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    Posted: Dec/01/2006 at 10:21am
Hey I just got an 06 Burton Raven 155 as a gift from my girlfriend.  All I've heard about this board is that it's "park stiff" (but not as stiff as the 05) and that it's a bit narrow.
 
I'm a size 10 boot, and will be putting Burton Freestyle bindings and Ruler boots on it.  Any comment on how that set up will work or if I should explore getting another board?
 
I'm decent, but far from advanced.  Mostly park riding, occasionaly cruising and powder.
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I have a 2005 Raven 159 and it is as flexible as my bedroom door.
When I asked opinions about it, Mike from Sierra had commented that Raven was a stable board at high speeds. Now that was true. I guess it owes this to its stiffness. Another thing I notice about Raven is thickness when I compare it with my friends' boards.
About 2006 Raven, Burton wrote that they had reduced the stifness. Well I guess that made it a little more relaxed board. It is a narrow board (only T6 and Shaun White was narrower in 2006) but that helps you to change edges faster. Also it is wide enough for size 10 boots.
I also were riding Freestyle bindings in the beginning but I felt that I should upgrade them to something lighter. Maybe you should also think about it.
 
IMHO, Raven is a quite good board if you want to grow and get some speed.
 
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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2006 at 1:23pm
no offense to anyone but if you are not an advanced rider the Raven will buck you faster than you can say mechanical bull.

the Raven is so f'ing sick! but you better be a pipe or freeride MACHINE to handle that board.
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  Quote sarpedonice Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2006 at 3:04pm

Advanced? Mechanical bull? Wish someone told me that before I learned to ride, because I dit it on a Raven. Ouch

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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2006 at 3:01am
don't feel too bad. my first snowboard i owned was a craig kelly 172!!!!
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Hats off to the King of Powder. Let me guess, you started your first ride jumping off a heli in Alaska. Smile
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  Quote hoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2006 at 2:22pm

nope first time riding i was on a Gnu Dukester with Airwalk freeride boots (or some piece of shit airwalk boots). the boots were two sizes too small so i had to take out the insoles. impossible to do any toeside turns (wonder why)...

 
the craig kelly was the first board i ever owned. spent most of it's time shredding bunny hills in Upstate NY.
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You don't feel bad too. I've seen in an old TV documentary, poor kids from east of Turkey trying to ski on flat curtain rails (guess it was shot in 80s). They were imitating the tourists who were flashing purple ski tights.
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