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Old 09-04-2009, 12:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to finally update my board this year. I have a couple in mind but was just curious as to why stiffer boards are not as good for rails? I usually freeride the mountain but love going in the park occasionally just to make sure i can still throw some tricks especially on the rails, so this concerns me in my decision for a new board.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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softer boards are suppose to be a bit more forgiving and fun on rails then a stiffer board but i have ridden stiffer park boards on rails before and dont find it much harder to do the same stuff i do on my softer boards. its pretty much more of a personal preference thing.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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another thing that makes softer boards better for rails is that you can press the board alot easier on the rail or box expanding the number of tricks you can do and adding style.
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys, thats what i was thinking but wasnt sure if i was over-looking the situation. obviously you can ride rails with any board but figured i would ask before going out and making a big purchase!

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thanks guys, thats what i was thinking but wasnt sure if i was over-looking the situation. obviously you can ride rails with any board but figured i would ask before going out and making a big purchase!

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hold up , so what board you getting , im curious now
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I am also curious.

Sounds like you'd end up with something like a Slayblade or Legacy-R... TELL US!
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hold up , so what board you getting , im curious now
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Old 09-05-2009, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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well i have a bunch that i am interested in currently went through a lot and slimmed it down to about 6 or seven and now going to go back through and try to narrow it down again. I am 6'3" 240-250 lbs size 13 shoe so i need a wide board an one to handle the weight. Ones i have in mind now are the Lib Tech-dark series, NS-Legacy-R, Heritage XR, Rome-Flag, Gnu-riders choice, and forum- seeker.

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Might take a look at both the Bataleon "Goliath" and the Bataleon "The Jam". The Jam rates a 7 of 10 on the stiffness scale and the Goliath is a 5 of 10. Both boards come in a wide as well.

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well i have a bunch that i am interested in currently went through a lot and slimmed it down to about 6 or seven and now going to go back through and try to narrow it down again. I am 6'3" 240-250 lbs size 13 shoe so i need a wide board an one to handle the weight. Ones i have in mind now are the Lib Tech-dark series, NS-Legacy-R, Heritage XR, Rome-Flag, Gnu-riders choice, and forum- seeker.

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being an east coast rider myself. You would love the Lib or GNU. The banana-traction is something that is great to have on our icy mountains.
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