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post #71 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 03:37 AM
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RIDE!! IDK i just like it i also like gnu rome and burton
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post #72 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 07:04 AM
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wrong. the custom is, and always had been, an all mountain freestyle stick. the fact that it is longer than what most people ride makes absolutely no difference. to put it simply, bigger board = bigger rider.

and maybe you should really read sedition's post before you go off on a tangent.
smaller board = more and faster response. in a park you want faster and more response. i am 6ft and i rode a 149cm for 3 years and just upgraded to a 154cm. just because you are bigger has no difference on how long the board is. park or freestyle boards should never get any bigger than a 158... at the very most a 160... therefore that board is not an all mountain board. the forum manual on the other hand... is...
post #73 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 07:16 AM
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height has very little to do with what size board you should be riding. weight is the key factor. perhaps i should have said heavy rider=longer board.
post #74 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 07:00 PM
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santa cruz

has anyone heard anything about the new santa cruz boards. I know they made quality stuff back in the day. but i dont know how there new stuff is.
post #75 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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Their new stuff is on par with Sims.

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post #76 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 09:05 PM
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"Best" is relative, and different for everyone based on where they ride, what they ride, size/weight, male/female, skill level, etc...

Personally for boards, I like Bataleon b/c they're a small company with triple base technology. Huge fan of Gnu & Lib Tech b/c of their NW roots and they're super innovative over the last couple decades. They basically invented the modern magnetraction, rocker technology, 4x4 binding mounting, etc... Also love Arbor b/c they're a rider owned/operated West coast co. and are the most eco-friendly with everything they make. Best part is, they've been that way since day one, long before the green movement, unlike all the bandwagon companies that are marketing that these days. Someday I'll own a Rome, Capita, Stepchild, maybe even Never Summer too.

I've always been anti-Burton boards because of the proprietary binding mounting, and since everything is so overpriced. No need for debate, as there are plenty of people that love Burton, and will continue to defend what they overpaid for, whether it's bias, ignorance, or whatever. I used to love Ride/Preston back in the day, but now I stay away from the ski brand with few exceptions.

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ive owned boards by ride, k2, endeavor, elevation, lib tech, gnu, but i have to say my favorite board ever was an m3. i went back to that board four different years i loved it .. sadly it was taken from me when my car was stolen... everytime i see one on the hill ( and thats less and less as time goes by ) i hope its mine so i can roll someone and get it back. currently riding a skate banana and a riders choice and have been pleased so far

never had a burton board although i do htink they make gr8 outer wear
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post #78 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-08-2008, 11:11 PM
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I used to like option boards but i started breaking them and they quit sending me new ones. I guess they got tired of me. I rode a couple of ride doses but they wore out quick and the warranty was nonexistent. I've ridden two or three burton boards and didnt like any of them. thats all I'll say about burton, just don't like their boards.rode a unity for a couple of days and didnt like it either, super strong but too stiff (stiff doesnt mean quality to me).Been riding rome machines for about 150 days and love them so far. they arent the most durable board but the quality of the ride is way more important than how long they last to me.neversummer... just too stiff (and heavy... also felt "dead" under foot. Powder day tomorrow.
post #79 of 162 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 12:28 AM
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Enough with the corporates

Mervin, nothing beats a Lib Tech or a GNU in my opinion. I used to like Forums also but lost alot of respect from there corporate B.S. acts.
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^ in what sense is the company which makes libtech/gnu not a corporation?

what's best? ask 100 different people get one hundred different answers. qed.

i ride a nidecker platinum and have tried a bunch of their other stuff. their build-quality and fitness for purpose has always impressed me. for now, they still seem to be a relative unknown on the hill.

i won't buy burton boards on principle because of their decision to try to create a different mounting standard when there was a perfectly good standard on the market. their decision created confusion and difficulty for customers. that said, i've ridden a custom x and it was a nice deck.

i have a good opinion of never summer boards as i know a few people that have them and they last forever.

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