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Old 09-18-2009, 06:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this is beating a dead horse but last year I replaced my 2008 Burton Blunt 155 with a 2007/08? Darkstar 157 and wasn't too crazy about it. I'm pretty sure its because I'm not an advanced rider (only 3 seasons) but I found the Darkstar to be very stiff and unforgiving. I liked how the Blunt was a little more controllable and flexed better. My plan this season is to start rails and boxes. The question is, will the Darkstar become a little softer if I ride the sh!t out of it or will I be better off with a 158 WWW?

I'm pretty sure a lot of people have had an experience with both so what are your opinions, and maybe I should detune my edges like 3 or 4 degrees because I caught a LOT of edges with the K2. I ride the east, mountain creek mostly so the snow is usually packed like a stack of papers but for a 40 minute drive its good enough.

What are your opinions?

Edit: Im 6' and weigh 210, boots size 11.

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally i have no experience with dark star at all.
Reminds me of a toy machine skateboard i used to have.. but i digress.
That k2 WWW will stomp anything in the park in your third or fourth season, unless your some kind of god.
Are you planning on going all mountain? if so then you might want to look up a more versatile freestyle board that's suitable for taking everywhere. Especially if it's your 3rd year.
If you're hell bent on a jib stick, then the WWW will suit you just fine.
I'd wait to have someone give some input on that darkstar though :]
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If by going all mountain you mean 60% trails, 30% rails and 10% (small) jumps then, yeah, something like that. I don't go balls out because if I break something, there goes my job...
I ride the groomers more than hit rails.

I don't know if i would classify the Blunt as a noodle but I enjoyed it for the 2 days I had it, then I found the Darkstar for $250 on Porterstahoe so I couldn't pass up that deal. I chatted with them and they said they'll take the board back and replace it with something softer.

So far I haven't found one bad thing on the 'star *on the internet* and even better things about the WWW.

My ultimate question is, is the board so stiff because its new or will it stay that way? Should I trade the 'star in for something softer or suck it up, it's gonna get better? I don't really care if the WWW can't land 20 - 30 foot jumps, I'm not gonna be hitting those any time soon anyway.

Thank you for your time and input.

Edit** 09/22/09 - I've decided to keep the board and stop asking stupid questions.

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Old 09-18-2009, 10:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The www also won't handle mach 5 speeds as well as a stiffer board
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