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Old 07-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering something, am i just seeing freestyle boards or different style of boards in boardercross Xgames & Olympics??

I'm looking to getting into competitive boardercross and was wondering of what style boards they are using and what the main winners use like nate holland / seth wescott...etc.

Anyone have links to the winner's boards would be nice also, thanks!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely not gonna be seeing any freestyle boards in high level boardercross. Something freeride oriented that is directional, stiff, responsive, and has great edge hold would be my guess.
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I believe most of the boardercross riders use Kessler boards from Switzerland. You can use the search function in this forum, I believe there's a review on one of the boards. Or you just google the brand name.

I should add though that these board cost about three times as much as your usual board.
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ah, i mean, i just though i always saw the two lips as in a freestyle type of board, but was thinking it might not be quite "freestyle" per say, so was just wondering. Thanks.

I would assume starting out in the BX sport would be fine using what kind of semi cost effective board?

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Just starting out, pretty much anything freeride oriented will be just fine.
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So i checked out the Kessler boards, is this the correct one - Kessler Ski & Snowboards

Or would The Alpine be the more BX style?
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Here's the type of board that Seth Wescott rode, looks to me like it has a lot more apline/race influence than most freeride/all-mountain boards:

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lol, thats exactly what i linked...lol. So basically if race/freeride had a baby, this is what it would look like :P

What about bindings, would you all prefer snaps or straps ?
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lol, thats exactly what i linked...lol. So basically if race/freeride had a baby, this is what it would look like :P

What about bindings, would you all prefer snaps or straps ?

Lol, I was in the middle of putting my post together when you linked to that, so I didn't see it. My bad.

I think a lot of the more serious boardercross folks use hard boots and plate bindings, but that stuff is expensive as hell.

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anyone able to tell me if i do BC, should i do snaps or straps ? I would think weight would be the main issue, but idk, what do you all think ?
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