Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Freeride snowboard Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
02-03-2014 12:10 PM
poutanen To help the nose come up in powder, I like boards with the RCR or camber with "early rise nose" type shape. The Burton Landlord comes to mind. Can you demo one out there?

I still like mild camber under my feet, but the early rise nose really helps ease the pressure on your back foot, making for a fun ride. Also look for boards with taper and a good amount of setback.

If you're willing to spend more, a Prior Khyber may be a suitable board. Khyber Snowboard Model From Prior Snowboards | Powder Snowboard | Whistler BC Canada
02-03-2014 10:22 AM
TonyMoscow
Quote:
Originally Posted by vajohn View Post
Actually, Highlife looks like an awesome board. Might have to try one of those myself if I find a good deal. But 26.9 width on 11.5 boots is going to be a boat..which might be ok for powder but probably not best choice in size if you are looking for a quiver killer. My size 12 boot's footprint is closer to 11 on some other boots...I would go for the 167 myself.
I can t find 167 and this is problem only latest one 168W. I buy this board for powder,freeride mb some trees but i need to try. For slopes, parks, rails, some powder(20cm) I have Agent 156 and Aftermath 158 and this is perfect choose for me.
02-03-2014 10:15 AM
vajohn Actually, Highlife looks like an awesome board. Might have to try one of those myself if I find a good deal. But 26.9 width on 11.5 boots is going to be a boat..which might be ok for powder but probably not best choice in size if you are looking for a quiver killer. My size 12 boot's footprint is closer to 11 on some other boots...I would go for the 167 myself.
02-03-2014 09:48 AM
TonyMoscow
Quote:
Originally Posted by neni View Post
Ah, ok. I didnít get your last post correctly then, sorry, thought you're still looking for another board. Have fun with the Highlife, hope you'll like it
I've used the Ride Farah (comparable shape) in some fresh (nothing deep, only about 20cm) and preferred to have the bindings set back to hind inserts. Could help with the Highlife as well.
Thanks. I hope)) I will try different stance but I think that 168W must be perfect for me. If no that will be bad
02-03-2014 09:12 AM
neni
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyMoscow View Post
I find good price for Ride H UL for 168W and Berzerker and I decide that i will buy Ride H UL. I think about jones and Rossy but this is too expensive for me now. So I try to Ride on Ride)) If this will be not cool I sale him. I think that with 168W i haven t problem in Deep pow. With Custom X 160 I have problem but that was camber. For trees I try Burton Aftermath
Ah, ok. I didnít get your last post correctly then, sorry, thought you're still looking for another board. Have fun with the Highlife, hope you'll like it
I've used the Ride Farah (comparable shape) in some fresh (nothing deep, only about 20cm) and preferred to have the bindings set back to hind inserts. Could help with the Highlife as well.
02-03-2014 08:25 AM
vajohn If you want something that is going to perform great in powder, then go ahead and get a powder board. Jones Hovercraft, Charlie Slasher, Nitro Slash, Saloman Sickstick, K2 Peace Keeper, Burton Fish...etc. The boards mentioned above will be a little better in powder than the camber x, but not as nice as one of these powder-specific decks.

Custom x is an excellent board for certain conditions, but, as you have discovered, not great for deep powder. I don't find it to be bad for tree runs unless the powder is very deep. In that case you really want a powder board anyway.
02-03-2014 07:46 AM
TonyMoscow
Quote:
Originally Posted by neni View Post
For this, I'd look at the Jones Flagship. I love it for the deep days. It's pretty stiff, stable at all speeds, very responsive. So much fun to point it down and just enjoy big wide lines.
Just to say: if you look at shape descriptions, rocker nose is not equal to rocker nose... For example, the Highlife has a rockered nose, yes, but it's only mellow, rises a good stretch after (going the direction of the tip) the last insert, whereas with the Flagship, the rocker already rises right after the last insert. You've a huge nose that will give you great float in deep pow. To keep the nose atop the snow is key if you don't want to spend the day leaning on your back foot on deep days

