Old guy seeks opportunity with new board
First-time poster looking for board/setup advice. Hereís my scoop:
- Advanced level rider (22+ years)
- Old, in trick years (35)
- Skateboarder since before day 1
- 6í1 ~185lbs
- 11.5 Burton IONs
- Midwest (MN) mostly hard-pack, weekend resort riding
- Smaller park jumps, natural terrain/kickers/drops, etc, buttering, some rails/boxes
Currently I ride a 2010 K2 WWW 152 (w/ Formulas) and pretty much love it. Iím used to riding small (as small as 143) and playful boards. When I got back into riding more later in life I went up to a 158 directional (K2 Temptation) and thought it was too big and a little too rigid. As I rode mostly noodles when younger I went with the WWW after reading about reverse camber boards etc. I fell in love with the catch-free playfulness of the rocker profile. That said, I think the WWW is a little too soft and am looking for something with more pop, yet retains that faceplant saving action of the rocker board and would allow me to progress my riding. After some research Iíve come up with the following decks and am looking for something to sway me in the direction of one over the others (or maybe something I havenít considered):
- Lib Tech TRS
- K2 Fastplant
- Capita Defenders of Awesome
- Never Summer Proto HD
Looking for a more freestyle-oriented, true twin shape.
Thanks in advance.