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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 10:43 AM
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re: challenging

I think the board I got is a bit more of an intermediate to advanced board instead of beginner...

I think - can somebody else with more experience confirm - that a more advanced board tends to be stiffer and maybe a bit faster. This makes the board a bit more responsive, but also means that a small mistake is more likely to cause me to bite it (the board is less forgiving).

Not really sure what else separates a beginner board from an intermediate or advanced board. I do know that when I was out this weekend I had a harder time controlling my new board than the rentals I was using before. I fell a few more times and realized that small mistakes were more likely to cause a bigger reaction in the board.

Despite a couple of falls, a bruised wrist and sore tail bone, I had a great time and love the board I got. The responsiveness was awesome and the board was a ton of fun to ride. As I get better I'm guessing that responsiveness will become more important.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by universole View Post
dayummmmm. i just went through your list, little bit out of my budget. i was hoping to spend around 200. or am i being cheap??
Lol your being cheap. NO affence. But ok if you really cant afford to buy a board for at least 300 then maybe you should just wait till the spring/summer. in the spring/summer you can find the board you wnat usally for 50% off. i got my board 50% off and my burton Cartels 40% off and yeah. but if you cant wait till then , then your gunna have to cough up some more money.
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rustydomino View Post
The REI Outlet is currently selling the Salomon Prospect 06 for about $216 brand new. I just picked one up, am looking forward to getting it soon.

I have the Salomon prosepect and it is a wonderful board. I love it. but mine is about 4 years old. but anyway the board is FAST and it has a medium flex to it. id liek it a little softer but its fine. How ever the thing i HATE about it is the edge. the thing has NOOOO EDGE at all. i dont know how todays Prospects are but i know the one i have is just Shit when it comes to carving up those black dimond runs. Just a little bit of my opinion.
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2008, 12:22 PM
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i have a lamar 1440 board. i got it for x-mas 4 yrs ago and i havnt used it yet. im starting to use it this winter.. i hope it works out good for me.. anyways im 5'7" and 105.... what would be a good size board for when i get a new one? and what brand would be best for freestyle?...

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