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  1. #41
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    Originally posted by Caboose:
    i used to ride a 155, i ride a 159 now

    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />the smaller your stance width the harder it is to swing a board around (turning), wider makes it easier
    i'm not so sure about your reasoning on this

    as an alpine rider would have a very tight stance on a longer thinner board for extremely quick carving
    </font>[/QUOTE]put your board on the carpet and try it, you will feel how it feels different, carving is a bit different to turning as awkward as that sounds you have more control with a wider stance which is why freestylers use it, and a closer stance is better for carving with speed.

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    Originally posted by Caboose:
    the point of the smaller board is to have something softer in flex for noodles, butters & little jumps - something fun to muck around on

    my 159 i have now is pretty flexy, but i still seem to have trouble flexying it enough to do nose presses etc

    i am hoping with a smaller board with a softer flex i can improve my noodles

    i'm also looking to muck around with a wider stance

    my boards have all been tight/stiff directional all mountain boards.
    have a look at burton.com (and most brands) and that will rate the boards stiffness which gives you an easy way to get an idea for which board your looking for.

    from personal experience id suggest you look at a lib tech skate banana. i have one (156) and have ridden it in all terrain, park and rails and it works for me and im bigger and heavier than you. its different, as it has rocker (opposed to standard boards camber), it will make nose presses much easier hehe. it also has magne traction edges (wavy) which make it turn faster. a really good board for what your after have a look on their website. also the burton dominants are another board that would suit what your after, well lots of burtons really. not sure about other brands.

    the only sure way to know is to try for yourself hire, demo or buy a board and see if you like it. everyone will have different advice for you, but experience is the best advice you will get.

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    hi there guys i'm a fellow boarder, what do you think of the lib-Tech MC Kink? They refer to it as being good for powder but yet great as a jib board as well???
    http://www.lib-tech.com/snowboards/mc.html

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    it also has magne traction edges (wavy) which make it turn faster.
    wrong again! it does not make you turn faster. it gives additional edge hold. please explain how magnetraction makes you turn faster (cant wait to hear this explanation..)

    dont have time now to reply to everything else you said, but i will when i get back on the computer.

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    So Cabby , did you get a chance to try some jib boards ? or the conditions not warrant it ?

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    no

    only burton on display

    nothing there i wanted to try
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    Cab should of given the twin or dominant a go.both awesome boards

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    i couldn't do it ..... i just couldn't [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img]
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    here it is the flexy jib setup for 08

    i have gone with a Rome Mod 154 with Rome 390 Bindings

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    just now need to get these puppies implanted

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    Bwahahahha, this time round we are in the big park cabby you have got a flash setup there old mate so time to hit the 30ft + jumps . [img]graemlins/boarder.gif[/img]
    I just want to snowboard.

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    You first Chris [img]graemlins/cold.gif[/img]

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    Bring out your board Kaz and we can all go play
    (read crash & burn) together it will be great !!!
    I just want to snowboard.

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    Originally posted by Caboose:
    here it is the flexy jib setup for 08

    i have gone with a Rome Mod 154 with Rome 390 Bindings

    Thats a sick setup--i'll keep an eye out for it this weekend.

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    where ya riding donza?

    will be at PB ......

    [size="1"][ 16.07.2008, 05:13 PM: Message edited by: Caboose ][/size]
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    btw

    don't look for me to be doing anything special on this board ........ yet
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    Nice binding choice , the 390's are the shiz

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    Cabby , where did you get the 390's from , got another snowatcher interested in buying some of those

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    Originally posted by Caboose:
    where ya riding donza?

    will be at PB ......
    Yeah i'll be at PB sunday. Whereabouts...wind dependant. Though I will be doing a few love runs.


    Not sure how much i'm going to get my jib on...they will fresh in them hills.

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