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02-22-2008 02:10 AM
sl33pyriceboi im on the same boat as you... im also 5'7" and 200lbs

i rode my friends salomon 157 for the first 5 times.....totally loved it...

then i looked into getting a brand new burton custom x.....

i was warned against this board beause its a stiff board and not for beginners...

however, i totally love the board.....it has wayyyyyyy more control than i got from teh salomon.....plus, as i get better at snowboarding, i will appreciate this board more......


btw, that board got my going on black dimond on my 7th time boading... =] (this is my first season)
02-21-2008 10:11 PM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by Dcp584 View Post
I think it's funny how you two are like well you can ride it to when the dude hasn't even been like well yea sure you can give it a shot. I don't mind if I lend out my brand new $600 toy to people I have never met before.

And wayshie I would keep the thing because you know it will only help you in the long run. It will kick your ass for a little bit but then you'll get the hang of it and you'll be fine. What it is gunna do is get you comfortable with going fast and with a board that responds fast and catches and holds an edge like no tommorrow. Plus when you decide you move to a softer more playful board it will only be that much more fun and easier to use. I know I've been there, I went from a 01' Burton Bullet 169 which was super stiff for me to a Rome 156 Anthem, then to a Rome 155 Agent and here in a few weeks I'm gunna pick up a Rome 155 Graft Getting softer and softer, but I still keep all the others.
I think you misunderstood DCP. Krishan only asked if he could ride the vapour. and I offered MY board for the OP to ride, so he could see/feel the difference between a soft board, and a stiff board.

You 2nd paragraph though, is exactly what I've been saying as well though, so it's nice to see I'm not alone in that opinion.
It seems most people don't have faith in the OP .
02-21-2008 04:53 PM
Dcp584 I think it's funny how you two are like well you can ride it to when the dude hasn't even been like well yea sure you can give it a shot. I don't mind if I lend out my brand new $600 toy to people I have never met before.

And wayshie I would keep the thing because you know it will only help you in the long run. It will kick your ass for a little bit but then you'll get the hang of it and you'll be fine. What it is gunna do is get you comfortable with going fast and with a board that responds fast and catches and holds an edge like no tommorrow. Plus when you decide you move to a softer more playful board it will only be that much more fun and easier to use. I know I've been there, I went from a 01' Burton Bullet 169 which was super stiff for me to a Rome 156 Anthem, then to a Rome 155 Agent and here in a few weeks I'm gunna pick up a Rome 155 Graft Getting softer and softer, but I still keep all the others.
02-21-2008 04:09 PM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by kri$han View Post
^ I actually thought the vapor was the uber stiff one with the CF weave in it.... i just wanted to see how a stiff & light board feels, but I'm open to trying out the youngblood I wanna get a park board next year, most likely a Rome Machine at the ski/snowboard show, but it all depends on availability (haha, yeah, Im gonna have to go on the first day...lol)

lmk
hahah, well, you TOO can try it, but I was referring to wayshie since he's so unsure of whether he bought something way over his head.
I mainly wanted him to feel the difference between control and riding ability of 2 opposite boards.
But yea, you can try it too

I was at the show on the first day this year (err..2007) and it was a ZOO!!! but I got all of my equip for 800, so it was still a good price. At retail(if we take the price stickers at face value), I would have paid about 1500.
02-21-2008 01:07 PM
kri$han ^ I actually thought the vapor was the uber stiff one with the CF weave in it.... i just wanted to see how a stiff & light board feels, but I'm open to trying out the youngblood I wanna get a park board next year, most likely a Rome Machine at the ski/snowboard show, but it all depends on availability (haha, yeah, Im gonna have to go on the first day...lol)

lmk
02-21-2008 11:45 AM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by kri$han View Post
Dude, if you're going to Blue this weekend on Sunday shoot me a PM... Would you mind if I tried out the vapor for a run or two? You can ride my Nitro MFM in the mean time, and see how you feel/notice a more flexible board.

haha, reading romeaz's posts show me that he's just as frustrated with canadian pricing as I am. It IS possible to get deals online, but you have to be very diligent....

