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    recommendations/Brands

    how short can i go these days?

    85kg and about 165cm (5ft 6 ish)
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    see now that is a skatey not a board

    next [img]tongue.gif[/img]
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    Libtech Skate Banana comes to mind

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    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

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    Capita. Use to have one and it was softer than the Dominant I have now. It was a good board.
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    you ride a 159 in your normal board ( I think that's right) so you should be able to go down to 156 or even a 154 , can't wait to try this rome I have got in the park this season . I went up a little in size this time as I hope it will be o.k. as an all round board ,and fantastic in the park [img]graemlins/boarder.gif[/img]
    I just want to snowboard.

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    Get a K2www sweet board!!

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    while on the subject..i need a new board. had a look at ride fever 147 which i rode for a few days last year and loved..and the nitro nyx 149 that i dont know much about
    Been riding for a few years and spending my second season up there this year..time 2 update!

    suggestions welcome!
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    try the skate banana, i got a 156 and im 85kg 5"9 size 11boots. no problems, would have liked it a little wider but havent had any issues with drag like i thought i might. cant reccommend the board highly enough.

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    No one has suggested the Rome Artifact. A lot of park junkies ride this board so it should be decent. Just be aware this board has softer bronze edges. I personally don't reckon it'd be that durable for riding the whole mountain.

    I was going to get one myself, but decided to hold off until next year to see what DC will have.

    For your height and weight, if you were strictly riding park i reckon you'd be fine on a 47. If you're also planning to ride groomers, i'd go a 54.

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    Ski Shop Owner & Equipment Specialist - Voted Best Boot fitter in Australia (SIA Australia Awards 2013) Paul Oberin's Avatar
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    Originally posted by DTizL:


    I was going to get one myself, but decided to hold off until next year to see what DC will have.

    DC are part of Quiksilver now as are Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange, so they do have the expertise to make a decent board, but will it be just a Rossignol or Dynastar rebadged or something new altogether.

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    Originally posted by DTizL:
    No one has suggested the Rome Artifact. A lot of park junkies ride this board so it should be decent.
    List looks like

    Rome Mod
    Ride Society
    Elan Prodigy
    Lib Tech Skate Banana

    hope i can test some of those on the demo day
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    Originally posted by Paul Oberin:
    DC are part of Quiksilver now as are Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange, so they do have the expertise to make a decent board, but will it be just a Rossignol or Dynastar rebadged or something new altogether.
    Quiksilver also own MERVIN Manufacturing which makes Lib Tech and GNU boards (not sure if they actually own the brands). Roxy boards are made by Mervin so they are actually really good. (but its roxy :( ) There are Quiksilver branded Snowboards avaliable in Europe which would probably be rossignol made. However Rossignol is for sale again. I was also told that quiksilver owned Hammer snowboards for a period but sold it recently.

    I heard that Salomon in Adidas backed, Nike owns Hurley among others and Billabong bought Nixon and Von Zipper. And burton have their many labels as well ANON, Gravis etc.

    oh its an incestuous industry

    makes it funny when you see a guy like Travis Rice, who is sponsored by DC, Lib Tech and Quiksilver

    If DC source their boards from Mervin (as would make sense) it would be awesome, Mervin boards are brilliant.

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    try the skate banana board on demo at Hotham this year. Contact us at hotham to book your demo if you wish. Mervin make great boards.

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    how much to demo a board SCD1??

    FREE demos at Hotham this year
    just saw this in another thread that you posted

    are their specific dates for the free demos???

    [size="1"][ 04.06.2008, 11:52 AM: Message edited by: Caboose ][/size]
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    This one would be alright Cabby!!!

    http://www.salomonsnowboard.com/us/p...-1-788757.html

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    Originally posted by booter:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Paul Oberin:
    DC are part of Quiksilver now as are Rossignol, Dynastar and Lange, so they do have the expertise to make a decent board, but will it be just a Rossignol or Dynastar rebadged or something new altogether.
    Quiksilver also own MERVIN Manufacturing which makes Lib Tech and GNU boards (not sure if they actually own the brands). Roxy boards are made by Mervin so they are actually really good. (but its roxy :( ) There are Quiksilver branded Snowboards avaliable in Europe which would probably be rossignol made. However Rossignol is for sale again. I was also told that quiksilver owned Hammer snowboards for a period but sold it recently.

    I heard that Salomon in Adidas backed, Nike owns Hurley among others and Billabong bought Nixon and Von Zipper. And burton have their many labels as well ANON, Gravis etc.

    oh its an incestuous industry

    makes it funny when you see a guy like Travis Rice, who is sponsored by DC, Lib Tech and Quiksilver

    If DC source their boards from Mervin (as would make sense) it would be awesome, Mervin boards are brilliant.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Salomon are now owned by Amer, along with Atomic and Wilson tennis and golf.
    I have heard that Quiksilver do want to bail out of selling snowsports hardware, it is not profitable enough for them, any retailer could have told them that if they had asked.

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    Manufacturing a brand of board doesn't mean they own the brand as you mentioned already, Elan make boards for so many companies as well as for them selves, my Option boards turned up yesterday and on one of the boxes from the factory was the senders address which was Elan.
    Last I heard Burton get a lot of their boards made by other companies, and I know Nitro certainly do.

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    Originally posted by DTizL:

    For your height and weight, if you were strictly riding park i reckon you'd be fine on a 47. If you're also planning to ride groomers, i'd go a 54.
    where did you pull those numbers from? i hope no one actually listens to this advice.

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