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07-09-2014 01:39 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by stroobie View Post
Also, I'd been riding a 151 (again, pretty much arbitrarily chosen by the teenaged Sports Authority employee working at the time of purchase). It served me well enough, but I always felt that I'd wanna go longer when I finally upgraded. I've only tried a bigger board a few times that belonged to a taller guy, so it was significantly larger and an obviously shaky and uncomfortable ride. The Hel Yes would be a 155. I think that would be good for me, but since all I have to go on are a few rides on a particularly ill-sized board, could someone chime in on what a 4cm jump might feel like?
If it's a jump in the right direction, then it'll feel great. I remember going from my 153 to a 159 and wondering where all this newfound edgehold and stability came from!

Main thing to target is to be in the middle of the weight range for a particular board. As a starting point, the closer to the middle the better. From there you can work in your particular situation.

A 4cm jump is just over a 2% difference in length, and probably a 5% difference in stiffness (given the same model of board) so my guess is it'll feel about 3.5% different.
07-09-2014 01:21 PM
stroobie Okay, I narrowed it down to a few boards and figured I'd see if anyone had any last opinions on them (I'm trying to take into consideration price I found for each also):

Burton Feelgood ($440)
Yes. Hel Yes ($300) (I think my favorite)
Never Summer Infinity ($340)
Gnu B-Pro C3 BTX ($385)

Also, I'd been riding a 151 (again, pretty much arbitrarily chosen by the teenaged Sports Authority employee working at the time of purchase). It served me well enough, but I always felt that I'd wanna go longer when I finally upgraded. I've only tried a bigger board a few times that belonged to a taller guy, so it was significantly larger and an obviously shaky and uncomfortable ride. The Hel Yes would be a 155. I think that would be good for me, but since all I have to go on are a few rides on a particularly ill-sized board, could someone chime in on what a 4cm jump might feel like?
07-09-2014 04:09 AM
Steezus Christ one thing i noticed with riding my t.rice pro is that magne-traction felt easier to ride one footed. in some instances when id wash out on some boards, my lib gripped more and felt a lot more comfortable.
07-09-2014 02:52 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by stroobie View Post
What about the RCR with the Magne traction?
Magne is also a personal preference thing. Some swear by it cos edge hold is better, some don't like it cos it rather cuts instead of gliding, reducing speed in carves or digging into the snow if the snow is a bit softer.

There are also different extents of magne. If you go to a shop, have a look along the edge of different brands. The edge of a Rossi XV or some Mervin boards e.g. looks like a bread knife, while the mellow magne of a Jones board is hardly visible, but still, on firm days, I can feel the enhanced edge hold of mellow magne over the non-magne boards.
07-08-2014 11:21 PM
stroobie
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Originally Posted by andrewdod View Post
if you ride the poconos definitely traditional camber.
What about the RCR with the Magne traction? Some of the boards others suggested had those features, and i'm assuming you recommended traditional because of the oft icy conditions here in PA. It seems like traditional/RCR are the two profiles that would work best for me based on all the comments.

Thanks everyone so far for all the suggestions!
07-08-2014 11:09 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
Not to be gender exclusive, but guessing your a chica with the pink snowboard desires? Look into the lady gnu boards with c3.

B-Pro C3 BTX – GNU.com
Ya,, we're gonna need some pics to be sure to get you set up properly.


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07-08-2014 10:23 PM
Nivek Jones Mothership, Yes TDF, Flow Canvas, Burton Feelgood Camber if its still offered, K2 Spot Lite, Salomon idol, Ride Berretta.
07-08-2014 09:56 PM
ridinbend Not to be gender exclusive, but guessing your a chica with the pink snowboard desires? Look into the lady gnu boards with c3.

http://www.gnu.com/snowboards/b-pro-c3-btx/
07-08-2014 08:44 PM
andrewdod if you ride the poconos definitely traditional camber.
07-08-2014 06:36 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Ups, sorry if I was imprecise... didn’t meant to say that RCR is floatier than CRC, meant that RCR is floatier than pure camber
Oh lol that makes more sense, did I just read it wrong
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