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Old 01-27-2009, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best board to learn park

Hi im an intermediate/advanced rider for general freeriding but a complete novice for rails and jumps.
Can anyone recommend an easy board to learn park skills in. I tried to get into park when at snowpark in NZ but hurt my back doing a rail on the first day. That day i used a Ride DH and felt that it was a bit stiff for rails.

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Old 01-27-2009, 04:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah you want something soft to learn on at first. As long as you're not trying to step to 40 and 50 foot booters. If you thought the DH was too stiff you should try the Kink. It's too soft for a lot of things but small park features is exactly what it's made for.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with the wolf man, I got an Atomic Axum which is amazing for everything, while the Hatchet should be perfect for your needs, plus you can get a awsome deals on them as they aren't that expensive to begin with.

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if i wanted a good cheap noodle i would get the k2 www rocker or signal park rocker..
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think the Kink is one of the best novice park boards because of the slimewalls. Those things give that extra insurance on boxes and rails. You will at some point slam your edge against a box or rail and the slimewall will keep your edge intact and your core safer.

If you reall don't like the board, I learned most my stuff on a WWW. It was a really good learner too because of the longer effective edge. Getting a smaller board for park you lose that edge stability of the board you have been riding. The 152 has the effective edge of a 156. It was a really nice feeling.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the ideas. Just wondering if i do get a soft board for rails will it still be good on kickers of small to medium sizes?
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It will be less effective as a stiffer board, but for small kickers they'll be fine. However, if you're hitting kickers more than jibbing, buy a stiffer board.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Any thoughts on the bateleon evil twin anyone? Seems to get good reviews. Would it be good for rails and jumps?
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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lib tech skate banana seems to be getting some great reviews for the park
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