i was considering buying a skate banana after this season, i ride just alot of park i want a board that can carve well, hit jumps, has a lot of pop, and good for butters and boxes is this the board for me or should i look elsewhere?
Yes this board will be perfect! Shawnee mountain (my local mountain) is about 97% ice, it was HORRIBLE for carving on my old boards/most other peoples. With the Skate banana I still get an edge hold in push-up position. Crazy for carving. I have never successfully done a 180,360, etc. butter before this board. On my first run I decided to go for it, 360 butter and slid away like a pro. It also has incredible "suction" on boxes/rails. Wether it is board slide, tail/nose slides, or even 50-50's it was great on a box/rails! Also, before the mtn. I was getting 2-2 1/2 foot ollies, I can still get around 2 feet at top speed. Really great pop! For the jumps, the board has great pop and an excellent landing. But it did slightly disappoint on 40 foot kickers. Nothing too bad at all, but just a slightly squirrelly landing.
So all in all, yes this board would be a great fit for you. That is, unless your going insane over 40+ foot jumps, then i'd look into a board designed for just that. Happy shredding