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02-03-2012 03:43 PM
poutanen Burton T6 or T7... But you'll have to learn to love the stiffness. The board's made from aluminium honeycomb (wood's meant for building houses and burning) so you'll have to have flux capacitors for your legs at the end of the day, but that's about it.

In all seriousness it is a solid bombing board. Unfortunately they don't make them anymore but there are still new planks available here and there. I take mine on ANYTHING. It's real happy bombing groomers and she likes powder and glades too, my legs just need to be stronger to really make the most out of it. The pop is fantastic, if I load the board heavily in a turn it'll pop me right off the snow during a transition. Not a beginner board...
02-03-2012 03:35 PM
Basti Another problem is, most boards don't have a docking station for the flux compensator. That's why I might go with the Matell board.

But seriously: I'm going with the Heritage X. Thanks for all your input!
02-03-2012 03:21 PM
Ryan_T Excellent, where do I get me some unobtanium...without killing innocent blue people of course.
02-03-2012 03:07 PM
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I'd like to know what people think is the board to handle speed and choppy stuff.
Any board made of unobtanium will do that with ease. Manufacturer doesn't matter.
02-03-2012 06:34 AM
SnowRock I rode a friend's BSOD and didn't think it performed to its reputation. I ride a Salomon Man's Board and it matches up with what you are looking for pretty well albeit a bit on the stiff side. Fast, rock solid, super damp ride that has handled a ton of really shitty conditions this year very well. Got on some decent snow up at Stowe but have not had a chance to check it out on real pow (hoping that changes with trips to SLC and CO coming up). It has a rockered nose and tail and is a directional twin with cork and bamboo side walls that in theory help further dampen the ride.

Edit: Post coffee realize you also said wide, I think at 11.5 you would be close on the 159, but totally fine at the sizes above that.
02-03-2012 01:21 AM
linvillegorge Raptor or Capita BSOD
02-03-2012 01:19 AM
d15
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Thanks for your opinions so far!

What held me back from buying the Heritage so far is that it's a twin. Couldn't find out though whether it's a True or directional twin. But from what I've read, it handles pow very well despite having no setback.
It's a directional twin w/ slight setback.
02-03-2012 01:12 AM
Ryan_T I'd like to know what people think is the board to handle speed and choppy stuff.
02-03-2012 12:15 AM
Basti Thanks for your opinions so far!

What held me back from buying the Heritage so far is that it's a twin. Couldn't find out though whether it's a True or directional twin. But from what I've read, it handles pow very well despite having no setback.
02-02-2012 11:53 PM
d15
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Hi guys!

Ok, here's what I'm looking for:

- a freeriding speed machine for groomers and pow.
- damp(!), light and not too stiff
- preferably hybrid camber
- directional twin or directional
- good pop for straight Airs and the occasional 360.
- wide enough for Us 11.5

Thanks for your thoughts!
Sounds like your type of riding is perfect for the Heritage or the to-be-released Cobra. Those were the exact 2 boards I though of when I read what you wrote.

I've had the Bataleon Goliath from a couple years ago, a version that had the hybrid Sintruded base. It was significantly slower than even an unwaxed sinter. It'll be stiff enough to absorb the shots, but according to Bataleon, it's a camber. On the positive side, you have the TBT tech which will allow you to bomb the hills without getting your edges caught whatsoever.

The downside to the Bataleon TBT is that it simply doesn't dig into wet frozen snow or ice, when situations call for the utmost immediate edge grip response.

I'd go with the Never Summers mentioned if you wanna truly carve.
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