Quiver advice: what to buy next?
I keep telling myself that I have enough boards for the time being, but just hypothetically if I were to see a great deal, or happened to come into some unexpected money, what should I get next? Here's what I have now:
-Slalom deck: this is a Generics, around 155 cm I believe. I got it from Mark Anderson last season and haven't even had a chance to ride it yet.
-Rock board/loaner board: Osin Sinner 167. Very stiff and on the heavy side, but it has fun pop, plenty of camber, and I got it for a song off of eBay, so I don't mind riding it in low snow years or early/late in the season.
-Freeride board: Arbor Munoz 162. Last board I bought before starting to ride hardboots. Wish I'd gotten the 166 now.
-GS board: Oxygen Proton 172: I love this board, though I'm intrigued by the folks that have posted saying that Volkls and Donek/Prior/Coilers are much better rides.
-Powder board: Osin 4870 178 cm: haven't even ridden this bad boy yet because I got it at the very end of the '03/'04 season and there was never enough snow to take it out last year.
-all-mountain carver: Oxygen F-67 167 cm: I've only got one day on this so far and it wasn't quite as much fun as I'd hoped. It's not as confidence-inspiring as the Proton - not sure if it's the width, the sidecut, less edge, or if it just needs a tuneup. (or maybe I just needed a tuneup - it was my first day on the snow this year.)
So...where's the hole that should be filled? I'm somewhat interested in a GS deck over 180 cm, and I'd be interested in a longish all-mountain carver too:
an Axis, 4x4, or the Coiler equivalent. What else, in your opinion, should I be looking at?
Oh yeah, forgot to say that I'm 5'11", about 155 pounds.
Last edited by Dan; December 19th, 2005 at 08:12 PM.
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