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Old 03-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lets talk about the jib stick.
how do you like the RETT?
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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he has his own thread in the review section. alls it is is completely detuned edges pretty much..
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wrote a review on the Jib Stick.

I love the R.E.T.T. Basically, its a detuned edge better than you could ever do it, and its perfectly symetrical nose to tail, and still keeps the factory-precise side cut, instead of busting out a grinder or file. I've never caught an edge on a rail, though I have peeled potatoes trying to boardslide a really soft log/tree and that kinda sucked.

The rocker is realy nice, especially for pressing. I've never needed help pressing before, but the rocker makes it so much more stylin'.

You can ride this board all over the mountain actually... it's not a noodle at all. Compared to a skatebanana and a WWW, the Jib Stick actually has a half level more stiffness to it so controlling long jibs is a bit nicer. Also riding outside of a take off ramp and a jib is a bit more controlable.

On ice, the edges on the tips will bite and give you some hold, but it is not for hard packed carves. Throwing a huge heel edge stop will just make you spray snow and skip over the hill, it doesn't have the bite of a full edge. But i mean.... you don't ride this thing for is carving response.

Landing some jumps is KINDA sketch but that might just be my lack of trying. I've never ridden a rocker board while being psyched about jumps... I am kinda over jumping. But I have met some cats who pull 5s, 7s, etc with Jib Sticks totally fine... so I just think its my lack of jumping ability that is the problem, not the board!


I've taken mine into powder just to ride a rocker board in some pow, and it is reeeeeeeeeally fun. I would do again, but i mean... my 23" 15, -12 stance kinda limits my desire to take it on a back country hike.



But like I said, the board is excellent on jibs. Boxes, rails, ledges, everything! The green Trojan Rubber sidewalls are nice and soft (85A i think) and the flex locks you on to rails really good. I mean, a rockered jib board is a little strange for SOME rails but you get used to landing more precisely and allowing the board to flex back to a concave shape.
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he has his own thread in the review section. alls it is is completely detuned edges pretty much..
Yeah like J Mac says, its just a detuned edge, BUT its a bit more precise than I've ever detuned my edges since its from the factory. And it also gives you more time to get drunk and play music with your band since you don't have to sit there working on your board. A+
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So how ferreal is that reverse camber?
Cuz i saw a Skate banana up close and personal, and it wasnt like awe inspiring
is it more of a drastic rocker or what?
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So how ferreal is that reverse camber?
Cuz i saw a Skate banana up close and personal, and it wasnt like awe inspiring
is it more of a drastic rocker or what?
The skatebanana has 7mm of camber, this has 6mm. So its even less. But I think its a good amount. The Lib's rocker is between the bindings only, so i dunno how they measure the 7mm... is it 7mm of rocker, or are the tips 7mm off the ground... with a flat nose and tail section, and just enough curve between the bindings to lift the tail and nose that 7mm up? You know what I'm saying?


Either way, I wouldn't want a lot of rocker for a jib board.
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less drastic, the jib stick has a very small rocker. 6mm's.
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You made a thread and don't want anyone else to participate? This isn't in PM becaaaaause....?
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PM's are a pain thats why.
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