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Old 12-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Looking for an Entry-Level Park Board

Hey guys, I've been boarding for about 2 seasons and I'm looking to pick up my 2nd board (first one was a cheap used $100 board I grew out of). I spend most of the time on the groomers, but am trying to progress towards the park as I improve. I'm 6'1, 180lbs and have a boot size of a 13. The main boards I've been looking at are the:

-Rossignol District 161W ~$300
-Rome Garage Rocker 157W ~$300
-GNU Carbon Credit 159W ~$400
-Lib Tech Skate Banana 159W ~$500 (upper end of price range)

Any recommendations on these boards or others would be great.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got a Lobster Park Board for just the park and groomer days when there isnt any powder and I love the board. If you are looking for a more all mountain board, Lobster makes the Freestyle Board which will be a bit more stiff but it will be a good for everything type of board. They do have triple base technology which you should look into because some people love it, some people hate it. I personally love it and have no clue as to why so many people hate it. It's hard to catch you edges but it still holds an edge like my magnatraction on my Lib Tech did. They also come in wides since youll be needing that.
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i got the rome garage rocker last year, and love it. $164 on evo now, and will probably come down a bit next sale.
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Ride Kink 156W
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Boards i would look at-
Salomon Villain 158W- great in the park but not a complete noodle so it is still fun to ride all over

Ride Kink/K2 World wide weapon/nitro t1 softer park boards but still not too soft to ride other places
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Boards i would look at-
Salomon Villain 158W- great in the park but not a complete noodle so it is still fun to ride all over

Ride Kink/K2 World wide weapon/nitro t1 softer park boards but still not too soft to ride other places
The Salomon Villain appears to be a great board and seems to have consistently positive reviews. My only concern is that for someone who is still a beginner, it may be difficult to use, as it seems to be more suitable for intermediate-advanced boarders. Any opinions on this?
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The kink is kinda soft. I'm 6'2 160 and use it as my rail board and little kickers. It doesn't well at high speeds too. Only downside personally is that if you land on your tail it washes out. But that's with a lot of softer park boards.
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I been using my villain to learn switch riding and spins, areas that i'm a complete beginner. its not as forgiving as a rocker board but I still can feel times when i should be catching an edge and the tips just keep buttering. I think this board is good for any skill rider.
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Bought on ($110) Gear Trade a 2013 Rome garage rocker 154W love the board.
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Flow Verve or Era, Burton Process Camber, Salomon Assassin, Yes Jackpot, or a Rossi Retox
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