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Old 01-13-2014, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intermediate rider in need of first time buying tips. Help!

After 6 years of renting in the alps, the last couple of times scoping indy shops to get a good set-up and spending far too much money, I've decided it's time to invest in my own board at last.

My style: I love charging around hitting natural features while making pleennttyy of time for buttering around all over the place, leaves me riding switch a fair bit. Enjoy hitting rails and small kickers too, can't get enough of back lips atm... I'm looking to spend a little more time in the park with this board too (with trips to UK snow domes). Overall, 70% all-mtn 30% park.

I'm absolutely overwhelmed by the choice and technology in boards out there. Want to spend between 350-450, something that will see me through for a good few years.

I'm curious about TBT as I've never ridden one, does it live up to the hype or no? Are cam/rock hybrids the way forward? Been looking at the Rome Mod Rocker, Gnu Carbon Copy, Bataleon Boss and others.

Any experience-based recommendations and tips more than welcome! I'm so confused I'm scared I'll just end up crying in gondola with another rental.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I currently ride a gnu carbon credit with Rome boss 390 bindings and I love it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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gnu rider's choice in the appropriate size...lots of control and a jack of all trades
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gnu rider's choice in the appropriate size...lots of control and a jack of all trades
yeah gnu's can be wicked versatile. i ride a gnu b-nice
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