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01-10-2011 09:55 PM
outlyr Yeah, black, metallic grey and green horizontal bars. I haven't noticed any toe or heel drag, but the Mala Vita's have a thick base pad and my angles help with that as well. I think you should be fine as long as you don't have bulky boots, no angle or minimal cushion underfoot. You should check out the 2010 Mala Vita's they would provide you with some additional clearance and the highbacks rule.
01-10-2011 09:40 PM
outlyr "Are you still having issues with the push you were getting?" I was getting the push on my V-rocker and I think it was partly due the physics of 'rocker' but mostly a result of my highbacks being out of position. I didn't adjust them to compensate for the +15, -15 angles of the binders. In my opinion rotating the highbacks so they are parallel to heel edge is critical. Their improper position also caused a hotspot on my calf. The problem that I have now is that I am unable to adjust the forward lean. Adjusting Mala Vita highbacks to compensate for +15,-15 angles renders the lean wedge ineffective, unless I'm doing something wrong. The wedge is much better on my new TT30's. I had the TT30's on my Ride DH before i cracked it up. The repacement will arrive on Friday, can't wait, I loved that board for the six hours that I rode it.
01-10-2011 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
Large Mala Vita's on the 2010 Burton Custom V-Rocker. (2009 or 2010) Ride Duece in size 11.
09/10 model was the one with the multi colored top sheet right? do u have any toe or heel drag at all? cus ur board is a 247mm waist width.. i wear size 11 and use large bindings as well... i just ordered a 08/09 burton custom and thats a ww of 249mm just wondering if im gna have toe n heel drag... thNKS
01-10-2011 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by Paradigm View Post
hey wassup bro.. out of curiosity.. can i ask what size bindings and boots your wear? and also what yr ur burton 156 is.. thanks
Large Mala Vita's on the 2010 Burton Custom V-Rocker. (2009 or 2010) Ride Duece in size 11.
01-10-2011 05:11 PM
Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
First post here. I am a beginner snowboarder with a fair amount of experience as a skier. I grew up skating and took to cambered rental boards very well. In the offseason I picked up a leftover Burton Custom V rocker (156cm)ICS and paired it with Mala Vita's. I waited all summer to bomb the hills with my new stick, went last week for the first time and got my ass handed to me. After shifting the bindings around three times I finally felt relatively comfortable on the thing. I finished the day strong and am confident that I will progress from a dreadful opening day. While there are things that I really like about rocker, such as not catching edges when transitioning from heelside to toeside and vice versa and spinning easily in turns, I must say that I don't feel as controlled at high speed as I do with soft cambered rental boards. So I have decided to add a stick to my quiver, much sooner than expected. I am a 6-1, 180 lbs, novice, goofy footed and I am looking for a cambered board with good pop for large ollies, park features and just a good all around board for the Poconos, occasional trips to Vermont and lots of Jersey corduroy. I'm considering a 159 Ride DH, 160 Rome Graft, 163 Supermodel and the longshot is a 159 Capita Travis Parker Texas snowboard. Please let me know of any other boards that I should check out and also bindings that I might want to pair with the above.
hey wassup bro.. out of curiosity.. can i ask what size bindings and boots your wear? and also what yr ur burton 156 is.. thanks
01-10-2011 02:34 PM
Hurricane I've got 2 Ride Antics from 2009 (158W and 162W) which still have the traditional camber,the 2011 Antic is now camber. I like camber for the high speed stability and quick response when turning. As for durability my Ride's have held up very well even taken in a lot of abuse in the woods and off piste riding, the slimewalls are TOUGH. Are you still having issues with the push you were getting? After getting new boots this year I mounted my bindings more centered (width wise) on the board and I started getting that push you described. I ended up mounting my binders with the bolt position off center slid back towards the heel of the binding as I used with my old boots and that "push" went away. Just a suggestion to try, I don't think I was centered over the width of the board and that caused my push.
01-09-2011 12:26 PM
thetraveler Rope Snowboards 155.

Rope is a v. local snow/skate/surf company, i.e. they sell stuff in my home town only (Belgrade, SERBIA, Europe) and this is their first year making snowboards (they made about about 75 boards in this their first series). The board looks/feels good and it was dirt cheap ($160).

I'd look for a last season's or even two seasons ago untouched board, preferably rocker since its intended for jibbing. If you can't find a "new" old board then look for a decent used board. I wouldn't pay more than about $150 for something you're going to destroy.
01-08-2011 04:51 PM
outlyr If you don't mind me asking, what board did you pick up for that?
01-08-2011 02:53 AM
Originally Posted by outlyr View Post
Is anyone aware of durability issues with Ride's and DH's specifically?
I've had my DH for 20 (on snow days). I'm seeing chips and scratches on the topsheet and cuts in the base but it doesn't come as a surprise given what I've been doing to it. I have decided to stop hitting jibs and rails with it, though - I have bought a very cheap new board especially for that.
01-07-2011 08:47 PM
outlyr The 2011 Ride DH is quite a board, got lots of compliments from the lift hands. As far as performance, she handled the ice well with little chatter and was stable if somewhat slow while bombing. The pop-rods performed as billed. The torsion was noticeably stiffer than my v-rocker and the board kept me up more than a few times. She also handled ten-footers well and landed surprisingly soft even when flat. However, with only an hour of daylight remaining I hit a small handrail kicker off the side and landed on my toes, I drifted toward the handrail and slammed into the plywood webbing separating the rail supports, heard a pop in my shoulder and took a good blast to my outer thigh. At first I thought I broke my collar bone, then after two more runs I narrowed it down to my shoulder and now that a few days have passed I think it's just a bone bruise and possibly a minor a/c separation. Thankfully no broken bones, but my DH didn't fare so well. On the following lift I noticed a two inch crease starting about a half inch in from the toe edge, six inches in from the nose. Dogfunk took it back no questions asked, it only cost me $6.99 in shipping. Unfortunately from what I've be reading, delamination is a fairly common problem with the DH. I'm wondering if I should have picked up a 160cm Rome Graft instead. Is anyone aware of durability issues with Ride's and DH's specifically? What about the Rome Graft?
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