Pickle, TRS or banana for small shoe size?
Length: 5í9 (1.76 m)
Weight: 148 lbs. (67 kg)
Shoe-size: 7.5 US (40.5 EU)
What I do:
Jib and jump natural stuff all over the mountain: 70%
Jump small & medium kickers in the park: 5%
Pow and tree runs: a lot, when conditions allow. That means some holidays not at all :-(
Besides the above I do about 20 days a year of indoor playing (including a lot of small and medium kicker jumps).
What I DONíT do:
Breaking speed records
European alps and indoor
Board I am riding now:
DC Tone 153 cm
Board I am looking for:
Playful, medium to medium/soft flex, still carveable and stable enough to land medium kickers.
Last week Iíve tried the Gnu Pickle 153 in an indoor hall. I was very enthusiastic about this board and whatever some of you say; magne-traction really makes a difference. This board would really do it for me outdoors, except for itís width (25.2 cm).
My problem is that most boards are too wide for my feet. This is annoying when I need to be on the edge of the board a lot, e.g. a (medium) steep hill that runs down to one side (I hope you understand what I mean). In situations like this a lot of muscle tension in the lower legs is needed. This is very uncomfortable and painful.
My idea is: letís find a (womenís) board that is a bit stiffer than I want and just buy it in a short version, so that my weight and the length of the board will compensate for the stiffness. Until now I have found one board that may do the job:
lib tech TRS 148 Narrow, width 23.7 cm.
the skate banana 145 Narrow has a width of 23.9, but I think this board will be too soft.
I have only named Mervin boards, but that is because I havenít seen other brands with narrow sizes without it being a dedicated womenís board.
So my questions are:
-Does anyone with the same problem as I have, have any suggestions? What board?
-If you have ridden the TRS: What do you think of my solution? Would the TRS 148N hold my weight? Would it wash out in a carve? Would it still float in the pow? EtcÖ
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by sjaak; 10-31-2013 at 07:13 AM.