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Old 03-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm an intermediate rider, but i've always rented.

i want to just invest in a decent board.

i'm 5'7, 150 lbs. I want to concentrate on grinding and jumps.

suggestions on board size and model?

thanks
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm an intermediate rider, but i've always rented.

i want to just invest in a decent board.

i'm 5'7, 150 lbs. I want to concentrate on grinding and jumps.

suggestions on board size and model?

thanks
You should do enough research to narrow it down to 3-4 boards. Then you will know why someone is suggesting the tech they are suggesting. What it is, what it does, why it does it. Start With Lib-tech and Bataleon. Read their technology and see if you can find a board from both that fills your needs. Then you can look at Arbor, Never Summer, Rome, etc.

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Old 03-24-2009, 07:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply.

how about board length? ive researched it and it seems there is so much controversy on that topic.
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bumping this up
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply.

how about board length? ive researched it and it seems there is so much controversy on that topic.
I think a lot depends on what you want to do with the board and your riding style. ie are you a bomber or cruiser? Freestyle all terrain? I researched the hell out of my board before I pulled the trigger. I looked at plenty of boards and spoke to some techs in shops and made my choice and could not be happier, Good Luck
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I think a lot depends on what you want to do with the board and your riding style. ie are you a bomber or cruiser? Freestyle all terrain? I researched the hell out of my board before I pulled the trigger. I looked at plenty of boards and spoke to some techs in shops and made my choice and could not be happier, Good Luck
freestyle all-terrain would probably best describe what i am/want to do.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok i've narrowed it down between a used burton custom 154 and a new capita stairmaster 152

again, i'm 145-150lbs and 5'7

are my board choices ok?
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i have a stairmaster pretty close to your height and weight+20, i got the 152 as a park board but i use it all over. the 152 for you would be perfect for say 50/50 park and riding. if you are more like 75%+ park then you would want to size down to 148.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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You should do enough research to narrow it down to 3-4 boards. Then you will know why someone is suggesting the tech they are suggesting. What it is, what it does, why it does it. Start With Lib-tech and Bataleon. Read their technology and see if you can find a board from both that fills your needs. Then you can look at Arbor, Never Summer, Rome, etc.
you cant tell someone which brands to look at first. its not like lib-tech and betaleon are any better.

search "ällmoutain freetyle board" and youll get loads of boards, then just check out a few that sounded good.

for instance
rome agent
buston custom
capita indoor survival
ride DH
betaleon evil twin(maybe)

just read som reviews and youll get clear picture what you want pretty soon
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you cant tell someone which brands to look at first. its not like lib-tech and betaleon are any better.

search "ällmoutain freetyle board" and youll get loads of boards, then just check out a few that sounded good.

for instance
rome agent
buston custom
capita indoor survival
ride DH
betaleon evil twin(maybe)

just read som reviews and youll get clear picture what you want pretty soon
no no, I wasn't saying they where any better. I was giving company examples. I could of said go read about Burtons tech, then read about Rossignol's tech. I read the first post and it struck me as a poster asking for suggesting without any knowledge of his own. My suggestion was to go to a board companies website and read all of their tech info. Then go to another, then another, repeat. That way when someone says "it sounds like you really want some magna-traction" then the poster would know what is being suggested.
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