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Old 03-17-2007, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!

I'm 6'2(188 cms), 165 lbs (75 kgs). I'm looking for an all-mountain board, maybe a bit free-ride oriented.

I've found 2 boards that caught my eye although I don't really know if they're any good (what's written in the site is probably an exaggeration or just untrue :/), anyways this is what I came up with:

Never Summer Titan TX
Burton Baron

I'm open to all suggestions, from other boards to.. Anything :P
Your thoughts would be gladly appreciated!
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello everyone!

I'm 6'2(188 cms), 165 lbs (75 kgs). I'm looking for an all-mountain board, maybe a bit free-ride oriented.

I've found 2 boards that caught my eye although I don't really know if they're any good (what's written in the site is probably an exaggeration or just untrue :/), anyways this is what I came up with:

Never Summer Titan TX
Burton Baron

I'm open to all suggestions, from other boards to.. Anything :P
Your thoughts would be gladly appreciated!
goto the Burton site...they have a product finder / find my ultimate set that will aske you questions and suggest different boards based on your answers. that will give you a ballpark range for size / width / dimensions /construction /etc that you can then compare against other brands and the such.
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I kinda know the size and shape of the board I'm looking for, I was hoping to get some reviews, people who've tried atleast one of those boards or suggestions of other boards around the same size of other brands.
I've heard GNU and forum are pretty good aswell
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I kinda know the size and shape of the board I'm looking for, I was hoping to get some reviews, people who've tried atleast one of those boards or suggestions of other boards around the same size of other brands.
I've heard GNU and forum are pretty good aswell
I have a 2007 Burton Elite 155. It's decent all-mountain board, and an inexpensive one at that (why I got it). The only other board I rode this year was a Burton Custom 158. It was really stable at speed, but being on the larger side of boards, was a bit sluggish at slower speeds / freestyle stuff. I bet a 154-55 would be pretty dope. Anyway, you really can't go wrong with anything by Burton, Fourm, Gnu, or Ride (however, I wont give Ride a cent of my momey for political reasons).

My 2-cents....
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is any one of those companies considered superior to another or they are pretty much the same (quality wise)?

Also, I'd like to know if there's anything wrong with the NS Titan TX or is the Baron just better

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Is any one of those companies considered superior to another or they are pretty much the same (quality wise)?

Also, I'd like to know if there's anything wrong with the NS Titan TX or is the Baron just better

Elesewhere you said you were new to the sport. How long have you been riding? How many times have you been out?

Anyway, for awhile you may want to stick with something better suited for learning (i.e. a shorter, flexible board...something more along the lines of a freestyle board. Check out the burton Blunt ot The Baron or Titan might be a bit too stiff for you at this point). Note: just becuase you can get down the hill without falling does *not* mean you ready for a new set-up.

Also, my guess is that at 6'2 you have pretty big size foot (I'd guess 11?). Thus, you are going to need to get a *wide* board such that your toes / heels dont hang off.

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Both Baron and Titan TX are wide (I made sure of that). I can handle stiff boards up to 170 (haven't tried longer) so I don't think turning should be a problem with those boards. Also I don't wanna buy a "newb" board (no disrespect to anyone or any board) I don't mind having a bit of a hard time getting used to it.
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Also I don't wanna buy a "newb" board
Ok, why not?
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I wanna reach the highest level of skill I can (with respect to my budget ofcourse). I'd rather spend a bit more money on an advanced board instead of buying a "newb" board. Besides I doubt I'll have any trouble with an "advanced" board as cocky as it sounds
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