Guest tap Posted August 23, 2007 Report Share Posted August 23, 2007 Hi guys... Long time lurker, 20 year snowboarding vet, regular-footed 225 pound rider with years spent in Telluride, SLC, Big Sky, Squaw, and now living near Mt. Bachelor. I'm looking for recommendations on a 167-169 cm board for fast, rough, hard-charging freeride performance. I don't go to the park or pipe and try to ride off-piste when I can. I find it tough to find dependable reviews of boards, so I thought I'd post here. I've been riding a 168 Burton Canyon from 2001-02 and while I really like its surfy supple feel and flex, when I'm cranking a hard heelside turn, I can fold the nose and go over the bars. When I moved here, I bought a 172 Salomon Fastback with somethign like a 11+ sidecut....which was great for bombing straight and fast but not really surfy enough for slashing hard turns or tearing through the trees. Then 2 seasons ago I cracked the Salomon's core underneath my front heel, and that board went into the closet. And the Canyon became my everyday board again. In deep deep pow on our flat mountain, I will ride a Fish. But it is time to retire the Canyon back to rockboard and early season status and get a new gun. btw, i run Nidecker Carbon 990 bindings, Burton boots. So whatcha got? thanks in advance Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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