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Old 03-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone: I just got my REI annual dividend back, and REI has a 20% sale on all items, so I am looking to upgrade my board. I don't have a huge budget. My current setup is a Salomon 160 Prospect w/ Flow Trilogy bindings. I will probably just move the bindings to whatever new board I get. I would like to get an all-mountain board that will see most of its time carving groomers and steeps on SoCal resorts, but also do reasonably well on the occasional chance I get to ride powder on business trips to CO. I don't do any park. The Salomon board I have is what I learned on but it seems to not do so well at higher speeds (chatter). So I guess what I'm looking for is something that will be stiffer than what I currently have but still within budget; performance under icy conditions is also a plus, because what with my work schedule I will try to get in more night riding. Here's what REI has that's in my budget:

Ride Antic: $269
K2 Raygun: $251
Arbor Cascade: $322
GNU Carbon Credit: $264
GNU Rider's Choice $364 (borderline within my budget)

thanks for any advice!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Raygun or riders. My first board was a riders choice and still ride it once in while lots of pop and very stable.
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Another vote for the rider
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third vote for rider
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Hmm, it makes sense you guys would all pick the most expensive one ;-)

OK, let me re-phrase: if I took the Rider's Choice out due to monetary concerns, what would be your second choice?
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Hmm, it makes sense you guys would all pick the most expensive one ;-)

OK, let me re-phrase: if I took the Rider's Choice out due to monetary concerns, what would be your second choice?
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Raygun. But I am biased for K2 since I have a turbo dream and a slayblade and I love them both.
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Didn't see it mentioned but

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Offer not valid on skis, boots or bindings; snowboards, boots or bindings.
That 20% coupon doesn't work on boards.
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Raygun.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well, fuck me, did not see that coupon exclusion. I guess no upgrade this season :-(
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