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11-19-2014 06:25 AM
Wiredsport
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The friends were actually my roommates - one rides an older (2013?) 154 Burton Custom and the other a 155 Capita Horrorscope...they rode quite differently but I really enjoyed them both.
Thanks. That is awesome info. What has actually worked for you is heavily weighted.

Burton makes 5 deck variations that carry the "Custom" name this year and they have had multiple Custom models for the last number of years. From what you have written I believe that you likely rode the Flying V. That is Burton's take on CRC and it is a terrific board. Note: It has lifted contact points so it is technically RCRCR. It should be noted that you are above Burton's suggested core weight range (130 to 170) for the 154 in that model. You can view their suggestions at Men's Custom Flying V Snowboard | Burton Snowboards by clicking the size chart link. You are best centered in the 160 cm but certainly the 158 would be a strong choice.

The Horrorscope is a looser design again. It is a Flat Rock model and is on the softer side. It is very playful but it favors one side of the riding spectrum more than the BCFV. From what you have described I would suggest the Burton for you.

There are a LOT of other options. As I mentioned, almost every board is produced in your size. I will be happy to offer other suggestions but if it is cool with you I would prefer to do that in a new thread on the boards forum or by PM. I feel guilty poaching this awesome retail thread.

STOKED!
11-18-2014 07:53 PM
CAGR
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Perfect. You are the envy of a lot of riders in that with a 9.5 foot and 175 lbs, everyone builds for you That means lots of good options.

Let us know what boards your friends let you use and that you had liked. That will be valuable info.
The friends were actually my roommates - one rides an older (2013?) 154 Burton Custom and the other a 155 Capita Horrorscope...they rode quite differently but I really enjoyed them both.
11-18-2014 07:44 PM
Wiredsport
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That's exactly correct. It was a great board for the price ($200), but it was too stiff and I had a much better time in the park/playful mountain riding when on friends' boards.
Perfect. You are the envy of a lot of riders in that with a 9.5 foot and 175 lbs, everyone builds for you That means lots of good options.

Let us know what boards your friends let you use and that you had liked. That will be valuable info.
11-18-2014 07:39 PM
CAGR
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The easy part first. You are are an M/L (8-11) in Union bindings. L/XL does not kick in until 10.5 (10.5 to 14).

Just to clarify on the board, it sounds like you are looking for something a little looser than your current Elite. Is that correct?

That's exactly correct. It was a great board for the price ($200), but it was too stiff and I had a much better time in the park/playful mountain riding when on friends' boards.
11-18-2014 07:34 PM
Wiredsport
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I'm a 9.5 in normal shoes, so I assume I'm around there for snowboard boots as well. I haven't taken my snowboard boots out in almost 9 months so I'm not certain what my actual size is (let's assume it's 9.5).

I figured that my descriptions of each camber profile were probably a bit generalized, but that's just what I had gathered over the last few weeks. Any additional insight would be awesome. Thanks again!

Aside question: With a boot size of 9.5 and a standard width board, would a M/L be better than L/XL in Union Forces?

CAGR
The easy part first. You are are an M/L (8-11) in Union bindings. L/XL does not kick in until 10.5 (10.5 to 14).

Just to clarify on the board, it sounds like you are looking for something a little looser than your current Elite. Is that correct?
11-18-2014 07:17 PM
CAGR
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You guys are rad. Happy to get you some profile info. Please post up your foot size as well. That will help a lot. Tahoe and Park City. Life is grand

That may be a bit too much of a generality in terms of CRC vs RCR - only because the performance of each design is determined by the shape, placement and dimensions of the rockers and cambers as well as the other construction characteristics of the board.

For example, how far the rockered sections of a RCR board extend from the wide points will vary from model to model. That will have a huge impact on contact length and how loose the board will feel.
I'm a 9.5 in normal shoes, so I assume I'm around there for snowboard boots as well. I haven't taken my snowboard boots out in almost 9 months so I'm not certain what my actual size is (let's assume it's 9.5).

I figured that my descriptions of each camber profile were probably a bit generalized, but that's just what I had gathered over the last few weeks. Any additional insight would be awesome. Thanks again!

Aside question: With a boot size of 9.5 and a standard width board, would a M/L be better than L/XL in Union Forces?

CAGR
11-18-2014 06:03 PM
Wiredsport You guys are rad. Happy to get you some profile info. Please post up your foot size as well. That will help a lot. Tahoe and Park City. Life is grand

That may be a bit too much of a generality in terms of CRC vs RCR - only because the performance of each design is determined by the shape, placement and dimensions of the rockers and cambers as well as the other construction characteristics of the board.

For example, how far the rockered sections of a RCR board extend from the wide points will vary from model to model. That will have a huge impact on contact length and how loose the board will feel.
11-18-2014 05:54 PM
larrytbull Don't fully rule out rocker. Look at arbor coda
Marhar throwback
Both are rocker, but can do what you are looking for
and both excel at both park and grooves and being full rocker they are ok with POW as well
I believe wired sells the coda
11-18-2014 05:49 PM
CAGR
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Got a great deal from Wired Sport on a 2014/15 Gnu Billy Goat and they threw in a free pair of Grayne goggles. These guys really support the forum and it was great to throw send business their way.
WiredSport is the reason I joined this forum yesterday! I've been snowboarding for 10+ years, but haven't gotten a new board in almost 5 years. The new camber profiles are all new(ish) to me, so I've been having some trouble settling on a new board. WiredSport, have time to offer an opinion?

I'm 5'9, 175, and I ride all mountain. Lots of park, lots of groomers, lots of trees as well, mostly in Tahoe and Park City. My last board was a 158 Burton Elite; it was probably a bit too stiff, and a bit too long as well. Not to mention at the time it was one of Burton's budget boards which I believe was built similarly to the Custom, but with lesser quality materials.

From what I've gathered, CRC boards tend to feel looser/surfier, whereas RCR are more akin to traditional camber boards but a bit more stable with more pop.

For someone with the above riding style and weight, what would you recommend in terms of camber profile and size? At the end of the day, I'm not going every week and I'm sure I'll be happy with whatever I purchase (especially given the age/quality of my last board). That being said, I want a board that's capable all around. I know it's tough to find a board that's a Jack of all trades, something that's above average in park/groomers/light pow would be awesome! I don't anticipate too many heavy pow days this year. Any help would be really appreciated - thanks!

P.S: If it matters, I'll probably be going with Union Forces or Rome 390 bindings with the board.

Cheers!
09-12-2014 09:12 PM
PalmerFreak Got a great deal from Wired Sport on a 2014/15 Gnu Billy Goat and they threw in a free pair of Grayne goggles. These guys really support the forum and it was great to throw send business their way.
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