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Old 01-06-2009, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was just wondering if rails and boxes damage boards. I just picked up a new deck this year and dont rele want to take any huge gouges out of it. Ill ovbiously still get normal wear and tear from riding but didnt really want to mess up my board. So my main question is if rails or boxes do any significant damage. I love the park and want to start hitting rails but dont want to do too much damage. Otherwise would it be smarter just to wait until the end of the season and look into buying a park board and keep my all mountain board just for runs and jump? one more ?...what would you guys suggest doing to the edges? i have ridden the board 3 times now and didnt do anything to them to start..they didnt seam too grippy but have heard that you should definitly detune for rails. Sorry for all the questions but know alot of the guys on here know alot. So any help is appreciated..thanks
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you're really scared of taking a piece out of your board stick with boxes. At least in my experience I've done a lot less damage to boards on a box compared to a rail.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They definitely damage your board. If you dont want to use your all mountain board I'd recommend picking up a cheap park board. I found a Forum JP Walker with Drake DTM's for $150 and I pound the crap out of it guilt free.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea cheap super short park board is the way too go, super fun too
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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where do you find park boards? i was lookin and couldnt find any under 300.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You can get slightly used ones on EBAY. Bought an Illuminati park board myself only used once for 150 and beat the snot out of it off jumps and rail slides. For a park board edges aren't as important, just a good shaped board with a nice base not already ripped up for holding wax.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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alright i will look into getting a second board. i want to learn rails but i also wood still like to be able to hit jumps. do you guys have any reccomendations for a cheaper board. somthing that still has pop but isnt too expensive
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Check out the Atomic Hatchet. Really good park board for very low price. the 07/08 model is going for like $170 in stores in my area. could probably find one for even less online. great great value.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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what length do you look for in park boards... i currently am on a 158 blunt... im 5'10 160.. i was thinking 156 but is that really worth it 2'?
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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what length do you look for in park boards... i currently am on a 158 blunt... im 5'10 160.. i was thinking 156 but is that really worth it 2'?
i rock the 156 agent and i wish i would have went smaller. im 6'0" 160
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