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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Dark series good buy?

Lib Technologies - Dark Series C2BTX Snowboard One Color, 158cm - Exc
First off I'm 5'11" 220 (hopping to be around 200 by end of dec)
I have just recently been turned onto gear trade and found this. Ive been looking for a new bomber board this year. Something more aggressivd to keep up with my uncles when im out in colorado who are very aggressive skiers. It's a little smaller than I have been looking at (been looking more around 160) but from what I've read in reviews they say a 158 tends to ride more like a small 160s. I mainly just want it to ride faster steeper stuff and a little powder. If Im going to ride park and play around I'll swap out for my 156 propaganda or 155 kink.
So I was wondering first if this is as good of a deal as I was thinking (I've always been interested in lib-tech) and if it's a good fit for what I want.


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Not used Flow Solitude 2012 Snowboard - Men's Snowboards - Snowboards - Snow and they haz a 161

162 in stock, new. Bataleon Jam 2012 Snowboard - Men's Snowboards - Snowboards - Snow

59 and 62 Bataleon The Jam Snowboard 2012 | evo

58 and 61 Ride Highlife UL Snowboard 2012 | evo

So yeah, 10 minutes and I'd rather ride any of those three before a used Dark Series.

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I love my ds, but that highlife looks like a great option.
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In light of your other boards and your weight sounds like a 161 is the way to go for what you want, a 158 at 200+ is going to limit powder riding.

The extra length will also add stability for bombing.

In your shoes I'd jump on the Flow or the Highlife 161.
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Thanks for the input guys.
I do like that Highlife UL a lot (Ride is one of my favorite brands Love the kink and the bindings) but I was looking more towards a twin. Biggest reason is I ride switch quite a bit and I'm nervous how a direction will handle that. I have been riding twins since about the time I learned to ride switch so I have never done it on one. Also I would like to be able to drop into the pipe with it some and neither of my boards are real solid for it because they don't handle that real hard basically ice on the walls. this could be my technique tho because I don't really get the opportunity to hit them regularly. The board doesn't need to be powder specific just longer than my daily rider and able to handle it better on the occasion I get to ride it as well. My propaganda will still be my main board I ride primarily.


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Still Been lookin around. The flow and ride seem to much of a powder board and I'm trying to stay under $320. And I've heard bataleon ride weird.

Nivek I started reading on the rossignol one magtek. I watched some review on youtube, read the good rides take on it, and it seems to be a lot of what I'm looking for and was wondering If you have tried it out?
From what I gather it's supposed to have great edge hold, be solid and stable at speed, good (nothing exceptional but good) in powder, rides switch well, and a nice medium-stiff flex. 159 or 163? Evo.com has the 159 for $247.40 that sounds like a good price for a good board.
Also was reading about the DC devun pro. The Rossi sounded more down my ally tho.
Any thoughts?
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my DS is the best. that`s all.
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You DS is obscenely overprices and out ridden by boards $200 cheaper. Nice try though.

Sorry OP somehow I missed this thread and never got back to ya.

Ignore the good ride. Why? Just read around the reviews and compare them to what other people are saying. For one they give both the Westmark and Draft from Arbor their arbitrary "good" rating for jumps. Ask around and see if anyone agrees that the Draft is "good" for jumps. They rarely give anything a bad review and that's typically your best evidence that a site is doing things for product more than anything else.

I haven't ridden the Onemag yet but plan to this season. From talking to people that have ridden some Rossi's, they seem to be doing a good job so this might be a great option for you. But I personally don't know anyone I trust that has ridden it. At 220 just shoot for the 163.

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