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Old 09-09-2012, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, this will be my third serious year snowboarding and I am planning on getting better gear. I'm looking at getting a 152 Libtech Skate Banana and I already have a pair of DC rogan 10.5. I am looking at getting the Flux Rk30 large, but am not sure on size/ whether it is right for me.

I have been looking around a lot and they seem like nice bindings, but I'm worried they may be to flexy. I mainly snowboard all park because I live in the midwest. I mostly like hitting the jumps in the park with boxes and probably more rails sprinkled in this year. I also go riding with my friends down other hills, but nothing to serious except when I take a trip to Breckenridge. There I do a lot more and want to do some back country this year. I am just wondering if these will hold up and satisfy my style. I am not very knowledged on the extensive tech of snowboarding so far so this is why I am asking.

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not sure how big the footprint is on those boots, but I'm 10.5 with malamutes (have smaller footprint), and my size L flux should really be a size M... They're pretty damn big lol. (for wide-footed asian people, but even despite being a wide-footed chinaman it's still big)
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Of all the bindings with full urethane highbacks the RK's are the most useful. I think you'll be better off with TT30's anyway. They'll be plenty capable on jibs and jumps at your small hill and then you wont be limited with your limited time on a real mountain.





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Old 09-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What you think of the Skate banana. I have been trying to do a lot of research on which board to get and I came to the Banana. I would like to hear your view on the board. And like our hills are not bad. I mean we go to chestnut mostly which has 2 nice jumps so they aren't like tiny hills, but ya compared to breck they are.
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What you think of the Skate banana. I have been trying to do a lot of research on which board to get and I came to the Banana. I would like to hear your view on the board. And like our hills are not bad. I mean we go to chestnut mostly which has 2 nice jumps so they aren't like tiny hills, but ya compared to breck they are.
skate banana is fine if you're gonna do pretty much all park and buttering, but i've heard it doesn't live up to it's name. also, if you're going to be doing some big mountain carving, you'll want something a little sturdier. i've heard neversummer makes some really good boards for your needs, such as the proto maybe. i own a k2 parkstar and from what i've experienced and read it's supposed to be a great do-it-all board too. good flex for the park, good pop and stability for jumps and carving, and slightly rockered at the ends for playfulness/pow.
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both my boys are sporting Flux bindings. One is the RK30 the other is SE30 they ride all mountain and have never had an issue with them being to soft or flexy.
We ride mainly Alpine Valley just north of you but we do take trips to some better local hills. Nothing out west so I can't comment on that.

I ride the banana and love that board. It has held up very well to the park, jumps and nasty conditions we have here in WI. The magnatraction has worked very well for me. There are better boards out there. I am not as well versed in the gear as many of the younger more experienced riders on the forum, but I feel the Banana has gotten a bum wrap but that is just me and as said there are better boards out there. This one has worked well for me.
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Like mentioned before, the RK30 is on the more stable end.. as far as urethane highbacks go. Flux was the first to use urethane in the highbacks and have since perfected the blend. If you find one in a shop... you can flex it side to side... but when you try flexing it front to back, it has a stable spine so you don't lose your edge to edge response.
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