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Old 04-27-2013, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Living in the broken city of Christchurch in NZ at present and there isn't much range of decently priced new boards so while I save and wait to see if I can extend my "quiver" further I am left with two boards;

I just bought a 158W 2013 custom flying V on sale to give one of the hybrid boards a whirl on the mellow slopes while my girlfriend learns to ride.

I also own a 159 2008 Jussi which is a midwide cambered board that once I got the hang of I learned to love. My stats are 85kg, 5"10 and intermediate rider who does a little of everything, but mainly riding and trying a little freestyle on the groomers and off piste on the rare powder days out here.

So my question, when the winter starts next month, do I just use my new board CFV for good condition days with powder/soft snow and use my Jussi for the many hardpack/icey days we have here. OR will my new board despite its well documented weaknesses in bad conditions still do better with edge hold and stability than a 5 year old stiffer cambered board that was discontinued? (Though the process is based on it I believe)

Thought this may also be a good thread to highlight any old favorites or guilty pleasures people still have in their quiver and sneak out onto the mountain when they can, despite all the technological advances on their new toys?
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Living in the broken city of Christchurch in NZ at present and there isn't much range of decently priced new boards so while I save and wait to see if I can extend my "quiver" further I am left with two boards;

I just bought a 158W 2013 custom flying V on sale to give one of the hybrid boards a whirl on the mellow slopes while my girlfriend learns to ride.

I also own a 159 2008 Jussi which is a midwide cambered board that once I got the hang of I learned to love. My stats are 85kg, 5"10 and intermediate rider who does a little of everything, but mainly riding and trying a little freestyle on the groomers and off piste on the rare powder days out here.

So my question, when the winter starts next month, do I just use my new board CFV for good condition days with powder/soft snow and use my Jussi for the many hardpack/icey days we have here. OR will my new board despite its well documented weaknesses in bad conditions still do better with edge hold and stability than a 5 year old stiffer cambered board that was discontinued? (Though the process is based on it I believe)

Thought this may also be a good thread to highlight any old favorites or guilty pleasures people still have in their quiver and sneak out onto the mountain when they can, despite all the technological advances on their new toys?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i bet you will just like the burton much better, new tech and hybrid cambers are popular for a reason; they are more fun.

my old boards are cool to keep around but they never see snow anymore unless i lend them to someone.
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