a dilemma - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 11:35 PM
uamaukeeaokaina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
a dilemma

Alright. So I've been eyeing skate bananas for a while now, and my plan was to wait till the 2010 ones came out to get one since there are none left.

But, my local shop has a rome artifact 1985 for 250.

I don't know if I should just jump on it and forget the banana because I would be paying upwards of 400 to get one.

It's hard though because i've been so set on the naner for so long. I really like it's reverse camber (which the artifact 1985 has), but I also like how it can handle all mountain riding decently with the magnetraction. I'm worried that the artifact's bronze edges won't be able to hold on my runs on groomers.

What would you guys do?
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 01:18 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the banana and the artifact are designed COMPLETELY differently, just because a board is rockered that doesn't mean its the same. the artifact has rocker at the tips, the banana has the rocker in the middle. the artifact is an utter noodle, the banana is soft but not a noodle. every single board in the world does fine "on groomers", its the least demanding of any terrain, the park is essentially a groomer with obstacles on it, the bronze edges make no difference.
Incogneato is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 03:02 PM
Veteran Member
 
arsenic0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 2,106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by uamaukeeaokaina View Post
What would you guys do?
Widen my horizons beyond the banana.
It was the crazy shit back several years ago, but now a lot of companies have technology that's the same or better depending on your riding style...
Never Summer
Arbor
Bataleon
Even some Burton boards for 2010 i hear are getting good reviews on their rocker tech...

Are Banana's good boards? Definitely. Are they the be all end all top of the list board they were back in 07/08? Not really.

'09 151 Never Summer SL-R
'10 K2 T1 DB Bots
'09 Burton Cartel Bindings
arsenic0 is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 07:39 PM
misteradam
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
wait and get the banana i have heard only good things about it
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 10:44 PM
fuzzysnowboard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
You could get this years model for cheap now probably if you can find one. (No offense, but if it bothers you the 2010 bannana sort of looks like puke)
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-06-2009, 11:27 PM
Veteran Member
 
m_jel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Pickering
Posts: 574
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzysnowboard View Post
You could get this years model for cheap now probably if you can find one. (No offense, but if it bothers you the 2010 bannana sort of looks like puke)
i buy boards based on how they look and not on how they ride too! lets go to sportchek together one day and pick out matching setups

redbubble.com/people/mkelly06
snowyunicornlove.blogspot.com

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
m_jel is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 12:36 AM
fuzzysnowboard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
The rome pushers coming out too. They will probably be cheaper than a 2010 bannana.
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 12:54 AM
jjin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
ive got a 09' banana and the only reason i picked one up is because it was on sale for $280. i really dig the rocker designs ride. i also have a ns evo r and i would never jib on it because its jump and freeride board. i thrashed the banana this season and it held up well. i do everything with it. i ride pow, jib, jump, it does it all and it does it well.

if you really want it itll be hard to find for whats left of this season's bananas.

but if you want something thall blow you away and make you think "fuck this board changes the game" get a bataleon or ns evo r.

if you want a board for jibbing and whatever, a banana will be fine.
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 12:19 PM
uamaukeeaokaina
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
could you tell me a little bit about how the bataleon and never summer boards differ from the banana? i want something pretty soft, which is why i like the reverse camber. but could you tell me why the bataleon and ns boards blew you away?
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-07-2009, 05:55 PM
Veteran Member
 
RidePowder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,266
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
reverse camber doesnt change the flex of a board. I bet you could get an RC board thats stiff as hell,

so that preconcieved notion just got its ass whooped..

anyways NS R boards are solid, that have a 3 stage camber which is pretty nice and very unique, Ive only heard amazing things about it.

Bataleon is a regular camber with elevated edges just before the contact points to the ends only. so its got spoon edges kind of without it being rounded... it has 3 planes of base at the tip and tail with an angled transition so you rock onto a new plane...

I own a bataleon.. its amazing.... but if you want to look like every other kid in the park... get a 'nana... or if you want extremely soft RC board, get a signal park rocker

Ze Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Tweet me you Twits:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RidePowder is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome