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    Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:01pm
My brother is looking for a new board. I recommend Arbor. All the way. But I want to hear what other people think.
He is an intermediate rider.
Does a little bit of everything.
Powder.
Park.
Groomers.
A bit of everything.

Whats a good board?
Help me help him!

Thank you!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:06pm
you will see plenty of rc fans saying sierra rc board. for me, i will pick a sierra crew, good board nonetheless. or bataleon goliah will be nice as well.

capita midlife and indoor survival will be a good choice as well.
hmmm... Now What???   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:10pm
There are so many options to chose from...
I love a twin or twin/like shape board for starters. So much easier for riding switch, great in the park and works well for me on everything.
I love my nitros, but to tell the truth, brands don't mean much.
Look at sizes and shapes, more than brands.
Length? = ask his height and weight
shape? = does he ride much switch
and now rocker/camber? = personal taste


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:14pm
+1 for Arbor, they make boards that look amazing and ride better then they look!

this year I'm really impressed by the new Jones Snowboards as well, the mountain twin might work well for him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:22pm
I was looking at arbors too. my gf loves hers, but if he wants to do it all go for the burton hero.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:30pm
For an intermediate, does it really matter? Just get a quality all-mountain board, and Sierras are priced to go. See my Sierra boards for sale cheap in Classifieds!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:33pm
yeah sierra boards are good for the price. they'll definitely help him progress
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:35pm
I would say sierra's or DC. Burton is WAY TO EXPENSIVE unless u have money like that
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:53pm
whats so great abour arbor? maybe you should try an academy, looks great design wise, tested once and felt pretty good to me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:53pm
Capita indoor FK
great all mountain board
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 1:55pm
signal omni wavelength. it's a directional twin, so i don't think your borther would have any trouble taking it in the park. it's camber between the bindings and rocker outside. so he'll still be able to dig his edge into the groomers but will not have to worry about leaning back as much in the pow.
the 09-10 omni was called the quiver killer. i'm sure the 10-11 will be just as good, and then some
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 3:32pm
Telling people not to buy burton decks because they "cost too much" is complete bullshittt.

If you can't afford Burton, thats your own personal problem.

Go look at libs prices and compare...Similar if not more expensive.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 3:51pm

I would say Signal and Libs for Freestyle snowboard. For an intermediate snowboard, they are the best boards...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 3:59pm
dont know too much on the arbor range but heard good things about them
no one sells them here

+1 for indoor survival


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:05pm
I love it when people hate burton for no other reason than its too expensive... The best part is that they say they have shitt quality stuff for the money, but if theyre saying its too expensive, then they have never had enough money to buy a Burton deck...

okay, maybe borrowed a friends, used a rental or whatever the story, but until you actually use a lot of their "quality" stuff, not necessarily most expensive stuff, but stuff designed for your style, you will find that each one performs well in all sorts of conditions/terrain, depending on the rider type... After using several burton decks, i found that each one i used performed where i wanted it to, and how i wanted it to... if that is the case, then money spent doesnt matter right? afterall, you found what you were looking for.

Also, look at the amount of gear they have in their hardgoods line... a beginner rider can find a board that would suit them well. Even an experienced rider looking for something specific to their riding style can easily find a perfect, or close to perfect set up, no matter how good they are, and no matter how long they have been involved in the sport... Thats why they are "the best" as everyone likes to say...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:16pm
I personally do like Burton boards and own/have owned a number of them.  There are plenty of good boards/manufacturers out there these days though, so if he can't decide, maybe he can just demo a few before buying.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:18pm
Originally posted by SnowSurfr

this year I'm really impressed by the new Jones Snowboards as well, the mountain twin might work well for him.

I really want to ride a mountain twin. There are two places within a mile of me that are going to carry them. I need to see if I can swing a demo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2010 at 5:36pm
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Originally posted by SnowSurfr

this year I'm really impressed by the new Jones Snowboards as well, the mountain twin might work well for him.
I really want to ride a mountain twin. There are two places within a mile of me that are going to carry them. I need to see if I can swing a demo.


Review as soon as you demo...
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