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|11-10-2012 05:57 PM|
I have a brand new Palmer Channel Titanium 164 for sale, possibly the best Bordercross board ever made.
|11-10-2012 04:12 PM|
I don't know where you will be competing so this may not be relevant, but maybe so. When I started competing, I used what I had and then once you start winning and placing well you should be able to get a sponsor which will lead to the nice gear. wax, start, and technique make a much bigger difference than the difference between a kessler and a burton when you are just getting started.
I recommend a salomon burner if you can get ahold of one or an atomic for a cheap fast freeride board to race on. Freeride Burtons & palmers are also great choices.
|08-02-2012 01:14 AM|
|oefdevilvet||Sorry man I don't know anything about deals on Kesslers. On the NS Raptor, I have a 159. I'm 5'11" 200lbs and I have zero issues with that board it's paired with a set of Ride El Hefe's I have a size 12 boot(I wear K2 Maysis). Great in powder, excellent edge hold, stiff and kinda heavy though. Only surface I had trouble with was frozen hardpack/ice, because of the huge rocker it felt extra loose, that was my only thought but since I only rode it once on that kind of "snow" what do I know, it's my powder/tree board so it never has to deal with that shit anyways. I think you would be better off without a full rocker for boardercross however, I really think you'll appreciate some type of camber. I can't speak on the Custom, only Burton board I have is a 63 Sherlock.|
|08-01-2012 07:54 PM|
Originally Posted by transplantlife View Post
UPDATE: That burton is wicked sick, and great reviews all around for it. I'll be adding that board to top 3 for sure, before i make a purchase. I'm not making an investment of $1500 for Kessler (just yet), if i know I can find them cheaper somehow.
|08-01-2012 07:28 PM|
|transplantlife||mark~take a look at the Burton custom x or the NS Raptor i think its called or you can always go to kessler|
|07-31-2012 11:42 PM|
I had the Shaun Palmer board in the pic below, I just sold it last year.
I've owned more than 100 boards & it was probably the fastest most hard chargin' board that I've had. It only went super fast.
It holds an edge probably similar to Kessler & Donek boards I'd imagine. It was built specifically to win BX's, & it did.
Shaun Palmer History - YouTube
He may be a Dinosaur now, but back in the day he won everything.
Nobody could touch em', hence the crown.
He even went in the Skier-cross & took the gold in that too.
Check out bomberonline.com, it is a hard boot euro carvin' forum.
Lots of BX-ers on there.
If you do a little search, you'll see that the high end Palmer boards are pretty sought after.
I know the higher end ones are pretty steep, but you might be able to find a cheap used one?
The exact same board was in the Vancouver Craigslist a few months ago, it's not any more.
It was brand new, probably 8 years old but brand new $100.
|07-31-2012 04:23 AM|
Originally Posted by oefdevilvet View Post
This season, since I'm new to cross, ill be just looking at normal freestyle boards...etc, just to get into the sport and then if it goes well and get into comps, then I might just make the investment into the sport, who knows.
|07-31-2012 04:06 AM|
Originally Posted by kushman View Post
Buy the board suited to your needs, unless you plan on playing with the pros this coming season or just haven't found a board ever that you liked, I'm not sure this is the best choice.
|07-31-2012 01:11 AM|
Donek Snowboards - Saber
Another race specific board......
|07-31-2012 12:27 AM|
|MarkLIVE||interesting, thanks for that. Def have some info to go off of. I wasnt thinking at all at doing hardboots, but yeah, thx|
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