Joined: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:50 am Posts: 327 Location: hippy pow turns
so what is it
my self, my rock board is an old (like '98) Option free + 163. this board has been in my arsenal for a long time (of course) mainly as my back up, but it hasn't lost it's camber yet.
I also have an Atlantis signiture 157 (from 99 or so) which is a bit short but I'm light and it rips in the tight gullys and big pow stash's. though it's smallish stature has kept it from being my primary ride it's a great tree board.
I just picked up a Ride Number 4 164. what can I say, this board rails. never thought I'b be on a Ride, but I got a deal I couldn't turn down. time will tell if it hold out to all the rockies can throw at it.
i got this board when i was an instructor and just got it because they proform really cheap. i just needed a board to trash in the park. i am quite impressed though, great board nice and flexy like i wanted for the park, but snappy too.
"take it easy, if its easy take it twice..."
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:58 pm Posts: 152 Location: Incline Village, NV
For powder days : Lib Tech Litigator 172 bought off a fellow splitboard.com member (thanks Ken). This board was cheap and rides really nice, it's fast and has eliminated all the float issues I was having with the smaller board it replaced.
Every other day : Rossi Premier 159. I love the way this thing rides, my favorite board I've ever owned. Has alot of "snap" and "pop" to it, very responsive.
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:15 pm Posts: 372 Location: The land of MO (SLC)
Never Summer T5 165 for normal days.
Never Summer T5 168 for deeper days.
Saving for NS T5 168 split.
Once you ride a NS you won't ride anything else. Seems to be a common trend in my group anyway. Lots of folks moving to NS from Burton, Salomon, Ride, etc..... All those seem to clap out after a season, but they ride OK when new.
Unity, Arbor, and a few others make bomber boards as well. P-tex sidewalls and solid construction is key.
_________________ "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" HST
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:44 am Posts: 136 Location: cascades
have to agree with comments re: NS above. i ride a Never Summer infinity (female version of the NS SL) 151 w/drake matrix (lady) bindings inbounds. i was on a NS premier 150 before that. these boards are absolutely amazing. they're bomb-proof.
i've ridden over countless rocks/roots, and the base shows minimal wear. they're also super damp and ride super smooth. way more durable and high-performance than anything else i've been on. the premier was a SICK ride- i could absolutley CRANK on the groomers- but a bit too stiff for me...i'm a smallish female. the infinity is the perfect fit. it's a great little all-around board..i ride it in the trees, in the powder, in the park, on groomed, switch, etc. it shreds everything, everywhere. hands down the best board ev-ah! three 30+ seasons and still rocking strong.
woo! that was quite the rave. maybe i should post this in the reviews section!