Just need a little help picking a brand - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 1
Default Just need a little help picking a brand

Hey guys,

Yep, it's another "help me find a board!" thread. But not really-I've done a lot of research, it's just that I'm a bit overwhelmed. I have a couple options on my plate, but I've only recently became serious about boarding so I'm looking to run them by the experts.

About me:

I'm 5' 9", 142 lb, 20 years old, size 12 boot, have been boarding since I was 5, and I grew up in Northern Michigan but I'm relocating to Seattle this summer. Basically, I'm looking for a board that can do everything-one day I'll be carving up powder in the backcountry, the next I'll be enjoying a leisurely groomed run, the next I'll be doing a few jumps and grinds. Mostly, however, I'm looking for a good quality board that will be used, 85% of the time, only powder and backcountry runs. So, an all mountain/freeride board from what I've learned. I'm probably gonna stick with traditional camber. As for my budget, it's flexible-I basically want the best board I can get. I've always been an advocate of spending more on a quality product now and then not having to worry about it. But in raw numbers, My ceiling is about $600, and I'm fully prepared to spend that.

I'm mainly looking at these companies:

Lib Tech

Of these, I'm looking pretty closely at the:

Rome Anthem SS
Rome Agent Addictive Collection Rocker
Rome Agent Rocker, the Rome Agent Snowboard 2012
Rome Mod Snowboard 2012

GNU Billy Goat
GNU Carbon Credit
GNU Impossible Series
GNU Altered Genetics

Capita FK'n Awesome!
Capita Black Snowboard of Death

Lib Tech Dark Series
Lib Tech TRS

So you can see why I'm a tad confused: there's a lot of choices out there. I'm not asking for anyone to do my work for me-I know all these are good companies that turn out quality boards, and I'd probably be happy with any number of these. So I'm just looking for personal recommendations. Have a ton of people loved the Agent Rocker? Found the Dark Series to offer the best bang for the buck? Or is there a board not even on my list that would be even better? I'm accepting any and all tips, suggestions, and advice.

Thanks guys!


Last edited by Pen&Paper; 03-01-2012 at 03:57 PM.
Pen&Paper is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums