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Old 10-08-2012, 09:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well the season is almost upon us. I am looking to pick up a new board in near future. I am currently riding a Burton Hero 155 mid-wide with Cartel bindings. I love the board any how playful it is, but it saw a lot of use last year and will now be my early/late season board. I currently live up in the northeast and will spend the better part of my season at Killington in Vermont. I plan to make a Colorado trip or two and may be moving out west next summer. I like my Hero because I can make the mountain my playground. It is great in the park and fun all over the mountain. I like to ride everything from trees to the park. I am looking for a board similar to the Hero in how playful it is that will fit my riding needs. I haven't kept up with boards much and am looking for a little input on which direction to go. I will demo if I can, but would like to hear some input on the selections. I am able to get discounts on certain brands so I would like to stick with them. I know this board loves Never Summer and I would love a new Proto, but lets stick with these brands. I will probably mount those new Flow M9-SE bindings on the board. I am 6' 165lbs size 11 1/2 boots 23" 15, -15 stance.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You're best bet is probably the Flow Era. Though enjoy more stability and pop than your Hero.

And I'd actually recommend you just stay with the regular M9's for now. I think the new strap needs some tweaking.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're best bet is probably the Flow Era. Though enjoy more stability and pop than your Hero.

And I'd actually recommend you just stay with the regular M9's for now. I think the new strap needs some tweaking.
The only reason I was interested in the Flows from previous years is due to the toe cap. Is there a problem with that? Next binding choice would probably be Rome 390's. Other binding choices would be from Burton, Flow, Ride, Union, Rome, and Forum.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I may be able to order an Arbor also and the Blacklist 154 is high on my list right now
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Burton does Demo days in VT from time to time. Try to catch one of those, it's free if you have a lift ticket, and you have their whole line up to ride.
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Burton does Demo days in VT from time to time. Try to catch one of those, it's free if you have a lift ticket, and you have their whole line up to ride.
Currently riding a Burton and would like to try something else. I can always fall back on Burton if I don't find anything else I like.
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Bump for more input.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I should have made a smaller post with poor grammar and spellling acting like I'm the greatest thing to grace this planet. Seems like the best way to get a response around here.
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Blacklist is the way to go
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Do you have any experience with the board? Can you comment on how it rides?
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