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    Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 3:30pm
Interested to hear what people think are the lightest snowboards and bindings out on the market. So post your list of lightweight snowboards! I'm talking about the lightest boards, not just below average weight. I'll start here and update with suggestions

All-mountain/Freestyle:
Burton Vapor
Burton Method
Ride UL models
Elan Inverse (billed as lightest on market)
Rome Design
Amplid HiDef

Park:
Signal Park Rocker
Nitro Haze

Freeride:
Palmer Honeycomb
K2 Zero (claim to be lightest)

Bindings:
Ride Contraband
Union Force MC
Burton C60s (billed as light, but my 05 pair dont seem that light compared to some new models)

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Personally, this year looking to ride more lightweight boards/bindings setups due to Grade 2 PCL injury to my knees. Dampening is a big plus (such as Harshmellow from K2 and Slimewalls from Ride). So, does a good lightweight, damp freestyle snowboard exist?
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why would you put c60's on a freestyle board anyway?
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  Quote chenmt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 3:42pm
putting certain bindings on certain boards are preference. the only things that don't cross are stiff bindings onto boards you want to butter and really bend. you can mix and match everything
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  Quote zhenjie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 3:55pm
Originally posted by eldolocal68

why would you put c60's on a freestyle board anyway?


A) I never said I put C60's on a freestyle snowboard? Just listing lightweight bindings regardless of flex.
B) It's all preference. Who said you can't put stiff bindings on a board? I rode C60s on a Burton Custom and loved that ride.

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  Quote Timmay_650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:16pm
really people care about light boards in the park. A lighter board might be nice but would be the bottom things i would look for. I would rather have a bit heavier board that is stronger. When I picked up the Signal Park Rocker, i didn't think it was lighter than a average board. 
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  Quote IceCoast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:22pm
i dont see how anyone can notice weight differences.
i ride 90% park, and the wieght of my set-up is not how i pick my gear.
people must be really weak to notice differences while riding.

anywho, as far as picking a board up and holding it, ive noticed my capita boards in hand feel lighter than all of my other 8ish boards ive owned.
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  Quote zhenjie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:34pm
Certainly not a top priority when picking a snowboard, but certainly a factor. I'm more interested to see what tech and construction is used by each company to lighten their boards.

IMO, there is a big difference between lightweight and heavy snowboards. i enjoy the ride of all type of board weights. T-Rice for example is bit above average and i still love it for charging.

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  Quote Phatman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:37pm
I know I saw for a couple years the Rome Design was the lightest board on the market, actually lighter than the Vapor.
A thermos keeps hot stuff hot, and cold stuff cold.....BUT HOW DOES IT KNOW???
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  Quote IceCoast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:40pm
basically every mervin board feels "above average" compared to other brands in weight. but their decks are amazing quality.
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  Quote Magicweed3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 4:41pm
Amplid Hi-Def might be the lightest board in world.  It's pretty damn light.
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  Quote zhenjie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 5:00pm
Originally posted by Magicweed3

Amplid Hi-Def might be the lightest board in world.  It's pretty damn light.


Interesting. Got to say this is my first time I heard of Amplid.
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Eh, I'm more concerned about breaking the board than it being lightweight.
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