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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Good Wood for Me- help!
    Posted: Sep/11/2012 at 9:07pm
Hi all,

As you guys probably have seen more than enough of these threads.. I'm going to just throw another one out there because I'm buying a new one... With about 3 seasons under my belt, I think it's time to upgrade.

Height: 5'6''
Weight: 155

Location: NorthStar, Heavenly, and Kirkwood, Lake Tahoe, CALIFORNIA!

When: All season: early, prime, spring

Current Gear:
Sierra Reverse Crew 151 (reverse camber, midflex)
2012 Burton Malavita, Medium
2011 Burton Hail Coalition 8.5 US

I prefer doing plenty of park but also plenty high speed carving, tree running, natural terrain stylin', and powder surfing. Am I asking too much? Please help me out dudes and dudettes...! I was thinking of...

*Flex: ~5
*50% park 50% mountain
*151-153cm
*Hybrid Camber (something different, but similar to the RC I've been riding)
*Jumps over jibs (but wouldn't mind trying to progress on boxes)
*Fast and holds well at high speeds (minimal chatter, if any) while plenty playful (butterful).
*Holds great on ice.
*Powder surfer
*Never catch an edge!

I was also thinking of, DEF not limited to - PLEASE SUGGEST ANYTHING:

2012 LibTech Burtner Box Scratcher
2012 LibTech TRS C2 BTX
2012/13 Never Summer Proto CT
2012 Never Summer Evo
2012 Never Summer Revolver
2012 GNU Park Pickle BTX
2012 GNU Rider's Choice Pickle

Please criticize, give me input, whatever it takes to get me the best setup for this 2012-13 season 'cuz I'm BLEEDING FOR IT!!!!

Thanks!!! and looking forward to some convo....... hopefully. :)
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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/11/2012 at 10:54pm
the simple answer is yes... you're asking too much.

all of those boards will do some of the things in your list well... not 1 will do all of them well.
Look into Signal Omni... or the Rossignol Amptek lineup, they use hybrid camber rocker with the magne-traction.
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 3:21am
Originally posted by wasteofsnow


Please criticize, give me input, whatever it takes to get me the best setup for this 2012-13 season 'cuz I'm BLEEDING FOR IT!!!!


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  Quote woooooosha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 3:52am
Why not demo? This way you can figure out what you like. Boards tend to change up after 3 seasons, so there may be something out there that works for you that you wouldn't have considered otherwise. I'm sure Northstar and Heavenly have no shortage of demos!
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  Quote bagelzzz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 5:07am
I second that. Wait for a demo day. You can try several boards - for free!!
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 7:06am
I think I've only seen Burton demo days at northstar during mid season, I'm not sure. about heavenly. I'll look into it.

I wanna try something similar but different fRom a sierra RC. Something more playful, but can damp enough to not wash out.. esp on jumps.

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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 12:17pm
You've listed some prime boards. To be honest, any of them will work for you, but each will standout in it's own capacity. It really is a matter of getting in tune with your boards shape and flex- then practice, practice, practice. Get as much slope time in and as many runs/laps in, and you'll progress regardless of which board you choose. Most the boards listed are rocker or hybrid, and have magnetraction, so you should be good for the ice, pow, and decreased edge catching you're looking for.
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 12:46pm
It looks to me that you want a nice all mountain board. I'd recommend you buy a reverse cambered board because it would really help you float through the powder and you could also take it to the park and hit some jibs. I've rode the Burton Hero and I loved it and I've also heard great things about the Ride Machete as well.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 12:56pm
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Seriously. I do the same type of riding you do, at the same place you do.
These boards kill it.
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 7:19pm
Thinking would about this some more, I'd rather have a little softer board so that eliminate, would like to ride between 151-153, and lastly, graphics (why not love every bit of my board if I'm spending alotta $$ on it):

