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Old 02-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #2981 (permalink)
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I think you did awesome even though I have no credentials to judge. Other than the fact however, that your review answered my major concern about forgiveness to sloppy riding. I guess it's down to a choice of getting a less forgiving board and upping my skill level to compensate or going middle ground with something better than the piece of junk I'm on but more suited to an intermediate rider, which is what I consider myself.

Thanks a ton for taking the time to post that, I really do appreciate it.
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Hey Trap, no problem. Happy to help
One thing I forgot to mention. At first I was tryin n riding in size 11 boots. I have really wide feet. Since going with the 10.5 32's I have now, and riding a few regular width boards, I've learned I didn't NEED a wide board. (...Thank u REI!)

You with your "Wookie" size 12's, Do need a wide deck. Some of the "Harder to ride" aspects I spoke of, might not b quite as tough for you, especially since you already have experience riding under your belt. Just something else to consider.
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Hey Trap, no problem. Happy to help
You with your "Wookie" size 12's, Do need a wide deck. Some of the "Harder to ride" aspects I spoke of, might not b quite as tough for you, especially since you already have experience riding under your belt. Just something else to consider.
Good point on that last sentence. BTW, it's a size 15, not 12.

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I think you did awesome even though I have no credentials to judge. Other than the fact however, that your review answered my major concern about forgiveness to sloppy riding. I guess it's down to a choice of getting a less forgiving board and upping my skill level to compensate or going middle ground with something better than the piece of junk I'm on but more suited to an intermediate rider, which is what I consider myself.

Thanks a ton for taking the time to post that, I really do appreciate it.
The Legacy is pretty forgiving. It's saved my ass countless times. I imagine Heritage would be similar due to the RC profile.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #2985 (permalink)
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Size 12's dont necessarily need a wide deck, depending on your stance,

I have solomon f20's and ride a NS 158 SL with 2011-12 Flow Nxt Frx bindings. @ 18f -12 rear, I dont need anything wider.

The f20's are reduced foot print boots though.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #2986 (permalink)
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The Legacy is pretty forgiving. It's saved my ass countless times. I imagine Heritage would be similar due to the RC profile.
At this point I've pretty much narrowed it either the Heritage or Legacy in the 166, but I am strongly considering the Arbor in 167. There are little pluses and minuses to each from what I can tell, and really price is only playing a small role at this point because they are all pretty close.

What I don't want is to "outgrow" (meaning with my ability) my next board too quickly. I did that with this one I have, but then again I always planned on it being that way. This next board I hopefully will get quite a few years out of.

Wiresport suggested an Arbor A-Frame in 170 (regular width board) but after my initial research on that I'm concerned that one might be too far beyond my current skill level.

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...Wiresport suggested an Arbor A-Frame in 170 (regular width board) but after my initial research on that I'm concerned that one might be too far beyond my current skill level.
Well, unlike me, you can already ride. Have been riding. I dont recall what board you have now or it's camber/profile. If you've been riding rockers or hybrids already, I've read a few posts from people that did'nt like cambered decks. (...of course I've also read the reverse too!)

Ultimately, if you've never ridden one b4, it's hard to say how you'll like it. Anybody got a cambered stick u can try out? If you're ever out @ PK you can take a run r two on mine. (...of corse u break it u bought it!).
Seriously, I'm gonna b there this weekend for sure.
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Well, unlike me, you can already ride. Have been riding. I dont recall what board you have now or it's camber/profile. If you've been riding rockers or hybrids already, I've read a few posts from people that did'nt like cambered decks. (...of course I've also read the reverse too!)

Ultimately, if you've never ridden one b4, it's hard to say how you'll like it. Anybody got a cambered stick u can try out? If you're ever out @ PK you can take a run r two on mine. (...of corse u break it u bought it!).
Seriously, I'm gonna b there this weekend for sure.
Burton Bullet right now, rocker throughout. Was good learning on but specifically looking for something different now. If I get a chance, I might take you up on that offer.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I really hate to derail a thread but it really helped me.

In Michigan-specific news, looks like a quite a bit of heavy wet snow coming our way tonight and tomorrow.
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Personally, I see this as less a thread and more of a community within a community so things like this aren't a derailment.
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At this point I've pretty much narrowed it either the Heritage or Legacy in the 166, but I am strongly considering the Arbor in 167. There are little pluses and minuses to each from what I can tell, and really price is only playing a small role at this point because they are all pretty close.

What I don't want is to "outgrow" (meaning with my ability) my next board too quickly. I did that with this one I have, but then again I always planned on it being that way. This next board I hopefully will get quite a few years out of.

Wiresport suggested an Arbor A-Frame in 170 (regular width board) but after my initial research on that I'm concerned that one might be too far beyond my current skill level.
If you want to grow into something over several years I"d say stretch to the Arbor, what the hell. (no familiarity with that specific board).
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