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Old 02-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, Ive been snowboarding for 5 years, only one week a year tho. Im guna go to d alps for d rest of dis season nd need a board. Found a 153 2008 Bataleon Fun Kink with sp argon bindings for $200, only used for a week.

Wondering if any of ye more experienced snowboarders could help me...

I'm 6ft2" nd 180 pounds. Ill be spendin a lot more time in d park this time, wana learn to get tech on jibs more so than big jumps nd love learnin d butters. I'm a sponsored skateboarder so snowboardin comes qiute easy to me. Id say ill be 1/3 at d park, 1/3 piste, 1/3 back country.

Is a 153 way too small? would i strugle in pow?

Good deal tho... I really like d sound of dis Triple Base


Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say that board is too small for you. Fun.Kink is bataleon's softest board...and a 153 is going to be pretty much a noodle at your weight.

There's a bataleon Evil Twin 155 here that would be better for you. Not only is it a little longer, but ETs are slightly stiffer, too. Also $200 (delivered...no extra shipping), but only used 4 days...this is a better board all around.

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Old 02-01-2010, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply.

Ye was thinkin a soft 153 is a bit much. Would you say somthin about 155-157 would be the best size for me?

I was lookin at d evil twin too but think i might have to splash out for a lib tech skate banana... looks real nice.


Any more comments would help.

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Old 02-01-2010, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i've tryed out a evil twin and can say that it will handle what you throw at it! Imo the 'nanner lacks pop, which ET has lots of!
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yeah, Evil Twin is a better board, but...suit yourself, pay more and join the ban-dwagon

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The Fun Kink is super soft, and 153 is way short for your height/weight. That's a great board and size for the park, but you will be swimming in the backcountry. There's really no such thing as a board that is a park noodle and can still kill it in deep pow. I can suggest other Bataleon boards if you can afford to buy 2 boards at once. If it has to be just one, an Evil Twin 155 or Goliath 157 would do a much better do-it-all choice.
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for d replies.

Wot u think 155 ET or 156 skate banana?


Do the boards change much over the years? Like would a 2008 model be much different to a 2010?
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