2012 LibTech TRS C2 BTX, flex 5-7 and 154 is the smallest (i think?)
2012 GNU Park Pickle BTX, flex 6
2012 GNU Rider's Choice Pickle (jean graphics- not diggin' it)
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  Quote MikeD13559 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 8:35pm
I say do not even paying attention to the graphics... U can always slap a bunch of stickers on it and 'make it your own'.
Yeah, it's nice to have cool graphics....  But, graphics don't help you have more fun or ride better.  A good board that performs the way you want it to does help w/ fun and riding better (or riding the way you want).
So, I wouldn't rule out the rider's choice because you don't like the graphics.
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 8:43pm
You are probably right. But if I could choose a board with graphics I like vs another one not so much-- at the same performance level? Why not be as happy as I can be.. right? Well, unless the Rider's choice would be ideal for me- I wouldn't go for it. Personally. But please reason with me . I like all kinds of feedback. Fire away! Please do.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2012 at 8:49pm
I think rider's choice of all of those would suit you best fugly graphics or not, I have one it's an awesome board fun flexy enough to play around on with ease but still handles pretty decent speed and aggressive riding.

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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2012 at 6:05am
Any never summer lovers to convince me otherwise?
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2012 at 6:23am
I saw a NS last year that had the t bolts mounted 3/4 of inch off center never even seen that on lamar

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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2012 at 6:51am
Originally posted by MikeD13559

I say do not even paying attention to the graphics... U can always slap a bunch of stickers on it and 'make it your own'.
Yeah, it's nice to have cool graphics....  But, graphics don't help you have more fun or ride better.  A good board that performs the way you want it to does help w/ fun and riding better (or riding the way you want).
So, I wouldn't rule out the rider's choice because you don't like the graphics.
Just my 2 cents
I agree completely. I've noticed and been impressed by great riding/technique when I'm boarding, but have never noticed/been impressed by a boards graphics while on slope.
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/13/2012 at 8:28pm
'sides the rider's choice, what about the other boards I have on my list? I've seen great reviews and other topics raving about the proto for the true freestyle/mountain ride.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2012 at 10:05am
the proto ct is a nice board very similar to the riders choice. I just like magna traction a lot and even though the mtx on the riders choice is pretty mellow it's nice to have in the middle of the board gets a little better grip on things.

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  Quote Witty1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2012 at 12:11pm
or you can ski & not even need magnetraction!!
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/14/2012 at 11:58pm
im stuck on NS evo or proto ct.. for some reason. break me out of this spell!
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  Quote namsapalooza Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2012 at 1:36am
Originally posted by wasteofsnow

im stuck on NS evo or proto ct.. for some reason. break me out of this spell!


I vote Proto. Too bad you don't like the Rider's Choice graphics, but I wouldn't want to ride something that I'm not into.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2012 at 7:33am
or you could always just get a different year riders choice just get one c2btx. I have the 2011 I didn't like the graphics at first pretty much hated them but the board is amazing and I don't even think about the graphics anymore, another plus is I can throw stickers on it without being bummed about ruining  nice looking board.
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2012 at 4:05pm
How bout riders choice vs the ns proto
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  Quote snowboardinrox357 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/15/2012 at 8:04pm
Originally posted by wasteofsnow

How bout riders choice vs the ns proto


Both the boards are pretty cool. I vote never summer proto :)
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/16/2012 at 5:18am
like I said really pretty similar boards I just like the mtx on the riders choice kind of get's you back some of the grip you lose by switch to reverse camber.
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  Quote wasteofsnow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/16/2012 at 8:42pm
OK, Proto vs RC grip! Besides the 7 bumps of the MTX- that's just tech, but what's the real diff between that and what the proto has?
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Nitro Rook 156, Burton Cartels
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  Quote Backside10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/02/2012 at 12:46pm
I've been on my Nitro rook for a while now and I think it is a great everyday board, which is what it seems like you're looking for. Its flat camber does well on jumps and jibs alike. I ride the mid size 25-40 ft kickers a lot, but got a lot more into rails and boxes last year; I have only complements about the board. It is also holding up well considering the rail beatings it takes at Bear Mountain. Certainly a good option as far as I'm concerned, and should hold an edge slightly better than most reverse cambers.
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