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hey guys, im just starting out looking for a new board here are a few details to help;

- begginner-intermidiate board (something to grow into)
- all mountain (will be a general mountain rider, but i wouldnt mind the odd attempt on basic park stuff but not really a priority at the moment
- hybrid camber shape "preferably" felt comfortable and unforgiving in the past but will like other feedback if otherwise
- 5"11 (177cm)
- 180-185lbs (80-85kg)
- no budget restriction
- leaning towards new flow nx2 bindings (for the obvious convenience, and new features compared to their past model)

would i be on the right track considering the following boards;

NS heritage or SL
ride machete
burton flying v
lib tech
gnu rider choice

i know this thread topic is exhausted, however any feedback greatly appreciated thanks
 

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I have the riders choice. I like the mellow reverse camber between feet and makes it a little more forgiving.

I have a buddy who is a beginner with the flying v and he seems to like it. Its too much rocker for my tastes though.

Where do you do most of your riding. More rocker can be difficult to keep under control in icy conditions. Also in icy conditions magnetraction technology helps a little, but I find this to be largely placebo effect. If you are on the west coast then ignore.
 

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Since you're still learning, I think the Heritage would be just a bit too much for you, and the SL or the Proto would be a better fit. The Gnu Rider's Choice would also be a good board to grow into.
 

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Since you're still learning, I think the Heritage would be just a bit too much for you, and the SL or the Proto would be a better fit. The Gnu Rider's Choice would also be a good board to grow into.
I'd agree with this. I have a Heritage, and it's been a great board, but just to use a ferinstance, it's a relatively poor board for ollying. If you already know how to ollie, you can make do; but if you're going to learn on the Heritage it tends to be frustrating. I personally am going to be getting a Proto for next season to feed my growing freestyle habit.
 

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im 5'11'' 170 lbs and ride a lib tech trs 157, best all mountain board out there that also excels in the park and on jumps. Its camber rocker camber and holds an edge like no other.. running it with cartels and dc judges
 

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I'm not Donutz, but the Heritage is a great board for groomers. The problem is that, at your current level, it really won't be. The other boards I previously recommended will be great on groomers for you at your current level, and still great on them as you progress.

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donuts would the heritage be a good board for groomers from ur experience?
Yes. The Heritage is like a battleship. When the runs get chopped up, the Heritage tends to be able to plow right through the chop. With the stiffness and damping, you feel it a lot less. When you get it up on its edge, it carves really well.

Not so good with ground tricks and such, though. Too stiff for really good butters and too damp for really good ollies.

Edit: In line with what NWBoarder is saying, consider the Proto. Especially consider waiting for the 2014 Proto. There are vague rumours that it's a huge improvement.
 

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hey johnnyO lol.. what are the odds.. would that libtech trs be ok for a begginer?
haha johnnyt I think the trs would be fine for a beginner, its def. fast but thats why i love it so much, I feel wayyy more in control at high speeds than anything else ive ridden, I love jibbing and hitting jumps all over the mountain and its really forgiving on jumps and has really nice pop for ollies, I think its a board that will be fine to start on and something you can never outgrow although I think the better you get the more fun youll have on the board; but it wont slow you down progressing. I have read some reviews on the c2 saying its only good at high speed but that is not true it works fine at low speed but once you get to the point where you wanna charge (I never thought I would but you do trust me) it will perform even better. It holds up well in the park but I think the best thing about it is control in turns, control at high speed and is a great board to hit jumps on. its an all mountain do anything killer for sure.
 

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only down side I found was that in really deep pow I had to lean back quite a bit to float but I also ride a baraccuda for pow days so im pretty spoiled but I still had fun on the TRS in pow just not as good as some other options out there.
 
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