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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 12:47 PM
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I just came back from the mountain riding my villain and my friends skate banana for a run. The skate banana is definitely more flexible than the villain so it all depends on how much flex you want out of your board. Regardless of which you get, i'm sure your riding style will adjust to it.
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yes the villain is not very flexible. its pretty stiff between feet. not very easy to butter. to me its more like a all-mountain board rather than a park board.
carving on this thing is just magic. you just lay into the turn and it just holds like nothing. I dont like it when the snow is icy cuz its very rough. fresh groomer is the best.
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Really? People are saying the Villain is stiff? What? It's labled as all terrain jib and performs just as such. It's mid flex at best between the feet and just a bit softer in the tips. If you find it tough to butter I can't help but wonder if you even know what you're doing. It's soft with rockered tips...

As for it vs the Banana? Villain, every condition every day. Flat out better board.

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Really? People are saying the Villain is stiff? What? It's labled as all terrain jib and performs just as such. It's mid flex at best between the feet and just a bit softer in the tips. If you find it tough to butter I can't help but wonder if you even know what you're doing. It's soft with rockered tips...

As for it vs the Banana? Villain, every condition every day. Flat out better board.
it is labeled as jib/park board but thegoodride reviewed it more like an aggressive all-mountain.

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it is labeled as jib/park board but thegoodride reviewed it more like an aggressive all-mountain.
Yeah and they also dont know their ass from a hole in the ground. Ive ridden it, and two of my friends own it. Can you ride it all mountain? Yeah, and its actually not bad out there. But its built as a park stick.

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Right on. I just picked the Villain up in 158 wide. Ill rip it this weekend and do a review on it
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