A comparable board would be the Rossi XV (if you like stiff boards... stiffer nose but softer tail than the Flagship, incredible magnetraction - if you like that). Or a bit more forgiving (not such stiff planks as the XV or Flagship): Voelkl Selecta or Burton Landlord.
I find good price for Ride H UL for 168W and Berzerker and I decide that i will buy Ride H UL. I think about jones and Rossy but this is too expensive for me now. So I try to Ride on Ride)) If this will be not cool I sale him. I think that with 168W i haven t problem in Deep pow. With Custom X 160 I have problem but that was camber. For trees I try Burton Aftermath
02-03-2014 06:26 AM
neni
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyMoscow View Post
I decide buy Highlife Ul. So now I have 2 boards Rome Agent 156 and this board has 8 (stiff) for park and some times ago I rode on Agent in POW but I was broken edge. And I have 158 Burton Aftermath for park jims rails. So I look snowboard for big mountain with big lines, drops, deep pow. In trees I thinks will be use Burton Aftermath 158 I thinks it will be easy.
For this, I'd look at the Jones Flagship. I love it for the deep days. It's pretty stiff, stable at all speeds, very responsive. So much fun to point it down and just enjoy big wide lines.
Just to say: if you look at shape descriptions, rocker nose is not equal to rocker nose... For example, the Highlife has a rockered nose, yes, but it's only mellow, rises a good stretch after (going the direction of the tip) the last insert, whereas with the Flagship, the rocker already rises right after the last insert. You've a huge nose that will give you great float in deep pow. To keep the nose atop the snow is key if you don't want to spend the day leaning on your back foot on deep days

A comparable board would be the Rossi XV (if you like stiff boards... stiffer nose but softer tail than the Flagship, incredible magnetraction - if you like that). Or a bit more forgiving (not such stiff planks as the XV or Flagship): Voelkl Selecta or Burton Landlord.
02-03-2014 05:51 AM
TonyMoscow
Quote:
Originally Posted by neni View Post
The Highlife is a pretty aggressive board, great to charge, stable at speed, fun to carve, but it's pretty stiff = it won't be fun in moguls (imagine to ride a ironing board through bumps). Don't know the other two.

Give as much info as possible what you expect from the board, what you're going to use it for and the typw of rider you are.
Will you use it only for pow/trees? How deep pow? How do you ride? Fast n aggressive? Playfully? Cruising? Hit natural jumps? Ride switch? Will the board be your specific pow/tree board only or do you intend to use it on groomers/park/... as well? If also on groomers, what conditions? Mogul runs? Hardpack? Ice?
The more specific you describe what you expect from the board, and what you liked and disliked in boards you had so far, the better the recommendations on models and sizes you're going to get
Size is always a trade off between float/stability and agility. You're into riding deep pow in open terrain, straightline, high speed -> go bigger. Riding narrow terrain, quick turns, need for agility -> go smaller
I decide buy Highlife Ul. So now I have 2 boards Rome Agent 156 and this board has 8 (stiff) for park and some times ago I rode on Agent in POW but I was broken edge. And I have 158 Burton Aftermath for park jims rails. So I look snowboard for big mountain with big lines, drops, deep pow. In trees I thinks will be use Burton Aftermath 158 I thinks it will be easy.
02-03-2014 05:30 AM
neni The Highlife is a pretty aggressive board, great to charge, stable at speed, fun to carve, but it's pretty stiff = it won't be fun in moguls (imagine to ride a ironing board through bumps). Don't know the other two.

Give as much info as possible what you expect from the board, what you're going to use it for and the typw of rider you are.
Will you use it only for pow/trees? How deep pow? How do you ride? Fast n aggressive? Playfully? Cruising? Hit natural jumps? Ride switch? Will the board be your specific pow/tree board only or do you intend to use it on groomers/park/... as well? If also on groomers, what conditions? Mogul runs? Hardpack? Ice?
The more specific you describe what you expect from the board, and what you liked and disliked in boards you had so far, the better the recommendations on models and sizes you're going to get
Size is always a trade off between float/stability and agility. You're into riding deep pow in open terrain, straightline, high speed -> go bigger. Riding narrow terrain, quick turns, need for agility -> go smaller
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome