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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I need a park board for next season, here are my choices

I'm 5'11", 170 lbs. (actually gonna shed some weight soon)

I've narrowed it down to the 152-153 region.

A sintered base would be nice because I wouldn't have to wax as often, but a lot of you guys stick with extruded bases. How often do you wax?

K2 WWW
My friend says it's a bit wobbly when you bomb runs, even with the larger effective edge. Really easy to butter though.

Capita Stair/Scaremaster
I bitched out when it was going for $112 shipped from Evogear because I had to wait for my rent check to clear... DOH!

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How does this thing handle jumps? I'm not much of a rail guy, but I do enjoy boxes and jumps.

I was thinking about the Bataleon TBT boards but they only come in 151 and 155. A bit pricey too
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if you're talking about a board strictly for park, you can't go wrong with any of those 3.
if you're into the bigger jumps I would go with the stairmaster. I got to try all 3 of those boards this season and I found that I had the most fun in and out of the park on the k2 www(out of those 3)
I absolutely recommend looking into the Capita Horrorscope too.
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Wouldn't 152-153 be too small? I'm 5'8" 140 lbs and i ride a 155 for park.
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Nah, I'm in a pretty good range for 152-153 park boards.

Would it seem wise to wait for next year's WWW rocker?

What about spending the extra money on TBT?
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I want a sintered base too so next year I'm going for Evo-R also because they softened it up a tad at the nose and tail. I'm hoping that Capita comes out with the Stairmaster Extreme with FK because I love my Horrorscope but its extruded base is not so great.
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i don't think there will be any change in next year's WWW rocker.
TBT is great but the only thing stopping me from buying a Bataleon is their board selection. They do not have a board that has the flex between the riot and airobic and a sintered base. Extruded bases really take a lot of damage so they'll last like 2 seasons max.
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i would say the stair/scaremaster, but maybe the extreme cause sintered.
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I weigh 190lbs and I ride 155-158
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If you aren't hitting jibs much look for a Jibpan instead of the WWW.
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Wouldn't 152-153 be too small? I'm 5'8" 140 lbs and i ride a 155 for park.
fuck no, im 170 and i ride a 152 park and i couldnt go bigger and i dont think im alone on this. if you want a pure park board at 140lbs you are easily looking at 148.

and to someones comment about a stairmaster fk, as of right now there is nothing known to the public about it. i would not say it is impossible on the extreme level(not basic stairmaster) because the indoor survival is basically the same board as the extreme with different preferences.

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agreed. i weigh 170ish and i ride 151 for park.
56 for allmnt. sort boards are so fun.

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