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Old 10-27-2012, 12:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I have been thinking. But first a quick response to CC. I have a Nitro Team Gullwing 157 as an allmountain board. This is a great and fun board with the whole mountain as playground. Number one choice when we go for a weekend or longer stay at bigger hills.
What I am looking for is a board for my home ride - I have 5 minutes to the local snow-park. 3 slopes of 200-300meters run. A park with 2-3 boxes, some rails, 2-3 small jumps and 1-2 big jumps + all extra fun we can put in the park.
The board in mind should help me evolve my ground tricks. Butters, 180/360 of any small bump in the slope and some tricks in the jumps.
So am I thinking rocker and soft flex for butters, but still pop for ollies etc. Really light swing weight for spins.

Should I go for a cheaper board (~$300 inc bindings) now to play with or should I wait until february when me and some friends go to Utah and see if I can find a better board at the same price then?

I also have a Burton Custom rocker 145W which I played with at the end of last season but it is a little bit to small for butters and not that poppy.
What happened to that Nitro Swindle? Still the best thing you've found.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Nitro swindle was unfortunately not on any sale I could find.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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My bad. Did another check and now the Swindle is on sale. $320 for the board and then I need bindings. A little bit ober budget but maybe worth it.

They have 152 and 148. Which one to chose. I am still 5'7" and 148 lbs. 7 in shoe size.

Please help me with a translation. In a review they say "Rad" regarding butterability. As an system developer that is Rapid Application Development. But not in this context.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Did a little more reading about the swindle. Sounds to me like it is more aimed towards rails and boxes. Occasionally I do boxes but I dont do rails - I am to old to learn that shit. So I dont need reinforced edges in the center and I dont need the scratch and something base.

Back to searching and suggesting....or....?
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However you do want something that is fun to butter. Jib boards are fun to butter. And the Swindle will also handle the bit of jumping you might do.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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However you do want something that is fun to butter. Jib boards are fun to butter. And the Swindle will also handle the bit of jumping you might do.
The swindle is one possible choice. I mentioned Burton Nug before. How is the Nug as a buttery, spinning board?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I spent 1 hour At the local store today and narrowed boards down to:
- Salomon Drift Rocker 148. 2013 model. $350 with salomon bindings.
- Technine Wassup rocker 152. 2012 model. $250 with T9 T-split bindings.
- Burton Hate 148. 2013 model. $450 with some burton channel bindings.
Tomorrow is decicion day and the Salomon board is my current winner.
This years Hate has a really cool painting. The Salomon is a bit dull.

148 is a bit shorter compared to where I started but I am getting the board get good in the park - I am not there yet. So a shorter board will help me.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Purchase done. This years model of Salomon Drift Rocker 148 with Salomon Rhythm bindings. Dark green board with orange edges and orange bindings.
Only problem now - there is no snow. First day is probably the last of November when we go to Trysil - I cant wait
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