K2 Jibpan and General Question - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 02:37 AM
BobbyDigital
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
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.

Last edited by BobbyDigital; 02-15-2010 at 03:04 AM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 03:29 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Last edited by synthetic; 02-15-2010 at 03:34 AM.
synthetic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome