New pow/all mtn
I'm in the market for a new setup because I'm finally good enough to warrant paying for good equipment. I'm 6'0 195.
I've been riding a 2005 Ride Decade 162W for far too long. The traditional camber has been nice, I feel like I'm in plenty of control, and the thing really has no speed limit. But the board is a damned heavy thing and can be a chore to turn especially in thicker glades. And it just doesn't float as well as I want it to in pow.
I spend most of my time playing in the trees. If the snow is fresh/deep, I hit the steep faces n stuff that I'm not confident enough to tackle otherwise. I've started jibbing a little off natural features and what not, but I am by no means a park kind of boarder.
Anyway... the point is, I've been looking at a few boards...
Here are a few I've been looking at just to give an idea..
Hopefully my life story above will help with feedback...
K2 Ultra Dream.. lots of praise for the 2013 model. is flat-to-rocker that great?
Burton Barracuda.. i really like the s-rocker idea, the way the camber lifts the nose when depressed
Jones Flagship.. a little more traditional but with those exaggerated rocker tips
Thanks for any advice yall can offer. Oh and I hail from Sandpoint, ID.
I can only comment on the Flagship, the others I don't know. No speed limit with that lady, stable, fast edge to edge, I never had the impression, the 158 was hard to turn, charging groomers is fun and in deep fresh (I call 40cm deep ;)) it's pure fun, very good float. The fun declines in moguls though.
Is it good for tree riding? No idea, I never ride trees, so I don't know how a board needs to be to be good in trees. Hope, other members with a Flagship can comment on that point.
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