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Old 02-18-2009, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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SUp guys I wanted to know what a good Jib board is for a tall rider, i really want to start hittin the parks up, im 6'5 200 pounds, I ride wide too , so if someone could give me some enlightenment that wud b awesome thanks!
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am 6'2" 175, and I ride a 153 Stepchild Jibstick.

It's the sickest thing in the world for jibbing.

I have a 23"+ stance (its a little over, but I dunno the exact number) and you can get WAY crazy on going wider with the stance if you need (don't see how this would be humanly possible). At 6'5" I would imagine you are rocking a 24"+ stance, and a 153 Jibstick would easily accommodate that.


My only concern may be if you are STARTING to jib on this board. I have been jibbing for a pretty long time, and its what I am comfortable with. The board, with R.E.T.T. and the positive rocker may be a little tricky to get used to (depending on who you are, what you ride, etc).

Like I have always said, its a great addition to my quiver of boards, but it would not be an all-mountain board by any means. I'm totally appreciative of that. You don't drive an F1 car on the street to work everyday, and you don't race a 4 door sedan in a Grand Prix. Same goes for boards.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yea man i totally understand, Thx for the awesome info i appreciate it, I was lookin at the forum destroyer , its in my budget and its got some good reviews, if you know, what boards do you recomend?? Im lookin at gettin a jib board this weekend, if you have anymore info that wud b sick dude, and thx alot again
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I have a personal thing for Stepchild, and what they represent so *if you can find one* I would suggest a Jibstick (there is one on ebay right now!). If not (sold out pretty much everywhere) I have heard good things about the Simon and JP pro models (more $$$, though available, and with sale, around ~$300), or even a Powder Sucks board (awesome all around board).

But for jibbing, nothing will beat the awesome that is the Jibstick. It won't make you a good jibber, but it will make your steez on boxes, ledges, and rails go through the roof!
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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sick, do these jibsticks come in wide? or do you even need a wide board for jibbin? cus im size 12 boot lol
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sick, do these jibsticks come in wide? or do you even need a wide board for jibbin? cus im size 12 boot lol
I have size 12 also. No problems. Honestly, no need for a wide jib board, you aren't gonna be carving it up wicked leaned-over on the hill. Also, a ducked-out wide stance that is pretty close to the board's tips (wider part of the board) will reduce your overhangs. You aren't gonna be rocking a +/+ 18 inch rental board stance for jibbing.
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It would probably be better to get a wide but you could definitely get away with the 153 Jibstick or a 156 Simon if you ride wide and with some decent angles. The extra width of a wide will really help with stability though. At 200lbs Look at the CAPiTA Stair/Scaremaster 156 wide. Great all around park board that kill jibs. But its still usefull for the rest of the mountain. A Darkstar 154 wide is another. Look a 153-156 with a waist width of at least 25.3. If you go any smaller than that in the waist you'll need a sidecut of 7.8m or less.
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Word, I forgot that the Simon board comes in a mid-wide. That's a good option, though I've never ridden one yet. It is a directional-twin board (yep) so it might be a decent option for a more all around with that stiffer tail.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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man thanks for the info and options guys i rly apreciate it ,im difnatley gona check out the metnioned boards,, peace out guys
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Hey man, How did you get on? I'm about the same size as you and wondered how you got on with the shorter board? cheers!
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