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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Upgrading board: Burton Custom?

I've been riding seriously for about 5 years now. I'm 5'6'', 130 lbs, size 8.5 boot, and I like to freeride (80% all-mountain/20% park), and I think my current board (Saloman Amp 149) has been good for that. I consider myself an intermediate/advanced rider, and I would like to upgrade to a nicer board. But I wouldn't mind something that complements what I currently have too. I live in SoCal, so I make day trips to the crappy local mountains, but I also make enough trips up to Tahoe, etc. every season. So I'd like a board that can work in all types of conditions.

So here's the scoop: I got a very good deal on a Burton Custom 151, but I'm not completely sure it's what I'm looking for. Do you guys think this could be the right board for me? What do you guys think about the length?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2008, 05:07 PM
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This would not be all that bad of a board for you, especially due to getting it for a good deal. You are going to notice a difference from your last board, but that happens whenever you buy a new board! The burton custom is a pretty good all around board, although it is not the best for rails. If you are mostly a freerider like you said I dont think you could go wrong with this burton. The length will be better than the 149 which is way to short for you, I am 5'10 and 160lbs and I ride a 153 for street/rails and a 155 in the park. The largest I would go for you would be something around the 153 mark. The larger the board you go the less agile it is but the faster it is, I find that most board sizes come down to a rider preference in the end. I hope this has helped.....let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers!!!!
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 06:57 PM
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Some great boards to check out would be the Ride Society, Capita Stairmaster, Lib Tech TRS, Gnu Riders Choice, K2 Darkstar. All these boards are built for your style of riding but all have their own styles of doing it. The ride society, stairmaster, Riders choice, and the Darkstar are all twin tip snowboards which allow you to beef up your tricks in and out of the park by being able to go either direction on your board equally as well. These boards put a little more emphasis on the park but can hold a clean edge on the groomers as well. The TRS and the Custom are both directional which means they ride better going forward than they do switch which puts more emphasis on all mountain riding. Good luck brother!! SierraSnowboard.com

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