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Old 12-09-2008, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a new snowboard but i'm having difficulty picking the right board. I've been boarding for about 11 years and all i like to do is chill out and carve down the mountain. I'm looking for a stiff board that will be fast, hold a good edge, and support all snow conditions. Right now i'm thinking about getting a ride or a salomon....any suggestions?
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I need a new snowboard but i'm having difficulty picking the right board. I've been boarding for about 11 years and all i like to do is chill out and carve down the mountain. I'm looking for a stiff board that will be fast, hold a good edge, and support all snow conditions. Right now i'm thinking about getting a ride or a salomon....any suggestions?
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Ride DH i hear is pretty good..

There are quite a few others as well, you can find more info about them just searching through the last few pages of this and the review forum...
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get anything with Tri-ax glass maybe even with carbon. The tri-ax is what makes a board stiff torsionaly. I love to carve and I cannot ride a standard Bi-ax board.

next question: Size Foot? (wide or standard width)

These two have quadrax which is even better.
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check out the Custom X. Only problem is the $700 price tag, but maybe you can find last seasons model for $400 or so. Burton calls it all mountain freestyle but don't believe it. Some guy in a forum said it should be designated "All style free mountain". Kills it everywhere and is faster than anything out there except a T6.
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Rome Anthem is another good option
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Old 12-09-2008, 01:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think a ride dh is a poor suggestion for a stiff board. i would steer clear of that if i were you.

rip it 11, you might want to take a look at the arbor boards - the "a frame" sounds like just what you need. also, i'm no big fan of burton boards but the custom x and t6 both sound like they'd be of interest to you.

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Suburban Blend- good looks on the tri-ax.. I was trying to figure out how to gauge torsional flex ...and my boots are 10 or 10.5 so i'm probably gonna shoot for a reg width... do u think i should move towards a wide board?

ya i'm steering away from burton b/c i demoed a couple of their boards and I wasn't getting good responsiveness from them...i was lookin into the never summer boards and they seemed fresh but i don't know if i can drop 6bills on a board....i also saw those arbor boards and it looks bombsauce but i'm a little skeptical about the wood durability and how it deals with chop... know anyone who rides an arbor? oh ya my price range is 350-450
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Suburban Blend- good looks on the tri-ax.. I was trying to figure out how to gauge torsional flex ...and my boots are 10 or 10.5 so i'm probably gonna shoot for a reg width... do u think i should move towards a wide board?

ya i'm steering away from burton b/c i demoed a couple of their boards and I wasn't getting good responsiveness from them...i was lookin into the never summer boards and they seemed fresh but i don't know if i can drop 6bills on a board....i also saw those arbor boards and it looks bombsauce but i'm a little skeptical about the wood durability and how it deals with chop... know anyone who rides an arbor? oh ya my price range is 350-450
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