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post #31 of 39 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 08:51 AM
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Late last season I got Nitro Team Gullwing on sale. It's an All Mountain Board and should work really well in powder - but I never got the chance to test it. Incredible easy and fun to ride.

All the techniques on this boards gives a catch free ride and more speed than my previous boards. I can't wait to try it out in powder.

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Take a good look at the Rossignol Experience 159 or 163. The Highlife's camber is so minimal that it's almost non-exsistant. The Experience has some actual, noticable camber, plus the kicked tip & tails. It's plenty stiff & damp, has magnetraction so it can deal with just about any kind of icey conditions. Smaller effective edge makes it ride a little shorter than it would seem, crazy fast base.

The thing is just a rocket ship, I love mine. If in the market for a true big mountain board, this is it.
This- the Experience.

I have a billy goat, t6, jones mountain twin, + 2 pow decks.

My rossi experience makes the t6 and billy goat feel like park decks

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This- the Experience.

I have a billy goat, t6, jones mountain twin, + 2 pow decks.

My rossi experience makes the t6 and billy goat feel like park decks
Pretty stiff is an understatement with the experience.
Its stiffer than 95% of people will ever need.

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I'm planning to go browse what 2012 stuff is on sale this weekend.

I'm pretty well set on the Berzerker or Highlife UL.

My Altered Genetics is a 159, I'm 5'11 and 180 lbs.

I would either ride the berzerker or highlife in the 161 or 164 for me. I think the 164 would be better.
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Checked them out this weekend, the Highlife seemed better suited than the berzerker. The highlife was much stiffer than my gnu, pressing it on the floor felt just right.

The 2012 was on sale for $450 cdn, I didn't buy it but I think it's the right board now. Think about bindings for it now.
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Checked them out this weekend, the Highlife seemed better suited than the berzerker. The highlife was much stiffer than my gnu, pressing it on the floor felt just right.

The 2012 was on sale for $450 cdn, I didn't buy it but I think it's the right board now. Think about bindings for it now.
If you check Ebay right now, there are some Jones Flagships for under 400$ us which is a pretty insane deal.

I briefly owned the first generation flag in 164 and sold it because it was about as damp as piece of balsa wood --- things may have changed in year 2 with tech and a lot of folks seem to swear by the flag...

Would probably fit your needs at a sweet price..
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I picked up a 2012 Highlife UL 161 today.

It seemed like the right board, reverse camber nose but traditional camber tail with camber between the bindings sounds super stable and floaty. I can't wait to ride it

Thoughts on bindings for me?
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On a Highlife,

Capo's let me muscle it around well, Flow NX2 RS's would sure do it, AT's would more than likely handle it as well, Flux SF45's, Rome Targa's, or Burton Genesis.

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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, just posted the new setup in the 2012/2013 setup thread.



I ended up with a 2012 Ride Highlife UL 161 with 2013 Rome Targas, suuuuuper stoked on the new setup. I've got the 3.5 degree footbeds and the stiff strap insert in the targas right now.
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