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I'm 5'11'', 180 lbs., and wear size 11 boots.

I currently ride a Ride Decade. Can't remember when I got it. Probably 2006-2007. I can link turns and get down the mountain for the most part.

I think its time for a new stick. Re-invigorate the passion for snowboarding in time for the new season in the Northeast.

I haven't been in the market for a new stick in a loooong time so I have no idea what's out there. I like what Ride and Rome have to offer. Some Burtons catch my eye.

When I use the Burton Board finder, I'm directed towards the Super Hero and the Custom. Any other suggestions?
 

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if you got directed to the superhero and custom, your into sort of freestyle all mountain boards. try out the dc mega or the dc devun pro. great boards and on sale. Also, perhaps the yes basic or yes asym. steer away from stiff decks, and too soft decks.
 

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if you got directed to the superhero and custom, your into sort of freestyle all mountain boards. try out the dc mega or the dc devun pro. great boards and on sale. Also, perhaps the yes basic or yes asym. steer away from stiff decks, and too soft decks.
You're right. I don't really touch the park or rails.
 

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New to the forum!

I'm 5'11'', 180 lbs., and wear size 11 boots.

I currently ride a Ride Decade. Can't remember when I got it. Probably 2006-2007. I can link turns and get down the mountain for the most part.

I think its time for a new stick. Re-invigorate the passion for snowboarding in time for the new season in the Northeast.

I haven't been in the market for a new stick in a loooong time so I have no idea what's out there. I like what Ride and Rome have to offer. Some Burtons catch my eye.

When I use the Burton Board finder, I'm directed towards the Super Hero and the Custom. Any other suggestions?
Maybe burton process?
 

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I walked into the local Burton Store and checked out the Super Hero and was able to understand the differences in shapes and all that jazz. The Super Hero is most likely what I am looking for. With a flat top shape, it'll be much easier to link turns.

My only concern is matching a non-channel binding to that board. Does it hamper the responsiveness of the board?
 

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I walked into the local Burton Store and checked out the Super Hero and was able to understand the differences in shapes and all that jazz. The Super Hero is most likely what I am looking for. With a flat top shape, it'll be much easier to link turns.

My only concern is matching a non-channel binding to that board. Does it hamper the responsiveness of the board?
As an intermediate rider I doubt you'd notice the difference. Some on here say that even if you are getting burton bindings with a channel board just get the reflex version and then you can also put them on the regular boards, the difference isn't worth the loss of flexibility.
 

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Are there boards out there like the Burton Super Hero that are flat or as close to flat and have the conventional bindings set up?
 

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How about Rome offerings like the Tour, Mod Rocker, or Mod Rocker Limited?

I'm very close to hitting the trigger on a Rome Tour. I like the fact that its a tradition binding system instead of the proprietary Burton channel system.
 

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Hi there,

I have had quite a few burton boards with the est(chanel) system and did not like it at all! If you ride hard they slip and your stuck riding down the mtn with a loose binding. I am now riding YES boards which are by far more superior boards. Look into either the greats from last year, or even the basic they make a awesome product. I myself have a 159 greats and 161 pyl and i couldn't ask for better boards.
 

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Hi there,

I have had quite a few burton boards with the est(chanel) system and did not like it at all! If you ride hard they slip and your stuck riding down the mtn with a loose binding. I am now riding YES boards which are by far more superior boards. Look into either the greats from last year, or even the basic they make a awesome product. I myself have a 159 greats and 161 pyl and i couldn't ask for better boards.
I'll look into the YES Basic. The best part of this whole process is that I have time.
 

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Hi there,

I have had quite a few burton boards with the est(chanel) system and did not like it at all! If you ride hard they slip and your stuck riding down the mtn with a loose binding. [...]
Gotta learn to tighten the screws, mate...
 

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You obviously don't ride hard enough to have that happen to you then, i've gone through 4 est boards and all were the same shit.
Sure, and guys like Terje, McMorris, or John Jackson "obviously don't ride hard enough" either... [/SARCASM]
 

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Don't see how sites like Milosport have the 2014 YES boards for sale but the YES site hasn't been updated.....
 
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