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 Post subject: Upgrading Board
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:34 am 
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I see there is already a thread that is super similar but…
I currently ride a Burton Split-S 168, I am 6’1’’ 185lbs and I ride mostly in the PNW (need something that traverses well and thats good in variable conditions). The Burton has been a fine board for the last five years but it is too flexible, and not maneuverable enough for my liking. My inbounds board is a Burton Super Model X 164. I ride everything from the BC at Baker to the volcano’s in the spring. I guess I am a big mountain rider as I don’t do freestyle.
Looking at:
Jones Solution
Venture Odin
Prior Khyber

Clearly the best deals online right now are for the Venture’s but I have never ridden one. I have ridden the Solution and the Khyber and thought they were awesome. Compared to the Burton, any one of these is going to be an upgrade. Anything else I should consider?
I just got some TLT6’s and a used set of Phantoms so I am looking to shred ASAP :bananas:
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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Board
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:24 am 
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I love my Odin 164, took me a few day to get comfortable with it (first rocker board). :thumpsup:

True be told I am a total shill for Venture (Klem & Lisa are super people and support the Silverton Splifest). Not to mention they make awesome splitboards.

Jones has great shapes, but I wish they were hand-built and more durable. Never rode a Prior...

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Board
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:41 pm 
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I currently have the Odin, and I have previously had the Khyber.

Whilst I considered the Khyber is a great board, it is way softer than the Odin, and doesn't ride as "solid". IMO they don't really compare, however I never tried both boards with identical boot/binding setups. Also I had the cambered Khyber and have the rockered Odin..

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