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owning one board vs. multiple boards

Just curious about what most on here have in their quiver.

I was brought up owning one piece of equipment, be it a set of skis, snowboard, etc. I just never really thought about owning multiple boards - to me it seems a tad extravagant. Nothing it against it personally, I've just never had the cash to purchase multiple boards.

I suppose buying a new board every year/every other year could work, but I feel that constantly recycling out your old boards would be a bit of a waste?

I'm a northeast rider, which means REALLY soft stuff is hard to come by. I do like to ride all over the mountain, bouncing off of everything from rocks to small children. Park riding definitely. So, from this I've found that I've always bought boards that are considered all mountain, or some kind of freeride/freestyle hybrid. I've been reading though that these are good but will not allow a heavy amount of progression on either end be it freestyle or freeriding.

I am def trying to progress in the park but I get a tad ADD during the day and sometimes need to let loose and bomb all over the mountain, which is why I've always leaned towards all-mountain boards.

Just my thoughts. Feel free to share yours.
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I don't think a ton of boards is necessary. I also can't afford a ton of boards. Right now I just have 2, and it works perfectly. I have my shit stick park board, that I ride on icy days and park days, and on days when i want to jump over/off ever stump and rock I can find. Then I have my nice pow board. Which I take out if i know im free riding, and if there is over 5" of pow, or i guess if i ust feel like riding a nice board that day. But i don't want to fuck it up playing around.

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I have three boards:

NS Evo for park and general dicking around.
NS Heritage for most days
Capita Charlie Slasher for deep powder days

I could easily just roll with the Heritage with no problem, but having some other options is just fun.
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Realistically most people should only have 1 board and learn how to ride.

That said for me personally I keep extras around for when I blow something up. Otherwise it's the same board for all conditions unless it's insanely deep pow then I bust out the AK Pow Rocket.


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I don't think a ton of boards is necessary. I also can't afford a ton of boards. Right now I just have 2, and it works perfectly. I have my shit stick park board, that I ride on icy days and park days, and on days when i want to jump over/off ever stump and rock I can find. Then I have my nice pow board. Which I take out if i know im free riding, and if there is over 5" of pow, or i guess if i ust feel like riding a nice board that day. But i don't want to fuck it up playing around.
I've only ever rolled with one board at a time. But this year I picked a westmark for cheap, so it'll be my fun fuck shit up board, esp. at bear mountain where the runs are short, and possibly a Cobra (or similar board) for when I travel to real mountains. Double duty as a cruiser and a pow board. And can still jump off some shit.

Realistically I can only ride say the westmark and be just as happy.
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I got three.

Rome Mod 154

Rome Garage Rocker 154

Rome Cheap Trick 155

I just got the mod and use it for everything, but a straight park or shit day. The Cheap Trick is really just my backup. One is really all you need. Two is nice to take the pressure off off each other, but one should last you two seasons or so.

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I've only ever rolled with one board at a time. But this year I picked a westmark for cheap, so it'll be my fun fuck shit up board, esp. at bear mountain where the runs are short, and possibly a Cobra (or similar board) for when I travel to real mountains. Double duty as a cruiser and a pow board. And can still jump off some shit.

Realistically I can only ride say the westmark and be just as happy.

I guess as a northeast rider, multiple boards wouldn't really make sense. Especially with seasons like last year, pow is hard to come by.

In my mind the only reason I would grab a second board is if

1. I was gonna use my old board to bash around on rails or urban junk

2. The new board was made for surfing deep powder, which I don't really get to do and regardless, I can set the stance back on an all-mountain and get all fat joe on it.

Thanks for the points. This post was a semi prod into gauging whether or not I should buy another hybrid. I think I am though. Moving from a Rome Agent to Ride Buckwild. Exciting.
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I guess as a northeast rider, multiple boards wouldn't really make sense. Especially with seasons like last year, pow is hard to come by.

In my mind the only reason I would grab a second board is if

1. I was gonna use my old board to bash around on rails or urban junk

2. The new board was made for surfing deep powder, which I don't really get to do and regardless, I can set the stance back on an all-mountain and get all fat joe on it.

Thanks for the points. This post was a semi prod into gauging whether or not I should buy another hybrid. I think I am though. Moving from a Rome Agent to Ride Buckwild. Exciting.
Riding the same mountain it's fun to have two different boards, to ride it differently. Yeah a pure powder board in the East may not be necessary. Only your wants, dollars and skills will determine what kind of quiver you have.

Nobody needs a quiver, everyone needs at least one board.
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There's something mentally liberating about having at least two boards to ride.

With a single stick to ride, you (or at least I) constantly worry about hitting even the smallest bit of debris on snow. Constantly worry about base damage, topsheet damage, the most minor dings you can imagine.

When you have a backup or two, suddenly the damage just isn't as important. I picked up a retardedly cheap omatic off of steepandcheap last summer, and even though the board itself was obviously an inferior ride, the fact that it allowed me to loosen up and hit whatever tree jibs, rocks, or broken beer cans I wanted to hit made it a ton of fun to ride.

So yeah, even if you don't have specialized boards for every condition, just having a backup can give you a whole extra dimension to riding.
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