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Old 03-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, what's up,

I heading to Valdez within 2 weeks and I am wondering what board should I ride.
I was really keen to try either Jones the Flagship or a Libtech board (maybe a TRS or the attack banana). But I am open to other brands and models. Would anyone give me a tip. Also, what lenght should this board have? For the Flagship, I was looking for the 161.5 model, but I am not sure i it would be a good size.

hight: 1,78 m
weight: 80 kg (around 160 lbs)

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Old 03-23-2012, 02:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Guys, what's up,

I heading to Valdez within 2 weeks and I am wondering what board should I ride.
I was really keen to try either Jones the Flagship or a Libtech board (maybe a TRS or the attack banana). But I am open to other brands and models. Would anyone give me a tip. Also, what lenght should this board have? For the Flagship, I was looking for the 161.5 model, but I am not sure i it would be a good size.

hight: 1,78 m
weight: 80 kg (around 160 lbs)

cheers!
Valdez heli-camps looks like it's shut down for the season. As far as Alaska goes, not sure you'd need a different board than any other big mountain. For big mountian riding the boards you mentioned sound good. A Burton custom X would also work. If you can find a Kessler Ride I hear they're great all over the mountain.

There's a lot of different theories on what's best for big mountain riding, I happen to like stiff cambered boards, but some will say you need a different camber profile for more "float".
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if i can give one small bit of advice to anyone taking a trip like this, it's to ride equipment that you know well and are comfortable on, i would not think it's a good time to try out different setups unless you like wasting time and wasting good snow. you'll have more fun on equipment you're already comfortable on, unless you're just talking about riding a fish or pow only board in 4 ft of freshies. something to consider. *shrug*
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if i can give one small bit of advice to anyone taking a trip like this, it's to ride equipment that you know well and are comfortable on, i would not think it's a good time to try out different setups unless you like wasting time and wasting good snow. you'll have more fun on equipment you're already comfortable on, unless you're just talking about riding a fish or pow only board in 4 ft of freshies. something to consider. *shrug*
Good point. That's one reason I don't have a quiver. I ride the same board through everything because I'd rather know one board intimately than have a few days a year on a bunch of random boards.
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I will be at Points North in Cordova the week of 4/1. Checked in with them last year after booking the trip and they suggested the Jones Flagship. Picked one up last spring and rode it all winter with no desire to touch any of my other boards. Absolutely the best ride I have experienced.
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Jeremy Jones Flag / Hovercraft..or...Arbor A-Frame.
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Cool Edp25, I will be at point north one week after you (4/7).
So, Regarding lenght on the flagship, what you think about the 161.5? Will it work good or you believe a longer board would work much better? And about bindings, whould you recommend something specific?

Have a good one out there!
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Sweet. Will PM you on how it goes. I took the setup to Hintertux, Austria last spring and had a blast. I am small at 5'6" and 140 lbs and I ride a 158 with Salomon Caliber bindings and my stiffest boots, DC Judge and Salomon Malamutes. Sounds like the 161.5 would be perfect for you. Wouldn't change a thing on this setup. I may actually buy this years Flagship just because its on sale even if I park it on the wall for a few years. I really love it. Enjoy it!
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The YES Pick your line (161 or 164) should be the perfect board for that. Floats like crazy and you can use it anywhere when you're back in regular resorts.
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