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Old 12-06-2007, 11:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Iíve been riding since the early 90ís. This year I decided to get a freestyle specific board to compliment my ďall-mountainĒ deck. I have been using the ďall-mountainĒ board in the park for a while, but decided to spend more time there this year. Hence, its time to drop some more money. So, a few questions. First, how much shorter should I go? I currently ride a 155 for my so-called ďall mountainĒ board. I bought it a bit short (to keep some the freestyle element alive), as it comes up to my chin (Iím 5í10, 157lbs). I was debating going as low as the 151-153 range. But I wasnít sure if that would *too* small. Second, Iíve narrowed my shopping list down to a few decks. Any feedback on these would be great. Thanks in advance.

Atomic: Axom 153/156
Burton: Blunt / Dom (Blunt: 151/155, Dom: 154)
Forum: Youngblood (152/154)
Never Summer: System (151/155)
Nitro: T1 (153)
Ride*: Kink (152/155)

*Iím not a big fan of the Ride company.
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i just picked up a rome agent 152 for the park this year. i'm 5'8" 160 or so...i think you'd be good with a 52 or 53.

the forum youngblood is a great board. i've heard good things about the atomic alibi as well
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What are you looking to do in the park? Are you more Jumps/Kickers or jibs/rails? makes a difference in the board selection...
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Are you more Jumps/Kickers or jibs/rails?
Yes.

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ok so how big are the jumps we're talking about?
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I'd small / med size. I don't heal as fast as I did when I was 15. Hence, I avoid the really big stuff. Hurts too much when I go down.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i would look at the Never Summer...I am kind of parcial but i jib on a never summer and kickers and i love it!..dont go below a 51 if you ride a 55.
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i would look at the Never Summer...I am kind of parcial but i jib on a never summer and kickers and i love it!..dont go below a 51 if you ride a 55.
Thanks for the info. The 08 System has the best graphics, ever, too.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No to the kink, too soft if your hitting kickers of decent size. Look at the dh 155 or 151, atomic hatchet/alibi or the young blood.
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I rode my new Rome Machine yesterday for the first time and it seemed to handle jumps pretty well. I didn't get to hit that many because the assholes tore 'em down. And I've heard it does pretty well for jibbing as well. It is a good all-around board. Check into it.
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