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
Last edited by BFBF; 08-14-2012 at 11:31 PM.
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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...