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post #51 of 72 (permalink) Old 11-22-2012, 03:46 PM
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poutanen dude i need your help once more.. hope you can hear me
Don't know how much my help is actually worth! lol I have never been on a Carbon Credit, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

However the GNU looks like it's designed to be a freestyle board. Softer flex, rocker/Banana profile, and true twin design to me makes it seem like it'd be more at home in the park or doing side hits. I still think the Volkl would be a better Freeride machine.

Again I have no experience with either of these boards! If it were my money I'd buy the Volkl instead...
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your help is worth big flask of good whiskey when we meet someday..

about riding style.. actually i want to spend half of the time in the forest, and half trying out the park, not big things anyway.. but some smaller kickers and boxes

well im just gonna follow your tips since a like that dice a lot, just wanted to ask. im still waiting for cash so im searching and searching..

so even though i can spend up to 500 euros for board you would still recommend dice ?

btw i changed my mind about bindings a bit and im gonna take rome targas/unions atlas.. but i think its gonna be targas, what do you think?

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Sounds good! Sorry I can't help between the Romes and Unions. Looks like Rome's toe cap is a little better but hard to say just from pictures.

Yeah I don't usually worry about money when picking a board. My current board (Burton T7) was regularly $950 (700 Euro or so?) but I paid $500 for it, my new board (Virus Avalanche FLP AFT) I got on SALE for $1100, I think it was just under 800 Euro. Another board I was comparing it heavily to was the Volkl Coal XT and it was going to be half the price.

I chose the Virus instead because of some features it has, but I was going to go from a $950 Burton to a $700 Volkl and still be hoping for it to be an improvement.
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ok. 10 % of this deal between me and volkl should go to your account haha

another small thing that im confused about is that im 85-90 kg, depends on how much kg christmass will bring.. isnt 162 board a bit to long if ill go try the park? still im 193 cm but opinions about buying board according to weight/height are mixed. i think that 162 would be perfect between riding powder and park, just asking to be sure
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ok. 10 % of this deal between me and volkl should go to your account haha

another small thing that im confused about is that im 85-90 kg, depends on how much kg christmass will bring.. isnt 162 board a bit to long if ill go try the park? still im 193 cm but opinions about buying board according to weight/height are mixed. i think that 162 would be perfect between riding powder and park, just asking to be sure
Lol tell them I sent you! Actually I e-mailed them about my group buy and got no response. They could have had some sales from the forum I think if they had responded to me! Well it still looks like they make a good product.

Not that it's the be all and end all, but this snowboard calculator, using 190 lb, 6'3", size 13 boots, male, freestyle & freeride, intermediate ability spits out a suggested size of 164 cm. If you were going freeride only it'd suggest even longer. I'm on a 159 and I weigh about 75 Kg and stand about 165 cm tall. My new board is a 160 with a very long effective edge. I think you'll have no problem on a 162.
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cool cool, cant wait to finally order it.

only thing that scares me is boots, boots that i had before are some very old burton foundation, they are 14 so i will just order 14 again, hope its gonna work like this.. i will get rulers, but maybe you heard anything about raptors?
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cool cool, cant wait to finally order it.

only thing that scares me is boots, boots that i had before are some very old burton foundation, they are 14 so i will just order 14 again, hope its gonna work like this.. i will get rulers, but maybe you heard anything about raptors?
Sorry man haven't used them either. No idea why nobody else is piping up to help with their experience it seems like it's just me talking here!?! lol

Make sure wherever you buy the boots from has a good return policy. You do NOT want to ride with the wrong sized boots. I'd measure your foot really carefully and order something that size (in cm). A boot that's a little tight in the beginning will pack out. A loose boot will only get more loose.
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yeah they dont love me.. maybe its cause of my wannabe pimp nickname lol

about size i know i will do it right, but every boot is diffferent and that might be a problem, but im hoping to be a lucky guy like i was with those previous crap boots hehe. different brands has different sizing, but i will order burton again so lets have a hope..

was thinking about those salomons as well

Salomon Savage 12/13 available online at the Blue Tomato Shop

but i think rulers will be better anyway

hope that some good guy like pou will check this thread to tell me something about raptors <praying to god>
really like them, but dunno if they are good for freeride
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in the end i ordered dice + 390 boss + ambush boots

took a loooong time, cant wait for it to come im gonna fuck my neighbors up with some homeboarding
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in the end i ordered dice + 390 boss + ambush boots

took a loooong time, cant wait for it to come im gonna fuck my neighbors up with some homeboarding
Sweet! You should write a review on here of the Dice once you get on it. Not too many people have any experience on Volkl stuff here...
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