jtdds Posted March 30, 2005 Report Share Posted March 30, 2005 I would like to know what alot of you are riding in crud, bumps and powder-- not just the brand, but the characteristics of the board, riding angles, soft or hard boots. I used to ride hardboot/race board in everything but powder. The past two years I have spent more time in a variety of board and have found it frustrating to lock into the ideal all-mountain board. I have heard often from my soft boot mentors that a softer flex is better for an all around ride for crud bumps and powder-- I guess this is true as i like freestyle boards in the bumps. Enter confusion... last year I got to use a Palmer Channel (has a sheet of titanium) which is suppose to be a stiff, boardercross board. Slightly thinner with a carving radius side cut it carves very nice... but it also has tremendous dampening in the bumps and crud and never chatters on heelside speedcheck skids. Why does this boardercross specialty board seem to do it all??? The channel is not made anylonger and the max size was 164-- and it is just too thin for me (drag) So what do you ride and why? Is titanium used that much? Although I listen to all I am primarily interested to hear from riders that carve their wider boards with strait across angles (0-20, duck) and switch riders. Thank you for your insights. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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