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|01-09-2014 08:05 AM|
|01-08-2014 10:42 PM|
Awesome, thanks! I'm thinking the One Magtek may be the board for me. Believe I'll stay with the rear-entry style bindings, and thinking of the
Flow NX2-AT bindings, any comments or suggestions?
|01-07-2014 11:17 AM|
|01-01-2014 05:03 PM|
So still haven't pulled the trigger, and have given up on making a demo just too hard logistically. I'm leaning towards a hybrid and considered the Burton Custom Flying V but prefer other bindings, looked at the K2 Raygun then saw the Rossignol One Magtek might be the better board. Any opinions?
|01-19-2013 02:09 PM|
Hybrid. After years on full camber boards I bought a camber/ rocker/ camber board, I'm totally stoked on it. It really does ride like a rocker board with great edge control. Its playful AND precise.
The custom flying V would be a good choice.
|01-19-2013 01:41 PM|
|predtldrider||Again thanks. We appear to be very similar in approach to this and hearing your experience with the more rocker style board is giving me more confidence in that direction. I have some homework to do! Again thanks to all for the great info, very much appreciated.|
|01-12-2013 07:13 PM|
A little step in another direction. I am at your age and have a similar riding background. Until last year I stayed as far away from the park as I could - old and frightened
But when riding with my sons I had to try the park and it wasn't fun just to ride through it without testing. But my old board (Custom X) was to long and to stiff for the park.
So for this year a bought a Salomon Drift Rocker with Salomon Rhythm bindings. So much fun, both in the park and outside. It isn't a board for high speed but it has all other fun stuff: Easy to press, easy to turn, superlight combo which helps me to make 180/360.
Since I like to try new thing and develop my skills this was a step in right direction and I believe that this has made me a better boarder all over the mountain.
And now I can ride with my sons and push their and mine skills.
|01-11-2013 09:17 PM|
Wow everybody thanks. Lots of great information. Yea I do want to try a demo-day and have made some inquiries just havent found one that works. I'm about 4-5 hours from the slopes so a bit of a production to get up there but I agree, makes alot of sense to ride before buying.
What you guys posted helps alot and gives me some great direction and something to chew on! I made an inquiry with Burton given what I have now and a Custom Cambered or Custom Flying V was recommended, sized down to a 160, which totally coincides with much of what was said here!
Again, thanks very much everything is greatly appreciated.
|01-08-2013 07:30 PM|
My first "ride" was a fully cambered Elan Aragon which was a bit of a plank, but I am grateful for having learned on a cambered deck. Learning on a cambered deck I believe you develop much better technique which will remain with you for the rest of your riding days.
Since then I have acquired a Rossignol One Magtek which is slightly cambered between the feet and rockered out at the tips. I also have a Lib Tech Lando which is rockered between the feet and cambered under your feet. ( both of these decks have Magnatraction, but of differing degrees: more aggressive on the Rossi, less so on the Lando.)
I have retired the Elan, but LOVE riding both the Rossi & the Lando. They both offer a very different ride, both are great for the type of riding you are into.
As Lamp has recommended, hit a demo day and ride'em, all of them, and see which one pushes your buttons. There is a noticeable difference in how the different profiles ride and only you can decide which one feels the best to you. Reading about boards is one thing, riding the real deal will provide you with the feedback you need to select the deck that is best for you. Good Luck !!!!!!!!
|01-08-2013 06:01 PM|
Your riding sounds similar to mine..before powder. I absolutely LOVE my Arbor A-Frame. a camber board that is the closest thing to an alpine one with soft boots, but agile and able to ride powder too. Amazing for carving. And my new JJ Hovercraft. Rocker, camber rocker. SO easy, so floaty in the powder, so big and yet so agile. Love both in different days. Both under a pair of K2 Cinch CTX (rear entry) bindings. Check the reviews for both here:
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