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Old 12-23-2008, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hero vs. Banana?

Is the lib tech skate banana a better choice over the burton hero? And if so why?
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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both are really nice and i would say you cant go wrong. hero is a tad softer imo, and will be more durable undoubtedly. the lib tech will be lighter, less swing weight because no continous edge, and will most likely delaminate with one solid year of riding. banana also has magentraction. both are good wood winners, hero is a tad cheaper but pretty much requires est bindings..
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What size would you recommend for 6' 205?
Here's my deal though...which would hold up better on the groomers and powder? (just saying that I wanted to dip off for a run or two?)
I am a pretty good snowboarder, but I am not near as good at skateboarding, so would it hurt my snowboarding buying the banana?!
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both are really nice and i would say you cant go wrong. hero is a tad softer imo, and will be more durable undoubtedly. the lib tech will be lighter, less swing weight because no continous edge, and will most likely delaminate with one solid year of riding. banana also has magentraction. both are good wood winners, hero is a tad cheaper but pretty much requires est bindings..
wrong...
the hero is stiffer.
lib tech: magnatraction, lighter, softer ,... its an excellent park/jib board
the hero: scoop tip and tail, stiffer , grip and rip edge,... great park machine but is still able to carve the mountain.

style: snowboarding rocker is a little bit diffrent but it won't hurt your regular snowboarding , its just a little difrent.

deep pow : rocker boards rules in pow , because they are rockered the float better

groomers: the hero eats it for breakfast

edit:i have a hero , i love it on the kickers and jibs , and you can still dominate your friends on the hill ^^

Hero fo sho
thats my opinion about it

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wrong...
the hero is stiffer.
lib tech: magnatraction, lighter, softer ,... its an excellent park/jib board
the hero: scoop tip and tail, stiffer , grip and rip edge,... great park machine but is still able to carve the mountain.

style: snowboarding rocker is a little bit diffrent but it won't hurt your regular snowboarding , its just a little difrent.

deep pow : rocker boards rules in pow , because they are rockered the float better

groomers: the hero eats it for breakfast

edit:i have a hero , i love it on the kickers and jibs , and you can still dominate your friends on the hill ^^

Hero fo sho
thats my opinion about it
Thanks. I was hoping to get some feedback from someone who has actually rode the Hero...158 should be ok at 6' 205, right?
And just a quick question...how do you like the ICS?
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks. I was hoping to get some feedback from someone who has actually rode the Hero...158 should be ok at 6' 205, right?
And just a quick question...how do you like the ICS?
- don't buy your board on your length but on your weight...

-ics is a present from heaven... much faster responsiv and a better feel.
the only crap thing is that you can only mount burton bindings on them.
if you buy the hero , please do not put cheap bindings on them , get decent ones , like cartel.

my weight is 160.6 Lbs and i ride a 155 , i could take a 158 but i want to ride park mostly .
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- don't buy your board on your length but on your weight...

-ics is a present from heaven... much faster responsiv and a better feel.
the only crap thing is that you can only mount burton bindings on them.
if you buy the hero , please do not put cheap bindings on them , get decent ones , like cartel.

my weight is 160.6 Lbs and i ride a 155 , i could take a 158 but i want to ride park mostly .
Well will I be able to stay up in the pow with a 158? I dont want the board to be a damn noodle with me on it.
Yea I was thinking maybe the cartel or the co2 to put on it.
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Well will I be able to stay up in the pow with a 158? I dont want the board to be a damn noodle with me on it.
Yea I was thinking maybe the cartel or the co2 to put on it.
what is your weight??? you weight is important not your length for choosing your board lenght
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I weigh 205 lbs
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