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Old 03-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You could also save yourself nearly $100 over the SL and get a Flow Drifter. Same camber profile, sintered base, carbon in the tips, and a rolled base between the feet. I had more fun on that than the SL.
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Hm, since you're starting out, I'd almost recommend a Custom Flying V over a Custom Camber, just because its a little more forgiving, or really anything with that or a rocker flex, again, more forgiving & in some situations more useful. With that, I'm thinking either a Burton Custom Flying V Twin in 154, or Burton Sherlock, also in 154, would be good for you, maybe even a Burton Joystick 154 if you'd rather take a rocker over a hybrid camber. Funny thing, Mission bindings will actually work the best on the Joystick, so hey, wouldja lookit that.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I've heard great things about the Custom FV, and the Flow Drifter does look great for the money. I've heard the Joystick is a blast to ride too. I haven't ridden a rocker, but I'll try anything. What bindings would you guys recommend for the other boards you listed?

I'll be at Wolf Creek again for 3 days soon, I doubt their rental selection is that great but I'll see what they have to rent and try out some different boards. I may see what there is to rent in Pagosa as well. I think the main thing on this trip will be improving my skills on blues and moguls, as well as tackling some more blacks.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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You could also save yourself nearly $100 over the SL and get a Flow Drifter. Same camber profile, sintered base, carbon in the tips, and a rolled base between the feet. I had more fun on that than the SL.
Just ordered a Drifter today for a little over $200, hoping to get it out next weekend or possibly the one after down at Monarch.
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'll be really interested to hear what you think of the Drifter. Granted it's ugly as hell, but it would still be worth a try.

I've added the NS Heritage to my list too, it seems like a good fit for my kind of riding as well. Granted that "kind" could change.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Okay I've revised the list again:
Flow Drifter
NS SL
Ride Machete
Custom Flying V

Those are my top 4. I wish I lived closer to mountains, I could have tried them all by now!!
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You'd probably be best on something around a 154 but with your foot size that gets tricky because a standard width 154 is gonna be too narrow. You don't always need a wide board with an 11 but on a shorter board the standard width is gonna be narrower than it would be on say a 159. See if you can find something 152-156 and wide.

I'm tall and skinny with a big foot too and I ride the Niche Aether.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The Aether and NS Legacy both look good. Maybe I'll get my hands on a wide board Sunday.
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Ok first day at WC today. They had a few inches of new snow and got some more during the day. It was my best day of riding so far, I went a lot faster than usual on more challenging terrain and still felt in control. I think the powder helped me some.

The main thing that I think made a difference is the boots. IMO the 32 TM twos I got are perfect for someone of my ability. Get them, lol.

Today I rode an Arbor System 155. I really liked it, like I said, great control for me. We spent most of the day playing in the trees on the Alberta side. It surprised my friends how fast and well I was getting down the mountain. My friend rode a Machete, also in 155, and said he thought it was great.
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I really liked the Arbor so I rode it another 2 days. Spent pretty much the entire trip cruising around in the trees finding fluff. Had a great time. I may get an Arbor now, haha.
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