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Custom to stiff for beginners?

My brother has been borrowing my older custom for a couple years now, and this year he is complaining it is too stiff. granted he is still a beginner and rides like he has a stick up his ass. is it really too stiff for him? i have drake f60s on it if that helps.
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no, customs aren't too stiff for beginners
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I think a new rider would be better off on softer deck.

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I dissent.

I think a new rider would be better off on softer deck.
i started out on a custom, that's where my reply came from
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i started out on a custom, that's where my reply came from
i started out on a custom too. what would be a more suitable choice for him? 125 lbs 5 11
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well i didnt have a hard time
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i started out on a custom too. what would be a more suitable choice for him? 125 lbs 5 11
what size is the custom/
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i started out on a custom too. what would be a more suitable choice for him? 125 lbs 5 11
At that weight I would definatley suggest a softer board than a B custom. I am sure he could learn, but he would have an easier time on a much softer board; both longitudinally and torsionally soft.
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My brother has been borrowing my older custom for a couple years now, and this year he is complaining it is too stiff. granted he is still a beginner and rides like he has a stick up his ass. is it really too stiff for him? i have drake f60s on it if that helps.
His posture has nothing to do with the board. The Custom is not a stiff board (it isn't a soft board either). It should be fine and will last him longer once he gets better. If it were a Custom X or other stiff board, then it would make it harder to learn, but not impossible.

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