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Old 03-05-2009, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Artifact Vs Stairmaster

i have been thinking about buying a rome artifact or a capita stairmaster next year and was wondering which one was better for the park if anyone can give me their input that would be cool
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i need suggestions and stuff. i ride a really flexible board now, size 11 shoe and 5'8+. i need legitimate reasons for each board favored
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depends on what you want, artifacts are a bit softer, a bit less poppy then the stairmaster therefore a bit stronger on rails. the stairmaster is better for more things, the artifact is primarily jibs. i ride a 152w stairmaster, 5'7 165lb 10.5 shoe.
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After riding a Scare and a Sub Pop, I definitely like the resistance the Scare provides. Wet noodles are fun but I keep going back to wanting my Scare. Yeah I can press my Sub Pop with zero effort and when I do put effort I'm 3/4 the way to a tail block but I just never feel locked in to anything with it. The Stair is the softest board that I really like for riding park, anything softer is just...eh.

So since the Artifact is softer than the Stair, I say Stair.

The Graft is a good board, but I rarely see many of last years or the year before. Last year I saw tons of that years. So either all thems riding them hated it, or they didn't last. I like Rome boards, but they've developed a habit of not lasting.
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