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12-06-2012 10:14 PM
Angler Since you read the good ride you might want to check out their review on the jones mountain twin. Might be the best board I have taken out in a few years.
12-06-2012 06:51 PM
Brizors Thank you all so much, this helped me out a ton!
12-06-2012 03:47 PM
cd21
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Great advice, I read up on the bases a while ago and how they are made but all I really remember is to get the sintered.

I think that's what I'll do, rent all the ones I like and were recommended and see what I like best.

In terms of sizing, I'm under the impression I should riding as low as a 151 for park and sayyy I dunno 159 for pow? I'm 152 lbs. I prefer good control so I'm thinking maybe a 153/154 would be a good in between?
Good luck
12-06-2012 06:30 AM
cjcameron11
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Very interesting, my friends 2007 or so RC doesn't have MTX but it seems the newer ones do??? Anyways you still recommend the berserk over the RC? How is the Berserk in flex compared to the RC and how was it in terms of messing around down the run, say throwing some butters and quick kickers, also what about landing big air?
To be honest there wasnt "big air" i was in the small park with both boards and some natural drops of about 5ft so nothing that was huge. I did notice i felt more stable when landing the zerker although in saying that it probably isn't quite as forgiving as the RC.

Butters would probably be better on the RC as the zerker has a softer nose and stiffer tail due to it be directional. Although again all i did was nose and tail presses, thats about my buttering level. The zerker was noticeably more poppy!

My RC was 2012 so def had C2BTX, again i really liked it but for me the zerker suits better!
12-06-2012 04:56 AM
Bayoh
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Great advice, I read up on the bases a while ago and how they are made but all I really remember is to get the sintered.

I think that's what I'll do, rent all the ones I like and were recommended and see what I like best.

In terms of sizing, I'm under the impression I should riding as low as a 151 for park and sayyy I dunno 159 for pow? I'm 152 lbs. I prefer good control so I'm thinking maybe a 153/154 would be a good in between?
You pretty much got it. Every board and board manufacturer will be slightly different on sizing, but overall that's your window.

I weigh 145ish lbs and I prefer 152cm boards for freestyle all-mountain just for comparison, give or take a cm depending on the board.
12-06-2012 04:45 AM
Brizors Great advice, I read up on the bases a while ago and how they are made but all I really remember is to get the sintered.

I think that's what I'll do, rent all the ones I like and were recommended and see what I like best.

In terms of sizing, I'm under the impression I should riding as low as a 151 for park and sayyy I dunno 159 for pow? I'm 152 lbs. I prefer good control so I'm thinking maybe a 153/154 would be a good in between?
12-06-2012 02:35 AM
Bayoh
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If you're drooling over the Proto and have the money for it, go for it. Trust me, you won't be let down.
12-06-2012 02:31 AM
Bayoh
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I agree with you on that philosophy Bayoh, is there a Flow board you have had good experience with and would recommend?
Last year I demo'd the Verve. Lower end board. It was fun to practice buttering and pressing on, but I'm pretty sure the base was extruded as I got the sticky feeling in slushy snow.

You'll feel a significant difference between an extruded and sintered base in regards to speed. There are different ratings for sintered bases which I honestly don't fully understand. As long as it's sintered though it'll feel smooth and fast on the snow.

Btw, try demoing boards whenever you can. First-hand experience is the best. Just take leaps of faith if it's hard for you to find them(I did so with my Signal Park with recommendation from Nivek, which was a purchase I came out happy with).
12-06-2012 02:28 AM
Brizors Well fuck, I think I'm in love..

Never Summer Proto CT Review - 2012 Snowboard Reviews - Board Insiders - YouTube
12-06-2012 01:54 AM
Brizors
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Ive owned the GNU RC and i really liked it. The only reason i got rid of it was i bought a ride berserker, after a few days on the zerker i was convinced i didnt need the RC anymore. The RC was great in powder and was nice and forgiving when i ventured into the park but was still stiff enough that it gave me great responsiveness.

Now the zerker is amazing, seems more stable especially when bombing, better turn initiation and as good edge hold as the magne traction, more pop and faster. hence why i sold the RC.

IMO the RC is great but the ride is better!!
Very interesting, my friends 2007 or so RC doesn't have MTX but it seems the newer ones do??? Anyways you still recommend the berserk over the RC? How is the Berserk in flex compared to the RC and how was it in terms of messing around down the run, say throwing some butters and quick kickers, also what about landing big air?

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I second that opinion about the good ride being crap. I just went through a bunch of boards that I either own or have owned and what they write is messed up. Just forget about that site. 90% of the board reviews on there are based off board specs and not off actual riding experience.
Dammit... well that pretty much messes up my ENTIRE lineup of boards.. That basically puts me back at square one then. :/ I guess I can still use it as an encyclopedia of whats out there.. Are even their boot reviews bad? Just curious, what's the best method from your experience to find what's out there and get legit reviews? Boardinsiders on youtube seem to be pretty informative with real riders and video clips.

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Smokin snowboards - super park or buck ferton.
Nice do you own or have ridden them, can you give me a quick rundown of your experience?

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Also thank you linvillegorge and Bayoh, appreciate the feedback.

I agree with you on that philosophy Bayoh, is there a Flow board you have had good experience with and would recommend?

Also, I know some board manufacturers size vary, but what is a good general board length? I'd say my average weight per year is 153, I'm done growing, and sometimes I get into hardcore workout mindsets and get to 160lb, but I never keep it.. I felt my 159 Attack Banana is too big to mess around with.
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