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Old 08-18-2013, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I've done some research into a new board for this season but I'm just not sure what's right. I'm currently on a Burton bullet which was and is my starter board. I'm 6'4" 200lbs with a size 13 foot. I want something easy to through around in the park but can still handle a still powder. I want something I can really advance on in the jumps and park in particular.
Here's what I've been interested in:
GNU Carbon credit 159W
K2 WWW rocker 158W
K2 slayblade
And of course the infamous burton custom
What do you think? Any suggestions.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We have a similar build, but I ride about 80% park with my 157 Arbor Blacklist. You might like it, soft to medium flex with some awesome features.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Never Summer Proto HDX may be worth looking at. Ive seen quite a few people say good things about it and it will cater to your larger feet, all mountain ability, and durability.
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GNU Carbon credit 159W
K2 WWW rocker 158W
K2 slayblade
And of course the infamous burton custom
What do you think? Any suggestions.
That's a strange list to compile. The Credit is a budget all mountain board. The Slayblade is a stiff higher end all mountain freeride board. Thejweapon is a soft jibstick. And the custom is a mid flex all mountain deck.

Look into the Flow Era, Salomon Villain, K2 Happy Hour, Nitro Rook, or a Yes Jackpot.
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Hey guys, I've done some research into a new board for this season but I'm just not sure what's right. I'm currently on a Burton bullet which was and is my starter board. I'm 6'4" 200lbs with a size 13 foot. I want something easy to through around in the park but can still handle a still powder. I want something I can really advance on in the jumps and park in particular.
Here's what I've been interested in:
GNU Carbon credit 159W
K2 WWW rocker 158W
K2 slayblade
And of course the infamous burton custom
What do you think? Any suggestions.
I am almost the exact same size and stats as you. You just have an inch on me in height. Out of your list, the Carbon Credit is probably the board best suited to what you're looking for, but it is a budget board. Nothing wrong with that, just good to know prior to purchase.

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Never Summer Proto HDX may be worth looking at. Ive seen quite a few people say good things about it and it will cater to your larger feet, all mountain ability, and durability.
This would be my suggestion to you. It's a good board, and it rides well. Soft enough for park, but still stiff enough to ride around the mountain. The knock on it is that it will soften up quite a bit as it breaks in. Still a fun ride for everything after it breaks in though. It is a bit on the spendy side however.
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That's a strange list to compile. The Credit is a budget all mountain board. The Slayblade is a stiff higher end all mountain freeride board. Thejweapon is a soft jibstick. And the custom is a mid flex all mountain deck.

Look into the Flow Era, Salomon Villain, K2 Happy Hour, Nitro Rook, or a Yes Jackpot.
Nivek, do any of these have any dampness to them? Can u suggest a good mid flexing all mountain twin that does?
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Nivek, do any of these have any dampness to them? Can u suggest a good mid flexing all mountain twin that does?
I rode a 2013 Salomon Villain 155W last season and it was a good mid flex, had a good time with it but def should've been on something a bit longer for my body type lol.
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Nivek, do any of these have any dampness to them? Can u suggest a good mid flexing all mountain twin that does?
Damp high speed vibrations? Damp ride smooth in chop? Or damp high impact shock?
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Damp high speed vibrations? Damp ride smooth in chop? Or damp high impact shock?
Thanks for this. Now I understand, why I had trouble with understanding certain reviwes/comments on dampness. Same word for rather different characteristics
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The Rossignol Angus Amptek ive heard is a great all mountain board. Lot of pop off jumps but can still shred pow.
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