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Alex56
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Call for advice to choose my next board

Post by Alex56 » Tuesday 28 January 2020, 11:49

In short:
I started my alpine riding during season 2005/6 on a second hand F2 GTS 163.
For season 2010/11 I moved to F2 Silberpfeil 163 model 2007.
On January 2019 I bought a second hand F2 Sielberpfeil 169 model 2007 again.
I find the longer one to be far better in any condition, easy to lay down on steep slope, excellent grip on icy snow, good control on flat slope when speed increases (if you don't increase speed you are definitely hit by some reckless skier falling down with no control).
I would now consider to buy something younger than 13 years, it might be another F2 SP (which model?) or something else, keeping in mind that I am south side of the Alps where I often face hardpack , icy and artificial snow. Excellent grip is highly appreciated.
I am thinking of a second hand Doneck REV 170, bad idea? I am on a budget thus I do not consider 1000€ boards...
I am 1.71, 72 kg, boots 25.5 and 64 years old, but I try to forget this last part :lol2:
F2 Silberpfeil 163 and 169 | UPZ RC10 25.5 | F2 Race Titanium (63°/60° con lift e cant)

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Re: Call for advice to choose my next board

Post by jax » Tuesday 28 January 2020, 16:24

The Silberpfeil was a good board but nowdays is largely overtaken buy other boards.
Depends on what are you looking for.
The Donek REV 170 is not that easy to find second hand.
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Re: Call for advice to choose my next board

Post by Alex56 » Tuesday 28 January 2020, 17:09

Thank you jax.
I like continuous tight turns on black slopes that are often quite hard and icy.
I read somewhere that Doneck have excellent grip and I might buy a REV 170 a couple or three years old.
An SG Full carve 170 (or different lenght?) could be in my budget too.
F2 Silberpfeil 163 and 169 | UPZ RC10 25.5 | F2 Race Titanium (63°/60° con lift e cant)

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Re: Call for advice to choose my next board

Post by rahan31 » Tuesday 28 January 2020, 19:08

Hi
Congrtatulations for still carving at 64. You're not alone a good friend continues EC at 64 too but with a Mojo because his back knee is quite destroyed...
You may have a look here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13167&start=45
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