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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 604al View Post
Take them out and see for yourself. It's not like your going to slip on every turn or simply have the worst time boarding because of that.

Freeride boards are generally
- stiffer with possible dampening for less/no chatter
- have higher tip and tail height and a setback for better pow float
- different edge bevel for better edge hold

If you don't plan on hard-charging the hill or riding some deep powder then i'm sure your boards will be very fun.

Thanks for the response - much appreciated!
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-09-2009, 07:28 PM
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I spent most of last season on a Burton Dominant (does that count?). I learned how to carve on it, and it even got me down a 35 degree mogul field without much hassle. Didn't spend much time in powder with it, but it seemed like it wanted to sink. Compared to my NS SL-R, the Dominant is slower, unstable and chattery at high speed, less poppy, more forgiving, and a little bit easier to toss around (probably due to length). It's not really a bad all-mountain board unless you're trying to bomb through crud.
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I'm 5'8", 145lbs, and I take my 151 Jibpan out of the park allll the time. It's poppy and butterable and it makes ground tricks on mellow greens so much fun and yet I can still flatbase blues with no chatter and carve blacks decent enough (although I rarely do this anymore).

My only problem is it sinks like lead in the powder...
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