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01-28-2014 04:29 PM
baldylox
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Originally Posted by rawlpluks View Post
Been there, done all of that but it some years ago
"Skidded carves", is they when you angle/push the end of the board to turn?
I must admit it happens some times for me but mostly if I am unfocused/watching girls...errr.....the kids
You can tell by your tracks in the snow. Everyone skids sometimes. Not all conditions are good for carving. You certainly can't carve well through powder, chop, corn, moguls, trees.

01-28-2014 04:18 PM
rawlpluks
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Originally Posted by nsrider121 View Post
the Landlord could work well
Heres a quick rundown on the landlord. 2014 Burton Landlord Snowboard Review - The-House.com - YouTube
Well, I just found a review on EVo that could have been written by me
Burton Family Tree Landlord Snowboard 2014 | evo

Seem like I have to consider yet another board...sigh.
01-28-2014 04:12 PM
rawlpluks
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Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
doing skidded carves and your technique/edge control is not very good. Stiff board + noob = scorpion, butterfly, cartwheel, broken ribs.
Been there, done all of that but it some years ago
"Skidded carves", is they when you angle/push the end of the board to turn?
I must admit it happens some times for me but mostly if I am unfocused/watching girls...errr.....the kids
01-28-2014 04:12 PM
nsrider121 I agree, but there are a ton of boards on the market that perform great on and off piste.

There's nothing worse than taking out a cambered board on a pow day. The hand stands can be pretty fun, but I'm usually bummed.

I dont know the mountain the OP rides, but I'm assuming they get at least a few pow days a year.

Again, this is all just my personal opinion. There are lots of people who would choose cambered boards all day, but I think most of us can benefit from the new tech on the market.
01-28-2014 04:09 PM
baldylox
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Originally Posted by rawlpluks View Post
Boots-wise my wife just gave me the Burton Imperial (11 1/2) boots for christmas. I am yet to use em, likely next week.
The Custom X looks amazing, but I am having doubts as to if it would be too advanced for me. A little intimidated perhaps as the last sales person I spoke to also seemed almost in awe of it
If you are in fact carving, no board will ever be too advanced for you. Very stiff boards will bite if you are doing skidded carves and your technique/edge control is not very good. Stiff board + noob = scorpion, butterfly, cartwheel, broken ribs.
01-28-2014 04:08 PM
rawlpluks
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
With size 12 boots, I would suggest that yes, you should be considering a Wide board.

With that as your first given, do you have any chance of being able to Demo anything?

With all of the advice you might get here, there is no better way to find out what is best for you than to demo as many boards as you can. It really doesn't matter what brand you demo, what is most important is to demo the different profiles and find out what you like best. Almost every brand out there has some version of the various profiles.

Given that you are leaning towards Burton, I think you have a great chance of finding a demo day somewhere.

Good luck
Thank you.
Well, I will be in Wagrain, Austria next week. I will likely go rental, unless someone here can help me finalize what to get beforehand. Depending on the choices there, I can off course try different types and give up a few days of riding but I would like to get my own board before leaving
01-28-2014 04:06 PM
baldylox You don't buy a board for what you want to do. You buy it for what you actually do. I'd love to need a 176 swallowtail, but I don't.
01-28-2014 04:05 PM
Oldman With size 12 boots, I would suggest that yes, you should be considering a Wide board.

With that as your first given, do you have any chance of being able to Demo anything?

With all of the advice you might get here, there is no better way to find out what is best for you than to demo as many boards as you can. It really doesn't matter what brand you demo, what is most important is to demo the different profiles and find out what you like best. Almost every brand out there has some version of the various profiles.

Given that you are leaning towards Burton, I think you have a great chance of finding a demo day somewhere.

Good luck
01-28-2014 04:01 PM
nsrider121
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Originally Posted by baldylox View Post
I am the same weight.

You should be on a regular cambered snowboard. Med-Stiffer flex and damp. Probably something around 164cm. Of the boards you mentioned, I'd pick the Custom X.


You may also want to look into an all-mountain alpine board with hard boots. They are much easier to find/demo in Europe. I just made that move. It is a lot of fun. Carves are much more powerful.
My only gripe with this advice is that it seems like quite a large jump from rentals. But if you truly are a strong carver with great technique there would be nothing wrong with it.

Also, in my opinion, cambered boards just arnt nearly as fun or easy to ride in powder. I know you dont ride a lot of it, but its nice to have a board that comfortable in multiple terrain types.

I'm probably being a bit biased because its the only Burton board I'd like to try, and top 5 of any board on the market that id like to try, but the Landlord could work well, especially if you want to take it on a heli trip.

Heres a quick rundown on the landlord. 2014 Burton Landlord Snowboard Review - The-House.com - YouTube
01-28-2014 03:59 PM
Riley212 A non burton board that i can solidly recommend:
K2 turbo dream 164W, really smooth on hard pack and trails, great float in powder. Easy turn initiation. Not a ton of pop but just really easy on jumps. Carves very well for a revers camber/flat board.
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