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Old 12-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some advise for a new board for my friend. Here are his info:

5’8”
200 pounds
Size 10 boots
Freeriding
40s
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Riding for 20 years
Advanced rider all mountain

Here in Quebec conditions are often groomed packed snow, sometime icy (especially this year) and light powder conditions are rare. We do get a lot of snow usually and when we do it is heavy powder.

Mostly enjoy expert runs and love precision in carving and control. Not super fast but still love speed.
So, he is looking for a freeriding board, for advanced to expert level, and the budget is not important.

I bought myself a Ride Highlife UL last year and love it. However, I need to see if there is something new outthere for him.
I’m still getting this year the same recommendations of last year on the manufacturer’s web sites:

Nitro: Panteral or Magnum
Burton: Custom X
Ride: Highlife UL or Farah
K2: Turbo dream

He will also need bindings and boots.

Your recommendations are needed (and feel free to recommend other boards)

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Old 12-12-2012, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hardboot setup? Or whatever Poutine bought, I can't remember the name of it.

C60 bindings are a good fit for this riding style, can be found used here and there. Diodes also in line with this type?
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a soft boot setup.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Diode EST and SLC snowboard boot would be great for him. Do you know if they're warm? That's an important point for him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry I don't have any recommendations for you. I do have a question for you though. What kind of bindings are you using on your ride highlife ul? I just purchased a new 2012 highlife ul and am conflicted on which bindings to go with. Thanks and hope some one can point you in the rite direction.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have kinda of old bingings (2008) but I've done some research and I really think Diode EST ans SLC snowboard boots are very nice :-)
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