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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 03:18 PM
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Okay so i generally freeride and enjoy that, but recently i followed a friend into the park and started hitting jumps, trying ollies, 180s etc the board i currently ride is stiff, big and hard to do this type of stuff on.

I'm a decent rider but pretty much fresh when it comes to park freestyle stuff.

What board(s) would be best for me? I'm 6'5" ride a 13 boot and i weigh in at 230lbs.

I've been looking around and it's hard to gauge what kind of flex i should look at (with my weight and size being what it is) and i'm looking for something flexible, holds an edge well if i take it on the runs, is firm enough to take off a decent sized jump but flexy enough to learn to ollie, butter, jib etc. Price isn't a biggie but under 5 bones would be nice.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 04:38 PM
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i think the stair/scaremaster would be a great board for you. somthing like a 158 would be nice.

rome agent is great park allmoutain board which is nice an soft for jibs(iv got one and love it)

ehhhh it think the ride DH would de really good for you, its abit less allmoutain then the rome agent but a fantastic board

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Thanks man! Custom or Custom X?
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custom x is a freeride board, dont evn think about that.

one question tho, the custom is a freetyle allmoutain board. are you looking for a park specific board or do you want to take it everyware?
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Okay so i generally freeride and enjoy that, but recently i followed a friend into the park and started hitting jumps, trying ollies, 180s etc the board i currently ride is stiff, big and hard to do this type of stuff on.

I'm a decent rider but pretty much fresh when it comes to park freestyle stuff.

What board(s) would be best for me? I'm 6'5" ride a 13 boot and i weigh in at 230lbs.

I've been looking around and it's hard to gauge what kind of flex i should look at (with my weight and size being what it is) and i'm looking for something flexible, holds an edge well if i take it on the runs, is firm enough to take off a decent sized jump but flexy enough to learn to ollie, butter, jib etc. Price isn't a biggie but under 5 bones would be nice.

Recommendations??
I am mostly all mountain rider myself. Picked up a Capita B D I for more freestyle stuff. Not a great jib board but does well for little playing around that I do. Would say it is about a soft mid flex board. It can ollie and butter pretty decent but is not great. Where i find it excels is on kickers and booters. I kinda describe it as a crossover board when asked about it. Keeps me on all parts of the mountain and keeps me entertained as well.

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I'm probably leaning more towards an all mountain type freestyle. Something i can hit the park with but still bomb a run with too.

Edit- if you could also recommend a park specific board that'd be great too.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-27-2009, 04:57 PM
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GNU Rider's Choice, Ride Society
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then ill def advise you a rome agent, iv bin lookin months and finaly went with the agent. trust me u wont regret that board. its 40% off at sierra..

boards i was considering aswel was the
custom (its abit stiffer but for the rest the same)
ride society (quality wasnt to goot on that one)
gnu riders choice( never tryd it but heard good stuff)
capita stair/scairmaster (which is about the same as an agent in flex)
nitro t2 ( aggressive stiffish freestyle board, LOVE IT)

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Highly recommend the Gnu Rider's Choice BTX for all mountain freestyle.
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K2 Darkstar wide 160 maybe? Or maybe u can even go with 157 cm, ask other people about the length tho.
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