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Gnu Riders Choice or Bataleon Evil Twin

Tough choice here, need your guys input. I'm 5'6", 170lbs, do mostly park/pipe but want a board that carves well and handles decent on trails. The Riders Choice and Evil Twin caught my eye, which do you think would be a better fit for me?
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Airobic and Fun Kink are probably to soft for trails, but would be great for rails and presses.
Evil Twin sounds perfect for what you're looking for. Either that or a Riot, which is slightly stiffer and has a faster base. Either of these shoudl work in the pipe too.

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The Evil Twin had TBT, which I hear is really forgiving, but the Riders Choice has the reverse camber (bananna) and the magna traction. Does that make the Riders choice better for carving?
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The Evil Twin had TBT, which I hear is really forgiving, but the Riders Choice has the reverse camber (bananna) and the magna traction. Does that make the Riders choice better for carving?
tbt is a tad better and more fun then rocker. the evil twin will be a much more playful deck then the RC.

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Boards with BTX say you can pick a shorter board than normal, does that hold true with TBT? I'm 5'6" 170 lbs and ride a 154 Nitro. Should I stick with that size, or get a 151?

Hmmm, I've also been reading up on extruded vs sinistered bases. The ET has an extruded base, is that something I need to be concerned about? Would the Riot be a better choice?

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Boards with BTX say you can pick a shorter board than normal, does that hold true with TBT? I'm 5'6" 170 lbs and ride a 154 Nitro. Should I stick with that size, or get a 151?

Hmmm, I've also been reading up on extruded vs sinistered bases. The ET has an extruded base, is that something I need to be concerned about? Would the Riot be a better choice?
i would spend the cash for the Riot which is the roided up version of the ET..sintered and carbon lam..

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151 or 154 or does it matter?
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i would spend the cash for the Riot which is the roided up version of the ET..sintered and carbon lam..
How does this effect the board (sorry noob here). I'm looking at getting a Bataleon (how do you pronounce that btw?) for learning bigger jumps, rails, and boxes. Any advice?

Sorry not trying to jack the thread just thought I might as well combine them since it's closely related.
Also interested in finding out about the sizing for them too.
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How does this effect the board (sorry noob here). I'm looking at getting a Bataleon (how do you pronounce that btw?) for learning bigger jumps, rails, and boxes. Any advice?

Sorry not trying to jack the thread just thought I might as well combine them since it's closely related.
Also interested in finding out about the sizing for them too.
I believe it's pronouced as Batallion..or similar to it...
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I have 154 TRS BTX and I usually ride a 156-157 on cambered boards. But I also weight around 180. So I think a 151 would be decent and more fun for you if you choose to ride a Rider's Choice BTX. I'm not sure how it is with the Bataleons but I heard they were sick boards.
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