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Old 10-24-2012, 03:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Also the libtech birdman 180 is a great board. Do you have a preference for camber or rocker?
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Ahhh good question, i pretty much rode mervin till this year when i switched to a berzerker and i am so fucken sold on their hybrid shape, i seriously looked into getting the highlife and making a DIY swallow tail like you did.

Since i dont believe they come any bigger than a 171 i figured it wasnt worth doing that. SO anyways in answer to the question i was kinda hoping flat based or slight camber, i think i might be done with rocker. But could look into hybrids also
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:14 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Ahhh good question, i pretty much rode mervin till this year when i switched to a berzerker and i am so fucken sold on their hybrid shape, i seriously looked into getting the highlife and making a DIY swallow tail like you did.

Since i dont believe they come any bigger than a 171 i figured it wasnt worth doing that. SO anyways in answer to the question i was kinda hoping flat based or slight camber, i think i might be done with rocker. But could look into hybrids also
Both these priors come in a 178 and have camber with an awesome rocker nose profile, they will absolutely destroy it in japan for you. I would love to own them both and cut swallowtails in them lol.

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Theres also this but I would have to see a side on pic of the nose profile as neversummers tend to have a short sharp upturn which isnt the best for planing in deep powder. They wont ship it to oz either so you have to play games to get it.

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Thanks for the link, i was actually looking at the fissile as you posted, looks like a sweet board. I actually like that you can customise the graphics. I also am looking at venture boards too.
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Yeah not a fan of that NS deck. Prior is in the front right now.....
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Probably look at the sidecut radius of your current board and match it to either the fissile or the spearhead.
Fissile is small at 6.5 and the spearhead is 10.0 so its a huge difference.
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How do i tell the difference between them? I attached a photo showing the sidecut of my berzerker, really dont know how to read into it.
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Seems it has a multi sidecut radius which starts at 10.2 so the spearhead will ride more like the bezerker than the fissile.
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Slash, 66 Powder Snake, 60 Fish, Siganl Epic 66, or a Bataleon Camel Toe 162.
65cm boards for 265 lbs? Kidding? This will work only on a steeper angles. If he find a a flatter area, what then?

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Sorry nivek but thats way too small for japan for a guy of his size.
Seriously think 180 or close to. There are boards out there built for big guys, you wont get anyone on here recommending them though cause most of them are half your size and weight.
You wouldnt wear the shoe of someone with a foot half your size, you shouldnt be riding their board either.
You will be able to throw a 180 around like most people throw a 155 so dont stress it.
Go look at the prior website. Fissile-spearhead.
I second that.

I got a 180cm Incline for this season. That more that i need with my 220-230ls, but longer boards are fun, and super edge-hold is what i need.

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Seems it has a multi sidecut radius which starts at 10.2 so the spearhead will ride more like the bezerker than the fissile.
usually radius starts at smaller numbers and goes bigger on a tail...

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Yeah not a fan of that NS deck. Prior is in the front right now.....
Check out donek.
Shaun build mostly alpine boards, but have some freeride models. They're as good as Prior, and you can get any length, width and flex. The board is cutom build for your weight, and they cost a bit less then Prior.

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