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Old 03-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quality, less talked about brands

I liked the idea of this thread. So here's another go.

Brands we ALREADY know, and know well. Burton, Mervin, NS and their OEM's, Rome, Salomon, K2, Ride, Capita, Nitro, Flow. Probably a couple others, anyway that mostly covers it.

Some of my personal favorites for lesser known brands that get it: Echelon, Westin, Marhar, Signal, Stepchild, Venture, Dinosaurs Will Die...
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ive heard alot of good things about Lobster and Bataleon.. i realize theyre probably still more on the well known side, but I've heard alot of good reviews about both. Personally, I've found a company I like and Ill probably stick with them since I dont get to demo a whole lot of boards out here and especially not the smaller brands, but I have had my eye on a Bataleon Evil Twin for awhile..

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gentem stick, moss snowsticks, ogasaka, chimera, trapper, prior (they never rate a mention here)
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 for signal. Great quality boards imo. Out of all my boards, rocker light def puts the biggest smile on my face. Just perfect for the ice coast.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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did some research on the Lamar Volt..actually looks like a pretty sick deck if you like regular camber. I always thought of Lamar as low end but the graphics and the specs seem pretty cool.. one thing i cant understand is whether or not it is full twin or directional twin. their website is kinda confusing.

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Nivek - what do you think of smokin'? I see they have some new camber profiles coming for 2014...
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The finish on the venture boards is as good as any i've seen. tightest factory split on the market. if i could only afford one.
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Originally Posted by walove View Post
tightest factory split on the market.
that's what she said.
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My family all rides smoking. Very durable. High quality. We have met the owners, super chill. They actually do hand make all their stuff and have great warranty response. I'm probably gonna have to venture away from my kt22 and super parks next year for an awesymetrical and probably a buck ferton(like the design and graphics are cool for next year).
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
that's what she said.
If only I could afford one
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