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01-09-2014 08:05 AM
blockay
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Originally Posted by predtldrider View Post
Awesome, thanks! I'm thinking the One Magtek may be the board for me. Believe I'll stay with the rear-entry style bindings, and thinking of the
Flow NX2-AT bindings, any comments or suggestions?
I'm not familiar with too many bindings. Just make sure they are stiff, the board is not playful at all like I said. Its for carving and bombing down the hill
01-08-2014 10:42 PM
predtldrider Awesome, thanks! I'm thinking the One Magtek may be the board for me. Believe I'll stay with the rear-entry style bindings, and thinking of the
Flow NX2-AT bindings, any comments or suggestions?
01-07-2014 11:17 AM
blockay
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Originally Posted by predtldrider View Post
So still haven't pulled the trigger, and have given up on making a demo just too hard logistically. I'm leaning towards a hybrid and considered the Burton Custom Flying V but prefer other bindings, looked at the K2 Raygun then saw the Rossignol One Magtek might be the better board. Any opinions?
I have a rossignol one magtek and I can say that you will not be disappointed! Its not a very playful board but if you like cruising down the hill making precise cuts this is the board for you, not to mention its amazing in ice
01-01-2014 05:03 PM
predtldrider
One Magtek

So still haven't pulled the trigger, and have given up on making a demo just too hard logistically. I'm leaning towards a hybrid and considered the Burton Custom Flying V but prefer other bindings, looked at the K2 Raygun then saw the Rossignol One Magtek might be the better board. Any opinions?
01-19-2013 02:09 PM
NorthCoastRider Hybrid. After years on full camber boards I bought a camber/ rocker/ camber board, I'm totally stoked on it. It really does ride like a rocker board with great edge control. Its playful AND precise.
The custom flying V would be a good choice.
01-19-2013 01:41 PM
predtldrider Again thanks. We appear to be very similar in approach to this and hearing your experience with the more rocker style board is giving me more confidence in that direction. I have some homework to do! Again thanks to all for the great info, very much appreciated.
01-12-2013 07:13 PM
SGoldwin A little step in another direction. I am at your age and have a similar riding background. Until last year I stayed as far away from the park as I could - old and frightened

But when riding with my sons I had to try the park and it wasn't fun just to ride through it without testing. But my old board (Custom X) was to long and to stiff for the park.

So for this year a bought a Salomon Drift Rocker with Salomon Rhythm bindings. So much fun, both in the park and outside. It isn't a board for high speed but it has all other fun stuff: Easy to press, easy to turn, superlight combo which helps me to make 180/360.

Since I like to try new thing and develop my skills this was a step in right direction and I believe that this has made me a better boarder all over the mountain.

And now I can ride with my sons and push their and mine skills.
01-11-2013 09:17 PM
predtldrider Wow everybody thanks. Lots of great information. Yea I do want to try a demo-day and have made some inquiries just havent found one that works. I'm about 4-5 hours from the slopes so a bit of a production to get up there but I agree, makes alot of sense to ride before buying.

What you guys posted helps alot and gives me some great direction and something to chew on! I made an inquiry with Burton given what I have now and a Custom Cambered or Custom Flying V was recommended, sized down to a 160, which totally coincides with much of what was said here!

Again, thanks very much everything is greatly appreciated.
01-08-2013 07:30 PM
Oldman My first "ride" was a fully cambered Elan Aragon which was a bit of a plank, but I am grateful for having learned on a cambered deck. Learning on a cambered deck I believe you develop much better technique which will remain with you for the rest of your riding days.

Since then I have acquired a Rossignol One Magtek which is slightly cambered between the feet and rockered out at the tips. I also have a Lib Tech Lando which is rockered between the feet and cambered under your feet. ( both of these decks have Magnatraction, but of differing degrees: more aggressive on the Rossi, less so on the Lando.)

I have retired the Elan, but LOVE riding both the Rossi & the Lando. They both offer a very different ride, both are great for the type of riding you are into.

As Lamp has recommended, hit a demo day and ride'em, all of them, and see which one pushes your buttons. There is a noticeable difference in how the different profiles ride and only you can decide which one feels the best to you. Reading about boards is one thing, riding the real deal will provide you with the feedback you need to select the deck that is best for you. Good Luck !!!!!!!!
01-08-2013 06:01 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by predtldrider View Post
Hello! First post;

Iím just hoping for a little direction on the type of new snowboard to get. I am 46 years old physically fit 5í11Ē about 195 size 10.5 shoes. I snow-skied for about 20 years and have boarded for about 5 plus (Iíll never ski again, love boarding). 7 to 10 full days on the slopes is a pretty good year for me though I always try for more. I rented for several years and since the past couple years now own a 1999 Burton Custom 64 with Flow bindings which I bought as a prior rental board and consider myself a competent but basic intermediate all-mountain rider. I ride in Nor Cal in the Sierraís primarily; Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch, Soda Springs, Tahoe-Donner, Sugar Bowl, and Mt Rose. I predominantly ride the groomed runs from single diamond to blues (avoid double blacks) and particularly enjoy several inches of fresh powder atop a groomed run. I run at moderate speed, and hit the parks every so often for the smaller jumps and occasionally try the features (usually not very well) though I am truly just a visitor in the park. I do plan to expand my park abilities ever so slightly but I have no interest in becoming a freestyle rider. Iím not looking to develop my abilities exponentially other than to simply improve with time and possibly consider slightly deeper powder (though I donít ever see myself much off the established runs) I am primarily interested in a comfortable set-up yet have no interest in a ďbeginnerĒ board. My plan is to get a new set-up (board, boots and bindings) knowing it may probably be my last and likely be with me for the next 15 plus years I plan to continue this sport. I will probably go for another Flow type of binding as I truly enjoy the easy in feature.

I am comfortable and happy with my current board (which I understand is a traditional camber board) and currently donít worry about catching an edge and would like to keep it that way. Iíve learned of the hybrid boards and am considering one though I have more to learn about them and am not interested in a board that is unstable at speeds. My research so far seems to indicate that my type of riding may be best suited for another camber board though I have no reservations switching to another type if Iím convinced it would be suitable. So, I would greatly appreciate any direction on the type/types of board I should consider, and subsequently appropriate model/models. Also, if a camber board such as the Custom would be a consideration what more/different could I expect from a current model compared to my 1999?

I have searched the forum and learned alot and plan to continue, though I've found the majority of the posts lean towards a brand or model of board and I'm just hoping for some clearer direction on a type first (camber, hybrid camber, hybrid rocker, etc) then building from there.

I know there's a lot of information here and I appreciate any advice and direction available. Thanks very much in advance.

Your riding sounds similar to mine..before powder. I absolutely LOVE my Arbor A-Frame. a camber board that is the closest thing to an alpine one with soft boots, but agile and able to ride powder too. Amazing for carving. And my new JJ Hovercraft. Rocker, camber rocker. SO easy, so floaty in the powder, so big and yet so agile. Love both in different days. Both under a pair of K2 Cinch CTX (rear entry) bindings. Check the reviews for both here:

http://thegoodride
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