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Old 02-02-2012, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

Ok, here's what I'm looking for:

- a freeriding speed machine for groomers and pow.
- damp(!), light and not too stiff
- preferably hybrid camber
- directional twin or directional
- good pop for straight Airs and the occasional 360.
- wide enough for Us 11.5

I already own a ns proto ct, so my first thought was the Heritage X or raptor. what other boards should I consider? I'm tired of being bumped around by the smallest amount of crud (didn't Happen as much on the proto but on the bataleon ET).

Thanks for your thoughts!
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

Ok, here's what I'm looking for:

- a freeriding speed machine for groomers and pow.
- damp(!), light and not too stiff
- preferably hybrid camber
- directional twin or directional
- good pop for straight Airs and the occasional 360.
- wide enough for Us 11.5

I already own a ns proto ct, so my first thought was the Heritage X or raptor. what other boards should I consider? I'm tired of being bumped around by the smallest amount of crud (didn't Happen as much on the proto but on the bataleon ET).

Thanks for your thoughts!
So you saying no for TBT because I was going to say I've heard good things about the Bataleon Omni. All mountain board Sintered Base and having less contact with the TBT would theoretically mean faster board, I could be wrong though. Anyways I had a Bat riot last season and it was by far the fastest board I'd ever ridden.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Generally I like TBT but I was a bit thrown back by how the ET threw me around on crud. No dampness whatsoever. But that might be different with the omni. I'll consider it. Thanks for the input.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So the best boards for hauling ass are stiff, its what makes them stable and able to blast through crud with out being bumped around a lot, you might want to make a compromise there.

The Raptor X would be sweet and probably your best option.

Ride Berzerker Wide

K2 Slayblade or turbodream both come in wides

Unity Dominion wide, if you can find one.

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lib-tech dark series wide (its little on the heavy side)

If you dont mind not having setback: lib tech T-rice pro hp point tips, or banana magic wide.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi guys!

Ok, here's what I'm looking for:

- a freeriding speed machine for groomers and pow.
- damp(!), light and not too stiff
- preferably hybrid camber
- directional twin or directional
- good pop for straight Airs and the occasional 360.
- wide enough for Us 11.5

Thanks for your thoughts!
Sounds like your type of riding is perfect for the Heritage or the to-be-released Cobra. Those were the exact 2 boards I though of when I read what you wrote.

I've had the Bataleon Goliath from a couple years ago, a version that had the hybrid Sintruded base. It was significantly slower than even an unwaxed sinter. It'll be stiff enough to absorb the shots, but according to Bataleon, it's a camber. On the positive side, you have the TBT tech which will allow you to bomb the hills without getting your edges caught whatsoever.

The downside to the Bataleon TBT is that it simply doesn't dig into wet frozen snow or ice, when situations call for the utmost immediate edge grip response.

I'd go with the Never Summers mentioned if you wanna truly carve.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for your opinions so far!

What held me back from buying the Heritage so far is that it's a twin. Couldn't find out though whether it's a True or directional twin. But from what I've read, it handles pow very well despite having no setback.
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I'd like to know what people think is the board to handle speed and choppy stuff.
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Thanks for your opinions so far!

What held me back from buying the Heritage so far is that it's a twin. Couldn't find out though whether it's a True or directional twin. But from what I've read, it handles pow very well despite having no setback.
It's a directional twin w/ slight setback.
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Raptor or Capita BSOD
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I rode a friend's BSOD and didn't think it performed to its reputation. I ride a Salomon Man's Board and it matches up with what you are looking for pretty well albeit a bit on the stiff side. Fast, rock solid, super damp ride that has handled a ton of really shitty conditions this year very well. Got on some decent snow up at Stowe but have not had a chance to check it out on real pow (hoping that changes with trips to SLC and CO coming up). It has a rockered nose and tail and is a directional twin with cork and bamboo side walls that in theory help further dampen the ride.

Edit: Post coffee realize you also said wide, I think at 11.5 you would be close on the 159, but totally fine at the sizes above that.

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