I've got union force SLs on my trs 162...great combo. Responsive, light and comfortable
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Trice for sure. You could also go with a TRS.
Just as good as the other boards that i have owned. It did take me 3-4 days to get use to it. There are pros and cons but after a season I now prefer the feel. I think that you get cleaner carves with alot less physical effort. The float is great and they are fun on boxes. They do have less pop and dont have the same high speed stability for doing steep lines that cambered boards have.
I wouldn't. I think that they feel a little shorter on groomers because of the rocker. People say that you can size down and get the same amount of float in powder, which is true. But why not go with your normal size and get even more float and stability? In my opinion your normal size will feel more nimble and responsive than a camber board in the same size. I'm a believer in sticking with the same size.
I think a TRS 159 - 162 would work better for you. The MC Kink is stiffer than you would expect and I did not find it to be very lively. I am also 6'2 and weigh 215 and I had more fun on my TRS 162 in powder and in the park than my MC Kink 157, even though it was longer and not the best park size for me. The Dark Series is set back a little I believe. Also, it has the built in risers for carving response and has the C2 BTX which is a combination of banana rocker and camber. It is the stiffest of the three boards and I think this would be more of a freeride/all mountain freestyle board. If you are going to spend more time in the park I would get a TRS 59, if you will be riding a little bit of everything I would get the TRS 62.
Good jacket, I'd give it a 5 if the price was a little lower. It has a long slim fit, but not too slim. With the liner in it is plenty warm, but if you want to layer even more I would get one size bigger. The chin guard is big and will cover your face when zipped up. It has plenty of pockets for everything including a pass and ipod pocket. Only bad thing is the front zipper is purely for looks, there is another one behind it. This is a pain because of having to zip up twice, but no big deal.
This board is not a twin and is definitely a good board for an intermediate or beginner rider. It is a good board for the money and has a softer to medium flex which while forgiving for beginning riders wont hold up as well on very steep advanced terrain. Great board for the price to ride on average runs at a resort.
if you only get 1 video this year make sure it is optimistic. what sets absinthe films apart, besides great riders and their unbelievable skill, is the terrain that they film on. you see alot of RIDING and not just kickers and rails.... this is a must have
the 2 is because there was so much hype behind this vid, the trailer was amazing, the crew of riders are very elite, and it was a little of a let down. it is a good movie and the cinematography is very good, all in hd, it probably deserves a 3 or 3.5. the parts are too short, the music sucks and there are too many parts that have the riders posing for a picture. it almost seemed as though they were too into themselves. but there are good parts to it as well. the biggest disappointment was that dcp is only in it for maybe 20 seconds. i think that the rome any means video is much more fun to watch, and the absinthe optimistic is far better.
Not bad, pretty stylish. this is a basic bag, not too many pockets, not too big. you cant fit 2 boards with bindings, but you can easily get 1 board with bindings and multiple other boards with out the bindings attached. the extra pocket wont fit much. the extension feature is pretty cool, but i don't see myself needing it. its an ok minimal bag, but you cant complain about the price. thats the big selling feature. i you want a basic bag that looks good and is cheap this will do you fine.
VERY NICE. I'm partial to Rome snowboards, this is my 5th in the last 2 years. You can't go wrong with Rome. If you like the looks of this board from the picture you will love it when you see it in person. Lots of detail that you can't see in the pic. Very light and snappy. Not your traditional park deck. I think it would suit for lighter riders as an all mountain twin tip. Out of the box it seems about as stiff as an agent, it is stiffer than my last year agent but that board is broken in. The tip and tail have been thinned out for low swing weight. THEY ARE VERY THIN at the tips, shockingly thin. I'm sure that this will be noticed while doing spins. It has a squared off tip and tail like the headroom or the seven, takes a little to get use to the look of it but it grows on you fast. Very light, very poppy, great jumper board. Dont think it will be the best on rails, but im staying away from rails for awhile with this deck.... Its the board Im most excited about this year.
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They are a little lighter, the ankle strap is VERY comfortable, and they look better in person than in the pic. Buckles slide smoothly, and they are very adjustable. Best improvement on this binding in my opinion is the toe strap. If you look closely in the picture you can see that they used a different material or pattern (looks like little rectangles), this helps for a comfortable snug fit, more so that previous years. I have always been a Burton binding fan, but these are slowly taking over. I like them much more for the park and freestyle aspect of riding. I think that Burtons are more responsive, but these let you move around more aggressively without reacting too much. They are more forgiving and easier to jump around on. The highback seems to stay out of the way until you lean in to it, or want it to respond. This is great for tweaking and while on rails. A very solid binding, I would highly recommend them.
The skyback II is a big improvement from the original team skyback. It has a much flatter back that doesn't cup your heel or calf. It doesn't have nearly as much forward lean built in to it (but you still can adjust it to have it). It has the dial flad so that you can change up the forward lean quickly and independantly of the highback rotation. Translation: much better for freestyle. Still responsive but easier to tweak and no more complaints about jibbing with the cartel. Awesome!!