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Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've put two solid seasons onto my Ride Crush. (Approx 60 days), and, it is now, officially, my rock board. So, I'd like to upgrade, but I have no idea what to move to. (I'll probably upgrade bindings too)

I'm an all mountain boarder. I like powder, when I can get it -- and, since I live in Utah, I usually have 4-5 good powder days a season. Otherwise, I'm on the groomers, and finding powder in the trees.

Right now, I'm at 220lbs, but, should be back to 190 by next season. Any suggestions?

Also, I had Burton Custom bindings two seasons ago . . switched to Flow this season. I was fine with the control, but, they kept seeming to un-adjust, and it would take me longer to put them on than strap on bindings. I went back to the burtons for my last ride of the season, and I think they may be slightly small for my boots. I had constant issues -- but -- may just be a control thing. I'll probably use the burtons next season, unless you guys have some magically awesome all mountain binding suggestion . . .

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Old 04-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Normally I'd be suggesting things like a Ride Berzerker, Flow Drifter, Signal Omni... but if you really liked the Crush that will change things.

The Crush is a bairly beefed up kink with more rocker, its a softer park board. So, do you want something stiffer, more responsive, and snappier? Or do you wanna stay with the more mellow twin feel?
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The new Ride Wild Life might be up your street...due out Fall. It's replacing the Antic in the 2013 line-up:

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Crap -- sorry I missed that. I wear 10.5 Vans dual boa. I only mention the dual boa since sometimes straps get in the way . . . I think I use Large bindings. I fit into mediums, but my boot edges get caught up on the footbed sometimes on a medium.
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And, I should mention, I have not ridden many boards. Went from a REALLY OLD Morrow to the Ride once I got decent.

I can squigee down pretty much anything. I prefer blue to black steeps with powder, or blue cruisers. I love going into the trees when the pow disappears off of the faces, but, I do that slow, since I'm a scared little girl.

While I do love powder runs, it's rare . . . 2-3 good pow days per season. The rest is groomers, trees, and trying to find that scrap of powder someone left behind.

I'm working on riding switch (getting comfortable with it), and trying to do ollies . . . for some reason, I have a really hard time picking the front of my ride up off of the snow for an ollie . . . I blame the rider, but, maybe it's stiff? NO clue . . .
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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And, I should mention, I have not ridden many boards. Went from a REALLY OLD Morrow to the Ride once I got decent.

I can squigee down pretty much anything. I prefer blue to black steeps with powder, or blue cruisers. I love going into the trees when the pow disappears off of the faces, but, I do that slow, since I'm a scared little girl.

While I do love powder runs, it's rare . . . 2-3 good pow days per season. The rest is groomers, trees, and trying to find that scrap of powder someone left behind.

I'm working on riding switch (getting comfortable with it), and trying to do ollies . . . for some reason, I have a really hard time picking the front of my ride up off of the snow for an ollie . . . I blame the rider, but, maybe it's stiff? NO clue . . .
To be honest, it really doesn't sound like the Crush is right for you. It's more of a soft park/jib board, and not really ideal for pow, trees, and going fast on groomers. If you can do those things on that board, great, but it's not going to be the best choice for that type of riding.
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To be honest, it really doesn't sound like the Crush is right for you. It's more of a soft park/jib board, and not really ideal for pow, trees, and going fast on groomers. If you can do those things on that board, great, but it's not going to be the best choice for that type of riding.
That's exactly the kind of response I was looking for . . . so . . . which direction *should* I be looking for? And, what *is* the Crush good at?
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If you want to keep more of the same feel of the crush, look at boards like the Arbor Coda, Lib Attack Banana, or Never Summer Proto. These are all pretty popular recommendations, but it'll give you an idea of what you want to look for. If you don't care about that feel, you'll probably want something stiffer and more directional.
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sounds like my blacklist I'm selling would work well for you.
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