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Can't decide which one to buy Jamie Lynn Phoenix C3 or Gnu Billy Goat C3. I don't hit the terrain park very much and mostly enjoy backcountry, groomers, and POW. I live in Arizona but I am from WA and frequently visit and snowboard most of the time there. I have tried a T. Rice but really didn't like the edge hold it felt squirrely and I just couldn't feel as confident on it. My prior board was a burton malolo 162 and before that a burton 7 and lib tech matt cummins. They seem pretty close to the same board but can't decide which one to pick! I haven't tried either and don't think Ill have the opportunity to. Based on my riding which one would be best? Thanks!:dizzy: BTW I'm 6'1" 178 pounds.
 

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The bg is quicker edge to edge due to the narrow waist. Depending on your foot size this could be an issue. Between these 2 just pick the one you like more
 

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The bg is quicker edge to edge due to the narrow waist. Depending on your foot size this could be an issue. Between these 2 just pick the one you like more
I'm a size 10 US shoe size and use the low profile Salomon boot. How good are these boards going to perform in powder? Is one better than the other? Compare to my old cambered burton malolo.
 

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I had the Jamie Lynn last season. Such a rippin board. I don't think you can go wrong with either one, but supporting pro models is a cool thing to do.

I rode mine in late season PNW powder and it charged through heavy mashed tater snow and crud. Great float too. This thing really feels locked in on turns, so I would put it at an intermediate to advanced riders board because I could see a newer rider catching a rough edge on this beast.
 

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I'm 180#, last year rode a c2 BG159 split, in/out...worked great for everythng but deep beyond 16"...not a deep powder board like a malolo. I'd imagine a c3 will have a bit of pop and ride more like a cam for the groomed and packed. imo its a advanced/expert, really quick edge to edge, sure footed and loves to keep its nose in the fall line...requires dynamic riding with lots of cross unders and mentally to stay ahead of it.

btw...size 7 boots and it was just a hair too wide for my liking at 25.0...my preference is 24.75....so idk about size 10
 

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the lynn has a longer side cut, and is a tad softer, the bg is the dampest board mervin makes.
 

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I'm 180#, last year rode a c2 BG159 split, in/out...worked great for everythng but deep beyond 16"...not a deep powder board like a malolo. I'd imagine a c3 will have a bit of pop and ride more like a cam for the groomed and packed. imo its a advanced/expert, really quick edge to edge, sure footed and loves to keep its nose in the fall line...requires dynamic riding with lots of cross unders and mentally to stay ahead of it.

btw...size 7 boots and it was just a hair too wide for my liking at 25.0...my preference is 24.75....so idk about size 10
What would you guys recommend for a good transition than from the Malolo with what is on lib techs/gnus new line up this years or last years? I'd say I'm and advanced rider. But not into really dong tricks (I don't go enough for that). I want a Mervin for the magnetraction for the NW riding at stevens and crystal. But wanna be able to hit powder and grooms no problem. Recommendations?
 

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Malolo has taper to help in powder, the brando Lando is tapered and would be closest. The lanina is a directional with a rockered nose would also be a good choice.
 

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Malolo has taper to help in powder, the brando Lando is tapered and would be closest. The lanina is a directional with a rockered nose would also be a good choice.
Both sound like good boards but the Brando is C2 and I really wanna stay away from the floaty side. The la nina sounds like a good option. I wonder how that would fare compared to the Phoenix, and the Billy Goat.
 

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Both sound like good boards but the Brando is C2 and I really wanna stay away from the floaty side. The la nina sounds like a good option. I wonder how that would fare compared to the Phoenix, and the Billy Goat.
C2 is not a particularly 'floaty' profile. Has enough rocker to make it more 'loose' but not nearly enough to get a lot of float.
 

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agreed, bg is not floaty, it is looser feeling, in part because it is torsionally softer...imo what make it want to keep the nose in the fall line. However it is lengthwise fairly stiff...so compared to like a banana, it does not fold up and there is something to push against when riding the deeper. So when riding deeper you just shift a tad to the aft...but it doesn't give way/fold up like a banana. There is not nearly as much rocker like a banana...so its a quick fore/aft shift to get on the nose/tail. In a way the bg is a very responsive board and just small/subtle movements to get it to engage. Its a lively board. I think the genius of the board is torsionally softer, longitudinally stiff and narrow for quick edge to edge. Idk but think the c3 might be an improvement. For me, I like to try a bg that nothing was changed but having it be a full cambered with a medium pop....much like an old women's gnu b-nice that was narrow, mag, cambered...that was such a fun lively board that had some pop. The bg has some pop but you have to load it up...it naturally just wants to fly straight off things with out pop...which is fine...cause it lands surefooted. If you get a goat...just know it is not a deep pow floaty board. Last year was riding some dry fluff that was thigh/waist deep but had a firm bottom...the goat handled the fluff and it would hit the bottom and keep going...a banana would have just folded, a pow deck would have never hit bottom.

Like any deck it is about what compromises are you willing to tolerate. I just think that the goat is the deck made for usual the pnw terrain and snow. Temple has a vid of riding the goat...that pretty says it all...and the pow he is riding is knee deep...not waist.
 

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Well I don't consider $560 CAN giving them away, but then again, I am not a rich Okotopian...lol
Oh i got mine for 350. Considering the board, that's like 100 more then a Sims board from sportcheck, lol. And i'm definitively not rich, specially after the 1000 dollar fine for discharging a BB gun within city limits. Like just fuck my life :(


No snowboarding this winter :blowup:
 

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C2 is not a particularly 'floaty' profile. Has enough rocker to make it more 'loose' but not nearly enough to get a lot of float.
Cool, well I went a head and got last years Jamie Lynn classic and some 13' flamingo cartels to seal the deal! I think the classic is very close to this years BG. I think it will be a good comprise for me. Excited for the new season and hopefully lots of good snow and powder! Thanks for everyone's input!
 

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Cool, well I went a head and got last years Jamie Lynn classic and some 13' flamingo cartels to seal the deal! I think the classic is very close to this years BG. I think it will be a good comprise for me. Excited for the new season and hopefully lots of good snow and powder! Thanks for everyone's input!
Nice. Yes, last year's Classic should be pretty similar to the BG this year - a little wider at the waist so not quite as quick edge-to-edge and a little less lively/more stable.
 
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