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Old 03-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I was looking for some advice in buying a park board for next season as I am in southern Ontario and the Terrain Park is probably the best place to stay. This was my first season in the park and I want to step my game up.

Right now I'm looking at the Skate Banana and Ride DH as potential boards. I'm looking for flex so I can get more pop in my ollies, some buttering capabilities and a board that can take some pretty steep jumps. I've heard that the Skate Banana can't handle large jumps. I also want a board that can hit some rails and boxes for some general jibbing.

Lastly, if you do make a suggestion could I get a Binding choice as well? I'd love my bindings to match my board in terms of riding style and flex. Right now I have the Ride Delta MVMT's so I'm thinking I can use these but if there are some better bindings, I'm open for suggestions.


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Old 03-26-2009, 09:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bump to the top

I'm also looking at a Stairmaster Extreme. Would that be suitable? Money isn't a big issue so any ideas are welcome

I'm also 220 and 5"11. Losing most of the weight though! Thanks for looking.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well what are large jumps? the skate banana should def handle some jumps like 20 footers and smaller but no rocker or soft board for that matter will excel at it..the DH wont be much better. i have an extreme but havent had an opportunity to do anything bigger then a 15 footer cuz i got it late in the year, it was fine. i like it alot for its versatility, it can easily bomb a run, hit a rail, and fly off the jump...the skate banana is stiffer though, it would probably be better all mt, i dont have enough runs on one to completely say though.
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I have my older board for the slopes so a park specific board would probably be more ideal. Which means more flex and the ability to butter easily and hit boxes + rails. I'm not going to be taking extreme jumps (20 foot +) so Skate Banana would be fine in that area.

So i guess Butterability and Rails and Boxes are my main concern.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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im gonna say get a rome mod, or artifacet.both are park specific, with the 1985 artifact having rc like the nanner.the mod is there higher end park board, and the artifact is like the mainstream board.the whole team uses is so its gotta be good haha.
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i would say park nanna is a great choice for you then, but i would also check out these 2 other boards which are pretty much considered the class of rockered park boards..stepchild jib stick, capita horrorscope fk . not sayin the skate banana is bad but the jib and horror get top notch reviews for the park.
all three are super buttery
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Thanks,

So the options are Rome Mod/Artifact or Stepchild Jib Stick and Capita Horrorscope? Also, by park nanna are you referring to the skate banana? Haven't spent enough time on the forums to pick up the lingo :P
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yes sry that was a mistype or a weak attempt to start my own lingo lol
dont forget about the stairmaster extreme either! still a sick deck, definetly worth the cash they are going for cheap on ebay where as the capita and jib stick havent been available for months, mainly because of a limited/late release and a new fresh design on the rocker. both were highly praised rockers..capita is flat between the feet with a slight rise after the binding inserts, the stepchild is a continous shallow rocker so theres no real point as to where you can see it rocking in your hands.

the mod is excessive for a true park board, carbon base doesnt have much need in a park..
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Everyone knows by now how much I love the Jib Stick, but I thought I would chime in with some opinions anyways:


I love the Jib Stick.
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Just a follow up, Would my Ride Delta MVMTs be sufficient for any of these choices or are there better options for the rocker boards and the stairmaster? I wouldn't mind buying a nice pair of 390s :P
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