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Hello to all, I have joined the forum in order to try and finally make a decision on a new board.

Now I'm not after anyone to say you want this board it will be the best for you as I understand everyone is individual and what might work for someone will not work for someone else.
What I am after are peoples ideas and suggestions.

I am amateur at best however thoroughly enjoy my yearly holiday and each year feel I progress that little bit more.

I currently have a k2 brigade 159 wide, k2 sonic bindings and burton ruler boots.
That is the set up I have ridden for the last three trips and it definitely got me hooked on snowboarding.

I am after a board that is of a more playful design, I want to progress with my little jumps in the park and on the piste.

My holidays are always at resorts so we go through a park a couple of times every year, our off piste is mostly cutting between pistes and the rest is spent on chair lifts and pistes.

So any suggestions or ideas of boards for me to look at would be much appreciated. I have been looking myself but have way overthought the process and would like some fresh I put.

I know people like pictures but here is our holiday video from last year for your entertainment may it be laughter or enjoyment.

Tignes January 2013 on Vimeo
 

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Your video got me stoked to go riding! Yeaaaahhhh!

The Brigade is a flat rock model, which tends to be a very stable and catch free design (but not very energetic). They are fairly playful boards so we need to think a little about where to go from here.

Please post up your weight an foot size and we will all get you some suggestions.


Thanks for the vid!
 

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I'm glad you liked the vid ( I didn't make the vid my friend did so I can't take credit ) thought it might entice a few more responses than just a bunch of boring writing.

I'm 190 pounds and actual foot size is 28cm

I will have to check the actual size of the boots which I can grab tomorrow.


The brigade board like I said did its job in getting me hooked on boarding but I found it very easy to catch an edge with it, I thought that was related to the mainly flat base however I'm now thinking it was much more likely to be my technique.
 

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I'm glad you liked the vid ( I didn't make the vid my friend did so I can't take credit ) thought it might entice a few more responses than just a bunch of boring writing.

I'm 190 pounds and actual foot size is 28cm

I will have to check the actual size of the boots which I can grab tomorrow.


The brigade board like I said did its job in getting me hooked on boarding but I found it very easy to catch an edge with it, I thought that was related to the mainly flat base however I'm now thinking it was much more likely to be my technique.
Flat Rock boards tend to be on the looser side but this varies a bit by the amount of Flat. The more Flat, the more stable but the less loose (and the less catch free). The Brigade is pretty neutral in that regard.

Are you looking to gain some extra energy out of your next board? That is the biggest drawback to Flat Rock (lack of energy) and we can certainly suggest some boards that will help there.
 

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When I first started this post more energy isn't what I was thinking but, the more I think about it I believe that might be what I'm after.

I may be expecting a bit much from a new board, however I was sold the brigade as a beginner board and would need to upgrade at some point.
 

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Flat Rock boards tend to be on the looser side but this varies a bit by the amount of Flat. The more Flat, the more stable but the less loose (and the less catch free). The Brigade is pretty neutral in that regard.

Are you looking to gain some extra energy out of your next board? That is the biggest drawback to Flat Rock (lack of energy) and we can certainly suggest some boards that will help there.
So sorry to hijack a thread...but I noticed this answer and have been wondering the same things about my change in boards this year. I previously rode a K2 Anagram 163 Wide, which if I remember is a pretty flat board from the description. I'm upgrading to a Lib Tech Attack Banana...but don't know what to expect (haven't gotten it on the mountain yet, no snow :( ). What are the main differences I'll experience?
 

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When I first started this post more energy isn't what I was thinking but, the more I think about it I believe that might be what I'm after.

I may be expecting a bit much from a new board, however I was sold the brigade as a beginner board and would need to upgrade at some point.
Flat Rock certainly has its compromises. Are you looking at any brands in particular. I will be happy to suggest a great model in a favorite brand.
 

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So sorry to hijack a thread...but I noticed this answer and have been wondering the same things about my change in boards this year. I previously rode a K2 Anagram 163 Wide, which if I remember is a pretty flat board from the description. I'm upgrading to a Lib Tech Attack Banana...but don't know what to expect (haven't gotten it on the mountain yet, no snow :( ). What are the main differences I'll experience?
Sure. The attack Banana is EC2 (which is a variation of Camber Rocker Camber). This design brings back a good deal of the energy that was lost in original rocker boards with the addition of the 2 cambers (cambers are essentially stored energy). The design remains loose do to the overall rocker profile. This is a very light very snappy board.
 

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This is the main reason that I joined the forum to get some fresh ideas as I have been looking at burton and lib techs, not because I love the brands but because they seem to be the most heavily advertised and talked about.


I would be very interested in your recommendations or ideas tho whoever the manufacturer is.
 

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Sure. The attack Banana is EC2 (which is a variation of Camber Rocker Camber). This design brings back a good deal of the energy that was lost in original rocker boards with the addition of the 2 cambers (cambers are essentially stored energy). The design remains loose do to the overall rocker profile. This is a very light very snappy board.
So I'll definitely have plenty more pop, but I should watch my edges more...is what I'm hearing? A bit more or a lot more?


This is the main reason that I joined the forum to get some fresh ideas as I have been looking at burton and lib techs, not because I love the brands but because they seem to be the most heavily advertised and talked about.


I would be very interested in your recommendations or ideas tho whoever the manufacturer is.
Good luck to you my man.
 

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So I'll definitely have plenty more pop, but I should watch my edges more...is what I'm hearing? A bit more or a lot more?
No, you will lose the rock solid stability of flat but you may find that you gain in the catch free department.
 

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OP, considering you are new to snowboarding, that video is put together very well. Way better then some of the horrible shit that some people put on here.
 

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This is the main reason that I joined the forum to get some fresh ideas as I have been looking at burton and lib techs, not because I love the brands but because they seem to be the most heavily advertised and talked about.


I would be very interested in your recommendations or ideas tho whoever the manufacturer is.
OK then! Rome Reverb Rocker 157. There are a lot of boards that are amazing in this category and the Reverb is one of them. You could have an enlightening year on this board :)
 

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OP, considering you are new to snowboarding, that video is put together very well. Way better then some of the horrible shit that some people put on here.
I wish I could take credit for the making and editing of the vid but that goes to my friend who has been boarding the same amount of time as me, we are obviously the two stars of the show :giggle:
 
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