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Old 03-31-2009, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm:

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I'm a new rider, who has a lot of experience with skateboarding; this is my first season of snowboarding though. After a full season of riding, I can hit small jumps and do simple park tricks. The extra speed and height you can get with snowboarding as opposed to skateboarding is still a little scary to me. Or maybe its just that I dont have the balls to go huge. But I love it. I want to go bigger.

My question is, I'm looking to get a bataleon board for next season. I love hitting the park (skateboarding roots) but I also love hitting jumps. Obviously I want a board that can do both.

I've read a bunch of posts on the Airobic and the Evil Twin. A lot of people are saying the Airobic is too soft for hitting big jumps. Granted I'm still new, I probably wont hit huge jumps anytime soon. However big to me might be small to experienced riders.


So what do you guys think? Evil Twin or Airobic for me?

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would suggest that you look at the fun.kink rather than the airobic because the fun.kink is stiffer.
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according to there scale its barelllly stiffer. i would like to compare in person, btu the airobic is a crazy fun board..
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Look into the goliath. Fun board for jumps and is extremely stable.
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At your weight, an Airobic wouldn't be too soft. Depending on what you were hoping to use the Airobic for, either the 147 or 151 would be ideal. 147 for a pure jib board and a 151 for all mountain freestyle. I wouldn't look at a Goliath if you were wanting to really concentrate on jibbing, because the flat part of the base on the Goliath is a lot smaller than the Airobic.

I have an Airobic 159 and while it's soft (I weigh 215lbs), I've still taken it all over the mountain without issue. It's a jib/freestyle board that handles the mountain quite nicely. I still wish it had a sintered base though...
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So no one likes the Evil Twin? BTW how do you read the stiffness index that bataleon provides on their site:
Airobic 151 4-3-4
evil twin 151 6-4-6

According to their stiffness index 1 being the least stiff? and 6 being the stiffest?

and I assume the 3 numbers indecate the tail, center, and nose? are all my assumtions correct?
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i would suggest that you look at the fun.kink rather than the airobic because the fun.kink is stiffer.
on bataleons site, it rates the fun.kink as their softest board
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually, it's a 3.5 flex throughout, wherease the Airobic is a 3 between the bindings (where it matters more).
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