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Anyone have experience with these companies and ridden some of their models?
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My GF bought a prior this year, I've been meaning to get on it but haven't yet. Looks really well constructed and she loves it! She bought the brandywine which is their womens stiff freeride model.

I'd look into a Mens Freeride for myself. I like the RCR profile.

I actually asked them to make me a special board the other day (a BX shape with RCR profile in about a 160 length) but they couldn't do it. No more BX cores left...

I'd check their already ready models, you can save about 10% by not picking your own colours if you like what they already have in stock.
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Both high quality builds, i've never been on a prior but ventures are solid freeride boards, quite damp. Their rocker profile is really stable, but i like more boards a little looser. The Odin is a beast, the storm rips pow, the helix is a good all around freeride board if you want a twin.

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Anyone have experience with these companies and ridden some of their models?
I own:
Odin 164
Zelix 162
Skylar special(shape shack) 160

Beasts. all.
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I own:
Odin 164
Zelix 162
Skylar special(shape shack) 160

Beasts. all.
Have you ridden the Zephyr? Any comments on that one?
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Have you ridden the Zephyr? Any comments on that one?
...or the Storm while we are at it
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Have you ridden the Zephyr? Any comments on that one?
No.


Ventures are stiff and damp.---My skylar is a softer big mountain twin -- Venture's soft is burton's stiff.

The zelix(it's a Prototype directional twin that's replacing the Zephyr and Helix for 2014-they are gone) and Odin are torsionally stiff but not as doorish as my Rossi experience.

Very fast base and they will not chatter. You can absolutely haul ass.

The flat to rocker profile they use seems hard to turn at first but I figured it out in a run or 2.. It's my favorite profile and floats well in deep snow.

The edge hold is insane.

Pretty much big mountain beasts that can slay any terrain.
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...or the Storm while we are at it
Email the venture folks, they're pretty good at getting back to you almost immediately....There are also alot of reviews on the Venture site..
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Ventures are stiff and damp.---My skylar is a softer big mountain twin -- Venture's soft is burton's stiff.

The zelix(it's a Prototype directional twin that's replacing the Zephyr and Helix for 2014-they are gone) and Odin are torsionally stiff but not as doorish as my Rossi experience.

Very fast base and they will not chatter. You can absolutely haul ass.

The flat to rocker profile they use seems hard to turn at first but I figured it out in a run or 2.. It's my favorite profile and floats well in deep snow.

The edge hold is insane.

Pretty much big mountain beasts that can slay any terrain.
How do you find the Zelix? Its essential a directional twin with 20ml setback, correct?

I looked at the Zephyr in 164 and 168. What there be massive differences in ride in regards to size?
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I bought the Zelix from the shape shack on Ventures site over the summer after emailing back and forth with them for a few days. -- It was a prototype limited release that's now going to be Ventures main all mountain deck for 2014.(my skylar is also shape shack ltd)

I don't know much about the zephyr although I think the zelix is stiffer...

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