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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Aye what's up guys so I'm looking to buy a board, boots, and bindings for this season. I've snowboarded quite a few times and am not bad but no expert either. I'll be boarding mostly at Big Bear in Cali and not super into jumps and tricks but like doing them with friends every time we go up. Was hoping for some help in buying a board, bindings, and boots. I know some things about boarding and was also thinking about getting a New summer Cobra or Proto ct. Basically what I want in a board is quick response with turning/carving/switching, so great control. Also something that has good speed and is forgiving. Lastly something that is damp. Big Bear can get slushy, sometimes icy and since its a prime park gets a lot of bumps, so I need something that is slick. Thanks guys!
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Neversummer' are pretty high end boards - not to downplay your ability - but do you need the tech that comes with a Proto? If you have the $ then go for it. Otherwise...

A great all-around board that I can recommend is the GNU Carbon Credit. Thing will handle everything you just listed and more!
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Also, if you're looking to ride switch a lot the Cobra is not your best pick.
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Aye what's up guys so I'm looking to buy a board, boots, and bindings for this season. I've snowboarded quite a few times and am not bad but no expert either. I'll be boarding mostly at Big Bear in Cali and not super into jumps and tricks but like doing them with friends every time we go up. Was hoping for some help in buying a board, bindings, and boots. I know some things about boarding and was also thinking about getting a New summer Cobra or Proto ct. Basically what I want in a board is quick response with turning/carving/switching, so great control. Also something that has good speed and is forgiving. Lastly something that is damp. Big Bear can get slushy, sometimes icy and since its a prime park gets a lot of bumps, so I need something that is slick. Thanks guys!
You don't need damp at big bear. It helps, but you don't need it. You can ride a noodle down, except perhaps end of season on a cold day when that slush turns into ice.

Arbor Westmark. Flow era/verve. Get a cheap but valuable board. Almost any board is good enough for Bear as long as you don't hit the larger jumps, which aren't that large so you can hit them if you are good.

Arbor Formula maybe?
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Also, if you're looking to ride switch a lot the Cobra is not your best pick.
No I don't ride switch a lot, so directional is good. And I do have the money for it... I'm looking to improve my skills that is why I kind of wanted to get a nice board...
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Also I want something stable when going fast down the mountain. Looking at the reviews for some of the boards it says the tip flaps up and down...
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