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11-24-2012 12:02 AM
silverwhale
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I honestly think you'd be fine on either one. Advanced riders can handle the extra length no problem. Any negatives you'd notice in tight turns would contrast with positives during freeride/carving.

Tough to say, for Vermont and Utah I'd want the extra length. For bombing Blue mountain I'd want the extra length. Only time I'd want a shorter board would be a park board or if I was getting something specifically for tight tree riding.

The weight ranges are just a guide, but I prefer to be in the centre of a range as opposed to either end. Especially if you're trying to get a board to step it up a notch. Also are you a fit 120 or just a small person? lol If you're fit for your weight you could go with a longer board.
No I'm fairly athletic/fit. I do like glades though. Not park. I would get the 147 for sure cause that's what I have except for that size chart ... maybe I'll contact someone from the company and ask why the sizes seem to be different from other boards I've looked at.

I'm not sure "bombing" and "Blue Mountain" belong in a sentence together :P If I try to actually get going, some out-of-control beginner (who shouldn't be going down a diamond in the first place) cuts me off. Or it just turns into a "moving obstacle dodging" exercise with real people if you go on a busy day lol.
11-23-2012 11:53 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post
It lists the 147 for 80-120 lbs and 151 for 95-135. I'm under 120 lbs, but that doesn't leave me much room to eat extra desserts at Christmas or anything lol. I'm in the middle of the 151 weight range, but that just seems a lot longer than anything else I was looking at. Do you think I'm fine going with the 147?
I honestly think you'd be fine on either one. Advanced riders can handle the extra length no problem. Any negatives you'd notice in tight turns would contrast with positives during freeride/carving.

Tough to say, for Vermont and Utah I'd want the extra length. For bombing Blue mountain I'd want the extra length. Only time I'd want a shorter board would be a park board or if I was getting something specifically for tight tree riding.

The weight ranges are just a guide, but I prefer to be in the centre of a range as opposed to either end. Especially if you're trying to get a board to step it up a notch. Also are you a fit 120 or just a small person? lol If you're fit for your weight you could go with a longer board.
11-23-2012 11:41 PM
silverwhale
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
151 could be a little long, and I'm the resident long board guy (by suggestion anyway)... On the other hand if you've got a lot of riding under your belt no reason you couldn't handle a few extra cm. Oh god I'm sick. But my point was made and it's valid.
Yeah I was never considering anything in the 150s ... but then I saw Rome's size chart and it's a bit weird.

It lists the 147 for 80-120 lbs and 151 for 95-135. I'm under 120 lbs, but that doesn't leave me much room to eat extra desserts at Christmas or anything lol. I'm in the middle of the 151 weight range, but that just seems a lot longer than anything else I was looking at. Do you think I'm fine going with the 147?
11-23-2012 11:27 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post
And yeah, the only board I'm not sure about size for is the Rome Gold - I was thinking the 147, but according to their size chart I'm at the 151 ... which seems big, especially for the glades. But stability is also important. Thanks for the tip!
151 could be a little long, and I'm the resident long board guy (by suggestion anyway)... On the other hand if you've got a lot of riding under your belt no reason you couldn't handle a few extra cm. Oh god I'm sick. But my point was made and it's valid.
11-23-2012 11:18 PM
silverwhale
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Methinks you should change your name. When I read "silverwhale" I pictured this:



Not a 21 yo 120 lb girl... lol Hey are you going with Ryerson to Jay Peak? I grew up in Southern Ontario went with them a bunch of times it was good shit. That said, I also have a good idea of the crap you have to ride on most of the time.

For Ontario hardpack I felt a world of difference going to a stiffer, longer, cambered board. But Vermont and Utah should have some powder for you to play in...

One other board to consider:

Völkl International | Snowboards | *Yavana

It's available in a 146 but unfortunately I haven't found any reviews for it with just a quick search.

My last piece of advice is to not be scared to go a little longer. If you're freeriding almost all the time, you shouldn't notice any real negative effects to a longer board, but your high speed stability will really improve.
lol no I don't look quite like that. I just think whales are cool. The animal kind at least.

Like Ryerson university? I don't go there, so no I guess? lol

And yeah, the only board I'm not sure about size for is the Rome Gold - I was thinking the 147, but according to their size chart I'm at the 151 ... which seems big, especially for the glades. But stability is also important. Thanks for the tip!
11-23-2012 10:22 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post
Female
115-120 lbs, 5'3"
Boot size 8 (women's)
21 (not growing taller or fatter)
Methinks you should change your name. When I read "silverwhale" I pictured this:



Not a 21 yo 120 lb girl... lol Hey are you going with Ryerson to Jay Peak? I grew up in Southern Ontario went with them a bunch of times it was good shit. That said, I also have a good idea of the crap you have to ride on most of the time.

For Ontario hardpack I felt a world of difference going to a stiffer, longer, cambered board. But Vermont and Utah should have some powder for you to play in...

One other board to consider:

Völkl International | Snowboards | *Yavana

It's available in a 146 but unfortunately I haven't found any reviews for it with just a quick search.

