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Old 04-11-2009, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pulled trigger for Omatic Celebrity 155, adequate park board?

Hey all. I got bored with flying down the hill within 2 minutes and doing jumps all day long so as a last resort, I have decided to go try park for next season. Another reason is these spring conditions are absolutely DESTROYING the beautiful base on my Rome. 80% of the damage on my base came within the last 2 weeks, mainly from small rocks from very shallow snow in many spots)

I wanted a cheap board I can kill, and might as well also ride park with it. Therefore, I just pulled the trigger on an O-Matic Celebrity 155 board for coincidentally $155 OTD on Brociety. Not bad for a board that retails for 388 bucks and has a sintered base.

Anyways, is this an adequate park board to start jibbing on? Right length for my size? (H: 5'10" W: 155 lbs Boot: 9) The board seems quite wide (251mm). I've been looking at comparable boards from Forum, Rome, etc and they all seem narrower... I'm new to park boards to if anyone can enlighten me....
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never riden an Omatic, so i can't comment on the board itself. However, IMO, 155 may be just a tad big for park. I would've gone with a 152. Given the price, I'd say you got a good buy.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a heads up...I have this board and I have yet to ride it, but just by handpress (and foot) the stiffness is approximately right between my 153 Bataleon Jam and 151.5 Gnu Rider's Choice - its a fairly stiff board. Have the 152 though; 5'10 and 165.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awe crap even 155 is too big? I'm used to riding a 159 and my anthem is the exact opposite of a park board...

Hmm...152 seems friggen tiny, but what do I know. I guess I'm looking for a new board that is quite a bit more versatile than the one I already have, which is long, stiff, and directional with a setback stance.

I'm not interested in strictly being a park rat by any means. This Omatic, being 4cm shorter, twin tip, centered stance, I just figured I can try to ride switch with it, have some fun on boxes, kickers, transitions... Bah I'm just rambling at this point, trying to avoid exchanging it and justifying keeping the 55 (friggen backcountry is in the process of shipping it already!)

Will the extra 3cm be a huge drawback?
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Awe crap even 155 is too big? I'm used to riding a 159 and my anthem is the exact opposite of a park board...

Hmm...152 seems friggen tiny, but what do I know. I guess I'm looking for a new board that is quite a bit more versatile than the one I already have, which is long, stiff, and directional with a setback stance.

I'm not interested in strictly being a park rat by any means. This Omatic, being 4cm shorter, twin tip, centered stance, I just figured I can try to ride switch with it, have some fun on boxes, kickers, transitions... Bah I'm just rambling at this point, trying to avoid exchanging it and justifying keeping the 55 (friggen backcountry is in the process of shipping it already!)

Will the extra 3cm be a huge drawback?
i weigh 20lbs more then you and ride a `152 for park i felt weird in the park on a 154 and im way more comfy with the 152...251 isnt wide at all either its thinner then most boards
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What's likely going to happen is that your Rome will get pissed off because you spend all your time with your Omatic.
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You'll be fine with the 155...3cm doesn't matter that much.
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Hey all. I got bored with flying down the hill within 2 minutes and doing jumps all day long so as a last resort, I have decided to go try park for next season. Another reason is these spring conditions are absolutely DESTROYING the beautiful base on my Rome. 80% of the damage on my base came within the last 2 weeks, mainly from small rocks from very shallow snow in many spots)

I wanted a cheap board I can kill, and might as well also ride park with it. Therefore, I just pulled the trigger on an O-Matic Celebrity 155 board for coincidentally $155 OTD on Brociety. Not bad for a board that retails for 388 bucks and has a sintered base.

Anyways, is this an adequate park board to start jibbing on? Right length for my size? (H: 5'10" W: 155 lbs Boot: 9) The board seems quite wide (251mm). I've been looking at comparable boards from Forum, Rome, etc and they all seem narrower... I'm new to park boards to if anyone can enlighten me....
You're absolutely fine. The Celebrity is the same board as the Wig Out and you can ride it anywhere, its past a medium flex with a stiffer tip and tail and a bit more torsional give. It's Louie Vito's pro model that he rides for pipe.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i have a 154 for my park board, it is a little big imo but it works
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awww...it has more torsional give? Was really hope this thing would outdo my rider's choice in stability, but maybe not.
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