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Old 03-28-2013, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, im just starting out looking for a new board here are a few details to help;

- begginner-intermidiate board (something to grow into)
- all mountain (will be a general mountain rider, but i wouldnt mind the odd attempt on basic park stuff but not really a priority at the moment
- hybrid camber shape "preferably" felt comfortable and unforgiving in the past but will like other feedback if otherwise
- 5"11 (177cm)
- 180-185lbs (80-85kg)
- no budget restriction
- leaning towards new flow nx2 bindings (for the obvious convenience, and new features compared to their past model)

would i be on the right track considering the following boards;

NS heritage or SL
ride machete
burton flying v
lib tech
gnu rider choice

i know this thread topic is exhausted, however any feedback greatly appreciated thanks
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have the riders choice. I like the mellow reverse camber between feet and makes it a little more forgiving.

I have a buddy who is a beginner with the flying v and he seems to like it. Its too much rocker for my tastes though.

Where do you do most of your riding. More rocker can be difficult to keep under control in icy conditions. Also in icy conditions magnetraction technology helps a little, but I find this to be largely placebo effect. If you are on the west coast then ignore.
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thanks, im actually from australia!
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No clue then. Those are all good boards.

Honestly your money is best spent on boots and lessons.
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No clue then. Those are all good boards.

Honestly your money is best spent on boots and lessons.
Great point regarding boots.
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Since you're still learning, I think the Heritage would be just a bit too much for you, and the SL or the Proto would be a better fit. The Gnu Rider's Choice would also be a good board to grow into.
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Since you're still learning, I think the Heritage would be just a bit too much for you, and the SL or the Proto would be a better fit. The Gnu Rider's Choice would also be a good board to grow into.
I'd agree with this. I have a Heritage, and it's been a great board, but just to use a ferinstance, it's a relatively poor board for ollying. If you already know how to ollie, you can make do; but if you're going to learn on the Heritage it tends to be frustrating. I personally am going to be getting a Proto for next season to feed my growing freestyle habit.
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im 5'11'' 170 lbs and ride a lib tech trs 157, best all mountain board out there that also excels in the park and on jumps. Its camber rocker camber and holds an edge like no other.. running it with cartels and dc judges
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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hey johnnyO lol.. what are the odds.. would that libtech trs be ok for a begginer?
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donuts would the heritage be a good board for groomers from ur experience?
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