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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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I just figured something out, and I don't like it.

Ok, so what started this all was after doing a pow day on the Bezerker it was a little under whelming for me so I went on a little search for a more pow specific board. I ended up on the Charlie Slasher for many reason none too important to the story. So while cruising the Capita website I thought I would check the specs on my first ever board, 159 Stairmaster. First thing I noticed was the waist width 25.8cm....holy shit that thing is wide compared to my foot. At the time of buying it I was a total noob and bought it used without knowing much. The other thing I noticed is it only has a flex of 4, or on the softer side. I now own a 158 Bezerker with a waist width of 24.8, but a flex of 7. Yes I realize the flex is relative to the maker of the board, but 3 in my mind is still a decent gap. The thing is I feel over all I rode better on the Stairmaster even though it was too wide. Could this have been due to the flex? I am a lighter weight guy at 156lbs and not terribly strong.

I am now feeling like I bought the wrong board, but I am stuck with it until end of season pending I could a good trade with someone. I should have just go a Proto......
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:41 PM
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You need to change your profile name to "blunt_object"
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I'm kind of confused on your question.

You didn't like your berzerker? You didn't like your charlie either?

The Berzerker was pretty much made for riding interior BC terrain. Deep powder, Cliffs, Chutes, Trees and natural jumps, you should rip apart nelson with that thing.

The Charlie should tear apart any powder you ride.

What exactly is your question? Are you complaining about the boards not preforming well in powder?

I mean what type of terrain are you looking to ride? The stairmaster is a freestyle/park board with traditional camber ( i think ) which wouldn't be ideal for powder riding. Are you looking for a park board or a powder/natural terrain type board?

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Are you trying to say I over think things? This very well may be true.
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I'm kind of confused on your question.

You didn't like your berzerker? You didn't like your charlie either?

The Berzerker was pretty much made for riding interior BC terrain. Deep powder, Cliffs, Chutes, Trees and natural jumps.

The Charlie should tear apart any powder you ride.

What exactly is your question?
Sorry, exact question from all that is "does the flex of a board make that big of difference?"
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Well yes, flex does make a big difference.

But again, what type of terrain and riding do you do?
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Well yes, flex does make a big difference.

But again, what type of terrain and riding do you do?
Primarily resort riding, we do get a lot of snow, but I have the odd groomer day. Mainly fresh snow, glades, steeps, natural features and terrain. Pretty much what you said the Berzerker should do...lol I just don't feel as fluid on it as I thought I would.
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Hes referencing to me.... I cant decide about my boards as well. I want a proto as well. See if i can sell my lobster. It sucks when you cant decide and forget about it.
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10% board, 90% rider.

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10% board, 90% rider.
Yeah I know.... sorry to be pain in the ass. I guess I'll just end up with a large quiver eventually.
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