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11-26-2012 06:05 PM
SnowbirdMD Thank you to everyone who has commented. There are so many good boards out there I feel like at this point I could just pick one out of a hat and be thrilled with it on the mountain.
If only the Cobra had a different graphic on it...
And why are there no valid Cyber Monday deals on these boards that we all actually WANT to purchase?
11-24-2012 11:57 PM
pdxrealtor People suggested the lando to me when I was looking, it wasn't available where I was buying.

Hate to throw out yet another board for ya, but have you looked at the billy goat? I came across it while tying to find something similar to the lando.

Good luck!!
11-23-2012 03:03 AM
hktrdr
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What about the Phoenix Lando board? I'm thinking either it or the TRS may be the board for me. Any opinions? Please check out my original post to see what I am looking for. I appreciate the comments
I would go with the Jamie Lynn Phoenix, either the C2 or the more camber-ish new C3. Can really charge, but slightly less directional than the Lando.
11-23-2012 02:57 AM
SnowbirdMD
Lando or TRS?

What about the Phoenix Lando board? I'm thinking either it or the TRS may be the board for me. Any opinions? Please check out my original post to see what I am looking for. I appreciate the comments
11-23-2012 02:44 AM
SnowbirdMD For anyone who has actually ridden a TRS this year, can you please tell me how they do in powder? I understand that as a twin it will not be as good as a directional, but I'd appreciate some on-the-mountain experience.
11-19-2012 11:59 PM
DirtyD27
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No worries, mate. I do not disagree with you - we do not know enough about the OP's riding style to make a recommendation. However, if he is also considering the TRS and the Cobra, the standard Custom will be a closer match than the Custom X.
True, I do own a Cobra. I have yet to ride her though. Going to test her out this weekend.
11-19-2012 11:25 PM
hktrdr
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Exactly the way I described it. I stated the X was a stiffer board better for higher speed, stability and carving, not buttering. He did not mention that he want a buttery playful board. He said his riding is mostly steep chutes, trees and all mountain. Me personally I totally agree with you on your statement. I like a board that has some butterability, (yea that's a word, lol). I typically like a dead center, middle of the road feel rating. I feel that's stable enough to bomb runs yet flexible enough to play around, but that's my style of riding not his.
No worries, mate. I do not disagree with you - we do not know enough about the OP's riding style to make a recommendation. However, if he is also considering the TRS and the Cobra, the standard Custom will be a closer match than the Custom X.
11-19-2012 11:17 PM
DirtyD27
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Custom X definitely has much more tech at not much of a premium (although the effective price difference is a bit more in my experience, as there tend to be bigger discounts on the standard Custom).
However, for the vast majority of riders the Custom is a much better board. The X is just too stiff and too much board for most riding - most riders do not benefit from the extra charging ability of the X but will miss the playfulness and forgiveness of the standard Custom.
Exactly the way I described it. I stated the X was a stiffer board better for higher speed, stability and carving, not buttering. He did not mention that he want a buttery playful board. He said his riding is mostly steep chutes, trees and all mountain. Me personally I totally agree with you on your statement. I like a board that has some butterability, (yea that's a word, lol). I typically like a dead center, middle of the road feel rating. I feel that's stable enough to bomb runs yet flexible enough to play around, but that's my style of riding not his.
11-19-2012 10:32 PM
hktrdr
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Alright, after some research into it all I'm left torn between some sweet boards. So...

Lib Tech TRS 154 or 157

Never Summer Cobra 155

Burton Custom X 156

That's it. What do you think would be the best choice?
Given your expectation of riding plenty of pow in the west, definitely something hybrid like the TRS or Cobra over a pure camber board like the Custom (X).
11-19-2012 10:20 PM
hktrdr
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I have no experience on either of these boards though looking at them in comparrison.

Custom:
5 of 10 on feel rating. Middle of the road feel not to soft or stiff. soft enough to butter around and play a bit yet stiff enough to charge and bomb runs to an extent.

It's a directional twin camber board that uses light weight wood core. binding mounts are slightly set back to allow the nose to cut through pow and increase flotation and pop on the tail.

Custom X
7 of 10 on feel rating which gives you a slightly more stiff, responsive board that is more stable at higher speeds as well as better edge hold while carving hard.

The Custom X is loaded w/Burton tech. It's A directional twin camber board with a super light wood core "Dragon fly" core which is composed of 500 independent laminations, each individually oriented within the core, result in superior weight-savings, strength, and energized response. This board also features what they call "Multizone EGD" where they strategically input four separate zones, where the wood grain is perpendicular to the core adjacent to The Channel to improve board strength and edge hold. Additionally their "Squeezebox" tech is the use of soft pliable wood under your feet and a harder more ridged wood and the tip and tail for increased maneuverability and board pop. The boards tip and tail has been tapered in thickness to help reduce swing weight for the spin junkies and finally the board is Pre-broke in at factory so you don't have to do it.

So needless to say if it were me looking at these two boards I definitely say the Custom X is worth the extra $100 bones. That's just my opinion feel free to formulate your own. Burton's web site does a good job of explaining all the tech and the reasoning behind it just gotta do the research brotha! good luck, have fun and ride safe.
Custom X definitely has much more tech at not much of a premium (although the effective price difference is a bit more in my experience, as there tend to be bigger discounts on the standard Custom).
However, for the vast majority of riders the Custom is a much better board. The X is just too stiff and too much board for most riding - most riders do not benefit from the extra charging ability of the X but will miss the playfulness and forgiveness of the standard Custom.
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