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Old 11-13-2012, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I desperately need advise. I'm looking for a new board, I want something that can handle speed, jump and jib. Something that isn't too stiff so I can butter up a lil and ideally a twin.
I've narrowed it down to:
Never summer proto ct (not so great in powder but solid)
Burton antler (lacking on edge hold but a good jumping stick)
Battalion evil twin (not so good in pow but good all rounder)
Lib tech t rice (not a jibby board and a lil stiff but a speedy jumpy board)

I'm open to any other suggestions or any first hand knowledge on any of the above. There's not much info on the antler but from what I've read it appears the edge hold is lacking. Anyone know any different? I've got a lot of my info from thegoodride.com
Please help. I can't decide!!
I'm 5'10, 154lbs size 11 boot.
Cheers people.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not sure how you can say the antler is lacking in edge hold. Are you referring to one with no edges?

There are seriously a million boards are there that would fit your criteria. Just off the top of my head, have you considered:

cambered Process, or Parkitect?
Smokin superpark, mip or one of the team/pro models?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, I desperately need advise. I'm looking for a new board, I want something that can handle speed, jump and jib. Something that isn't too stiff so I can butter up a lil and ideally a twin.
I've narrowed it down to:
Never summer proto ct (not so great in powder but solid)
Burton antler (lacking on edge hold but a good jumping stick)
Battalion evil twin (not so good in pow but good all rounder)
Lib tech t rice (not a jibby board and a lil stiff but a speedy jumpy board)

I'm 5'10, 154lbs size 11 boot.
Cheers people.
You question has been asked a million times on this forum (majority of people want something that can handle speed, jump and jib... and butter... and ride powder... and made them a good snowboarder... and get them a real-life girlfriend). Nothing you have said make your situation special in any way afaik. Try using the SEARCH function a little more.

After that... if you still can't decide... well that's because you are an indecisive person... and no amount of forum-therapy is going to fix that

I'm 5'9" 150 lbs and I own the Proto CT 154, it will do what you are looking for (not the only board). If you really can't decide BUY THAT... (and send me $20 for consultation fees ).

Update: Hey... you don't happen to be 13 years old ("Leo13") are you? That would explain a lot.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like I say I'm only going on what I've read. The antler gets a low score on edge hold and rails&jibbing. have you tried one? What do you think of it? I''ll look up your other suggestions. Thanks
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where are you seeing a low score? on thegoodride?? That place sucks. They haven't even ridden that board - they're just 'reviewing' it based on the specs.

The antler is new this year and so unless someone is sponsored, the most anyone has ridden it is at demos.
If I remember correctly the antler is a soft park board with high end construction.

but seriously, I vote for the Smokin boards. Crazy pop and great warranties, made in USA by snowboarders. If you get one of the Kyle Clancy boards, he makes it for you himself I think!
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Thanks lonerider. I am indecisive. I know ! I'm just after first hand points of view on my short list. I am leaning toward the proto. How well, in your humble opinion, does the proto ride in the powder. Cheque is in the post.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks lonerider. I am indecisive. I know ! I'm just after first hand points of view on my short list. I am leaning toward the proto. How well, in your humble opinion, does the proto ride in the powder. Cheque is in the post.
First you have to realize that I actually have a dedicated powder board... so in my mind every "normal twinish" board is only so-so in +4ft of fresh powder.

Taking that into account, I would say the Proto was ok in powder... I never felt like I was going to submarine super hard into deep snow and get really stuck. I was able to turn and float so long as I leaned back on tail heavily. If you are riding less than 2 feet of powder with a decent steepness, it should be fine.

Where in Canada do you live? (You said "cheque is in the post", so you are from a British Commonwealth country such as Canada, Britain, or Australia)

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Good call on the superpark. Seems like a good allrounder with good wright ups. My shortlist is getting longer lol. Thanks supra. I''ll do some more research.
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If I could afford a dedicated powder board I really would. I'm from the UK and currently in whistler.
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if you're in whistler, check out the burton sherlock too. I know a couple of guys there who find it perfect. A freestyle twin with flying v hybrid camber that is optimized for floating in pow.
I have sold off my fish, malolo, charlie slasher and just ride pow with the sherlock now
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