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Postby Sito » 01 Nov 2004 23:57

Hi all people in this forum ,

I'm new here, and I have curiosity in this modality. B)
Ok, I would like to know what board must I buy for introduce me in this, and where I can buy it.

I ride in race-carve snowboard, ;) so I have bidings and boots. :)

My tall is 172
weight 75kg

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Postby shama » 02 Nov 2004 11:48

Hi,

Today for a new board you can just choose with the Lacroix X1 see <a href='http://www.ski-lacroix.com/skwalgbfl.htm' target='_blank'>Lacroix website</a> (I've one and i think that's OK for a beginner) and MPride <a href='http://www.mpride.net/index.php?setLang=en' target='_blank'>Xrace 173 and Xrace 183</a> (never tested)

Otherwise, you must search for a second hand board like Thias FC 180 or Thias 173F...

Good luck
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Postby Sito » 02 Nov 2004 22:07

Hey Shama!

Thanks for your advice! :D
is difficult to find this tipe of board but I 'll try it, it's a beautiful and different style to ride, I have'nt see many people on the slopes riden, only one rider in Pas de la Casa in Andorra last year. but was nice see it riden.

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Postby shama » 03 Nov 2004 11:37

For the Lacroix X1 you can buy it online...

Have a good ride..
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Postby pete » 03 Nov 2004 15:48

i guess you got a good advice from shama, however i'd like to add something:

Be careful, not all the alpine snowboard bindings will go on a skwal... some cant be set up 180° arround, or a too wide... tell us what are your bindings and/or post pictures of them.

welcome on skwalzone by the way ;)
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Postby Zarkod » 03 Nov 2004 18:58

Hi Sito,
Where are you from? Spain?
I'll be in Toulouse this winter so if you want I can bring some boards to try in Andorre one week end.
If you are a high skilled alpine racer and you are looking mainly for hard carve you should take the mpride, if you want a board more polyvalent that you can use more easily under all conditions (small crowded slopes for instance or powder), the Lacroix X1 should more suit your needs
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Postby Sito » 04 Nov 2004 01:28

Hi guys!
Pete my bindings are F2 race titanium, and TD2, are they good for skwal?? <_<

Zarkob yes I'm from Spain, and Frequently I ride in Andorra. ;)

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Postby James » 10 Nov 2004 20:04

A Ha !!
Floods ,earthquakes and bad weather have forced me to relocate from Japan:(
I'm now living in Anglet FRANCE (surf capital of Europe) so if you want to meet up some time let me know :D
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Postby pete » 11 Nov 2004 18:05

i'd say that the F2 titanium, will not suit a skwal... do the rotate 360°, how wide are they?

As for the TD2, they wont go either... that's why, they build the TD1 skwal.
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Postby Sito » 14 Nov 2004 15:44

Pete, I was measure f2 ti, and they are to wide, they don't work for skwal, :( also I have an older snowpro very strech , the same than snowpro- thias but they don't like me because the bail don't have a good quality in his construction :angry: , and the bail go out of the binding when I ride hard with my race board,they are very dangerous. :angry:

I have try buying some skwal from ebay but I haven't good luck. :( But I hope to buy one, today there are an lacroix contest 180 on ebay I'll try to buy, ;) is a good skwal??

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Postby Zarkod » 14 Nov 2004 19:41

Its the board with the hardest structure you can find, so it is very good if you want high speed but you need a lot of room to make your curves. It's not very adapted to slopes of the Pyrénées.
You'd better get a skwal with a short radius like a Thias Easy jungle, Lacroix X1
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Postby Sito » 15 Nov 2004 22:40

Ok Zarkob,

I'll wait to find some of those what you have said m..

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