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Old 04-08-2014, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's up guys... I've been looking into some new boards and was wondering if anyone has some suggestions. I was going to possibly get the skate banana (yes, probably overrated) or the arbor westmark however i heard that their durability isn't too great.
I'm about 5'9, 150lbs and a size 10 boot
Oh and I'll be riding mainly groomers, and ice... I'm in NY. Unfortunately i dont ride powder because my family isnt into skiing or snowboarding:icon_scratch, so we never go anywhere special. I'll also be doing park maybe like 30% park 70% other stuff. And I'm an intermediate rider, can ride blacks and all (i know I'm cool) but I'm not a speed Demon

Anyways thanks everyone!
Hope this is the right thread, I'm new at this��
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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On this site there are a few lib die hards that will recommend the SB however most of the guys that test boards will tell you to get on the westmark. I have the blacklist which is the wider version of that board and it is a really good do it all deck.
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So is there any other boards like the westmark? Or should I just go with that.
I wanna demo some boards but that won't be until next year. And I'm not familiar with the whole demo process.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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while the edge tech for either board should make the edge hold adequate, I'd consider camrock boards for strictly east coast riding as well.

Other boards like the westmark: I'd like to try the marhar throwback or the MIP or Hooligan from smokin. All of which have mellow versions of magnetraction and Rocker - flat - Rocker profiles which might be a little more stable on ice. That said, I'm surprised by how stable arbor rocker boards are.

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Old 04-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anything with magnatraction or vario grip will do the trick on the ice coast.
I ride mainly in NY as well and I personally like CRC boards.
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