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04-13-2011 09:26 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by dice View Post
I have tried the Vapor on demo day and put up a review on it. Quite honest, it's really nothing special! SORRY And I would seriously looking into the option of other alternate boards.
Same here. It was a bit better than okay. Middle to upper middle of the pack IMO. The price tag blew me away but that was about it.
04-13-2011 07:26 PM
onji I'll jump on this bandwagon and agree to check out the Amplid HiDef 151. Both of these boards are out of my price range, and have never ridden them, but on paper the HiDef looks comparable to the Vapor.

Try the 2010 review on the same site, Amplid HiDef 2010 Snowboard Review, Rich actually tested that board.
04-11-2011 07:17 PM
DrEricFautstein ^ That's a sick Amplid board
04-11-2011 01:25 AM
dice I have tried the Vapor on demo day and put up a review on it. Quite honest, it's really nothing special! SORRY And I would seriously looking into the option of other alternate boards.

To sum it up, the board was a rough ride compared to other boards 1/2 that price tag with a much more damp feel. Was OK on hard turns and edge to edge. And POP was average. Only thing going for it was it's a little lighter than other boards. But there are lighter boards out there if weight is the issue.

If you're used to it and like it, that's great (I still love to ride my 2007 T6 sometimes just cuase I'm used to it - not cause it's my best board). But if you're looking for something new, do consider the "HiDef" as it might be right up what you're looking for at 1/2 the price.

I hope this is not taken negatively. Just throwing some thoughts out there.

All the best.

Cheers...
04-11-2011 01:11 AM
dice If I may suggest... the Amplid HiDef comes in 151 and is almost as light as the Burton Method!

Amplid HiDef 2011 Snowboard Review

... This is a seriously responsive and poppy snowboard that should only be ridden by aggressive and advanced snowboarders. A world class freestyle snowboard for the upper crust of civilian snowboarding and pros alike. To top off a tasty package the HiDef has a seriously cool hologram style topsheet. [[read site for full specs]]

Cheers...

04-10-2011 11:17 PM
Principal What have you decided? I would demo a lotus, just my $.02.
02-15-2011 06:17 PM
FirstChair I'll probably get smacked down for this. but trusnow still has some Vapors in 150cm.
Just letting you know if you really,really want another, they have them.
02-15-2011 04:31 PM
ScBlack
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I concur. Before this season, I thought my Lib Tech TRS was the bee's knees and the best board ever. picked up a Bataleon Evil Twin used and it completely changed my outlook. Sure, each board has its advantages, but the Bataleon is more fun as long as the the snow isn't hard pack or ice. Now I have one board that is optimal for speed and bad conditions and another that's great for messing around on/
Bataleon is great, it's actually not too bad on hard pack and ice. What I found to be problematic on the TBT is deep powder, since it's regular camber it sure doesn't flow as well as any RC, a lot more back foot action and the nose tends to dive into the snow.
02-15-2011 04:16 PM
crazyface
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Originally Posted by DiamondCarver View Post
Bataleon. Boom, problem solved
I concur. Before this season, I thought my Lib Tech TRS was the bee's knees and the best board ever. picked up a Bataleon Evil Twin used and it completely changed my outlook. Sure, each board has its advantages, but the Bataleon is more fun as long as the the snow isn't hard pack or ice. Now I have one board that is optimal for speed and bad conditions and another that's great for messing around on/
02-15-2011 02:34 PM
j3n5
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Originally Posted by threejane View Post
Probably because I'm a wuss and I'm afraid if I get a new board, I'll be riding it and thinking, "Well, it doesn't turn as well as the Vapor", or "It's not as poppy as the Vapor"...the main thing that a lot of people run into on this board...they buy one thinking it will be great, then it turns into a bitch. I suppose I could expand my horizons, just takes a (major) leap of faith to do so...
Try to imagine riding new boards is fun instead of worrying they won´t meet up with the Vapor. Trying new boards IS one of the most motivating things about snowboarding. It keeps me evolving..
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