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Old 01-13-2009, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been using an old head freestyle board for a while but it sucks when im trying to ride park, its too stiff and heavy. Ive been told that K2 & Head has some nice boards but I have no clue how to choose one. I want one with decent flex and is pretty light. If someone could give me some decent board advice it would be appreciated.
Im 5'10" around 168lbs. I use 07 Flow Pro FS bindings and Ride Jackson Boa boots.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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K2 Believer 154 for ya. It will do you good
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1st things first get better bindings...flows suck for freestlye i know everyone likes em for their easy in/out but the best ones are FLUX hands down...that aside get a Lib Tech Skate Banana...sickest board of the year and u never wanna ride anything but
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What sort of features do you usualy hit in the park? Rails more or jumps more?

From the K2 line, if you're doing rails, get the WWW or WWW-r. If you you're more jump-oriented, then there's the Jibpan, or Believer. The Darkstar works in the park too.

But yeah tell us if you jib or jump. It'll make things easier when you pick.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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jib= skate banana. so ive heard
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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jump = burton hero
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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5'10" + 169lbs = 154

from the sound of what you want i'd go with either the GNU's banana or Nitro's eero
but everyone has their favs
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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What sort of features do you usualy hit in the park? Rails more or jumps more?

From the K2 line, if you're doing rails, get the WWW or WWW-r. If you you're more jump-oriented, then there's the Jibpan, or Believer. The Darkstar works in the park too.

But yeah tell us if you jib or jump. It'll make things easier when you pick.
I usually hit boxes and rails. Jumps I am getting into more but they have nothing but huge jumps at creek so I shy away from them. I have my 50-50 down pat but board slides i cant do yet because my edges are way too sharp which is good for the mountain cause I teach there. Im gonna wait until later in the season to see if the edges dull, if they dont ill just detune them

As for buying different bindings I cant justify buying new bindings jsut yet, I just bought them this season so ill stick with them for now
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i have a banana and i love it in the park and pow but if your not into the rocker id say the www either i would recommend to anyone
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I usually hit boxes and rails. Jumps I am getting into more but they have nothing but huge jumps at creek so I shy away from them. I have my 50-50 down pat but board slides i cant do yet because my edges are way too sharp which is good for the mountain cause I teach there. Im gonna wait until later in the season to see if the edges dull, if they dont ill just detune them

As for buying different bindings I cant justify buying new bindings jsut yet, I just bought them this season so ill stick with them for now
Well then yeah, as I said, K2's jib board is the Weapon/WWW-r, so if you're not looking to get into large jumps then that should be what you want (that is, if you're only looking at K2's line-up as you said in your original post).
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