The Ultimate Board Thread - TUBT

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Slight deviation from the OP

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A couple of old school Nitros on the left. Both from '98
Naturals 169, and 164.
Both absolute beasts for carving deep ruts in soft boots. My favourite boards of all time. (Started snowboarding in '89.)
Both had progressive side cut, loads of camber, extremely stiff, and held an edge at high speeds.
Definitely not park boards.
Both too narrow for my big feet, so I rode with a lot of angle on bindings to keep toes out of the snow.

The 169 would absolutely punish you if you made a mistake mid carve. You could load up the tail and pop from one carve to the next. Get it wrong and it would spit you out of a turn hard!


On the right is a LibTech Skunk Ape 172 from 2014

Totally different beast to the old Nitro's.

Bought it in Seattle enroute to Canada. Spent a day adjusting to the different board design and feel while tearing my thighs to shreds all over Whistler Blackcomb.
After an initial adjustment to a very different board, I absolutely loved it!
Combo camber/rocker/camber. Wavy edges. Stiff, but not in the same way as the old Nitro's
Great all mountain board. Can carve like a motherfxcker at any speed. And great in fresh pow!

All round fun board. But sketchy on the flat in hard pack at slow speed!
 
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I also have a couple of skateboards.

Obviously not my pic, but I love my one of these
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Loaded Dervish Sama.

My son has a smaller version.

This thing feels like riding a snowboard on tarmac.

Haven't been on it since I busted my shoulder 😟
 

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I also have a couple of skateboards.

Obviously not my pic, but I love my one of these
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Loaded Dervish Sama.

My son has a smaller version.

This thing feels like riding a snowboard on tarmac.

Haven't been on it since I busted my shoulder 😟
If my area had more hills I'd get a longboard, I'm getting older so carving and riding is the thrill vs trying to be technical trickster. For now I just go to the local park and carve the pool.
 
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