My last piece of advice is to not be scared to go a little longer. If you're freeriding almost all the time, you shouldn't notice any real negative effects to a longer board, but your high speed stability will really improve.
11-23-2012 09:24 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post
Hmmm thanks for your reply. I wanted to avoid the "twitchy" feeling you mentioned - sometimes when I get going on my current board it starts to slide (maybe I just need to get the edges sharpened though lol). I also want a board I can use to cruise without much effort if it's the end of the day - so something else to think about.
Twitchy is when bombing....say at 40+mph; is somewhat design inherent in the c2btx. However skill/technique ought to make it a non-issue. Its a stable/solid...if you want more stable when bombing you got to got to a cambered board.


As for.... "going on my current board it starts to slide (maybe I just need to get the edges sharpened though" other than sharp edges"...for me, sliding is also a matter of not being angulated enough over the edge and often being too chicken shit to further point it down the fall line cause I already haulin ass...so shutting down the speed.
11-22-2012 06:48 PM
silverwhale
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Just a note: When I demo'd the b-pro for a full day...it did take a 3-4 runs to adjust; I also had to bring it back into the shop twice to get it dialed in. First time the stance width/center was slightly off and the tail would not release quite right when coming out of turns, 2nd time was to get my boot/bindings centered across the width of the board...which to me fwiw is the character of a performance machine...has to be calibrated to work right and then it does a very fine job. Once these two minor adjustments were done I just spent the rest of the day hotrodding around the a cold packed hill. It handled the chop, groomers, moguls, drops, small airs (I don't do big air....old knees)...really fun all around board that did well with varied terrain and snow.

Compared to my cambered boards it did not have quite the pop and rebound...which is expected but it had enough. It did turn on a dime and would rail tight turns while digging a trench....which some might think is grabby...but you just learn to suck up the knees/unweight/cross-under to the next edge. As for digging 50+ mph trench on groomers did great again only slightly less stable then with my cambered fr stiffy...but you want to be on point and have rock solid attention, because if you weren't where you are supposed to be fore/aft boardwise in the carve it could feel abit twitchy. And this thing was so great in the moguls...almost effortless...I felt like a gazelle lightly bouncing through the bumps....compared to getting hammered with my cambered stiffy or folding up with a more flexy board.
Hmmm thanks for your reply. I wanted to avoid the "twitchy" feeling you mentioned - sometimes when I get going on my current board it starts to slide (maybe I just need to get the edges sharpened though lol). I also want a board I can use to cruise without much effort if it's the end of the day - so something else to think about.


Thanks for all the responses, it's been great to get more opinions! Once I decide I'll make sure to post a review or something to help anyone else out there looking for something similar
11-21-2012 03:14 AM
wrathfuldeity Just a note: When I demo'd the b-pro for a full day...it did take a 3-4 runs to adjust; I also had to bring it back into the shop twice to get it dialed in. First time the stance width/center was slightly off and the tail would not release quite right when coming out of turns, 2nd time was to get my boot/bindings centered across the width of the board...which to me fwiw is the character of a performance machine...has to be calibrated to work right and then it does a very fine job. Once these two minor adjustments were done I just spent the rest of the day hotrodding around the a cold packed hill. It handled the chop, groomers, moguls, drops, small airs (I don't do big air....old knees)...really fun all around board that did well with varied terrain and snow.

Compared to my cambered boards it did not have quite the pop and rebound...which is expected but it had enough. It did turn on a dime and would rail tight turns while digging a trench....which some might think is grabby...but you just learn to suck up the knees/unweight/cross-under to the next edge. As for digging 50+ mph trench on groomers did great again only slightly less stable then with my cambered fr stiffy...but you want to be on point and have rock solid attention, because if you weren't where you are supposed to be fore/aft boardwise in the carve it could feel abit twitchy. And this thing was so great in the moguls...almost effortless...I felt like a gazelle lightly bouncing through the bumps....compared to getting hammered with my cambered stiffy or folding up with a more flexy board.
11-20-2012 11:16 PM
mixie
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Originally Posted by silverwhale View Post

Sorry, it was the lotus you demoed? You were sounding really positive about that board and then said you thought the lotus was a bit too damp so I'm just not sure if you are referring to the lotus in the preceding paragraph as well.

yeah, I demoed the Lotus, it's the board Im referring to in both segments you quoted.

I actually really, liked the Lotus a lot. I just liked the Envi the tiniest bit better. The Lotus is very very damp, and it's a great board. I don't think you'd go wrong with it. I would consider buying one for a powder board. It floated better then either the Envi or BPro did. I had issues with the BPro, couldn't get my bindings right. Was sinking a bit...I almost want to give it a do over hearing how many people DO like it. And the pink unicorns. I FUCKING LOVE UNICORNS.


My only complaint with the Lotus was it just felt a bit dead to ride in comparison to the Envi. I want to say it felt like it(envi) had more pop? But perhaps that's not the right way to say what I mean...There's another poster here who has an Envi and she described it perfectly. Somethign about the flex in between the bindings is better then on the Lotus? It's hard to explain but maybe it's more pronounced? For an example, when Im skating like when I get off the lift I don't put my back foot agasint the binding, I actually place it right in the middle of the board, right over what ever bendy bit that might be. Anyway, you can really feel it and it's super easy to control just when skating around. See? hard to explain but there was just something about the C2BTX that I liked better then the RC or whatever it is NS calls their board tech. I also really, REALLY liked the magne traction on it.

I am lucky that I can drive to resorts with a wide array of demos I guess! Good luck finding a board, in the end the gear is probably not nearly as much of an impact on our riding as we think it is...sigh!
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