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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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GNU Street BTX -vs- Skate Banana

I have a GNU Street BTX. I love it.
I have always wondered what are the differences between this and a skate banana (if any). Mainly, how do they compare in flex/damping?
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K I did more research. They rate the Sreet flex at 5.5 and the SkateBanana flex at 6. Pretty similar I guess. So is there any other difference between how these boards ride?

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of course there is a difference, they are two different models, they don't feel similar at all. qualifying how they feel different is pretty much impossible though.
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I tried and liked both boards. The banana seems sligtly softer and has a different flex pattern that some people like, some don't. You wouldn't go wrong getting the banana or keeping your board, both are great. (If you ever want to sell your gnu street shoot me a pm )
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Thanks, I_Need_a_Name
Definitely keeping my board! Was just curious though.

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^^^ you have the 09 model?
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Yes, and 157 length.
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Instead of making a new thread I figured I could just post on here. My situation is that I have a k2 www rocker and it's a good board, but I want something that can hit bigger kickers, not huge or anything, but also be able to jib and do all of the presses. I was looking at the k2 Parkstar and the skate banana, as well as The Bataleon Evil Twin. I'm looking for something that is just under or at a mid flex. Could someone tell me where these boards rank amongst each other?
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Yes, and 157 length.
I'm thinking about the 152, I want something this year with RC and don't wanna spend an arm and a leg. I've seen them for like $300 now
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I'm thinking about the 152, I want something this year with RC and don't wanna spend an arm and a leg. I've seen them for like $300 now
It won't disapoint you. I tried a 157 out at Mammoth and it was great. Not the best for going fast on steeps but it's definately the most fun board I've ever been on. Amazing for jumps and ground tricks but the way it flexes it doesn't get an insane amount of chatter like some other park oriented boards I've been on.

So overall
The street is great for/on the follwoing reasons/things
park
ground tricks
cruising down blues
sharp, snappy feeling turns when you "press" into them.
"smaller" jumps. Don't expect to hit 90 foot kickers with this.


Not so great for
Riding aggresively on blacks/doubles (this one is obvious)

choppy snow, seems to catch a lot more edges than other boards in this kind of snow.

cornices. NEVER take this board off of a cornice onto an ungroomed slope without powder. Very bad idea, learned the hard way.

These are just my oppinions on the board but you will like it.
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Like already said, the board's purpose is freestyle. Considering that, I still think it holds up pretty well with the steeps/blacks. Obviously with the banana shape it kills the powder. Not that choppy/skittish at high speeds (this is something I was worried about when I was buying it) but it's very stable for a twin board. I ride the black/doubleblacks around Sunshine Village, Kicking Horse, and Revelstoke often and have no problem on any with this board.
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