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BARALEON: Evil Twin vs. Riot

i am an intermediate-advanced rider who is about 6ft 140lbs. i am currently riding a lib tech trs mtx 154. for next season i am looking for a new board designed more for park. my main options are the bataleon evil twin and teh bataleon riot. i am leaning more towards the riot because of its sintered base, but am afraid that it will be two similar to my current board, which i think is too stiff for me to do rails and small jumps with.
What board and what size do you suggest for me?
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i felt the evil twin over the weekend and i would say its not as soft as i would want for a park only board, but it is like perfect stiffness for big kickers. its stiffness i would say is similar to a rome agent, its a kinda the whole mt is a park in its eyes. if you want a park only board i would check the airobic.

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thats a pretty tough decision.
Riot = bigger kickers/freeride
E.T = all kickers/rails/little bit of freeride

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You should be looking at the fun kink or airobic for softer board that would be good for rails and small jumps
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i guess i would want my board to be able to go off of medium sized jumps like 10ft or so kickers. would one of the softer boards be able to handle this?
and if i got the evil twin would it be too similar to my current board, which is for bigger jumps and freeriding?
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I'd throw in the WWW and Stair/Scaremaster into the mix (pure park boards).
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i know from experience the www/artifact dont touch the airobic.

off of ten footers the airobic and fun kink will be fine 100% but if you are getting tempted on 20 footers i can definetly see where the baord would start to lax.

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evil twin/riot same spec, tip/tail/waist width with the exception of beefed up internals on the Riot. kevlar and more carbon fiber. I ride an 08 Riot and it is a stiff fast son of a biscuit.

I also ride a funkink and it the most fun playful forgiving board I have ever strapped on.. and buttas like a champ... the Riot not so much.

My funkink 61 handles the medium kickers just fine... very forgiving but not noodly at all
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I had a Riot, because of the sintered base. ET is a bit softer, so would be much better for butters. Since I suck at that, the Riot was too stiff for me, for buttering.

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looks like ill most likely be getting a fun.kink next year, but i am curious about the USA board. i know it is based off of the fun.kink but i was wondering what thedifferences were. and what size should i go with 153 or 149?
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