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Old 09-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Going back to Mort's original post, there are a lot of "what's the best board" or "this board or that board" threads. If you have to ask, you probably don't have the skill level to know the difference anyways. But marketing does have a lot to do with the current sales environment..."new" technologies making a lot of promises. It's like if you don't have some form of reverse camber you're behind the times or not getting the most out of riding. I bought my Ultrafear FK just to try anti-camber plus more freestyle flex but I don't look at it as a *POOF* "now I have skills" board.
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hahaha, I just noticed that this thread is 2.5 years old. Funny how it's still a relevant thread.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Hahaha, I just noticed that this thread is 2.5 years old. Funny how it's still a relevant thread.
It's true in many sports.

Over the past two years, I got into riding motorcycles at the race track. Just doing track days, I learned that the bike can help you go faster, but some of the fastest guys were on the smallest bikes. Hence, my statement can be held true in many scenarios.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I am brand new to this forum and reading all of these "what board is right for me?" threads I'm already sick of it.

It doesn't matter what kind of board you ride, it matters how you ride it.

I grew up riding a t-bolted, 27" stance, burton air 1990 directional piece of shlt! I learned how to ride on that, then gradually moved my way up to the newer ones. (

Anything out there on the market today is going to be top of the line from last year. Even those Gunu POS or Lib Technologies are better boards than none.

Just go out there and have fun.
This thread is so old lol, but I have to just say that i totally agree with this guy on this statement. I would rate my BF an advanced rider, but I know for a fact he can ride any board on that mountain, and no matter what he is gonna ride just as good on every board whether it be from 1985 or 2009. It all depends on how you ride it, not what you ride....(that sounded pretty ummmm yea lol, but I STRICTLY mean it only related to snowboarding lol)
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This thread is so old lol, but I have to just say that i totally agree with this guy on this statement. I would rate my BF an advanced rider, but I know for a fact he can ride any board on that mountain, and no matter what he is gonna ride just as good on every board whether it be from 1985 or 2009. It all depends on how you ride it, not what you ride....(that sounded pretty ummmm yea lol, but I STRICTLY mean it only related to snowboarding lol)


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This thread is so old lol, but I have to just say that i totally agree with this guy on this statement. I would rate my BF an advanced rider, but I know for a fact he can ride any board on that mountain, and no matter what he is gonna ride just as good on every board whether it be from 1985 or 2009. It all depends on how you ride it, not what you ride....(that sounded pretty ummmm yea lol, but I STRICTLY mean it only related to snowboarding lol)
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:36 PM   #28 (permalink)
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And boots don't matter, or bindings. Hell, why use cars? Horses and buggies got people around just fine back in the day, point a to point b right? Let's use those again. Let's not welcome any new technology. Especially in an activity where image and the newest/latest/best thing is everything, and the majority of questions relating to it will be regarding that.
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And boots don't matter, or bindings. Hell, why use cars? Horses and buggies got people around just fine back in the day, point a to point b right? Let's use those again. Let's not welcome any new technology. Especially in an activity where image and the newest/latest/best thing is everything, and the majority of questions relating to it will be regarding that.
Cool old thread.

New Technology (that actually works well) is great, but where is it? So much of what has been introduced lately is a rehashing of the same old, same old. Construction, dimensions, flex patterns, you name it. You all remember the constructions that have shown up in $700.00 + boards over the years that were going to be the end all, but were dropped within two seasons.

It would be cool to see the users here list the actual advances that they have seen in boards, bindings, etc over the last 5 years or so. For sure they are there, but which ones and how much have they changed your riding?

Rocker. OK. What else you got?
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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It does matter. The first board I purchased was an Arbor Eden. I rented for my first time on the mountain, had fun, bought my board the next day. I fought to link even basic turns for weeks on the Arbor. I felt stupid and guilty that my friends had to wait around for me and very nearly gave up. Went back to the shop, purchased a Ride Rapture (beginner's park board, much softer) and was linking turns immediately. The Eden was just too stiff for me as a timid beginner.

Give those posters a break. Equipment is expensive and the array of choices is dizzying. Seeking information from more seasoned riders is a wise step to take in the purchasing process in my opinion. If you don't like the posts, ignore them. They aren't hurting you in any way.

I'm surprised nobody has said anything about your comment about those Gnu or Lib Tech POS's. What did you mean by that?

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I am brand new to this forum and reading all of these "what board is right for me?" threads I'm already sick of it.

It doesn't matter what kind of board you ride, it matters how you ride it.

I grew up riding a t-bolted, 27" stance, burton air 1990 directional piece of shlt! I learned how to ride on that, then gradually moved my way up to the newer ones. (

Anything out there on the market today is going to be top of the line from last year. Even those Gunu POS or Lib Technologies are better boards than none.

Just go out there and have fun.
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