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Old 10-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lookin for the perfect board, any suggestions?

I’ve been boarding for about 5 seasons now, doing your pretty basic mountain riding. I think its safe to say that I have a pretty good feel for the average black diamond slope but I have little experience in park. This year park is what I really want to focus on, with more or less emphasis on jibbing. I’ve been looking into some different boards, but with so much selection (and not enough experience) I hardly know which board to go with. I’m 5’4” and weigh about 118lb. My main concern is getting a board that is flexible but not too noodly (I don’t want to lose the pop). Ideally I’d like to stick with either a Burton or K2, but I’m open to other suggestions as well (Ride, Rome, Endeavor, Forum).

Boards I've been looking at:
vvv rocker
k2 fling
burton lip-stick
burton blender
ride canvas
nitro t1

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One more thing- I ride in flow bindings, should I invest in new bindings?

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you might wanna check out the capita space metal fantasy
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride a T1 '56. Definitely not going to have enough flex for you at 118 when I'm looking for something with more noodle at 175. I'm picking up a WWW rocker for jibbing this season, so I suggest you check out the VVV.
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Sweet, thanks! Ive been hearing a lot of good things about the vvv.
I heard it was a bit too soft for jumps though, any insight on that?
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I think this year my favorite park board for girls is the Canvas or Space Metal or Gypsy.
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Sweet, thanks! Ive been hearing a lot of good things about the vvv.
I heard it was a bit too soft for jumps though, any insight on that?
Depends on your weight, again. I know the same thing's being said about the Weapon, but that's not what I'm using it for. If you're going to be hitting a lot of air, get a cambered board. What length do you plan to get for your new ride?
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Depends on your weight, again. I know the same thing's being said about the Weapon, but that's not what I'm using it for. If you're going to be hitting a lot of air, get a cambered board. What length do you plan to get for your new ride?
Right now I'm more interested in jibbing but I wouldn't mind having a board that is forgiving in the air/on landings in the event that I switch it up mid season. I'm looking into getting a 143 for the new ride.
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You should be ok with a cambered vvv, then. I see guys with Weapons sticking the XL kickers at Seymour every day.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks for the input

As for the bindings, what do you think of the flows? I used to ride with strap bindings but switched to flows 2 years ago and the transition has worked for the free riding. What should I expect in regards to flows and free style?
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Aha. That's one thing I've had trouble with. I used flows for FS, but they just didn't have the feel I needed. You don't get the feeling of having your heel pressed back, and it's hard not to have that in the park. I'm not really a binding authority, but you should definitely invest in toe-cap bindings if you can.
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