K2 Jibpan and General Question
I checked out the guidelines, but I'm not sure if I am moving in the right direction. I'm looking for a park board specifically for jibbing, but something where I can still hit small or eventually medium sized kickers with. I'm still trying to improve my jumps (spotting my landing, speed checks, minimizing my arm movements, etc.) and I would still consider myself a noob at it, but I wanted a board to start jibbing with. I'm currently riding a 156 Park Pickle where I mainly use it for jumps, powder, and groomed runs. Basically, I wanted a park focused board to start learning how to hit jibs with, do ground tricks, and generally something easy to mess around with (to further extend my knowledge/skill on board control).
I'm 5'9" and 165-170ish (weight). I was thinking about getting a 150 or 153 Jibpan. Would a 150 be too short? I was thinking it may be too short for hitting jumps with (board might be a bit softer and get squirrely on the landing?). My question is, which size would be ideal for the goals that I want to accomplish (assuming that I fit the weight range of the board)? What would be the incentive (advantages/disadvantages) for picking one length over the other?
Any suggestions for another board (including length) or general advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
at your weight both of those would be generally considered to small. i am 148 and looking at a 150-154 for a park board. of course that is a generalisation and you might love riding a 150 but as a general guideline i think for 170 its probably 158ish then + or - about 3cm based on what you want to do. the i dont have any personal experience with the jib pan but i have heard good things about it.
you want a med soft board based on what you are trying to achieve. i dont know what your definition of a "big" jump would be but a total noodle wouldnt be a very fun ride to take off of a >20ft jump. if i were you i would look at a 155-157ish board. maybe a capita stairmaster extreme, or a ns evo or look into arbour boards. also, for jumps dont look at rocker boards. they cause wash out based on my experience.
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