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Old 11-13-2012, 07:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What are some other boards to look at besides this Man's Board? I'm having trouble finding an used one from last year on sale in 159
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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What are some other boards to look at besides this Man's Board? I'm having trouble finding an used one from last year on sale in 159
There are DOZENS... so be prepared.

This forum is VERY Never Summer biased... I happen to own Never Summer and really like it, but there a lot of bandwagon jumping fanboys on here as well. Neversummer Cobra and/or Heritage and/or Premier F1 (that progression gets stiffer)

Libtech is popular on this forum (I personally absolute hate their recent boards... I loved their regular camber Jamie Lynn Phoenix with Golden Fleece Basalt Fiber... and then didn't like the BTX/MTX version of it the next year).

I liked the Ride Timeless, which was then called like Ride <something> TMS, but then they renamed all their boards and I have no idea what is what now :/

I saw someone vouch for the Salomon Man's board... you can get that now... or spend another 2 weeks researching it.

Update... ah you are looking for used board... try GearTrade.com and look for the ones Backcountry.com puts up. Those are returned board that they are selling... they are very upfront about the condition of the board and I think the pricing is very reasonable.

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input, I have some research to do.
I jsut got back from the snowboard store here in Seattle... the guy said he really thought the best choice was the Travis Rice.

It sure looks nice, I might get that and keep my SPX Pros from 05... haha
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:22 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input, I have some research to do.
I jsut got back from the snowboard store here in Seattle... the guy said he really thought the best choice was the Travis Rice.

It sure looks nice, I might get that and keep my SPX Pros from 05... haha
From what I've read here, it is a stiff 161.5 board. It "sounds" like a good match for you, but I'm always skeptical about store guys... especially since when they are steering you towards the most expensive pro model the store has that all the kiddies want for Christmas. I suggest demo'ing that board before buying it (it's not like it's going to get MORE expensive).

SPX Pros are a solid binding. I had a pair of SP4 Shaped (wings) and SPX6( SP6?) in the 2003-2006 range (my memory is fading).
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Ok well there has been alot to respond to.

First off my skateboarding experience covers EVERYTHING for a long time, although it was always about street and hills more than ramps and parks because I'm old and there was no parks on every corner when I was growing up.

That being said the last few years that I skated it turned to alot of downhilling on decks that we cut out of various plywoods and whatnot and made ourselves. The most bad ass thing I have ever done on a board of any kind (water, snow, street) was on a tiny thin fiberglass 70's style board I bombed a 2mile hill that I guarantee you a very low % of people would try. The only reason I pulled it was that I was in bare feet and boxers so I wasn't about to just bail it lol! I guess being 19 and in shape dint hurt either hehe.

Surfing is my first love and I have spent a ton of time shortboarding and longboarding in all kinds of conditions, I truly love both, however if it is over shoulder high I admit you are unlikely to find me on a longboard.

Your assessment Lonerider of your buddy who bonks everything going down is similar to me(probably between u guys really). And also why I made the point that it is important for the OP to understand where advice is coming from in this forum. There are a ton of 30+yr old people here who represent a pretty wide demographic within snowboarding. There are eurocarvers. There are people who never want to try a 180 or 360. I am particularly comfortable in the sideways stance and on the short/fat side compared to tall/skinny, so I tend toward the shorter end of the weight ranges (which should be ignored completely anyway).

Also consider that for a 154, the new blunted Proto and Evo have exceptionally long rail lengths. Therefore, not only does the extended rail make it ride like a bigger board, but so does the blunted tips. I think the new 154 Evo and Proto ride like classic 156 on the CONSERVATIVE side, if not '57 or 58.

All of these nuances are important to consider. I simply feel that the loudest and most heard demographic on this forum (or at least in this thread so far) is gonna add cm's above the median, even if I personally do ride a bit on the short side.

Really you guys don't think 159 is on the large end for 150lbs on a modern board? I would sure like to hear from someone like BA, Nivek or Wolfie on this.

It's not like it matters to me what the guy chooses, it just seems like he's getting a pretty narrow slice of the pie from this thread.

You can be a smart person do all the research in the world and end up with a board u don't like if experience isn't guiding you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:50 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input, I have some research to do.
I jsut got back from the snowboard store here in Seattle... the guy said he really thought the best choice was the Travis Rice.

It sure looks nice, I might get that and keep my SPX Pros from 05... haha

That Rossi is a sweet deal, I haven't ridden that model but I got to demo the Jibsaw & it was wicked.Rossignol Angus Snowboard 2012 | evo outlet


Your Craigslist is just as packed as mine up here in Van, you will find a sweet deal in there.
This one just got put up, it will be gone in 2 days tops.
Lib Tech Travis Rice 161.5cm

2012 Rossignol Angus Snowboard

I typed in snowboard & the first 3 pages were all from today Nov 13.
I started typing this like 2o min ago, but I lost track of time been in the seatle section

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Really you guys don't think 159 is on the large end for 150lbs on a modern board?

I do & I don't.
If your fairly new, you don't have a big mtn with powder, it's icy & all your doing is park. I think that's too big.

If you ride mt.Baker, nope. You just don't see that many hard packed groomers, every 2 or 3 days it snows a foot. There is a little mtn less than an hour north of baker that closes Mon,Tues & Wed. Thursdays are epic, sometimes it's 4 feet deep, you need a big board for that shit. @ least once a month

You ain't that old, I think I got ya by a year

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Really you guys don't think 159 is on the large end for 150lbs on a modern board?

I do & I don't.
If your fairly new, you don't have a big mtn with powder, it's icy & all your doing is park. I think that's too big.

If you ride mt.Baker, nope. You just don't see that many hard packed groomers, every 2 or 3 days it snows a foot. There is a little mtn less than an hour north of baker that closes Mon,Tues & Wed. Thursdays are epic, sometimes it's 4 feet deep, you need a big board for that shit. @ least once a month

You ain't that old, I think I got ya by a year

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ya but we dint have sk8 parks liek the kids these days. I started skating in '86 on a Santa Cruz Rob Roskopp. When I was in my early 20s in chicago there was a big badass one that we would drive 30min to and pay 10 bucks to skate. Not like now where theres a free concrete park every 10 minutes.

edit: rereading the thread: Lonerider I assure you I know how to "carve", and I'm not a park rat by any means (trying to get over it and get in there tho).
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ya but we dint have sk8 parks liek the kids these days. I started skating in '86 on a Santa Cruz Rob Roskopp. When I was in my early 20s in chicago there was a big badass one that we would drive 30min to and pay 10 bucks to skate. Not like now where theres a free concrete park every 10 minutes.
ya but, that didn't have anything to do with what you quoted me saying, so I don't get it? Are you high?

I'm old, there wasn't skate parks back in the day around here either.
Lots of my friends skated though, one had a halfpipe in his garage. Old house, huge garage. I could ride that a little, I could drop in, turn around & pump back & forth, but I was fucked if my wheels or trucks touched the coping. So I had to pump less when I was getting close to it. Alcohol definitely helps & many joints.

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ya but, that didn't have anything to do with what you quoted me saying, so I don't get it? Are you high?

Alcohol definitely helps & many joints.

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Yea i'm high as a giraffes ass and trying to reread all the thread and all of Lonriders shit too. It was all just a response to the age thing.

Also had absinthe for the first time tonight, purty cool for something that tastes like licorice mouthwash.
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