|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|10-30-2012 04:32 PM|
Purchase done. This years model of Salomon Drift Rocker 148 with Salomon Rhythm bindings. Dark green board with orange edges and orange bindings.
Only problem now - there is no snow. First day is probably the last of November when we go to Trysil - I cant wait
|10-29-2012 01:41 PM|
I spent 1 hour At the local store today and narrowed boards down to:
- Salomon Drift Rocker 148. 2013 model. $350 with salomon bindings.
- Technine Wassup rocker 152. 2012 model. $250 with T9 T-split bindings.
- Burton Hate 148. 2013 model. $450 with some burton channel bindings.
Tomorrow is decicion day and the Salomon board is my current winner.
This years Hate has a really cool painting. The Salomon is a bit dull.
148 is a bit shorter compared to where I started but I am getting the board get good in the park - I am not there yet. So a shorter board will help me.
|10-27-2012 04:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
|10-27-2012 12:51 PM|
|Nivek||However you do want something that is fun to butter. Jib boards are fun to butter. And the Swindle will also handle the bit of jumping you might do.|
|10-27-2012 12:36 PM|
Did a little more reading about the swindle. Sounds to me like it is more aimed towards rails and boxes. Occasionally I do boxes but I dont do rails - I am to old to learn that shit. So I dont need reinforced edges in the center and I dont need the scratch and something base.
Back to searching and suggesting....or....?
|10-27-2012 12:25 PM|
My bad. Did another check and now the Swindle is on sale. $320 for the board and then I need bindings. A little bit ober budget but maybe worth it.
They have 152 and 148. Which one to chose. I am still 5'7" and 148 lbs. 7 in shoe size.
Please help me with a translation. In a review they say "Rad" regarding butterability. As an system developer that is Rapid Application Development. But not in this context.
|10-27-2012 12:12 PM|
|SGoldwin||Nitro swindle was unfortunately not on any sale I could find.|
|10-27-2012 11:38 AM|
Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
|10-27-2012 08:14 AM|
I have been thinking. But first a quick response to CC. I have a Nitro Team Gullwing 157 as an allmountain board. This is a great and fun board with the whole mountain as playground. Number one choice when we go for a weekend or longer stay at bigger hills.
What I am looking for is a board for my home ride - I have 5 minutes to the local snow-park. 3 slopes of 200-300meters run. A park with 2-3 boxes, some rails, 2-3 small jumps and 1-2 big jumps + all extra fun we can put in the park.
The board in mind should help me evolve my ground tricks. Butters, 180/360 of any small bump in the slope and some tricks in the jumps.
So am I thinking rocker and soft flex for butters, but still pop for ollies etc. Really light swing weight for spins.
Should I go for a cheaper board (~$300 inc bindings) now to play with or should I wait until february when me and some friends go to Utah and see if I can find a better board at the same price then?
I also have a Burton Custom rocker 145W which I played with at the end of last season but it is a little bit to small for butters and not that poppy.
|10-26-2012 11:25 AM|
have you checked out the zion wonk? Its 250 brand new and shayboarder says its good for all mountian and park riding. You can pick camber-rocker or camber. I have a zion woah man and I rode the park hard all last year and barely put a dent in the thing.
The woah man is pretty sweet two, the bambo in it is awesome!
Shayboarder's review of the wonk
The woah man is a little more at 325 but I love it!
Zion Woah Man
My woah man review
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