SuperModel X and layed it on the ground and the guy steered me towards the La Nina, saying it had almost the same specs as my supermodel X and would be the easiest transition into a Lib board - it sort of looked true, the Jamie and the Dark Series looked to be a lot less flat with more rocker... so I bought the 159.... Now I have been scouring the web and find out that the La Nina is more a powder board - which is awesome - but if that is true then I just bought a dedicated powder board (to start a quiver) and not a board that is a full true all mountain free ride beast - that I can occasionally ride switch into a kicker or trying a 3 or 540 with.
So my question really is - is the La Nina the best transition from the SuperModel X to the Lib line of boards?
If not should I have bought the Dark S or the Jamie Lynn? and/or should I buy a Custom X and have the Custom X be my all mountain 95% of the time board and the La Nina my Pow stick?
thanks in advance, I can tell from reading the posts on this forum that if I have any hope of getting a good answer it is here.
Last edited by JR2; 01-02-2012 at 02:22 PM.