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Old 12-12-2008, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I pretty much have it down to:
Rossi Alias - $185

Capita Stairmaster - $230

Atomic Hatchet - $190

Any opinions on which is a better board to start on as a beginner for all-mountain?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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stairmaster probably isent your best bet for all mountain stuff.

dont know anything about the other two. but the stairmaster is def a park/rail board.
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Thanks wolf and sick, that's some good info. Another option is the Rome Agent. I didn't put it up there initially because of it's price, but I just saw one on ebay, an 07/08 for $200.
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the agents are sick. romes got really good quality. i like them alot. id choose that over any of those other boards. but im a big rome fan, and dont know any of those other boards but the stairmaster.
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Rome Agent.

Never heard a bad word about them so it should be a safe bet.
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the only thing with the agent i found, it's a little small for me. I'm 5'11 and right now probably about 175. I can stand to lose 10 pounds, which i'm working on right now. But the board I found on ebay is a 152. too small?

I've read really good things about the Alias and the Hatchet also, so it's hard to choose.
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I love Atomic, but I also love Rome and the Agent is a kick ass board. Of the two, the Agent in my opinion is more board. It will also be better at speed than the Hatchet. If you can get it in the lenght you need (per other thread) then I would seriously think about that board. In either case, a pair of Rome 390 bindings would serve you very well...
best bindings on the market this year by far. but pricey.
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Rome Agent.

Never heard a bad word about them so it should be a safe bet.
Didn't BA rip on the one he test drove in his review thread?
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best bindings on the market this year by far. but pricey.
Best MID FLEX bindings. I wouldn't trade my Arsenals for them. They were a tiny bit too soft for me.
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the only thing with the agent i found, it's a little small for me. I'm 5'11 and right now probably about 175. I can stand to lose 10 pounds, which i'm working on right now. But the board I found on ebay is a 152. too small?

I've read really good things about the Alias and the Hatchet also, so it's hard to choose.
there was some kid who posted a thread about being two hundred some pounds and riding a 152 or something like that i think.

i think this question comes down to what your gonna ride more. park and rails? go shorter. more on the all mountain side/back country go bigger.
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