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Old 02-17-2009, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I have a snowboard trip coming up and wanted a new board to replace my 1999 Burton Canyon 168. I big and fat, 250 lbs, size 11.5 boots, 5'10". I ride pretty much all groomers, some powder, never in the park. I just like to cruise and am a high intermediate, though sometimes tackle blacks.

I was looking at Gnu and Lib-tech snowboards and found the sale at Burton Snowboards, Burton Bindings, Burton Boots, and snowboard reviews - Free shipping to U.S.. I was bedazzled by the cheap prices and bought a Gnu Rider's Choice Wide 168 MTX because I wanted the magna-traction. Now, in hindsight, it seems maybe I should have gone for a directional board like my Burton Canyon and not a twin. But the price was so good, I couldn't turn it down at $240. I was bedazzled. What say you, did I mess up, and if so, could you give me a suggestion.
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You didn't mess up with a twin board, and definitely didn't mess up considering the price you got. If you are strictly freeriding you may want to consider setting your stance back just a hair.

In any case though report back to us and let us know how the board ends up treating you .
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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phew, thanks. I'm panicking. They were also selling the Gnu CHB Wide MTX 164 for $199 and I was thinking of switching, but that board has much less features for the money. I like the idea about the setting the bindings back a bit to making it more directional.
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If that was a mistake, I wish I made mistakes more often.

You'll be golden.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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isnt the riders choice the gnu version of the banana pretty much? not your most ideal freeride board.

where do you ride dex, i noticed your from mich?
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I really only take one or two good trips out west every year but don't snowboard much in the midwest, lack of mountains. I'm a little afraid of this board being too soft and getting unstable since I mostly just cruise groomers as fast as I possibly can. Do you think I should switch my order to a Gnu CHB MTX. I can't get a wide board, but the CHB is more directional/allmountain styled. The Rider's choice that I ordered is only MTX, but doesn't have the banana-tech BTX. Gnu makes both, but only the MTX was cheap and available.
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You'll be just fine. The RC is a great all-around board, although it's a true twin freestyle board. I love them so much, I've owned like 5-6 of them over the last 3 years.
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The RC is an awesome board, I ride it everywhere.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Awesome. Thanks for quelling my buyers remorse. I feel much more reassured. I may at some point look into something stiffer and more directional, but this seems like a good all around board. Also, I figure I can just move the bindings back a bit for powdery riding. Since it's a 166cm and a wide, it's hard to imagine it would be bad on the groomers.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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You're first mistake was trusting any word that contained a G and didn't make the damn G sound. wowzers
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