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Old 01-01-2014, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Banana Magic, advice needed!

After many years of ridning my faithful companion Bataleon Goliath 161W I feel it is time for an upgrade, preferably a longer upgrade. I have fallen in love with the Lib Tech Banana Magic, but I am quite large: 6'4, 220 pounds and a size 15 boot.
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Am I too tall to ride the 162W? (It is their biggest board)
Am I too heavy for this kind of board?

Help please!
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if you are gonna be seeing much powder its probably too small, if you ride mostly on groomers and park it would probably work.
I would recommend the skunk apes HP 165 to ya instead.
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if you are gonna be seeing much powder its probably too small, if you ride mostly on groomers and park it would probably work.
I would recommend the skunk apes HP 165 to ya instead.
I figured... Not much of a park rat unfortunately
I'll check out the skunk ape, thank you so much for the advice!
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i love my banana magic but if it had a half inch setback like the skunk ape i think it would be perfect. Lib doesn't make a non wide, all basalt board with set back unfortunately. I wouldn't buy a non HP lib board, they just don't have the pop that the HP, and boards from other companies, have.
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i love my banana magic but if it had a half inch setback like the skunk ape i think it would be perfect. Lib doesn't make a non wide, all basalt board with set back unfortunately. I wouldn't buy a non HP lib board, they just don't have the pop that the HP, and boards from other companies, have.
I guess your not buying a lib tech board.
Height and weight aren't your problem, it's your damn size 1500 boots. You will need a wide.
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i love my banana magic but if it had a half inch setback like the skunk ape i think it would be perfect. Lib doesn't make a non wide, all basalt board with set back unfortunately. I wouldn't buy a non HP lib board, they just don't have the pop that the HP, and boards from other companies, have.
Skunk ape HP looks sick!! It may very well be my next board
Have not decided if I am going with the 165 or the 169.

I agree, going with the HP seems like a must do
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I guess your not buying a lib tech board.
I haven't been, my last two board purchases have been capita and salomon. I probably wont be buying another lib unless they bring the basalt boards down in price. Like a said i really like the banana magic, its just not $300 better than my other boards. If price isn't an issue for you than that doesn't matter.
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i love my banana magic but if it had a half inch setback like the skunk ape i think it would be perfect. Lib doesn't make a non wide, all basalt board with set back unfortunately. I wouldn't buy a non HP lib board, they just don't have the pop that the HP, and boards from other companies, have.
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Im not sure where you ride but the 165 should be more then enough board for you. The 169 is really overkill.
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Im not sure where you ride but the 165 should be more then enough board for you. The 169 is really overkill.
I'm riding the swedish mountains, where nice powder can be hard to find at times. Yes 169 is probably too long, I'll go with 165. Thank you for the input!
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