Looking for a good all-around board - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 77
Default 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 Unfortunately the gear I am on now feels outdated.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 !

thanks.
mastershake is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 19
Default

Experts will ask for your boot size, your weight and a budget.
Robisten8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robisten8 View Post
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
mastershake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 77
Default

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
mastershake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,282
Default

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.
bseracka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
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.

Last edited by mastershake; 01-02-2013 at 01:20 PM.
mastershake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 90
Default

NeverSummer Proto CT 154 with some Flux SF45's
TBomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Front range, CO
Posts: 278
Default

I'd add a never summer heritage to your list.
StreetDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 77
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
NeverSummer Proto CT 154 with some Flux SF45's
Quote:
Originally Posted by StreetDoc View Post
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.
mastershake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Front range, CO
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mastershake View Post
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
StreetDoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums