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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by nezumi, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    Following Sandy's comment in the "Show us your skis!!!" thread - I bought my first board yesterday, as well as one for my newly minted 3 year old!

    So, everyone who rides a single plank (and even those who ride single planks that have been cut in half - show us what ya got!

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  2. dan72

    dan72 Hard Yards

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    Nice board you picked.

    This is my latest ride, was great to ride in Japan.
     
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  3. jjs

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    Yeww!
     

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  4. BoofHead

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    Mr & Mrs Boof. A Mixed marriage.
    She’s had her board for 5-6 years now and loves it
     
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  5. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    Is that a 2018 deep thinker?

    I'm hoping I like the ride - still have no idea how it will go on Aussie groomers/hardpack!
     
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    first board Burton Cruzer. Ok beginner board but nothing to rave about
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    second board 5150 Imperial. Great low intermediate board. I advanced so much using this
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    rockhopper Linz, bought dirt cheap
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    Current board Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Phoenix. Such a great board. So glad I got it.
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    Finally, just for fun, my daughters beginner board - Lola
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  7. jjs

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    Yep it is the 2018. Sick board. It's weird, I don't know what you're used to but I've ridden proper camber since the early 90s. 157 was my go to length . Got the Deep Thinker 157 and initially loved it, but the nose felt massive, like the board felt really big.
    Got the 54 and the nose still felt weird for me, just used to feeling camber all the way to the end. But - move the stance half inch forward feels like a true full camber board, seriously love it! It smashes Aussie groomers and you have the versatility to move the stance back for deeper days.
     
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  8. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I started on a K2 Luna which I sold to a friend of @Lucky Pete, my next board was a Burton Troop that I fair murdered. Left in a skip bin in Zermatt with a significant delamination. Third board was a Roxy Eminence (the same model/size that Torah bagged her gold on) - which I gave to a girlfriend this season when I realised it would just gather dust given the callibre of the quiver above.
     
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  9. xuěboarder

    xuěboarder One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    First board
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    Purchased from US when AUD was at $1.08.

    Second Board
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    Purchased for $120 when i saw it advertised on Facebook from some guy moving to Thailand, the best board i own.

    Third board (& around the time i thought i had a problem with buying too much gear)

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    & my 4th & last board that has never seen the snow

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    Yes i have a problem..
     
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  11. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lobster Haldor pro model - switchback bindings
    Bataleon Disaster - switchback bindings

    Lobster doubles well as a boat
     
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  12. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This is my beauty :love: this thread has made me realise I haven’t taken many good photos of it though. These are from 2017 when it was brand new

     
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    The family - Yes Optimistic -Yes PYL - Rossignol XV split
     
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  14. Paradox

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    My Japan rides. Stormchaser for the deep, Archetype for the rest of the time.

    Unfortunately my archetype got a nice gouge this year from an Avi barrier buried just under the pow... repaired but no longer pristine. Such nice boards the Endeavor's.
     
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  15. dan72

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    I wanted the Archetype but only had the Scout left when I was buying.
     
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    It's a nice board. More flex and feel than the Stormy and a lot more fun on the groomers when you are forced to use them :). I got it because in all but fully chopped out conditions I found I was still preferring the Stormy over my all mountain twin, so the all mountain twin went and I ride the Endeavor up to about 20cm of Pow. More than that and Mr Stormchaser rules the mountain.
     
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  17. dan72

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    What size are your Archetype and Storm Chaser?
    I set my bindings all the way back on the Scout when it got real deep, was so awesome, I kept it like that the whole time.
    3 guys I rode with had Storm Chasers, they love them.
     
  18. Paradox

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    157 Stormy and 162 Archetype. I ride at 95kg plus fully kitted.

    I ummed and ahhed on the Archetype over the 158 v 162. I even ordered the 158 then changed it and I am still not certain I shouldn't have stuck with the 158, the longer length is better in pow for sure, but I have the storm for that. I was thinking the 158 Arch would be better in tight trees. I actually wanted a branch manager. Can't believe they were one offs.

    Yep, definitely need to set right back in the PoW on the Archetype too. More centred for Groomers though.

    Stormy is wide with a huge nose. That thing not only rules the steep and deep, it slays the flat cat tracks and run outs. If any runs have flattish sections after a big dump, i'm always made to go first. If the stormy doesn't get through no one is getting through without a walkout.
     
  19. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    New ride for 2019/2020 when I’m not on the skis :p

    Bataleon Surfer 154

     
  20. soza

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    The family quiver for this season all set up ready to go.
     
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  21. Belly

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    Lib Tech Rice split, and my old solids, Forum Youngblood 159 and Ride Timeless 164.
     
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  22. Roymond

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    What's the advantage to the twin tail thingy compared to the older boards?
     
  23. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Specifically designed for powder powder riding. Less back to the board, more nose, the stance/weight is at the back keeping nose effortlessly up. No back leg tiredness from having to put your weight backwards to keep the nose up. Loads of “float”.
     
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  24. Roymond

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    Thanks. 845 and my "learnt a new thing for the day" already crossed off.
     
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    It's known as "swallowtail", and allows the back of the board to sink easily in powder snow. Perfect for riding in Japan.
     
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  26. nezumi

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    As an intermediate rider, I would be... wary? I've only just bought my first board (see first post), but I did a lot of reading before I did so, and while my cumulative days on snow would number fewer than 20, I have had enough to know that I prefer directional riding over full switch, and that I am not inclined to attempt the park.

    I would be reluctant to take a pure pow board on Australia's icy groomers, and if I was to bring one it would be for that one day in a trip when you get 20cms overnight and there are some early morning tree runs begging to be slashed.

    I'll wait for @Sage Oya to weigh in, but I'd lean heavily towards bringing the twin as a backup.
     
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  27. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    A second board in the quiver for sure. Haven’t had a chance to test it yet but from all accounts the surfer is supposed to ride ok on firm.
     
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  28. Interruptedbyfireworks

    Interruptedbyfireworks One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    :eek:

    I've never tried one of them, but as an intermediate rider I still need to ride switch occasionally to get myself out of a tough spot in narrow/busy sections, would not like to try that on a swallow-tail board!
     
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  29. Belly

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    Sorry for the partial quote but I liked these words, and for some reason they sent a shudder up my spine (figuratively, literally :)).
     
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  30. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us

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    Petty revenge is most often the best form of motivation.

    The automated telephone exchange was invented by an undertaker, after he realised that phone calls to him were being directed to the town's other undertaker - whose wife worked the switchboard.
     
  31. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Which Brand and model, obviously a directional rider.
    I have 3 x different moss snowsticks two which are swallow tails and I now ride them everywhere. They absolutely rock on the groomers and carving as well as great in the Pow. The longer nose to me is the only thing which takes a couple of days to come to terms with along with the narrower stance.
    Now when I get onto my twin it feels funny.
    All my mates who ride the snowsticks when they come to Japan don't bring boards anymore
     

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  32. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    First Board (right hand side): 2006(?) Gnu CHB 156
    Second Board: 2013 Ride Slackcountry 161


    Third Board: Lib Tech 2012 T.Rice Split (second hand)


    Fourth Board: 2019 Salomon Assasin 157w


    The Ride bindings have since sheared at the bottom of the highbacks (after about 40 days of use) and have been replaced with a pair of Union Force bindings.
     
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  33. Belly

    Belly A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow 2012 for the lib tech.. Time just flies :)
     
  34. blowfin

    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    He'll be fine, looks like a nice carving board that will handle something a bit deeper too. Park probably won't be his thing at that age either so it's a pretty decent choice IMO. My first thought was it almost looks like a twin, and the the review over at theGoodRide.com says the same thing.
     
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  35. jjs

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    If it's a review from there then they're probably saying it's good for rails and jibbing as well.
     
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  36. nezumi

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    Ahhh, that was actually one of the boards I was considering when I went for the Deep Thinker (along with the Nitro Mountain, the Nitro Drop.... Nitro do too many "similar" boards, makes it hard to choose). Angry says it goes pretty well. Should do OK on ice as a carving board. Nearly full camber, so there will be a learning curve there. It does depend on the year of the board, and any changes that have been made to the board between models.
     
