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Old 01-03-2012, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi forum,

42yo 5'11" 160lbs size 9 boot. All riding will be out west: Mammoth, Utah, Colorado. I'm a decent intermediate all mountain rider, but now spend almost all time on the mountain teaching my wife, my kids, and their friends. So I spend a lot of my time bored waiting for them to finish runs and work stuff out. Looking for a board to let me work on some new things in the meantime: ground tricks and buttering, small park features like beginning rails and boxes, and small jumps. I imagine in a year or two they'll all want to hit the park and "dad's" looking to get a jump on them now so I can still show them who's boss with some frontboards and 180's (for another year or whatever until they all go speeding by me in ability).

Any recommendations? Slight preference for regular camber unless one of you says that's definitely not the way to go. Not looking for a complete noodle since I'll still do a bunch of mountain riding with it, just rarely down advanced runs. I wouldn't say cost isn't an issue, but I'll likely ride this board for the next 3-4 seasons, so I don't mind spending a little extra up front.

So, in summary,

More important: ability to do ground tricks, butters, beginning jibs, boxes, rails, small jumps
Less important: all-mountain speed runs and pow

Thanks in advance for any help. Reading this forum has helped me tremendously.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Regular camber? For what you want?

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I feel for you, I had to ride 1 run with my wife last season... IF I had to do that all day, I wouldn't ride.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Take them out and show them a few runs then say ill see you on the lift. My GF enjoys not making me wait and I pass her every 4 or 5 runs, we catch up for lunch etc.
You definitely want a reverse camber board for what you are going to be doing. Have a look at the sierra reverse crew, for $250 you just cant go wrong.
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