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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2009, 03:21 PM
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Skate Banana, 152 or 156?

I'm planning on buying Lib-Tech's Skate Banana within the next two weeks.

I like to just cruise around and ride pow, but when I was reading reviews on my current board (it was a gift so i didnt get to choose it) i saw that a lot of people felt that it had bad edge hold.

I'm buying a skate banana in hopes of expanding to jibs and park.

Is there anything different between the 2010 model and the 2009 model?
The real question is, should I get the 152 or the 156.

5'10"
150# but im planning to lose some weight.

I was thinking the 156 cause if I never got into parks and jibs than I could still cruise and ride pow and do what I'm doing.

Thanks for all of your help.

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156

I have the 156 and its a really fun board to rip around on
i rode the 08/09 152 last year aswell and its a fun board to ride
around on too. But i thought it was a bit more noodeish then the 156 was
plus if your gonna ride pow the extra length is a plus+

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5 10 and 150 and you want to lose weight?

anyway, 156. don't listen to reviews, everyones subjective impression is different and i've noticed alot of reviewers can barely ride anyway.
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5 10 and 150 and you want to lose weight?.
Yeah, I've got no muscle haha..

and thanks to both of you. I was leaning more towards the 156 anyways =)

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Yeah, I've got no muscle haha..

and thanks to both of you. I was leaning more towards the 156 anyways =)

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If anything you would want to gain weight if you want muscle, but that is a whole other topic haha.

Also, Im going to go out on a limb here and go against everyone else.

If I were in your position I would take the 152. The only reason I am saying that is because I am around the same size as you; 5'11" 160lbs. From my own personal experience I find that shorter boards are far easier to spin with than longer ones... I'm sure this should come as no surprise to any rider. Thats why I rock a 151 for booters. On the other hand, my jib board is a 156 because I prefer the added length when trying to achieve those impressive presses.

Just my opinion.
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Haha, no man, you gotta lose all the flabby fat then eat a lot and work out. Atleast that's what my swim coaches used to always tell me =\

@ CheckMySteez You have a good argument. But I think I still might get the 156.

Any other opinions?
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I have the 152 and loved that board. Powder to park I had no issues at all. You can get chatter at high speeds but eventually you get used to it. Going to a 156 isn't going to help the speed chatter much.

I'd say go 152. It's one of those boards you can get away with going shorter on. In the long run you'll have more fun with the shorter board. Also keep in mind the 156 is not as soft as the 152.

And you're 150 at 5'10" looking to lose weight? Who's your role model, Lindsey Lohan? Christ dude go eat a fucking burger and some fries. I know heroin addicts that weigh more than you.

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Haha, no man, you gotta lose all the flabby fat then eat a lot and work out. Atleast that's what my swim coaches used to always tell me =\

@ CheckMySteez You have a good argument. But I think I still might get the 156.

Any other opinions?
Theirs a thing called BULKING look into it :P
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And you're 150 at 5'10" looking to lose weight? Who's your role model, Lindsey Lohan? Christ dude go eat a fucking burger and some fries. I know heroin addicts that weigh more than you.
im almost 5'11" and weigh 140ish eat maccas like twice a week just one of those who are skinny, sucks as well as I cant press my board lol
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Theirs a thing called BULKING look into it :P
...Sorry, but by i opinions i didn't mean on my weight.
I've had physicals for the past four years and all is normal. So can we drop my weight? Haha.

Have you ever thought that maybe you all were just typical FAT AMERICANS? haha just kidding. But really, my weight isn't an issue. Need me to scan a doctor's note? rofl

But as for the board. Yeah 156
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