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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-21-2009, 06:27 PM
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Getting a new board this season and having a hard time choosing after being out the game for almost 2 years. Hoping you guys can help me choose, or at least put in your 2 cents.
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Santa Cruz Fusion Trip Out
Gnu CHB mtx
Burton Blunt
K2 Darkstar
Nitro MFM
Salomon Acid
I thought i should be riding a 158/160 wide if able, wearin size 12s.. correct me if I'm wrong

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First what kinjd of terrain will you be riding and how much do you weigh?
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50/50 park/freeride, weighing in at like 150, like 6'1 though. I mean i chose em all based on the fact they aren't directional and mainly freestyle in mind.
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both are mad nice but out of reach with my limited funds..

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My pick would be for the Darkstar in a 152w given what you want to do and your weight. The Blunt is a park board which you could probably take out of the park. The Gnu and the Nitro are both stiff boards, better suited for freeriding than park, but that doesn't mean you can't ride them there. I don't know anything about the Salomon nor the Santa Cruz.
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Yea ive heard all rave reviews of the blunt, though im kinda not feeling buying a burton. The K2 was looking pretty tasty, ive always been a fan of theirs. 152 though? I thought I'd be way too tall for that, i was looking at 158-160's.. good looks though, im glad i didn't buy one yet and regret the size..
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Board size is based on weight, not height. At 150lbs, you could pull off a 158-160, but it may be stiffer than you like in the park.
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Very similar to me (6'1", 158lbs, 50/50 freeride/park, size11). I ride a GNU Street BTX (basically a Skate Banana but SLIGHTLY stiffer) and it's f'n rad!! So dope in the park and rips the whole mountain without any issues. I have no squiggly issues on the steeps and cliff drops like you might expect from some other reverse camber or freestyle boards. It's also a mid-wide board, so might be good for your feet. If I had to replace it right this moment, I'd probably buy a Never Summer SL-R.
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Thats whats up, thanks for the advice everybody. Much appreciated.
Chupacabra- since your riding a gnu, what do you think of the chb, heard good things bout the magne-traction..

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