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This is pretty much what I do: Snowboarding Lake Louise - Gondola Lap - YouTube

Just add a jump every now and then. What would be some good boards for that style? I'm looking to upgrade my setup. I'm pretty dead set on the Burton Ions boots and Cartel bindings. I've been looking at the Capita BSOD, Burton Custom and Arbor A-Frame. Will these boards suit me well? Do you have any better recommendations?
 

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It looks like he is not doing any kind of riding. Green run low-intermediate carving with small ollies? Any board will do this, even a Burton Backhill with modded waterski bindings.
 

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Any =)

I think freestyle board will be goo. A-frame is freeride board, it's directional and stiff.
But it depends on what you want more: jumps or nice carves. If you want the second - topic gets interesting =)

I'd choose BX board, but that's another topic =))
 

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I go to Le Massif every once in a while. Its has the highest vertical in all of Eastern Canada but I just ride on the groomers. So pretty much, what is a good board for groomers that is stable at high speeds, can carve, isn't too difficult to turn and can do basic tricks and jumps? I'm just trying to upgrade from my low-end Burton setup. I like burton's gear but I don't like my TWC standard. It find that it can't hold an edge, it just slides down everything.
 

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Never Summer SL or Heritage go buy it and post pics on 2012/2013 setup pics. :laugh:

no more questions.


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Those 2 boards look pretty sweet. I'll be reading up on them. If I like them it will work out great because there is a shop here that carries NS stuff. But nobody carries Capita.
 

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It looks like he is not doing any kind of riding. Green run low-intermediate carving with small ollies? Any board will do this, even a Burton Backhill with modded waterski bindings.
Thats not exactly a green run cmon now. This is basically the average rider with a bit more flare. The kid in this video looks like he knows what hes doing a little bit. Anyways you aint gotta be so hostile. Brah
 

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Well the part I am most impressed with is at minute 1:09. You cruised through that nasty flat stretch with no issues. If I had a nickle for everytime my wife or 7 year old had to stop in that area I would be rich:p
 

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Well id rank them like this :
-Burton custom
-Bataleon riot
-Burton TWC
TBT wont hold an edge good anywhere and since you dont ride pow id check that one off. Custom with camber could be an option and so could TWC or maybe NS SL? Magne-traction from Mervin is huge when carving on icy groomers.
 

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I don't ever claim to be any good, at all, but that run seemed like a normal run to me. The only thing I can't do that he can, is ride switch.

All he did was ride a groomer down the mountain, did a few ollies, and rode switch. His switch riding seemed natural, but other than that, you could do what he did with a soft board.

And who ever said that wasn't a green run I'm scared to ask what a green run is in your area. Maybe a few borderline low low low blue areas, but that shit was pretty flat all the way through.
 

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Thats not exactly a green run cmon now. This is basically the average rider with a bit more flare. The kid in this video looks like he knows what hes doing a little bit. Anyways you aint gotta be so hostile. Brah
+1

he rides switch well, and does 180's well too, that's not shabby

I'd say burton custom, cambered version would go very well with the Ions and Cartels, and be great for carving around on groomers and doing a few ollies etc.

will be much more precise than the rockered twc board
 

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I thought he was a solid rider. I enjoyed the video. I have taken that run so many times. I love the run from the very top of the mountain to the very bottom. What a leg burner.:thumbsup:
 

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Right now its between the Never Summer Heritage and the Lib Tech Travis Rice Pro. I'm strongly leaning towards the Travis Rice but after reading SnowWolf's review I'm not going to count out the Heritage just yet. Do you think the Cartels and Ion boots are a good match for these boards? Would you recommend something different?
 

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Certainly that run is short and relatively flat (no steeps), any board that is not a total noodle could do that fine. Might want to go mid flex or above if your aim is to ride fast and aggressive.

The guy in the vid clearly has some decent riding skills, nice upright posture with flexed lower body and he is carrying a camera the whole while. My guess is he could do more tricks than that without the camera.

He isn't showing us anything special, but if you are going to comment negatively on anyones riding lets see you post up a vid of your own:cheeky4:.

The difference between a rider who can ride switch comfortably and one that can't is pretty significant IMO.

How about a new forum rule?
Any critical post of someones riding requires that you post up a vid of your own;).
 
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