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post #131 of 162 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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I am new to snowboarding(just learned this season). Prior to getting a board I asked around alot and cruised the websites. Burton seems to be clearly dominant and the pros seem to like them. They can't be that bad. I wonder if the problem is not that snowboarding is supposed to be counter-culture so the people on the site are just hating because Burton has gotten so big(ie. microsoft, nike, iphone). My guess is that like other fields, everybodys top line boards are pretty good. I am open to suggestions. I figure I will buy a new board in a year or so. It would be nice to hear, technically speaking, why one board is better than another.
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I have been snowboarding for 13 years and have ridden a few boards. I have ridden everything on the mountain, and love it all.
I have had a ride, forum, Never Summer, and Burton. I have liked them all, but forum was my least favorite, and never summer was my favorite of them all. I am now into Reverse Camber and I got the Burton Hero (lib tech was too trendy) and I loved it until I broke it (guess i was used to Never Summer), and burton took 4 months to get me my money, and I was stuck with their channel spefic bindings, so I had to get another Burton. I got the one with flat camber because "v-rocker" was too loose, and I wanted a more contact going into a turn.
Best company? I think Capita, Never Summer, Bataleon, and even K2 and Ride have some pretty sweet stuff right now.
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Haha this made me laugh! I am Sara! Only it's my money, not mom and dad's, and in my defense I had a rationale. I knew NOTHING about snowboarding, had $600 for ALL my gear (from the hat on my head to the board on my feet). I knew Burton because of their crazy branding ability. Therefore I spent more on what I thought would be quality softgoods (Burton), so if it turned out riding was not for me I could chalk the board etc. to a loss, but I'd still have a quality coat!

AND chances are most people do start boarding at an age where their parents will buy/gift them their gear. I won't begrudge them that fact, lucky them! Wish it was me! Everyone was a greenhorn once. I know I am.... and yeah it sucks. I know everyone's always looking at me thinking, "Wow! That girl is ridiculous." But I'll only get better and learn about new companies if I get out (Yes, is my spiffy Burton Chopper Jacket) and go for it.

Finally, I looked at this forum because I am looking for a new board and don't know where to turn. And after a very short first year of riding I am trying to figure out a fairly decent board to get and I still am not too familiar with other companies. So I think everyone should keep on with their recommendations, so people like me can learn something!


After a read through I realized this may come off as something other than lighthearted. But it really is! I did feel ridiculous in my $400 outfit on $200 of gear. But I also felt ridiculous falling on my a$$ about 40 times my first few days out, so I figure at least I was consistent!
YOU GO GIRL! 8)

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imo, theres really no such thing as the best snowboard making company. each company has there own nich err niche? idk. its just like asking whats the best board. theres so many factors, basically its just an opinion.


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I've owned a Ride (some old cruiser from like 96-98ish), 09 Salomon Ace, and now a Prior AMF 2010... But hands down my favourite board Ive ever ridden was my buddies Volkl. Goddamn beautiful.
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WTF? Why is this thread still kicking?

Oh wait, I know why, because douchebags like me keeping posting in it.

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Everyone had their own favorite but for me it definatly has to go to Lib Tech and Gnu. Especially with the Magne-Traction and their banana rocker.
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rome, because of the SICK customer service. Lib tech and GNU also make sick boards because of the constant and new technology they're putting in their boards.
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Personal preference!
Forum and Gnu


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bitchboards ftw
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