I did get hosed on my Nitro Board though; I paid about $450 (taxes in) at boardzone for it, and it retails for $449 US on every major site... it was $600+ taxes here, so I feel like I got a deal... THEN yesterday they had the bugger on whiskeymilitia for $250!!! thank god it wasnt the wide version, or I wouldda lost it.

romeaz, if you were after some more gear, let me know, cuz I'm going to the east coast meet next week, and I can grab u some stuff if you like. For instance, when I went to Killington in december, I bought a pair of Burton Cartels for $220, taxes and conversion rate in!... this time I got a set of Rome 390's for $160 USD, shipped to one of the members here, and he's gonna bring them to the meet...

yeah I hate paying more for stuff than i have to.
Hahah, don't tempt me dude. Though I appreciate the offer. I've got everything that I need right now, and don't have any reasonable excuse for a second board/pair of bindings. I'm just looking for another jacket and pants, but I'll pick that up once winners starts carrying winter gear again or sometime later and the end of this season. (Although I don't really need them, but I MAY be making a trip to powdery West Coast next winter, and would require more waterproofing).

I'd love to come to the meet though, but money and time don't permit it unfortunately . It's impossible for me to take time off from work, and the money needs to be saved for car payments, and school next year.

With regards to wayshie's vapor: I MAY be at Blue as well on sunday, and if you want to try what a much more flexible board feels like, you can give my 06/07 Youngblood a shot as well with Flows.
02-21-2008 09:02 AM
kri$han
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Originally Posted by wayshie View Post
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I think I am going to give this board a try and see how I feel.

Just out of curiosity, if you were me, would you sell the vapor and buy a custom for essentially the same price?

Thanks!
Dude, if you're going to Blue this weekend on Sunday shoot me a PM... Would you mind if I tried out the vapor for a run or two? You can ride my Nitro MFM in the mean time, and see how you feel/notice a more flexible board.

haha, reading romeaz's posts show me that he's just as frustrated with canadian pricing as I am. It IS possible to get deals online, but you have to be very diligent....

I did get hosed on my Nitro Board though; I paid about $450 (taxes in) at boardzone for it, and it retails for $449 US on every major site... it was $600+ taxes here, so I feel like I got a deal... THEN yesterday they had the bugger on whiskeymilitia for $250!!! thank god it wasnt the wide version, or I wouldda lost it.

romeaz, if you were after some more gear, let me know, cuz I'm going to the east coast meet next week, and I can grab u some stuff if you like. For instance, when I went to Killington in december, I bought a pair of Burton Cartels for $220, taxes and conversion rate in!... this time I got a set of Rome 390's for $160 USD, shipped to one of the members here, and he's gonna bring them to the meet...

yeah I hate paying more for stuff than i have to.
02-21-2008 08:41 AM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by wayshie View Post
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I think I am going to give this board a try and see how I feel.

Just out of curiosity, if you were me, would you sell the vapor and buy a custom for essentially the same price?

Thanks!
Keep it, ride it, enjoy it.
Steeper learning curve, but at least no hassle. there's no point really in going through a bunch of crap just so you can get a worse board for the same price.
Just go out and ride it. You'll get used to the stiffness, and won't worry.
Judging from your initial post, you won't be venturing into the park anyways.
02-21-2008 03:00 AM
llcooljunr
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Originally Posted by romesaz View Post
See, what a lot of people don't realize is that prices in Canada are outrageous.
Plus it's rare to find boards localy at such a good price. You may think 600 is a lot for a board, vapor or not, but that is the cost that usually a Forum Youngblood retails at. And Romes only start at about 650, from what I've seen.
Damn, that's harsh, man. I just picked up a Forum Youngblood at a Zumies for 140 USD a month ago, and looking at the possible boards I could have picked up if I waited till now, I still felt like I coulda gotten a better board cheaper...
02-20-2008 06:50 PM
SnowSpyke
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Originally Posted by FilmerD View Post
Wait, wait, wait, you got a VAPOR after riding just once? I'd sell it and get a Custom, it's a much more versatile board and is a little more forgiving than the Vapor. I think you might find you're gonna get thrown around on that board a whole lot until you learn how to link turns and everything.
My point excactly! I would have gone boarding for a couple of times see if you still like it, and than consider whether you would prefer to go freeriding or go to the park and do al that freestyle shit. I've been riding for over 15 years now (I'm 31) and since 2 years I own two boards, a 2001 Burton Rippey 158 (for the trick shit and the slopes) and a 2006 Burton Ducati 162, derived from the Custom (for the slopes and freeriding, I'm just 5'6").

But since you've already bought the Vapor and you would like to have some advice, I would sell the Vapor and buy a Custom or something similar. Although I think the Vapor for 600 CAN$ is a good deal, but not for a beginner, I think you're better off with a Custom. Keeping the Vapor is like having a Porsche when the speed limit is only 100 km/h. Also take your weight, lenght and shoe size in consideration before you buy your 'second' board.

Goodluck
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