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Hey guys
Im looking for a board that is good for medium kickers (20-30 ft knuckle to knuckle) and Riding Fast. I also wanna be able to butter, and 50-50 some boxes and rails occasionally. I know thats a lot for a board to handle. My priorities for a board is
1. Kickers
2. Fast
3. Butters
4. Rails
Right now i ride a burton honcho stiff camber, which i can't butter on but i can grind and can go fast
budget > 800 preferably 600 range
Im looking at the Rome Mod Rocker, Never Summer Proto CTX and the Bataleon Whatever
I know there is alot more
Any Suggestions?
 

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Burton Honcho is a 3/10 on the stiffness scale, I don't think you'll get a board that's much easier to butter while still being stable at high speeds and on big jumps.

I would have said the good old Burton Custom would be a good board for speed and kickers, and I know guys that butter, slide, press them quite often, but they're stiffer than the Honcho as far as I know!

Is your honcho too long for your weight?!?
 

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Burton Honcho is a 3/10 on the stiffness scale, I don't think you'll get a board that's much easier to butter while still being stable at high speeds and on big jumps.

I would have said the good old Burton Custom would be a good board for speed and kickers, and I know guys that butter, slide, press them quite often, but they're stiffer than the Honcho as far as I know!

Is your honcho too long for your weight?!?
Yes it is im 5'10" 150 pounds and i ride a 158w bc i have ginormous feet. I have 10.5 boots.
Lol i look like a L from the side
 

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no you don't.
For being 14 having a regular show in a 11+ is pretty big
Off topic though
Ive never ridden a rocker board so i dont know if i want to commit to that. I hate though at slow speeds the camber wants to catch edges. Suggestions?
 

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For being 14 having a regular show in a 11+ is pretty big
Off topic though
Ive never ridden a rocker board so i dont know if i want to commit to that. I hate though at slow speeds the camber wants to catch edges. Suggestions?
Doesn't matter how old you are. A 10.5 boot doesn't need a wide board
 

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Even if you get to a 12 you don't have abnormally large feet, even for 5'10.

You don't need a wide, and wont till you hit 11.5's.

You deck is too big.

Get yourself a Salomon Sabotage 154, Flow Era 153, Arbor Blacklist 154, Nitro Rook 154, Signal Park 154, Flow Shifty 154, Burton Parkitect 154, or a Bataleon Whatever 153.
 

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I thought my board was only a little big, my guy at my shop picked it out for me. Lesson learned don't trust a salesperson. I wanted a board that would last 2 seasons.
 

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No wonder you can't butter...

As everyone said, get off the wides. Unnecessary.

So, Proto CT 154 if you go that route.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/snowboard-reviews/37030-review-2012-never-summer-proto-ct.html

Ride Machete - Stiffer all-mountain freestyle board. Quite speedy, good pop, and stable. This is more of a jump board than it is a rail board.

2013 Ride Machete Snowboard Review

Burton Joystick - Full on rocker, but a mellow one. Great pop as expected from the B. Not quite as fast as the Machete and definitely not as stiff and damp. This is still a good jump board, but it's going to be more forgiving than the Machete in all aspects of your riding. Directional Twin.
 

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Which year would be old one?
No sorry I meant the good old (tried and true) Burton Custom. It's sort of a reference point for many boards because it's just a no frills camber deck that's been around for years. It's obviously improved through the years but it hasn't really got "frilly" if that's a term...
 

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Capita Stairmaster - great kickers

rome artifact rocker- great butter ,jib board and can handle your jumps

lib tech travis rice pro- great for all you need !
 
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