Change of plans
I just found out that a friend works at Sanction Snowboards and that he's willing to hook me up with a good deal. It's a bit further then my local shops, but still closer (and more convenient) then going to the city. Only thing is, I'm looking at completely different brands now.
Here's what I've narrowed down (In order of preference):
1) CAPiTA Saturnia / Rome Lo-Fi 1985
2) Ride Compact / Ride Canvas
3) Rome Detail
4) CAPiTA Space Metal Fantasy / Signal Vita
5) Stepchild Latchkey Ripper
The only thing that concerns me with the Rome & Ride boards is that after looking at the specs I'd need to ride a 147, which is quite a bit larger then I was planning to go. I was looking to ride something between 139 and 143 (preferably a 140)
My main question is what is the difference between an entry-level park board and an aggressive park board? Is it correct to assume that the entry level park board would qualify as a free-ride board with enough flex to feel comfortable in the park. If so, what does that leave for the aggressive park board? I guess my confusion lies in the thought that it has to be buttery enough to jib, but stiff enough to hit kickers. Maybe its just me, but it seems like the two are almost interchangeable.
Which is softer/stiffer, more stable/less stable?
Last edited by dasenergi; 10-14-2009 at 09:18 PM.