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    Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 4:16pm
I am an intermediate rider and want to buy a flexible board. I also want it stable at high speeds. Any suggestions? Oh and something not super expensive. Thanks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 4:26pm
Funny, I also ride intermediate hills and use a Lamar Cruiser - cheap, light and flexible.

Now before all you board snobs crank up, my son (who is 5 7 and 135 lbs, I am 5 8 and 145) actually took my old Lamar board a couple years ago and gave me his UnInc board because it was too stiff for him. He loved it. He manuals on it, does both front and back flips with it and consistently beat his friends with Burton boards racing. So although it is inexpensive, it is NOT junk.

Last year (fearing a disaster), I got him a Burton Dominant, which is not as flexible, but is more stable. He loves it, although he still likes my newer Lamar Cruiser.

So, you can go with the Dominant as an inexpensive alernative and be more mainstream or cheap out on a Lamar board. My son won a Sierra Reverse Crew and gave it to me since he loves his Dominant, so I will be trying it next year. I gave my newer Laamr Cruiser to my younger son who can't wait to use it.

Good Luck...John
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 4:27pm
capita is good for a lot of stuff. i have a nitro swindle and that board rocks. i hit the park all the time but also go down black diamond runs. it's made for the park though
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 8:30pm
I really like my Sierra Reverse Crew. It seems to fit what you are looking for, it is a blast to ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by JustinMX195Y

capita is good for a lot of stuff. i have a nitro swindle and that board rocks. i hit the park all the time but also go down black diamond runs. it's made for the park though


+1 Nitro Swindle. I got to Demo the Kooley one off and that shit was great. Really flexible yet i still dusted my friends whenever i wanted to.  when you take it out of the park it rides like a longer board cuz of the effective edge.

note: check the classified section here, there was a guy selling a brand new kooley for like 150 shipped...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2010 at 11:44pm
Definately Capita Indoor Survival
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 2:16am
i would suggest a burton joystick, i havee never ride it but i think for it is good for you. or try a rocker board, gives you loose feeling, feels flexi. maybe nitro team gullwing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 2:27am
Originally posted by muemi

i would suggest a burton joystick, i havee never ride it but i think for it is good for you. or try a rocker board
Btw Joystick is reverse camber board.
Most of the Park oriented boards are softer compare to others in everybrand and as far as being stable at mach speed you should know soft boards are not the best for it.   Softer the board more choppy it gets.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 3:22am
your right, my fault. i wanted to say, or try other rocker boards. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:11am
Demo days are a good way to see what u like
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 4:13am
It sounds like you need a Burton Custom!  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 1:44pm
hehe..thats what I was thinking but I might end up getting a sierra reverse crew..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/22/2010 at 1:48pm
oh that seems like a good idea..maybe ill check one out if i dont already get a board for next season..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:29pm
Id do a k2 slayblade or darkstar, or go with a sierra reverse crew. pretty good choices, maybe rome but they're kind of soft i would deff look into k2 darkstar
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:52pm
signal park rocker, BABY!

I ride a 152 Sierrascope, and compared to my boy's Swindle, the Sierrascope has a softer and more even flex. But the Sierrascope is a lot faster, more stable,  and can hold a better edge. The ride is similar. I feel more comfortable pressing and buttering the S'scope, but that was my board. I can press and butter the Swindle, but I felt like I can pull up the S'scope nose/tail higher and easier. Transition for both feels bout the same. The Swindle feels a tad edgier though. Pow is also easier wit the S'scope. Both have great pop. 

For the park rocker, though it was a 154, I had more fun pressing and buttering this thing around. Requires way much lesser effort, barely any pressure needed (just lean back). Feels way loser when rotating. Therefore, it feels washier than the Sierrascope and the Swindle. It floats better in pow b/c of its shape. Didn't get to try it on a nice groomed day, but it is a fast board still and I have no problem going fast and it held a good edge despite the extreme rocker. The mid section of the board feels as stiff as my 08 Burton Custom 148. Keep in mind though, since the rocker is more extreme, it's not as stable as the other two and pop it's not as good. Transitions feels a tad loser than the Sierrascope. 

I'm usually won't say one board is better than the other, but since the Swindle and the S'scope is very similar. I think is safe to say the Sierrascope is better. Depending on your weight, the S'scope can be a great all-mtn. freestyle boad. But for the Signal Park Rocker, it's a more freestyle board that can handle most of the mtn. So, if you not to bomb and hit park, S'scope. If more park, than Signal Park Rocker. 

If you're more of a free rider that like to hit park here and there, than go wit the Sierra Crew or Sierra Reverse Crew.    
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:52pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:55pm
I have also been looking to buy a new board like you, same guidelines, flexxy, cheap, stable (not looking to hard for stable). And I'm really looking at the Burton Hero. Its super flexy, (maybe to flexy for good stabily) has the V-rock. Nice buttering. The only thing is that i have heard it is hard to carve with it. Also lookin at the sierra stunt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:56pm
Get that Sierra Crew, responsive, awesome looking and a all mountain board.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:59pm
Yeah, go for the joystick or the R-crew. Most other flexy/playful boards have issues at high speeds.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2010 at 12:59pm
Burton joystick or a Nitro team gullwing are both good boards for your riding style
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 1:29am
capita Indoor Survival fk, i just bought one and it has only had great reviews, cant wait to use it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:09am
I was gonna say Sierra Scope but its sold out. So I guess if you can find an Indoor Survival FK that would be very similar.  I really like mie Sierra Scope. Fast and stable, yet soft of flexy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:18am
man so much suggestions that seem good..i think i like the sierra reverse crew though..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:30am
If you can get a deal on it, try the Rome Agent. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:39am
i would say get a sierra reverse crew!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/27/2010 at 6:40am
look into never summer snowboards. there really worth the price and last you for many years.
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