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Old 02-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, lately I've noticed the banana craze. I was wondering if I should invest in a banana myself. I'm thinking about getting the skate banana. I really like to just cruise. I like riding pow and groomers and I've been interested in a little bit of park and some jibbing. In reviews, I've read that bananas are good any where you go, but I don't have any friends who have taken one for a spin.

If I end up not wanting to do much park or jibbing, would this be a bad investment? Or would I be safe to go with the banana?

Right now I'm riding a Lamar Cruiser 154.

Thanks for any help.

-Jd

Edit: I also like to play around with flatland tricks and butter a bit. It's a favorite (just forgot to mention it).

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Old 02-25-2009, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've heard really good things about the K2 turbo dream. It is rockered and is meant for doing everything...check it out...
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I don't really need a new board..I'm just really interested in all the next stuff they've been throwing onto the Lib-Tech boards. You know, the banana tech and magnetraction.

And if I were to get this board, I'd probably end up selling my cruiser to a friend who wants to pick up snowboarding.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I wouldnt buy a SB, if your buying this year get a NS SL-R or Evo-R for a more park oriented board.
In 09/10 Lib-Tech is "copying" Never Summers double rocker..i think its called C2 or B2 or something like that...

Skate Bananas are good boards, but not for what your listing.
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A more park oriented board? That's what I'm least interested in
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Go with a bataleon airobic . Its soft for buttering and jibbing but still decent for the rest of the mountain.

Also tbt makes ground tricks ridiculously fun.
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Go with a bataleon airobic . Its soft for buttering and jibbing but still decent for the rest of the mountain.
i would never buy an airobic for out of the park..at minimum get the Evil twin..
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well SL-R can do park, and all mountain. Evo-R can too, but its built for someone spending a good amount of time going off jumps, rails, and halfpipe.
You mentioned that you just cruise and go through powder with the occasional park, in which case the SL-R would be a good choice too.
Might be hard to find these boards now though they have been sold out at a lot of stores for quite a while.
Granted im a NS whore, so take it for what its worth...there are plenty of reviews of the SL w/ Rocker(SL-R) and Evo-R out there so take a gander..there are other good boards out there..the TRS BTX sounds like it would fit your riding style more if you want to go LibTech...Bataleon has some nice boards too..
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there are quite a few reverse camber boards coming out this year.... for me I always have to remember the one that started it though... The skate banana is supposed to be BA but seriously consider any of the LIB Tech or GNU BTX lineup!
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You might also want to check out Bataleon boards with TBT bases. There some extensive reviews of some of their boards on this site
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