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Old 10-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not very familiar with snowboarding terminologies. It seems like I would be considered a freerider. When I'm on the mountain, I ride groomers all day. The nice morning groomers and the carved up, packed and icy evening/night groomers. I also take jumps and I like to ollie. I never go to the park. Because of the icy conditions here in the east, I need a board that can carve well. I also like going fast! I like having a ton of speed so I can make it over the nasty flat bits. I also live racing friends down hills. I think I should mention that every once in a while we get powder when it snows heavily during the day. This isn't terribly common but it does happen. I guess I'm like 85% freeride and 15% freestyle? Please correct me if I'm wrong. So the 2 boards I've been looking at are the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro and the Never Summer Heritage. Please recommend other boards as well. There are just so many that I can't come up with a good list.

The Travis Rice appeals to me because it has the magna traction, which would help with my carves in the icy groomers.

The Never Summer Heritage appeals to me because it has that Vairo cut. IDK if I spelt that right. I hear its not as good as the magna traction but this board is more damp. That helps with cruising over the icy groomers.

I would really appreciate any feedback, experiences or recommendations.

I'm just curious, how does the Never Summer titan compare to the heritage?
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I'm not very familiar with snowboarding terminologies. It seems like I would be considered a freerider. When I'm on the mountain, I ride groomers all day. The nice morning groomers and the carved up, packed and icy evening/night groomers. I also take jumps and I like to ollie. I never go to the park. Because of the icy conditions here in the east, I need a board that can carve well. I also like going fast! I like having a ton of speed so I can make it over the nasty flat bits. I also live racing friends down hills. I think I should mention that every once in a while we get powder when it snows heavily during the day. This isn't terribly common but it does happen. I guess I'm like 85% freeride and 15% freestyle? Please correct me if I'm wrong. So the 2 boards I've been looking at are the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro and the Never Summer Heritage. Please recommend other boards as well. There are just so many that I can't come up with a good list.

The Travis Rice appeals to me because it has the magna traction, which would help with my carves in the icy groomers.

The Never Summer Heritage appeals to me because it has that Vairo cut. IDK if I spelt that right. I hear its not as good as the magna traction but this board is more damp. That helps with cruising over the icy groomers.

I would really appreciate any feedback, experiences or recommendations.

I'm just curious, how does the Never Summer titan compare to the heritage?
T-Rice is a sick board and will do everything you want out of a board.

Heritage, I have not ridden, but I have ridden a few other NS boards and own an (older) NS Legacy. They're really solid boards as well, and I think you find a few reviews on here of the Heritage (snowolf did a very thorough review last year I think) you'll find that would also be a good option.

Other boards I'd consider would be the Gnu Riders Choice (also magnetraction) and the Arbor Element RX (Arbor has a similar, but slightly different edge tech which I prefer to magnetraction).
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Heritage probably overkill, SL should be plenty of board for that kind of riding.

T. Rice is a board that gets a lot of love around here but is a little wider than most boards, so make sure to check your foot size.

Actually given your described riding, you might want to consider a camber board (rather than a rocker/hybrid) as that will help you edge hold and stability at speed.
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Consider burton custom X
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I originally looked at the Burton Custom but I currently use a Burton board and I want to try something different. The custom doesn't seem to stand out in any way either.
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