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Old 12-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I have been riding for a year now and I am looking for a good park board. Price does not matter, but I would like quality and a band for the buck if you will.

I am 5'7" 155lbs. I currently ride an epic board and my shoe size is an 8.5.

I have been riding a few times this season and decided the park is where I spend most of my time. I hear a lot of flex is what I want and a shorter board. The board I have now is a 154 and I ride 15 -9.

Anyone have suggestions on what brand I should go with and what I should look for when purchasing a board? I don't really know what size of board I should go with as far as a park board goes. The stance is a preference and I know, but if anyone has some incite on the stance they recommend. Also, for bindings should I get the ones that strap around the toe or over the foot? I was a good setup since I am willing to spend more on this board.

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Old 12-30-2008, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how much do you want to spend?

your talking about toe straps vs over the foot. Lots of bindings now are convertible and work both ways.

good park boards. check out the rome agent or mod. Both super sick. also what kind of park riding? all around or more focused on rails or jumps.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Rome makes good park boards. The Rome artifact is great for park.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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artifact is a great board. I have a 156. Although it is strictly a jib stick. Super flexy. Thats why i suggested the agent or mod. a little more towards everything.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Looking for an all around park board. Jumps, rails, half pipe. I want something very flexy. There is no limit as the amount I want to spend. I want a great board and willing to pay whatever for it. Just looking for the right size and all that I have listed.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i would suggest for both of you to go to your local and feel the stiffness of some boards. Its kind of objective to say what is flexy to me will be flexy to you. My artifact is a wet noodle. My skate banana has same flex in the tips as the artifact but stiffer in the center section. also boards are torsionally different in flex. alot has to do with weight also. For my weight(190lbs) most would recommend a 158-160. I wouldnt be caught dead riding something that big. I have a 154, 156, 152, and another 154. My 52 skate banana is the most fun by far. I like something really small for the park for easy spin and being able to work(throw around) the board easier. hell i rode my friends 148 genius last weekend and loved it. I have alot of friends that ride and my best friend rider is a complete board whore as myself. So over the years we have got to ride ALOT of boards through the two of us. I suggest you see if any mountains near you have a demo day. I got to demo dc boards a couple weeks ago and absolutly hated them. As in 3 runs over two boards. That would be the best option. If not go to the shop and feel the board. Put your hand in the center and flex from there. Then the tip in between you feet and twist. This will show you how one boards flex compares to another. And dont go to one of those big shop because they blow alot of smoke up your ass. Go to a local shop where the owner is a rider. He will help you more trust me.

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Old 12-31-2008, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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forum destroyer!!!
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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is it suitable for freestyle and a ride too?
one of my friends has that board. i didnt get to ride it yet. But, coming from a ride dh he loves it. I have heard good reviews too. So i cant give you a hand on review
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