Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
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Signal OG Flat, Flow Solitude, Ride Slackcountry, Salomon Mans Board, Bataleon Enemy, Nitro Blacklight Gullwing, or a Venture Zephyr R.
If it were me, OG Flat, but I own one and just love that board for everything, just a classic time proven shape and flex. I grab my 51 for everything park, then a 53 for all mountain fun, then a 55 for all mountain freeride. Otherwise probably either the Flow, Nitro, or Bataleon. None have "edge tech" but with boards this stiff I don't think you need. And to be honest things like MTX will slow you down and in a way take some of the edge control from you. They lock you into a turn more than other sidecuts and to me it feels like putting my turn into auto pilot. I don't want my board in control of me. Sidecuts like on the Flow grip very very well while remaing smooth and fast. Nitro is a more euro influenced brand which lends they're sidecuts to be much more carve focused. I've never ridden one of their decks that wasn't at home laying a trench, even their budget park decks like the Swindle can handle a hard turn. I've owned gullwing and its nimble. TBT. Well it's camber, so you get the edge hold and power in a turn from that, but the base shape makes the tips into a shape reminiscent of a boat hull so the float is as good as you'll get with camber. They roll up on edge very quickly and with your contact pts picked up your flat base speed is superb.
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Last edited by Nivek; 07-04-2012 at 10:17 PM.