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03-30-2014 11:32 PM
extra0 definitely put on a storage layer of wax. Only leaving the factory wax on there will probably turn white (oxidize) by next season.

next season, just scrape the storage layer off and ride...no need to rewax
03-26-2014 01:00 AM
Kander29 I just ordered a new CTX Smokin Superpark in 156!
The boys at backcountry hooked it up. I got a deal for $259!!! Wooohooo what a deal, 50% off. Pretty sure they have one left if anybody wants it. You have to let them know that the 20% off outlet coupon doesn't work. This coupon is on their site but wouldn't work for me whenever I put it in. The guy just had me send a screen shot and gave me an extra 20% off of an already 30% off deal.

In any case I probably wont be able to ride it this season but man does it give me something to look forward to.

One last question before I head out. Should I put on a fat coat of wax when storing the board until the next season? Or will the factory waxing be good enough to last?

Thanks guys!
03-20-2014 12:09 PM
Kander29
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Rode traditional cam for years and continue to do so, went to skate banana for 1/2 season...bad for several reasons then to c2btx billy goat...also demo'd next years c3btx jaimie lynn. I frequently switch from full camber stiff twin to c2btx...different rides for different conditions...but both very ridable and easy to switch back and forth depending on conditions and desires...takes about 1/2 run to adjust.

I've ridden full mag and .5/mellow mag either works, but just weather you want the feel of definite control or the hang on to your seat of the pants control/livin on the edge control. On full mag you can feel the drag with full on carving vs mellow mag...don't feel the drag and really don't notice the mag grip...its there but not til you're at the edge of losing it...it engages...if that makes sense. However full mag works if your riding more tranverse lines and mellow mag works better if you are generally pointing within 45 degrees of the fall line.

Forget abt the full rocker...mag, no mag or half mag

cam vs c2 vs c3...I like cam and c2. The c3 is like splitting hairs between...for me it was meh...not really poppy/lively ...I'll just stay with full cam.

From what it sounds, if I were you, I'd go with Gnu Rider's Choice 154.5 for your heft and being on the wrong coast...the RC doesn't do anything specific well (except the feeling of "being in control") but does abit of everything well. Thus at your experience its a good board to expand and progress on till you get to a level of specific interest/skills and start to collect a quiver of specific boards.

just my .02
Awesome advice man.

Definitely considering the RC now. My only concern about it was the asymmetry. I don't want it to stunt my progression. I'll check out the reviews on it. I'm definitely leaning towards full camber because I like to ride traverse but I also need to start pointing more towards the fall line. In any case thanks alot. I am curious if there are any other libs or gnus similar to the rc without the asymmetry?
03-20-2014 08:22 AM
blackbeard I recently picked up a Rossi One Mag and love it. Grip on ice is excellent and it is easy to maneuver.
03-20-2014 08:02 AM
ekb18c Being in the ice coast myself, I think you will be fine with anything that has magnatraction.

As a side note, I just tried the burton nug flying v for resort riding in NY and it's pretty damm fun and rides pretty good.
03-20-2014 05:37 AM
wrathfuldeity Rode traditional cam for years and continue to do so, went to skate banana for 1/2 season...bad for several reasons then to c2btx billy goat...also demo'd next years c3btx jaimie lynn. I frequently switch from full camber stiff twin to c2btx...different rides for different conditions...but both very ridable and easy to switch back and forth depending on conditions and desires...takes about 1/2 run to adjust.

I've ridden full mag and .5/mellow mag either works, but just weather you want the feel of definite control or the hang on to your seat of the pants control/livin on the edge control. On full mag you can feel the drag with full on carving vs mellow mag...don't feel the drag and really don't notice the mag grip...its there but not til you're at the edge of losing it...it engages...if that makes sense. However full mag works if your riding more tranverse lines and mellow mag works better if you are generally pointing within 45 degrees of the fall line.

Forget abt the full rocker...mag, no mag or half mag

cam vs c2 vs c3...I like cam and c2. The c3 is like splitting hairs between...for me it was meh...not really poppy/lively ...I'll just stay with full cam.

From what it sounds, if I were you, I'd go with Gnu Rider's Choice 154.5 for your heft and being on the wrong coast...the RC doesn't do anything specific well (except the feeling of "being in control") but does abit of everything well. Thus at your experience its a good board to expand and progress on till you get to a level of specific interest/skills and start to collect a quiver of specific boards.

just my .02
03-20-2014 02:30 AM
jdang307 Rocker between the feet is definitely a different feel. When I went from camber to CRC it was a slight difference, mostly on flatbasing, but I adjusted quickly. Moving back to camber after 3-4 years, I definitely can feel the difference. Didn't need to adjust much, just notice the difference. I like the rocker between the feet. Others hate it.

That said, I've only tried Never Summer's crc. Wanting to try Smokin CTX which is less rocker apparently than the NS boards.
03-19-2014 10:50 PM
Kander29 I really appreciate the advice guys.

So I called the resort I'm going to on Fri/Sat. Found out that they only have a "Burton Demo" package. The resort doesn't even have libs or gnu. Dafuq!

I think I am going to just go out on a limb and just buy a hybrid rocker when the price is right. I am leaning toward something with a full magne-traction. Really looking towards the C2 or XC2 model libs & gnus.

I've also thought about straight up banana but will that not fulfill my carving needs?

I plan on getting a season pass for my local resort next year and want to progress my riding in all aspects, hence the desire for an all mountain board.

Thanks for any input brosephs.
03-19-2014 09:12 PM
deltout what about a current burton and detune if needed.
or a '15 process with the pure pop borrowed from forum.
03-19-2014 05:55 PM
Dago91 OP also look into the rossi one magtek. My friend rides on the east coast and swears by this board as an all mtn solution.

It has the magnatraction edges.
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