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Old 10-07-2009, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Ladies,

I need an advice for my second board with all mountain purpose(jumps are the focus, but to be able to jib). I generally prefer softer twins boards, case I'm pretty shy guy with not very strong legs and my skills are like on a dead ninja. So I have a good deal for K2 Jibpan 2010 and I think to take it, but i'm wondering about the size. My boards so far was between 154 and 156 and only one was 159, but I realize that was too big for me.
So take to the point: I still can't decide which size to choose, 153 or 156( 156 seems better). In K2 site is written "Jib Tip design allows you to drop down 5cm in length", i don't think that this is so plausible/probability, but any opinion will help me in my choice. Is this deck design really change the feel of the board size or this is only words for fishes . Also if you have any other opinion for better board for me ...please my ears and eyes are open. Thank you guys and ladies too

My specs:

5'9"/ 179 cm
154lbs/70kg
Boot size 8,5-9/N42 euro.

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Old 10-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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jibpan isn't a jib board, look into a parkstar instead

with the jibpan you can size down if you want because of the jibtips, but then you size up again because of the rocker
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I am 5'9'' and about 170lbs and I really liked the feel of a 153 jibpan. It was really responsive and poppy with good flex and I rode it on a pretty hardpack day in VT and it held up great at high speeds on groomers but thats just my preference. Seems like you ride longer boards in general than I do so its hard to say though.
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I'd shoot for the 153.

But for a softer board that will do what you want, look at the Parkstar, I think it comes in 155, which would be good for you.
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Uauu thank you for fast response.
Hmmm... 153 you say. I own 154 Salomon Arnie 5000 2008 and it' very bad on powder, it sink , so i think that 156-7 will be better for pow and all mountain ride. You say 153 for this board...ok, any experience on powder with this size and pretty like mine stats.
Is it Parkster holds well on pow? Which of both is softer Jibpan and Parkster ?
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Everything omes down to your personal preference and style of riding, but I am 6'2" 175 lbs and I wear a size 11 boot. I ride a 153 Stepchild Jibstick with 6mm of rocker and I found myself riding it in some semi-deep pow one day when it was dumping.

It did great... better than my 157 reg. camber board. I bought the Jibstick just for jibbing (80% of my time), but once I got it I didn't ride any of my other boards even on cruising days because it was just so much fun...
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