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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 08:44 AM
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What fast 09 freeride board do you reccomend?

Yo. I'm an advancing intermediate snowboarding in Nagano, Japan. I'm 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds. I'm currently riding an 08 Rossignol S9 premier 159cm with a pair of 09 Burton Mission bindings.

I'm looking for a board which does better in the powder and the steeps and can go very fast overall. I never ride rails or boxes. I do like to do jumps sometimes, both jumps in the park and natural ones. But I don't want a board that will handle terribly on anything but powder and steeps...

I want to buy a board now, out of season, while they are cheaper.

I'm currently looking at either an Arbor A-Frame 162 or a Never Summer Heritage 162. The Never Summer Titan looks like an awesome board, but the 164 seems a little too big to handle and a 160 seems too small for powder... what do you think?

Recommendations from people who know more than me please.

Also, what is a good pair of free-ride bindings?

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You might want to consider the Bataleon Riot as well. There's a review on here which stated the board is stupid fast and crazy fun. For binders, maybe Rome Arsenals, Ride CAD or Union Forces.
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I've heard great things about the Titan. I'd like to check it out myself.

As for bindings, I'll vouch for Arsenals. I love mine in deep powder.

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It is a very stiff board and I have had mine up to 62 MPH according to GPS and it remains very quiet with no chatter..
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Do you think I would be able to ride a 164?
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I'm 180 and ride a 165 so I think you could pull that off if it were a deep powder board. I don't think having a slightly larger board is a big idea, though. Some people feel that if you deviate a couple centimeters it is a catastrophic mistake.

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I don't think having a slightly larger board is a big idea, though. Some people feel that if you deviate a couple centimeters it is a catastrophic mistake.
Agreed. A 5cm increase would be noticeable, but with a little time to adjust I can't see this being a problem. I've found that I really prefer riding a longer board in just about any conditions, the ones I have that are under 170cm just don't get used that much anymore now that I've gotten used to the bigger ones. I think a 164 Titan would be a great board for the OP but NS also makes the Premier F1 in a 161 & 163 so that could be an option as well.
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You should grab RidePowders Bataleon Enemy

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/buy...ance-sale.html

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I'm 180 and ride a 165 so I think you could pull that off if it were a deep powder board. I don't think having a slightly larger board is a big idea, though. Some people feel that if you deviate a couple centimeters it is a catastrophic mistake.
Totally agree. People geek out on a few centimeters which is just north of an inch. I'm heavier than all mentioned and have spent some time on a 156, 159, & 163 this year. I just ordered a 148 evo-r for my kid that will be 11 in Dec. I'll probably take it for a spin just for some giggles. Boards, bikes, cars, etc. all ride a little different. You just adjust a little bit to accommodate the difference. It might just take you outside of your normal box and introduce you to something you've never experienced b4 yet totally enjoy. I'm already thinking about a Titan 169(not that I'm ready for it). Just seems crazy to not go bigger than my 163. Those Premier F1's are pretty slick as well(can you tell I'm an NS fan).
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You want a fast, all-mountain board?

Get one of these:
Burton T6
Forum Seeker

I ride the Seeker and I beat my friends down the mountain everytime.

But a T6 is built for speed - as long as you keep it waxed.
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