Agent vs. Banana - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
WayWavv
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Agent vs. Banana

I'm going to be riding about 50/50 park mountain. Maybe even a little more mounain than park.

Should I go w/ the 152 banana or the 154 agent?
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 541
Default

Look into a bataleon goliath. Great board for freeride and park. It's soft but doesn't seem to get any chatter.
I need a name is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
Snow-4-Ever
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Well since your doing 50/50 I would get the Agent because it's a park board that can go anywhere and the Banana is pretty much 90% park if not more. If you want a RC board maybe the TRS BTX but not sure about that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

banana is not 90% park at all.
__________________
Lib Tech Skate banana
Flow NXT-FS
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
burritosandsnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: slc utah
Posts: 928
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmacphee9 View Post
banana is not 90% park at all.
for sure ... people get so uptight about board designations.. strap it on and ride it to hell with what its " supposed " to do. Need some info to back that up ? Look at Ready from Absinthe films .. Blair Habenchts entire back country part is on a banana.. not a btx all mountain board but an actual skate banana. Jeremy Jones is one of the best at mixing back country pow lines and booters with urban handrails. His only board is his pro model in different sizes. Heike Sorsa films his parts both park booters, back country pow and urban stuff on a burton custom. Yes there are board generalizations but they are just that generalizations. Park boards are normally twin tip softies with centered stances but that doesnt mean you have to ride that to ride park. My advice for anyone is find a board that you like in flex, comfort, and stance and roll with it. I would venture to say that if you had a totally black board with no logos on it most folks couldnt pick a custom from an agent. ( thats a general statement and not a slam or endorsement of either of the previous mentioned boards )

my picks for my boards atm are a 156 skatebanana and a 154.5 riders choice. I do feel the rc has a tad less flex than the banana. i have not had any rome boards for myself so cant comment on them but im definitely happy with my mervin boards both in performance and construction.
burritosandsnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 05:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
jmacphee9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Detroit
Posts: 2,335
Default

banana is considerably stiffer then my extreme, and my extreme handles the mt very well imo.
__________________
Lib Tech Skate banana
Flow NXT-FS
Nike kaiju
Burton [ak] 2l Cyclic Jacket
Holden Northfield 3L pants
jmacphee9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums