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Old 02-05-2009, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so i'm on a snowboard racing team and i'm looking for a new board that can also be used for rails boxes, and small jumps. My old one is a Gnu street series, 157. I want a board that can do pretty much anything (the only thing i most likly will avoid is the pipe). At first i was interested in a Skate Banana but i figured that it wouldn't hold up on the racing half of my snowboarding experience. I was interested in what you thought of the Riders Choice. Any other suggestions would help too.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just from personAl experience and friends, park rails tend to eat up the base of your board totally destroying wax and calling for some p texing. It Might not be the smartest thing to have one board because I can imagine that a beat up base will kill your speed plus, rail boards are usually softer in flex whereas racing boards are stiffer and snappier. What I would suggest is get a solid board for racing without thinking about park and then use that board for jumps and mellow boxes so your base doesn't get destroyed. You don't need a board with too much flex for boxes and jumps. Stay away from rails with a racing board
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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park boards don't make good racing boards and vice versa
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yeap. You're looking at toootally opposite ends of the spectrum.
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just buy two boards. Or keep your racing board and buy a park one.

How long have you been racing? Win anything yet?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the advice, i'll probably use my old board for park and just get a new one for racing. As far as winning anything, it's just a high school team, and i placed above kids who are a lot older then me, i've place in the top 10 out of 72 for junior varsity as a freshman, but i'm still not winning anything. hopefully in a couple of years. as far as a racing board is concerned, what would be some good characteristics i should looks for, or if you guys have any model suggestions, either would help
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