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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Looking for a board
    Posted: Dec/27/2012 at 9:50am
Hello everybody, My name is Stefan, I live in Romania and I am practicing snowboarding for 3 years.
The firs year I used renting places for aquiring a board, but the next two years, after realising that I spend so much money on renting boards in a year, I've decided to buy a secondhand board from a s-h store. So I spend 120$ for a pair of boots (old model Salmon), and Atomic Board and bindings (metalic usual bindings and a pink...ish board).
I have learned to wax and even to P-Tex the snowboard becouse unfortunately the slopes in my country are full of ice and rocks almost all the winter season.
I even learned how to do easy jumps and realize that it's time to change the board (maybe even the bindings and boots) and found myself more atracted by the extreme side of this sport (tricks and jumps, do not like to bullet down the slope in straight line).
I am asking for a decent board (good price/performance ratio) for tricks and jumps (when I am saying jumps I mean really small ones).
And by the way, I heard tha there are some type of bindings, flow i think, that are extremely fast to put on/off. Is this type of binding ok? Reliable? Durable?
Thank you! (Sorry for my english)
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2012 at 3:23pm
don't do flows it's not worth the trade off, fr a board I would really recommend taking a look at the Thrive Renegade, they only sell it on thrives website but the shipping is free. 
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  Quote GOBANANAS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2012 at 7:18pm
The Sierra reverse crew has good reviews, it is modeled after the burton custom v rocker and its $209.99 i think on sale, that might be worth taking a look at
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  Quote mluu003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/29/2012 at 9:49pm
Originally posted by GOBANANAS

The Sierra reverse crew has good reviews, it is modeled after the burton custom v rocker and its $209.99 i think on sale, that might be worth taking a look at


Definitely worth considering! Lots of people, including myself, love this board.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/30/2012 at 4:31pm
Thank you all for the replies. The Sierra Reverse Crew Snowboard seem's a good choice (regarding the price too). Can someone point me to an European snowboard shop? If I am buying from outside Europe, I will pay an extra 25% plus some stupid internal taxes (total of ~ 35% extra).
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 2:16am
For now, all I could found out in my country (and very cheap) are some boards from Limited4you. Unfortunately, none of them are twin tip. I found a rocker limited4you pro 2012 (flex level 6)at 130 $ and a Raven TTT 2012 rocker (flex level 3)at 190 $ (the Raven is a twin tip).
I imagine what flex level is, but I don't know what is better for me (179 cm height, 82 Kg athletic physique). and for buttering, jumping and stuff.

Also, are those two board that I've presentet up above good for Buttering, jumping and stuff? I never heard about Limited4you before.

Please sugest me some more good boards but at a price tag of maximum 200$. It does not have to be that high. Something around 130 - 150$ will be a bless for me as for now, this is the amount of money that I've got.

Thank's again for helping me out.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 9:41pm
If you are more interested in ground tricks and small jumps and not speed, then you can get away with a softer and a tad smaller board. New bindings will be nice too but don't go with flows. Try to buy used equipment. K2 WWW, Rome Artifact Rocker, Signal Park Rocker, Capita Horrorscope, etc. Think someone is selling a Sierrascope 156 here if it fits.
I've never heard of the boards you listed above.
What's your weight or sizes are you looking for?
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2013 at 10:26pm
I agree with everyone else. I've tried Flows and I wouldn't recommend them. They're not as responsive as straps. Although I can't speak for their really high end bindings. But my experience with them was not so great compared to straps. A nice soft board will get you going on your tricks. 2zz mentioned some good ones! I'd add a Burton Hero to that list and a skate banana.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2013 at 1:25pm
I am 179 cm and 82 Kg.
I am thinking at a 155cm board. Correct me if I am wrong.

What about these boards:

Sims Quest
Sims Protocol
Westige Paint RC
BTM PRV TRC
Santa Cruz Frankenfont
Santa Cruz Scratch Knot Rocker
Santa Cruz Flaming Dot

For me the first 4 are more accesible (if they are any good). Santa Cruz boards are 40$ over the first 4 mentioned above.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2013 at 1:53pm
155 will be a good freestyle size.
I dunno much of those boards but seen Sims and Santa Cruz on the mtn.
Go checkout those boards if you can. Stand the board up with the topsheet facing you and use your foot to press the middle of the board. That will give you an idea of the board flex. Imagine the flex under your feet.
You'll probably a twin shaped board with twin flex.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2013 at 8:40am
There are few boards in the classified section of this site that will fit your size and riding style. Check them out. Hopefully the seller will ship it to you.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2013 at 9:10am
Thank's for the tips.
I'll see what I'll found.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2013 at 3:17pm
I have just realized that Sims boards have a flat rocker so there is no rocker or camber, just flat (As most of the cheap boards do). Is this any good for quick turns, small jumps and easy tricks like butter or, I don't know, 180, 360 stuff like that?
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 10:21am
i to would go with the Rome Artifact Rocker that will be board number 3 that goes in my quiver for the same reasons. i dont know much about foreign shipping but if you buy last years model you may be able to save a few bucks.
It comes and it goes, get it while it lasts.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2013 at 8:22pm
I have to find a free shipping offer, otherwise more taxes will be added in my country...
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2013 at 4:18am
chances of free shipping internationally is close to 0. best chances are to find the cheapest or rerouting company
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  Quote LittleSoup Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2013 at 3:59pm
If youre looking for under $200 your best bet is used within your country. Shipping international is pricey plus tariffs.

Dont be put off too much if a board s specifically designed for a riding style. Pow boards like the burton fish can be ridden in the park and park boards (some) can be taken to some pow. Granted its easier, but by no means an end all. If you can find a good all mountain board, you can still do presses and butters with it.

Check out capita boards since you asked about flat boards. They can tell you how that type of camber reacts to what you want to ride.
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  Quote vicente Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2013 at 5:22pm
hey just thought I'd throw this out there, thrive's got their boards 50% off right now and you probably won't be able to find a better board then the renegade at that price.
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  Quote dmxgordon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/31/2013 at 1:48pm
Thank you all.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to buy anything this winter. Last moths were a nightmare for me. At the moment all I need is peace for my soul to rest.
This thread is over, thank you all for help.
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  Quote Blur510 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2013 at 6:06am
Originally posted by dmxgordon

Thank you all.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to buy anything this winter. Last moths were a nightmare for me. At the moment all I need is peace for my soul to rest.
This thread is over, thank you all for help.

Hope you are okay.  Sending out positive vibes. There is always next winter. 
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