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    Posted: Dec/18/2011 at 5:32pm
Trying to choose a new board. I hit parks alot, but also powder on good days.

Need some helping choosing between rocker jib or just plain camber. I'm 5'9" about 160 pounds. Let me know what you guys think.

I'm thinking of going with a board that's about 155-160 and price rage up to 500 (better if it was under 400).

Boards I've considered:

- Forum Destroyer Doubledog Wide (No reviews, kinda sketch)
- Capita Horrorscope (Hate the design)
- K2 Fastplant (Still thinkin, haven't found anything bad yet)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2011 at 5:53pm
The boards you selected are all park oriented. Might want to get 1 board for each boarding style
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2011 at 8:05pm
stick with the fastplant ...it'll do well in the park and even with the jib rocker it will still float in pow plus it's got the bambooyah core which can take the beating
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2011 at 9:23pm
Forum contract fersur! just bought it this year and I can say it is by far the funnest park board ive ever rode
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/18/2011 at 9:44pm
have you read the snowboard buying guide here?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 9:24am
Capita indoor survival. Good for park pow and mountain. Has fk so it'll be good in park and pow and not to squirrely on the mountain. I love mine
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 8:24pm
The fastplant is a rocker which means it'll be easier to wipeout!

Forum contract is old.

And I hate the capita indoor survival.


Does anybody have anything bad to say about the 2012 Bataleon Goliath though?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 9:02pm
You wipe out less with a rocker cause you don't catch your edges as easily as with a camber. Also, the rocker keeps it's nose up and doesn't submarine in the powder like a camber.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:10pm
if youre looking at bataleon, wouldnt the evil twin be more what yorue after? The goliath is really their all mountain jack of all trades board. It might be a hair too stiff for what you might be after. They again it might not be but id definitely put it on your research list. Theres also the riot if youre after a bit more performance and a lot more pop. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:18pm
I recommend the Custom X 153-155 by Burton, its a V-Rocker and a twin flex and shape, its stupid light and pretty much impossible to catch an edge on for you rails or stomping a trick, its got a loose feel and has a maximizing pop & strength that doesn't run out season after season, also with its very controlling matter makes it really easy to use in powder fields or navigating through trees
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:24pm
I have the Stunt that I bought here and it did amazing in both the park, deepest and longest presses I've ever done, and stayed afloat and fast in pow thanks to the Rocker
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:32pm
i didnt spam that, dude, but did you maybe mean the custom or the joystick, or even the hero? The custom-x is a bit of a beast in truth :) (and the custom comes in flying v which is slightly differrent from v-rocker). :) 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:35pm
But dude the Custom X is like $800 =P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:39pm
well in that case shouldnt you be recommending the method? :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:40pm
Originally posted by Caleb9060906

But dude the Custom X is like $800 =P

and WTH does price have anything to do with?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2011 at 10:45pm
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Originally posted by Caleb9060906

But dude the Custom X is like $800 =P

and WTH does price have anything to do with?
 
 
The Custom X is actually only 650 if I am not mistaken.  Regardless, it is a complete beast and not for your average rider.  I see many people on these things that are simply not ready for it, and cannot utilize the power and response of this snowboard to their own benefit.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2011 at 6:27am
To the guy who asked bout the bataleon I have heard its a love hate. Many don't like how lifted the edges on the tbt is and feel like they have to get way up on there edge for it too dig in. And outa curiosity why do you hate the indoor?
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