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Old 10-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default All mountainey goodness- Can anyone help?

After asking around for advice on what board I should get, I have not had any help. I'm new to the forum and really just looking for a little bit of help. Any insight would be appreciated.

Ok, so I'm a fairly advanced rider looking for an all mountain/all mountain freestyle board. I would like it to be playful and forgiving yet versatile enough for the whole mountain. I would like it to be on the softer side but can handle some speed occasionally. It doesn't necessarily have to excel at anything in particular. It must have good enough edge hold to cope with east coast ice as that is primarily where I will be riding, with a few trips out west. I'm about 5'9" 135 lbs. I wear a size 10 US boot. My price range is around $400 ideally but I can go more in a push. So far I have considered:

Yes The Basic

K2 Lifelike

Rossignol Templar

Rossignol One Magtek

K2 Raygun

Nitro Sub Zero

Burton Process and Process Flying V

Again, any help would be great I'm just looking for an answer ASAP.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cross the sub zero off... that thing is a noodle.

look more into the swindle or t1 from nitro...
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great thanks for the advice! I only mentioned that because it had been recommended to me.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If I were in your position, I'd probably pick up a YES Basic. And I say that as an owner of a Burton Process Flying-V.


I rode the Process Flying-V as my main ride last season, and it is a solid board and I really enjoy it, but I think it's a tad soft to really be all-mountain. It does well enough in powder, but gets tossed around in chunder. Edge hold on it is meh, but it got me through plenty of ice last season. It didn't completely wash out, but I didn't feel particularly confident on ice either. It is definitely playful and surprsingly stable at speed.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your review of the Process Flying V. That's exactly what I was looking for. The YES Basic seemed pretty attractive to me too, so that's what I think I will go with. If anyone has anything better, feel free to let me know.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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GNU Riders Choice, very all mountain!

Got mine on sale for $360 CAD
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would take a look at the rossignol jibsaw. Despite its name its a pretty burly park/all mountain twin. its on sale on evo for $175, cant beat that!
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Flow Era, Arbor Westmark, Salomon Sabotage, Signal Park, Nitro Rook, Bataleon Whatever, Endeavor Live Reverse, or a K2 Fastplant
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've been trying to decide between the Raygun and the Lifelike myself. Made a thread on here but it didn't really go in the direction I expected lol.
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Picked up last year's Lib TRS for this purpose
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