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Old 07-20-2009, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride DH2 vs. Gnu Rider's Choice BTX vs. Rome Agent

I ride park 50% and cruise groomed and off piste 50%. I ride a custom x 160 and I'm 5'11" 165, so that board is too long and too stiff for me. I want a 155 mid flex board. Which do you think I would like best? Definitely want reverse camber.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride park 50% and cruise groomed and off piste 50%. I ride a custom x 160 and I'm 5'11" 165, so that board is too long and too stiff for me. I want a 155 mid flex board. Which do you think I would like best? Definitely want reverse camber.
Af far as GNU is concerned the RC BTX is pretty stiff. Won't be to different from what you have now flex wise. I would go with the GNU Carbon High Beam which is now BTX (damn you GNU after I just bought one this past season). I have also seen it referred to as the "carbon Credit." That would be a sweet board!
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah the Riders Choice is definitely not that soft... similar to your Custom-X. The rome agent and ride dh are similar boards - all the people i know with either love them.
If you get a BTX board (I ride a GNU Street BTX 157... basically a skate banana) just remember that it rides in pow like a longer board, but turns on packed like a shorter board.
ie: a 156 BTX will ride pow like a 159 regular board, and feel like a 153 regular board in the park.

and support independent snowboard companies, not ski companies that own a snowboard division.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah the Riders Choice is definitely not that soft... similar to your Custom-X. The rome agent and ride dh are similar boards - all the people i know with either love them.
If you get a BTX board (I ride a GNU Street BTX 157... basically a skate banana) just remember that it rides in pow like a longer board, but turns on packed like a shorter board.
ie: a 156 BTX will ride pow like a 159 regular board, and feel like a 153 regular board in the park.

and support independent snowboard companies, not ski companies that own a snowboard division.
dont hate on ski company's. they make some of the best shit and have many years experience in the snow world. some may end up being a pile of yak shit but depending on the company you can get a great board.

as for the boards i would look into the rome pusher 1985. basically a reverse camber agent and should definitely serve its purpose as a park board that rides everywhere like a park. it wont be noodle soft but certainly not stiff. my friends agent has a nice smooth flex pattern and eases into presses well. i dont know about the ride dh other than its suppose to blast off like apollo 11.
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I don't mean to hate on ski companies, rather just to support snowboard companies.
The Rome pusher 1985 would be a pretty sweet choice!
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I don't mean to hate on ski companies, rather just to support snowboard companies.
The Rome pusher 1985 would be a pretty sweet choice!
I'll buy a K2 before I buy a Burton, any day of the week.
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I don't mean to hate on ski companies, rather just to support snowboard companies.
The Rome pusher 1985 would be a pretty sweet choice!
haha yeah i understand.. im looking into a stepchild cause they seem like a great company and i hear good things about their boards. but k2 ride so well and its always a solid choice. and as for booty818 take the advice and get the pusher 85 if you have any thoughts towards the agent!
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I'll buy a K2 before I buy a Burton, any day of the week.
Agreed!!!!!
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