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03-27-2014 10:43 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by unsunken View Post
If I were you, I'd demo a bunch of stiffer boards with different cambers, ladies' boards if possible. The mens' boards I've ridden seem to have a slower toe-heel response than I like.
^ this and ditto...idk your specs....but I gotz the small feet (men's 7), thus waist width is an important factor in toe-heel edge response. For me about the widest is 25 cm (billygoat is 25.1cm) and prefer closer to 24.5...and narrower than 23.5 gets alittle squirrely.
03-26-2014 02:20 PM
unsunken I don't understand much about board tech but thought I'd chime in since I have the Infinity (2013) and the Promise (circa 2008, fully cambered version). I also have a pretty aggressive, narrow board (Forum Superstar) as my other major point of comparison. I've also demo'd several boards, mostly rocker/hybrid boards. But in terms of understanding board tech I don't know anything beyond the basic rocker/hybrid/camber.

I've never ridden a fully twin board but haven't had problems riding switch. Check your angles and see if you can get them to be more even. If you don't need the setback for float, see if you can make your stance more centered. Is there a reason you want to learn to ride switch if you're not spending time in the park? Imho getting a full twin just for this reason is overkill.

The Infinity is soft. Carving is not as fun for me on this board. I don't know if it's because it's soft, or because it's a non-cambered board. It is very playful and forgiving. I really like it for messing around on the mountain. I can be lazier in the moguls and play around in them a lot more. It's a fun board but based on what you want to do, I wouldn't recommend it.

FYI I'm also planning to try a BPro split soon so I can report back if you'd like.

I think you can progress just fine on your current board for what you want to do. I'm surprised you race on that thing, it just doesn't seem aggressive enough to me! I've taken it down non-cliff double blacks fine and learned to ride switch (only up to blues) on that thing. I'm not usually very aggressive so it's worked fine for me. If I were you, I'd demo a bunch of stiffer boards with different cambers, ladies' boards if possible. The mens' boards I've ridden seem to have a slower toe-heel response than I like.
03-26-2014 02:16 PM
SnowDogWax Tasong
never even read your post, comments had only to do with Argo post, sorry I guess I goofed up there. As neni said my comments was more of a general conversation. My post included ME as not being advanced thats why I spend so many days boarding.
03-26-2014 02:04 PM
neni Tasong, don't take posts like that personal. Threads often develop in a way to become like general discussions
03-26-2014 02:04 PM
Dago91
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Originally Posted by Tasong View Post
...thinking "they're" advance not "there" Mr. Critical Snow Dog Wax

I'm really trying to ignore these outlandish judgments & criticisms that have popped up from the start. Now it's getting a bit out of control when this guy is so angry he's blowing up! Really, you're making this forum a very unfriendly place. Furthermore I did not say how long I rode for, how many seasons I took nor my financial situation. I left a description of what I do on the mountain and what I'm looking to do. I was just trying to leave a concise profile description for some helpful advice. I can say confidently that I am not a beginner rider. I am not an intermediate rider. I am not an expert. Remember this? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!

Thanks to those you helped in your reply. I appreciated your responses and genuine good-nature. I got a lot of good information and look forward to demoing some boards and improving (whoever wants to judge my skill, that's your issue, not mine)
03-26-2014 01:47 PM
Tasong ...thinking "they're" advance not "there" Mr. Critical Snow Dog Wax

I'm really trying to ignore these outlandish judgments & criticisms that have popped up from the start. Now it's getting a bit out of control when this guy is so angry he's blowing up! Really, you're making this forum a very unfriendly place. Furthermore I did not say how long I rode for, how many seasons I took nor my financial situation. I left a description of what I do on the mountain and what I'm looking to do. I was just trying to leave a concise profile description for some helpful advice. I can say confidently that I am not a beginner rider. I am not an intermediate rider. I am not an expert. Remember this? If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!

Thanks to those you helped in your reply. I appreciated your responses and genuine good-nature. I got a lot of good information and look forward to demoing some boards and improving (whoever wants to judge my skill, that's your issue, not mine)
03-26-2014 12:19 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
Riding for 20 years means nothing if you ride 5 days a year and took a few years off here and there. I have come to find riding with people that think they are advanced is hard, they just don't ride as much as it sounds.

Also, if you have t cared to look at new gear in 5 years, a lot has changed. Or at least for main stream snowboard companies using the newer techs.....
++10

13 years back I snowboarded for one year, stoped for 10 years. First time back on a snowboard was not like riding a bike. Game changer was a new board, then another. Now 20 boards latter and 172 days on the slopes. Not 172 days of 10 runs done feed my face. Riding weather 5 or 20 days just comes down to mind set, pushing the limits each time just a liitle more. Not interested with people or myself thinking there advanced.
03-26-2014 11:34 AM
Argo Riding for 20 years means nothing if you ride 5 days a year and took a few years off here and there. I have come to find riding with people that think they are advanced is hard, they just don't ride as much as it sounds.

Also, if you have t cared to look at new gear in 5 years, a lot has changed. Or at least for main stream snowboard companies using the newer techs.....
03-26-2014 11:26 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by Tasong View Post
Thanks everyone! ....

....Thanks for the profile categories link. I tried reading that before. I don't know what they mean by 'running surface, rebound, edge grip' so these explanations don't make sense.

chomps1211, thanks for the link. I will definitely read this.
YW,.. That link also has a Glossary section at the end which might help with some of the jargon and terms. (...I refer to it frequently!)

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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
....The B Pro C2BTX is a CRC (camber-rocker-camber) like the Never Summer profile T21 mentioned. The thing about that sort of profile is that it can feel looser(?) because of the rocker between the feet. But it lends to agility and once you adjust to it, it can be super fun. I don't really see it as "reverse dominant" as it has the 2 camber sections from the bindings to the contact points. Some prefer the RCR hybrids; only you will know which you like.
I believe that ERS is correct there. I have an NS Proto CT. It has the CRC profile and this season in particular, I have been charging a lot harder! I even commented in an earlier thread that for some reason this season the board felt a little bit "Squirrely!" I now think it's because I am a lot more comfortable going Faster and my average speeds down any given run are a LOT faster this season!!

On Hard pack and icier conditions, I think I'm noticing how it rides on the rocker more when charging and flattening out the board between/during my edge transitions. Don't get me wrong,.. I love the CRC profile on that board, but this may be something you want to consider when deciding.
03-26-2014 11:11 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Huh interesting, I thought your billy was a C3 and that's what you've been raving about. Didn't realize C3 was new for them.

What did you not like about the C3 as much? Lack of float? I haven't taken one in anything deep, but I've ridden camber in deep and didn't think it was as bad as people say, so I figured C3 would have to be decent.
yea c3 was new this year and they are putting up more c3 versions in the gnu/lib line. I have an older c2 billy split. Though spent a day on next years Jamie Lynn 20th anniversary phoenix c3...it was alright and no complaints but it did not have quite the liveliness (pop and snap of going edge to edge) of a full camber. Thus at my lowly skills my old stiffy cambered Option decks are more fun and lively though they are not as damp as new boards. So I figure the meh in performance compared to my old perfectly serviceable cambered decks did not justify spending the money for a c3. But that is not saying that other folks would not enjoy the c3.

edit: I do wonder how the c3 would work in pow....c2btx works great in a medium amt (0-14") of pow. And just to note the BG and Bpro are not deep pow boards...they are fine and great in 8-12" of pnw poo....but not the deep.
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