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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 09:42 PM
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New season, new board?

Hey, I started snowboarding a couple of years ago.
My first year I used my friend's Forum and got like 3 runs before I broke my wrist. That ended my season early.
Last season (06-07) I got my own board, a Burton Bullet and I had a good season. Learned to carve well and I went from taking a long time to go down greens in Quebec slopes to doing blacks in Lake Louise/Banff at the end of my season.
I never tried any jumps or rails or any park terrain, I did mostly groomed runs because my 2 best friends and ride partners are skiers, actually only one of them is a skier, the other one boards too but she doesn't to park, and we just follow the skier around because we have a lot of fun anyway.
Well this season I won't be with them and I will be in Ontario I think for 90+% of the season and I heard Blue Mountain has a good park, well I am interested in learning free style stuff like jumps and grabs, rails, etc....
So I was wondering since I got my basics down is and I want to free style if it was time to get another board? I was thinking of perhaps getting a 06 Custom though I ride a wide board atm (Bullet) although my boots are size 10, I don't know if that is too big for a custom or a non-wide board. Anyway yeah is it worth getting another board which is more flexible and better for free styles than my current ride or should I learn with my Bullet?

PS- I really enjoy going down groomed runs and just riding but there are jumps scattered around some runs and I'd be doing that, those jumps, and park....

Thanks for the help guys
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 11:03 PM
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What's your weight as well? And do you have a budget?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 12:26 AM
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Just ride your bullet its fine to learn park on. No reason to go spend money on a board when you have one that will handle park fine.
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I agree. Stick with the board you already own.
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-24-2007, 03:00 AM
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thanks guys.
I was just wondering because the bullet isn't really very flexible tho I like it. I haven't tried my friend's custom but I know its more flexible and it gives more of a pop. I don't really know much about park and free style so I don't know how important that is when you are learning to do that stuff...
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Yeah you have to be misconstruing the two the bullet is soft the custom is stiff.
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