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 Poster: A snowHead
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Been with the new range for this winter, I can try and help anyone who has questions on the following. If indeed anyone ever would have a question on any of these, there's only 3 I would personally ride.

Burton:
Custom ICS
Twin
Feelgood

Nitro:
Misfit logo
Eero kids
Magnum gunslinger
Pantera
mystique

Atomic:
Axum
Dreamraider
Alibi

Salomon:
Burner
Strobe
Ivy
Tracker
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Salomon Ivy - is this a beginners board?

If not, can you recommend a beginners board please Smile
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Ivy is more intermediate/good.
I missed out the nitro mystique, which is about the only real womens beginner board I have any contact with. Comes in under the nitro fate which my other half wasnt impressed with but I suspect she was above the level of board.
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stab, Isn't the scale; Intermediate, Not bad, getting better, fair to middling, semi good, fairly good, good, semi great, Skiing. Twisted Evil
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SMALLZOOKEEPER, dont forget the timescale, day 1 intermediate, day 2 not bad, day 3 getting better, day 4 fair to middling, day 5 snowboard teacher.
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stab, Laughing Laughing Cool


From what I read about the Ivy on the Salomon website I didn't think it was a beginners board.

My daughter needs a board for our trip to Banff (her first boarding holiday) - think I will have a mooch on ebay for a second hand one - it will be cheaper than renting one!
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Dobz, how about a burton feather? I know its burton and not that good a board to be honest once progressed but its aimed at a budget beginner with lots of colors Smile
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Dobz, I echo Stab. Ihad the Feather for 2 weeks, loved it. Unfortunately I improved too much and had to trade it in for the next season. But I had got it end of season so got quite a bargain and they got a decent trade for it so I wasnt too out of pocket.
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stab, go on what are they then, I think the Dream Raider looks ace, wanted to try one couldn't find it anywhere. How the snow over there, hope you've got it like we have. btw you were right: my standard of what's a good boarder has gone up exponentially!
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Swirly, hehe, yeah living in a resort your level of what good is becomes much higher. We have a fair bit of snow but the sodding wind doesnt leave so its all blowing away Sad
The dream raider is a speed machine, forget jibbing on it, just flat out carving and tearing around. It's tapered towards the tail for the powder. I seem to remember the swiss team used it for the boarder cross in the olympics. Real good board but too specific in its function for me. A lot of old skool race board/hard boots people like it, even if they do try and mount it +57 +45 Puzzled
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stab, So what's a good all round, do everything board ?
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The salomon answer looks interesting, I might take it out next week. It has a bamboo top sheet, supposed to be eco friendly. The good thing about it is it's a directional twin but with an extra set of holes for the front binding to make it a true twin if you want to ride like that. Feels nice and flexy with pop. The custom is obviously the long standing standard do everything board but I think maybe the atomic alibi could give it a run for its money. I'll try and get as many tested as I can in the next couple of weeks.
The one I really want to try is the salomon tracker, the sidecut is 3 straight lines and not a curve like most boards.
As for boards not in the shop I have no idea, sadly our range doesnt match the skis in terms of stock Sad
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stab, DebbiDoesSnow, Thanks for that. Will have looksie at 'em
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stab, whats your opinion on the Axum ? Have you ridden it ?
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stab, whats your opinion on the Axum ? Have you ridden it ? and are there any shops in CH that you know have stock of the banana left ?
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I really like the axum, so poppy and flexy but it remains stable at warp speed. I dont buy into the whole double edge thing but it's a board I would consider buying, if I was allowed to buy a new board, which I'm not Sad
Dont know about the banana sorry.
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DebbiDoesSnow, i just got a banana 156 from www.twoseasons.co.uk you could try them, its best to phone them they are very helpfull Smile
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Stab,

The Custom, Concept and Anthem all seem to fall in roughly the same category. Which of these do you prefer?
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I've only tried the custom, never tried the others.
Tomorrow (depending on my ribs) I'll be testing the custom with EST cartels, salomon answer with raiden bindings and assuming I can still breath after that and I didnt puncture my lung maybe I'll get the salomon tracker out.
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bar shaker,
I have got an Anthem and tried out this years custom the other week, both very similar rides and really nice, didn't like burtons new binding system tho(ICS) three of us tried different boards and all of our bindings moved!!!
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bar shaker,
I have got an Anthem and tried out this years custom the other week, both very similar rides and really nice, didn't like burtons new binding system tho(ICS) three of us tried different boards and all of our bindings moved!!!



Funny you say that, I kept the custom ICS all day today and my back foot had moved from -15 to almost zero and moved back. I took some sloppy landings on backside 180s today and my cap strap on the cartel came off, which has never happened on my customs. The amazing thing though with the EST foot beds is they dont freeze up. Smile
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stab,
i tried the custom bindings, like you said the foot beds are great but the ICS move too much Puzzled
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romeowner, yep something is up with that, I'll devote some time to look at it when I get back to work.
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stab, Laughing I saw someone today with an alpine setup on a dreamraider Confused
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stab, Salomon Burner, what's your opinion?
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Swirly, hehe, yeah they love it like that. I just saw in the shop an alpine stance on a custom Confused
Their edge to edge must be a nightmare like that, just standing on the floor in an alpine stance and trying to rock from heel edge to toe edge is hard enough.
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