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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a good all-around board

Hey guys,

I started riding 9 years ago, i rode for 4 years and stopped and have started again last year. Unfortunately the gear I am on now feels outdated.

I am 5'9 and I am on a 157 Santa Cruz board with Drake Mikey Leblanc bindings (the very first ones)

I am looking for a good all around board. I don't hit the terrain park yet, so I don't need a strictly jib board, I ride on the east-coast mostly, so not a lot of powder. I am looking for a responsive board that is comfortable carving and doesnt feel like i am trying to drift a lincoln town car (my current board feels too big and heavy for any sort of fun while riding).

Am I looking for freestyle or freeride board? or a mix in between? what are some good all around suggestions.

throw some boards at me and give me a starting point !

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Experts will ask for your boot size, your weight and a budget.
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Experts will ask for your boot size, your weight and a budget.
Boot Size: 8 1/2 - 9 or 41 Eur
Weight: 150lbs without gear on
Budget: $800 = 600$ board 200$ bindings
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so far I am looking at

Lib Tech T.Rice (not sure what the difference is with HP)
Burton Custom Flying V
K2 Fastplant

can anyone with experience with these or other boards chime in? i'm looking for a playful all mountain board that's not too stiff, so i can learn butters/presses and be able to transition to jibbin later on in my riding career.

for now i am leaning toward T.Rice
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Given you foot size the Billy Goat will be more nimble than the Rice. The Rice is a midwide, this isn't to say it won't work for you just something to consider.
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Given you foot size the Billy Goat will be more nimble than the Rice. The Rice is a midwide, this isn't to say it won't work for you just something to consider.
thank you, this is the kind of input i was looking for !

i am just getting back in the game and im getting overwhelmed with all of the board selection, i just need a good starting point.

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NeverSummer Proto CT 154 with some Flux SF45's
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I'd add a never summer heritage to your list.
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I'd add a never summer heritage to your list.
thanks guys I'm checking out the Never Summer boards now. The Revolver looks nice too.
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thanks guys I'm checking out the Never Summer boards now. The Revolver looks nice too.
revolver is going to be way softer than a freeride board. Middle of the road I'd go proto, more freeride all mountain I'd go heritage
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