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  Quote JibbaJabba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: HELP WITH A NEW SET UP
    Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 10:04am
What's goin on people? Been riding for about five years (mostly in Tahoe) and needed some advice on a new set up. The past couple of seasons, been hitting the park a lot more, but for my new set up I'm looking for a set up where I could kill the mountain or kill it in the park on any given day. So I guess I'm looking for an All Mountain set up. I've been out of the game for a while, so drop some industry knowledge on me.

Boot size: 10
Weight: 165
Height: 5'8"
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What is your budget looking like??
 
Sweet avator by the way LOL
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I guess my budget would be around $800 - $1000.
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 12:12pm
buy a Lib TRS (pref w/ MTX), a Magne Traction, or Gnu Rider's Choice. Similar boards but Mervin makes great freestyle boards that work really well everywhere. The RC is the softest of the three in my opinion, so if you need something for hitting rails some, i would go in that direction. i've seen people on the TRS and RC killing it on rails, too. i'm not too much of a rail guy, so....
i like Salomon bindings a lot, some of this year's Pros or Relay Pros would look/work nice on any of those.

you could also get some Cartels. everyone seems to like them. i just bought some to try out and i am kind of a die hard non-Burton guy.

i can think of about 10 boards i would like to try... you're going to get a lot of answers and opinions.

it does depend on your budget.

EDIT: you could easily get all this stuff within that budget.

oh and AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!



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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 12:20pm
wow. you have great specs for a lot of different boards.

here are some of my favs this season for what you described:

Burton Jussi 59
Burton Custom 58
Custom X DCP 60
Burton Vapor 59

Trice 61.5 or 57
Rome Anthem 58 or 61
Rome Design 58 or 62
Kass 58
Phoenix 58

Capita Texas 58
Salomon Special 58 (is it a 58 i forget)
Ride Society 60
Ride DH 59

there's a start.LOL
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  Quote JibbaJabba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 12:33pm
I know in the past Mervin boards were known to be a little on the heavier side. How are they stacking up nowadays? Does everybody mind listing their set up and giving it a rating?
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  Quote esy.iam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 12:37pm
Ride DH 57
Burton Missions
Burton Moto

haven't had a chance to give it a whirl in the mountains, but i expect some great things. it's been feelin' great around the house though. Big%20smile
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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 1:25pm
Originally posted by JibbaJabba

I know in the past Mervin boards were known to be a little on the heavier side. How are they stacking up nowadays? Does everybody mind listing their set up and giving it a rating?


the Dark Series is really light, but pretty stiff. i don't know that i would consider them heavy, but i'm sure it depends what you compare it to. The RC seems to be the lightest.

My setup changes around cause i have a few boards:
Lib Tech TRS Magne Traction 159 - last year's all mountain
Lib Tech Magne Traction 156  - ditto
Lib Tech Snow Mullet Magne Traction 160 - pow / trees
Lib Tech Youth in Asia - 155 jib/park
Gnu Rider's Choice Magne Traction 157.5 - this year's all mountain

Technine Team 1- nice all around, good all mountain
Salomon SPX55 - great, responsive, stiff and oh so comfy
Salomon Relay Pro - similar to T9s, but more flexy and responsive
Burton Cartels - seem to be a combo of the T9's and the SPX55's, i have not ridden them yet

i actually really liked the TRS w/ the SPX55's if i had to pick one set up from last year. up until now, i do more freeriding, natural freestyle, and some jumps.
this year it will probably be the Rider's CHoice with the Relays or maybe the Cartels.

my favorite board is the TRS, i bought the RC cause it seems like a softer version of it.



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  Quote esy.iam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 2:38pm
the Rome 390 bindings are supposed to be an awesome binding this year. I've heard nothing but good things about them. i wish i could have gotten them this year, maybe at the end of the season. 
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  Quote EDK007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/30/2006 at 7:03pm
Lib TRS w/ MTXThumbs%20Up
Burton P1'sThumbs%20Up
Van's ContraThumbs%20Up
 
Just broke the Lib in last week - awesome board on the mountain despite being labled freestyle.  Awesome control.
 
You don't hear as much about the P1's as the Cartel's but they seem like they would do everything.  Got my first pair at a great price from Sierra at the end of last year.  Rated as slightly less responsive than Cartel's. 
 
Van's Contra's - heavier than some other boots but I like them for a freeriding boot - wasn't sure if the boa was just a gimmick but the adjustments are fast and easy - even while you're moving.  As long as the boa doesn't break, they will rock. 
 
Ride Timeless - was a good wood winner last year and I'd still be sticking with it if MTX didn't come along.
 
Burton P1's for this one too. 
 
Northwave Freedom boots - ok for the price I got them for.
 
 
 
LibTRS MTX - <a href=http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16>Burton</a> P1's, Ride Timeless - <a href=http://www.sierrasnowboard.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=16>Burton</a> P1's.   She's like a cold alibi, she's the trick you'd never try, she's the drug you've always wanted, but the one you'd never buy...
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