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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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NS Evo-R or Bataleon

I'm 5'8" 155 lbs. and want to get another board mainly for jumps and a little jibbing. I already have a horrorscope, which is only a jib board. It's kind of hard to pop the horrorscope but it is because I am a newbie to jumps.

I have heard that bataleons are great because tbt helps for landing 360's and other spinning types of jumps and butters. I can't find a Riot anywhere so I'm thinking of waiting til next year if it's a better choice. Is the Riot ok for jibbing? I'm probably going to pick up an Airobic for sure to see how awesome it is for jibbing.

I have also heard great things about the Evo-R because of its amazing pop and rocker. I hear it's still great for jibbing, which is a plus for me because that's the main thing that I do. This one I think the 151 will do great for my weight.

So the question is: Which is better for landing 180s, 360s and such for a newbie like me?
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The only problem i can see with Bataleon TBT and pulling tricks like 360's and what not is it may give you a false sense of success, and if you went to a regular board you would probably snag your nose or tail and eat it.

Im sure the Evo-R will suit you well, you didnt specifically state which Bataleon board ...

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I want the Riot because of the sintered base.
and thanks for the help, I may just purchase that Evo-R
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Either one should be great. Without demoing both though, you won't really know for sure. I'm a huge Bataleon fan, so I'd say go for the Airobic!

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Either one should be great. Without demoing both though, you won't really know for sure. I'm a huge Bataleon fan, so I'd say go for the Airobic!
I'm definitely getting an Airobic but still unsure on the Riot, which may be too stiff for jibbing. I want to try a Bataleon so bad. Next year's Riot looks so nice. So far it seems no one goes back to cambered or reverse cambered boards after riding a Bataleon.
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I'm definitely getting an Airobic but still unsure on the Riot, which may be too stiff for jibbing. I want to try a Bataleon so bad. Next year's Riot looks so nice. So far it seems no one goes back to cambered or reverse cambered boards after riding a Bataleon.
Riot is for jumps, not jibbing. You should be looking at the Airobic and Fun Kink.

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Riot is for jumps, not jibbing.
thats what he wants

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The only problem i can see with Bataleon TBT and pulling tricks like 360's and what not is it may give you a false sense of success
What if you choose to ride nothing but bataleon boards for the rest of your life?

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What if you choose to ride nothing but bataleon boards for the rest of your life?
its a definite possibility

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Why do people talk about TBT or Rocker as if it's some kind of training wheel? It's just a new technology that's being developed, not an aid or cheat.

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