Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey All,

So, I am looking to buy my first new board in 10 years. Replacing my '04 Nitro Shadow Ltd (155cm by 56cm) which has served me very very well over the years *tear*, since I was about 15. I am not entirely up to date on the newest models but have done some research and taken a few trips to local board shops.

That said, I think I have narrowed my decision down to either the K2 Turbo Dream or Jones Mountain Twin. They seem to be pretty well liked all mountain boards. I have also kept the Burton Custom in the back of my mind because, well, everyone loves Burton's... right? I am also open to any suggestions I may be overlooking.

I am looking for that perfect all mountain/everything board as I like to do a little bit of everything. I primarily ride the northeast/New England but I am looking to take my first trip out west as soon as I can... some day...

I am 5'10'' 175 lbs 11.5 boot so I am also concerned about what length/width I should get. Everyone on the internet has a different opinion about this, so I'd like to hear yours as well. I feel like anything over 160cm is getting too long, but I want to make sure its big enough to support me (not to concerned since my 155 has kept me going, just not as fast as I should be).

For the Turbo Dream I've been debating 157w vs 161
For the Mountain Twin I've been looking at 158w vs 160

Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice.

master_broshi
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Hey All,

So, I am looking to buy my first new board in 10 years. Replacing my '04 Nitro Shadow Ltd (155cm by 56cm) which has served me very very well over the years *tear*, since I was about 15. I am not entirely up to date on the newest models but have done some research and taken a few trips to local board shops.

That said, I think I have narrowed my decision down to either the K2 Turbo Dream or Jones Mountain Twin. They seem to be pretty well liked all mountain boards. I have also kept the Burton Custom in the back of my mind because, well, everyone loves Burton's... right? I am also open to any suggestions I may be overlooking.

I am looking for that perfect all mountain/everything board as I like to do a little bit of everything. I primarily ride the northeast/New England but I am looking to take my first trip out west as soon as I can... some day...

I am 5'10'' 175 lbs 11.5 boot so I am also concerned about what length/width I should get. Everyone on the internet has a different opinion about this, so I'd like to hear yours as well. I feel like anything over 160cm is getting too long, but I want to make sure its big enough to support me (not to concerned since my 155 has kept me going, just not as fast as I should be).

For the Turbo Dream I've been debating 157w vs 161
For the Mountain Twin I've been looking at 158w vs 160

Thanks in advance for any/all help and advice.

master_broshi
Look at "Compare Snowboard Shops" they have the turbo dream 159 for $299 at snowboarder connection K2 Snowboards Turbo Dream Snowboard | Snowboarding Shop

no specials i could find on the mountain twin $499 every where
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks for the tip and site. I have found one site selling the mountain twin for 380. I'm in the 3-400 range is say.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
653 Posts
I absolutely love my Jones Mountain Twin!

I sold my ProtoCT to buy it and I would never go back.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,966 Posts
Between those two boards definitely the Mountain Twin for East Coast/Northeast riding - you will rarely (if ever) need the powder capabilities of the Turbo Dream and Magnetraction of the Jones will help on ice. In fact, I would even pick the Custom over the Turbo Dream for you riding.

In terms of sizing, there is not much difference between the 158W and the 160 Mountain Twin, so either one should work.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
Between those two boards definitely the Mountain Twin for East Coast/Northeast riding - you will rarely (if ever) need the powder capabilities of the Turbo Dream and Magnetraction of the Jones will help on ice. In fact, I would even pick the Custom over the Turbo Dream for you riding.

In terms of sizing, there is not much difference between the 158W and the 160 Mountain Twin, so either one should work.
^^^This is great advice. Buddy got one last season and love love loves it. 158W would be perfect for sure, set it back if you find the deep, twin it up on the east side.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
I appreciate all the advice. Hopefully I can get a turbo dream fan in here just for the sake of argument. If not looks like I may be going mountain twin.

Ay binding suggestions? I'm more or less clueless there...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
So now I am trying to pick a good pair of bindings to complement this board.

I have always ridden Ride bindings, so I haven't really looked into much else.

I have found good deals on the Ride Rodeo and Ride EX.

I am not sureif the Rodeo is right for All mountain but their specs line up with what I am looking for. The EX's seem basic enough, but I have always owned these (just old ones or the LX's I can't remember) and I am kind of looking for a change of pace, but they are solid and have treated me well in the past.

the Burton Cartel's look good too, but would those fit on a non-Burton-Channel board? I have also looked at the Forum Shaka and K2 Formula but am not very familliar with these brands bindings.

thanks again,

master_broshi
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
Ride Rodeos would be just fine and the Cartels will fit a non-channel board as long as you DONT get the EST version (channel specific).

I cant speak for the Shaka or Formula...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
thanks once again for the advice.

I may go LX cause they are only 100, or I may splurge and go cartel because I hear so many good things.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
I may go LX cause they are only 100, or I may splurge
I would splurge....the LX is Ride's cheapest binding, is soft and lacking alot of tech you could get for a few dollars more. Of the bindings you listed, that would be the worst choice of them in my opinion.

If price is your issue and you only want to spend ~$100 id look around on craigslist/kijiji or find a better binding online/at a local shop near or at your price point.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
good point. my old ex's lasted a long time but i cant say they were special. my range was 100-150, the cartels i can find for 160, i may just bite and go for it.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
898 Posts
+1 Turbo Dreamer

I absolutely love my Turbo Dream. I have a Libtech and a GNU so I'm pretty familiar with the magne-traction aspect of the argument. The TurboDream is $100 cheaper than my attack banana (at full retail at least) but it's easily on the top of the list choice. Beautiful stability, responsive, stable landings, great flex, and VERY smooth ride with the harshmellow. I ride a 159 regular btw.

Bindings:

I started with the K2 Auto Uprise (K2 Formulas with Auto tech) and even bought K2 Maysis to compliment the harshmellow. It was a nice combo, but I have new boots and new bindings. I love my Romes. I use Targas and 390 Bosses but I've had the best results using the 390 Bosses with the Strap system from the Targas...which is basically the new '13/'14 390 Boss model lol. They're pretty playful but also have the stability anyone needs. And you can customize the shit out of them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
600 Posts
Sorry to go off topic but there's a lot of love on this board for K2 especially the Turbo Dream and the Ultra Dream even though they are made in China (I'm pretty sure thats correct) but a fair bit of hate on Burton because they moved production to China. Any reasoning or just typical forum bs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
Any reasoning or just typical forum bs?
Beats me, everyone in this thread has been pro Jones so far.

3-1 in Jones favor if I'm counting right

As for Burton hate... It's the Yankees of Snowboards love it or hate it its always solid.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top