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11-16-2012 08:32 PM
Bobby hey so I had went into the store to check out the machete and was shown the Arbor Element which I realllllly like the look of, but wanted to pick your brains about if that would suit me as well as far as performance. If so, they have the RX in stock that I saw, but the board I've always ridden (k2 zeppelin) I believe is a camber board and I'm unsure about jumping ship, plus people here so far didn't think rocker was for me, but what do you think?
Almost time to bite the bullet!
11-10-2012 10:42 AM
phony_stark
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Burton Custom is far from a generic board. Lots of them sold for sure, but many people have no business being on one or a Custom is the wrong board for them - however for you it actually sounds pretty much spot on. Definitely consider/check out the Custom (regular camber version, not the Flying V and probably not the Custom X either).
I think what bobby's saying is that a lot of people have them. No doubt it's a rad board though. I know what you mean about people buying the wrong board. I see a lot of people on custom X's that can't make turns.

Bobby, if you wanna get REALLY boutique, and still have fun in the park I'd check for a flat board from these companies.

Dinosaurs Will Die - Try the Genovese
Amazing company that's also owned by riders.

Dinosaurs Will Die 2013 Sean Genovese Pro 154 SNOW Boards Mens at Martini Northfield


Smokin LANE KNAACK - I'm having a hard time finding their website, that sucks, they're an awesome company who make their boards here and riders get a cut if you buy their pro model.

Smokin, I believe, uses magnatraction on all models, that could come in handy on the east coast.

If these are hard to find, I'd go capita outdoor living or midlife zero depending on your boot size.
Or a Signal, they make a flat I heard is dope.

[FULL DISCLOSURE: I have not ridden a flat camber board, but was interested in one for the same rider purposes you're looking for. The people I know who ride flat, are stoked on theirs. Just spreading the info...Good luck]
11-10-2012 09:09 AM
hktrdr
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Huge help. I knew this forum would be helpful! Sounds like maybe a Machete is a good call. Everyone recommending a stiff board for me makes sense, but at the same time I don't want to screw myself for when I AM in the terrain park.

I'm also one of "those" people that isn't too into buying the generic board...so a Burton Custom just doesn't sound like a fun purchase, even though I know it is what it is because it's good at what it is ha. Would love to find a board to satisfy my needs that is more boutique. Butttttt I know, I know...get the board that's best for me despite it's name.
Burton Custom is far from a generic board. Lots of them sold for sure, but many people have no business being on one or a Custom is the wrong board for them - however for you it actually sounds pretty much spot on. Definitely consider/check out the Custom (regular camber version, not the Flying V and probably not the Custom X either).
11-10-2012 08:26 AM
Bobby Ok liking the Machete. What do I need to understand about the GT model? Is it just downright better at everything? Is it different? Is it overkill for me?
11-09-2012 04:27 PM
ShredLife longer board = faster

shorter board = easier to turn
11-09-2012 04:10 PM
phony_stark 154-156...154 will be a little quicker.
11-09-2012 03:52 PM
Bobby Thanks everyone! Def appreciate the help!

I'm going to check out the Neversummer, although everyone seems pretty diverse on which one would suit me. Also considering the Machete.

Now I can go into the shop with some good knowledge base.

Oh and someone asked for measurement. if anyone is still up for one more question. I am 5'9 and 155 lbs and size 10 shoe (maybe 9 depending on the boot). Any recommendations on size?
11-09-2012 02:34 PM
matty19 For something similar to the Burton Custom Flying V but a little bit more boutique, try the NeverSummer Heritage, Jones MountainTwin, or YES The Basic (just a little bit softer than the other two). Similar to the YES Basic, but even again a little bit softer and more playful, is the Slash Park (Slash is a new snowboard company from Gigi Ruf - they're manufactured by Nidecker). I know that it shouldn't matter, but this is also (in my opinion) one of the prettiest boards out right now!

Smokin, Venture, and Unity are all handmade in the good ol' USofA, super boutique, and make great product. I'm just not familiar enough woth their all-mountain/freestyle boards to recommend a specific one!
11-09-2012 02:33 PM
hot-ice Can't go wrong with neversummer in my opinion. I have the ns evo and love it. They back up there excellent build quality with the best warranty. I would recommend the SL for you. The proto would be great to. The SL would probably do slightly better at high speeds, but don't take my word for it, I've never rode either but hear they are both great boards.
11-09-2012 02:21 PM
phony_stark Cool! Which one? Tell him more.
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