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Question about board sizes

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi All

I have a question about board selection, I have kind of plateaued over the last couple of years, in that Im fairly quick and am confident getting around the mountain, but have always struggled to master jumps, do tricks or any kind of manoevers. I have previously put this down to having started late (30, now 37) and being a fairly heavy person, at 100kg, 6'3" so not really built for it.

It was recently pointed out that the board I use, an Artec Phenom 164 wide base, is suitable for powder and cruising, but is too big and flexible to get much pop, and its stability may be holding me back from improving.

My instinct is to try out some smaller boards this season, but I would be interested if anyone else here had a similar experience or has advice on what I should be looking for in a board to help me get better.


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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
IMHO, your board is fine for hitting kickers - spend a couple of hundred quid on a freestyle course in a fridge to improve your skill and confidence levels and you'll be surprised what you can achieve.

Recommendation from me is Definition Snow Camps.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
yeah, changing the board at this point isnt the way to go and anyone that says its to soft for kickers, frankly is wrong.

As sideways says, spend the money with definition or maverix and get the point in your riding that YOU know what you want, ie, stiffer, shorter, softer etc and then go to the shop Smile For the minute its fine....
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Ok, I've asked Santa for a fridge session, we'll see what he would have been nice to blame the board though! rolling eyes
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