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Texas Boarder 11-19-2012 03:50 PM

New Board - Intermediate rider
Hey guys. I'm looking for help choosing a board. I've only ever ridden rentals, so I'm a little lost in actually choosing one for myself.

I'm 6 feet tall and about 155lbs. I'm not a speed demon, I would really rather have control over speed any day. I'd like to narrow it down by adding that I'm a camber lover with longboards, and would like to keep it that way with snowboards, as I've liked camber boards over anything else in my experience with snowboards. I looked at the Burton Custom X, but it seems to be semi-directional, and I don't know if I want that or not, but I haven't noticed much difference between twins and semi-directional boards. I've never done anything in parks, but I would like to get there some day.

Sorry for the wall of information, just wanted to help you all however I can, seeing as you guys are going to help me.


EDIT: I can't afford to get a new board often, so I wouldn't mind getting a fairly nice board to begin with. I can always learn on a pricey board, I wouldn't mind.

KungMartin 11-19-2012 04:52 PM

so basically you want an all-mountain board? my personal and subjective pick for best all-mountain is LibTech Skate Banana, even though it's a park board. I have it, and I go fast in groomers and carve a lot. Besides that I like big jumps and regular park jumps as well as jibbing. It does it all perfectly.

I've never ridden it fast enough for it to become unstable, and i regularly go 35 mph+. If you like going at racing speeds like 55 mph+ you will want a more stiff board probably with camber. TRS would be an example.

Richie67 11-19-2012 05:35 PM

Use the search function here mate, and google. Theres an absolute endless list of all mountain boards people on here could suggest. If you want to get into more park look for an all mountain freestyle board.

Do the research yourself and narrow down a list of what you like, then find out what others think of them on here and different website reviews.

Texas Boarder 11-19-2012 05:59 PM

Thanks guys.

Lamps 11-19-2012 06:49 PM

Cambered burton custom is very all round board

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