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    2017/18 Gnu Hyak 157 for the Japowder/ euro trips.
    2020 Salomon Assasin 153 for Aussie resorts/ mainly park riding. Hasn’t touched the white stuff yet
     

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  38. jjs

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    After seeing where this has gone may I suggest a "stay on topic "?

    This has rapidly deteriorated into a VAL thread.
     
  39. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Apologies
    I’ll ask mods for a wholesale clean up

    I’ve deleted mine.
    And I’ve asked mods to delete all the others.

    Will delete this post once it’s all cleaned up.

    I should’ve known better.
     
  40. Thommo79

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    My first ever snowboard purchase, as of last week. ;) A Never Summer West 159 is currently winging its way to Oz from Madison Wisconsin. Currently contemplating bindings with Union Force or Atlas or Burton Cartel in no particular order all in the mix. Happy to take suggestions.
    I off to Japan in January 2020 with the possibility of a short trip to Queenstown this season if the stars align.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thread title amended . Carry on.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Show and Discuss Your Snowboard Edition 2.
     
  43. hatto

    hatto One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't be sorry
    IMO it is in the equipment reviews forum and that is exactly what is happening, reviewing and discussing snowboards and asking advice about said boards.
     
  44. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    At the very moment.
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    2018 evil twin in the 155 ish.
    Split
    Arbor 157
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have owned
    1992 - Sims switchblade 161
    Then goes
    1993 Vision stix 155
    1994 Morrow drive 156
    1995 Lamar Ranquet in 149 and 156 (with baseless bindings )
    1997 -GNU Todd Schlosser
    1998 -K2 A-star 156
    1998 Burton Jim Rippey 156
    1999-Burton Custom 156
    2004- Burton Seven 155
    2008- Rome Anthem 155
    2009 or 10 Lib Tech skate banana 156
    2011- Rome Factory project (?) 156
    2015-Rome cheap trick 156
    2016 or 17- Tech nine 156 something
    2018 - as above
     
  46. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I have a set of Union Force DLX from, shit, 2007? I think they might actually be the first gen. They have been absolutely hammered, still going strong. Outlived two boards (in the market for a new solid board currently). Toe straps are mostly duct tape now but that just increases my crusty old local cred.
     
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    @Donzah What sort of Bindings do you run on this?
     
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    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    flux
     
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  49. Belly

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    Splitting now? See you the second last weekend of august then?
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I haven't owned a lot of boards, but have been stoked on them all.
    - Option Booter, 159, first board I "owned" (thanks mum and dad!). That thing was awesome back in the high school days when all that mattered was park and pipe. Eventually broke it doing rails or something.

    - Option Makinen, 161, I think that was probably my favourite board. Taught me to ride hard, but fun, over the whole mountain. And Joni was the man. It's days were numbered though after I aired a blind roller down low on homeward at remarks, and landed right on a rock. Compressed the sidewall and cracked an edge...

    - Atomic Radon, 164. Picked this up to replace the Makinen. Scored it ex demo in 2011 for $160. I wanted something stiff and fast, and it hasn't disappointed. It's taken an absolute beating, but has conquered some burly lines. The base is mostly p tex now, I've kept it on life support for a few years because I just haven't been able to convince myself that other boards I've demoed have had the same feel and stability at speed.

    Currently shopping for a new solid board... throw recommendations at me. All mountain/freeride. Needs to be stable at speed, happy in pow and on bullet proof, and camber underfoot. Currently liking the look of the Rossi Krypto.

    Splits
    - Never Summer SL Split, 163, got this done as a custom build. Great board to ride in most conditions, and bomber construction. But rocker underfoot truly sucked for skinning in NZ. Had a few good years on it though, and ticked off some great lines/trips. Sold it to another geezer (put a sticker over where my name was engraved next to the SN at factory haha), and I think it's onto it's third owner now. Happy days.

    - Prior AMF (splitn2 collab), 165, have been on this since 2015. Great board. Has taken a beating, and served me well for everything from days of 20 km, skins on all day, to steep firm couloirs. Where it really comes into its own is steep rolling playful terrain, which is what I tend to focus on when I'm touring. The famously tough Prior base has served me well.

    Next split will be a custom build. Would like to try to emulate the Atomic Radon, that thing was a weapon.