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|02-02-2014 10:19 PM|
I agree with not getting anything banana or C2 or RC or any of that. "It's easier" is just a lie and you probably learned on camber anyway. RCR aka CamRock, which is similar to camber but has rockered tips/tail, is also my recommendation. I have a few rocker boards and a C2 BTX TRS and after getting a magtek rossi board, it made me wonder why all those other camber profiles exist.
I'm definitely not the most experienced rider around here but based on my progression I honestly believe you catch FEWER edges with traditional camber or camrock. It holds better and does what you tell it. Bananas get squirrelly, and unless it's your first day, you catch edges when you're not in control, not when the board hooks up.
Park is probably a different story but I don't think you're riding that anyway from the sounds of it.
Somewhere along the way everyone got this idea that everyone needs a skate banana and I have no clue why that meme caught on.
Edit: Hah ok I missed the last post, sounds like you ended up with another banana and loved it. Shows what I know!
|02-02-2014 09:43 PM|
I spent a day and a half on the 159 gnu carbon credit and I can't say enough about how awesome this board is. I received a few tips from some experienced riders I was with and made a few technique changes to go along with this board. Pure awesomeness.
Thank you all for the suggestions and tips. I'm sure the arbor would have been awesome as well but the price point of the gnu won this race.
|02-02-2014 08:01 PM|
|Oldman||A number of solid suggestions here, but if there is one general trend, seriously consider a board that has a RCR profile. Stability, with a greatly reduced chance of hooking an edge. Those of us moving towards our "golden" years need such advantages.|
|02-02-2014 02:08 PM|
I Ride the arbor formula 161, similar to the Coda, Just Lower end entry level board. it is very forgiving, but out here in the ice coast, the griptech side cuts, really help me hold on the hard pack and ice. I have similar stats 5'11 215 lbs and size 10 boots.
I try to chase my 10 YO down the slopes, but he is too fast for me but my 7 YO is slower so i split the difference.
If the coda is anything like the formula then you will be happy with it
|02-02-2014 01:51 PM|
|wrathfuldeity||If you are feeling it at 42...wait til your 55...and you are sucking air trying to keep up with the kids. I reached a stage, that I probably won't physically be able to be more aggressive...so heading more in the direction of quality lines over quantity and quality over aggressiveness...but still the point is to have fun....last year bought a billy goat split...and it tends to kick my ass...but still leaning a progressing with it and its fun and I will continue to ride because its fun...though might not be able to fully capitalize on its abilities. But yes do get a lesson...another suggestion is a Gnu Rider's choice in the right size....they are fun, forgiving, lots of control capacity and dialed back a tad from the likes of the billy goat.|
|02-01-2014 03:25 PM|
|Truck240||If you like magne-traction then you could consider a Rossignol Templar Magtek. I am an older guy and am a fan of the newer Rossignol snowboards. The rocker in the nose & tail make the boards very forgiving. I ride a Krypto and have no fear of catching an edge. I have ridden old school camber and faced slammed my fair share of times.|
|02-01-2014 01:43 AM|
So I'm borrowing my friends gnu carbon credit 159 with cartels tomorrow. I'm hoping this works since I'm able to try before I buy.
Thank you all for your input. If this does not work I'm going to try and demo a coda
|01-27-2014 09:16 PM|
If your getting a bit older and feel Like cruising a little more then the K2 raygun or slayblade would be good!
I would not get a full rocker as this would be more work for your legs!
try maybe these new boards that have a little rocker in the nose and tail K2 fastplant or Ride buckwild.
Forgiving rocker tech but a stiffer core for easier lazy turns and carves.
Give your self a longer board for more edge to play with maybe to 160?
The libtech bannana boards are "heavy" I hated it when I tried one and I was 24 when I tried it and I was tired riding that thing all day!
|01-27-2014 07:15 PM|
|scotty100||Decent price and the right size for your weight. Go for it|
|01-27-2014 07:07 PM|
|Riggidy||I found a new arbor coda 162 for $375 plus tax. Thoughts?|
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