Looking for a new board - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looking for a new board

Currently I'm riding a 2011 Burton Restricted Ration 144. I started snowboarding when I was 10, but stopped due to other sports and stuff going on... recently (last year) I got back into it again and picked up the ration. I would prefer a board more geared for doing all mountain, but still be able to hit the park if I wanted to, and allow me to progress (park). Boarding came right back to me...able to carve and hit small natural jumps, and small rails; can comfortably ride squares, and make it down diamonds (just don't feel super comfortable). I usually goto Holiday Valley or Holimont in Elicotville, and stop by peak and peak a few times a year as well. I'm 120lbs and 5'4" and I would be using some K2 Hurrithane bindings (options are welcome for new bindings too).
MR MIZUN0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I recently got a Signal Flat Park and I really like the board so far so I'm gonna recommend it.

True twin with no camber, completely flat. It's not as catchy as a cambered board or has that pivoty feel of a full reverse board, a nice happy medium between the two. It's also definitely one of the lighter boards I've hopped on, always a nice plus. The flex is great, super even throughout the board. Pretty darn good pop for it's flex too, it won't send you to the moon, but it's got enough oompf in it that your ollies just feel "right". Finally it has a sintered base; most park boards I see have extruded so this was definitely one of the buying points for me.

I'm still very much a beginner to the park, but I can throw myself off kickers and do basic 50/50's on features. I can see someone who's more skilled in the park just ripping with the board.

I am comfortable going down most any run though, so I'm not a complete slouch of a snowboarder, heh. I was able to bee-line groomers just fine and it was pretty darn fun to take through some moguls. So in all-mountain regard it's good, just without any of those fancy sidecuts more expensive boards have it did have a bit of trouble gripping sections of hardpack that were a bit icy.

Anyways, it's just a down to earth, well-built park board.

Edit: I misread the "more geared for all-mountain part" and just read you wanted something to progress in the park haha. In this case I would say looking at the Arbor Westmark or a Never Summer Proto. Costs more, but have better all-mountain capability while still design for hitting the park.

Last edited by Bayoh; 01-11-2012 at 09:56 PM.
Bayoh is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome