|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|03-24-2014 08:51 PM|
|f00bar||I found a place fairly close that has 2 153s. One from this year, one from last. Other than graphics, is there a difference in the two boards?|
|03-24-2014 04:35 PM|
|andrewdod||you'll be fine on the CC, i have one and use it all over the mountain. its a fun board. also very forgiving and the magnatraction really does help a lot. since your learning you probably wouldnt be able to tell the difference between that and a riders choice anyhow.|
|03-24-2014 11:11 AM|
Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
|03-24-2014 11:05 AM|
|supham||I learned on a CC. Started when I was 39. Great board, I have no complaints.|
|03-24-2014 10:24 AM|
Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
|03-24-2014 10:12 AM|
|wrathfuldeity||imho...go with a c2btx (riders choice) instead of the CC which is btx (banana). a 153-55 range is good The reason is that, as you progress you will want more control for all over the mtn. It seems that most of us ummm older folks prefer a board that offers lots of control...also the rider's choice will have/allow alot of capicity for progression and you will not need a new board for several years...my2 cents|
|03-24-2014 09:44 AM|
Carbon Credit as a first board
Skier making the transition as my 9 year old started this year. I'm 43, 5'9, as of this mornings scale reading 156lbs.
Yesterday was my first time boarding, was on a 147cm (i think) Burton. All went well, I'm still alive, end of season sales are going on and looking to buy.
For no real reason I kind of like the gnu carbon credits. They seem to get pretty good reviews, I like supporting US manufacturers, etc.
One local place has a 156cm, weight range is 110-210.
Another has a 150cm, weight range is 90-160.
A 153 seems ideal, but I can't find one around here.
I'm kind of leaning towards the 150 figuring it'll have a little more flex which will be good for my skill level. Also, being in my 40s I'm really just looking to follow my son around the mountain and other than doing a box attempt in general will be pretty kind to it compared to someone a third my age.
Sure it says 160 and I'm approaching, but it's not like it's going to self destruct if I eat too much turkey next thanksgiving. Though I've pretty much had this weight for the last 10 years so I'm not all that concerned.
One other thing, New England skiing. So mostly groomed, not a whole lot of powder.