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Skate Banana or Sierrascope?

There are great deals going on now that the season is coming to an end. I would like to pick a park deck this season. What I was looking for was a board I can start really getting into butters, get into more slides and hit some rails. I'm playing with med sized kickers now with my all-mt deck but would like the new deck to do so as well. Going through trails in the eastcoast also needed and some diamonds every now and then.
60park/40chill

I'm interested in the 09 skate banana 152 (a few left)
10 sierrascope 152 (some)
10 horrorscope 152 (so far none)

I'm 6ft size 9 and 155-60lbs.

What would you recommend?
Thank you for any help!
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I would say the sierrascope 152 100% the flex on it is perfect for what you want, you can butter the shit out of it, its sick on rails, but some how holds up on groomers and diamonds like you wouldnt believe, there FK design is one of the best technologys out there imo. I personally hate the skate bananas, there reverse camber makes the ride too surfy, not my type of riding and not the best for east coast riding where you will want something that grabs on the packed snow.
the horrorscope is a great board a TON of flex but i prefer the sierrascope because it has a faster base and carbon stringers that eliminate any chatter and allows you to hit those blacks when you need to with no problem.
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having owned both boards Id say Sierra hands down ... much better on packed ice and all mtn than the banana
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horrorscope comes in 51 and 55 and i think a 48. i have the 51 and it is so fun in the park.

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Banana Magic > all of the mentioned


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theres no way you rode the sierrascope leo cuz you would def not be saying that
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doubt it. sierrascope has excellent edge hold on icy hardpack. if thats why everyone loves bananas, its not the only option out there.
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I'm talking about the Banana Magic and not the Skate Banana. The Magic is one of most fun boards I ever rode. Ice or no ice, that board was just the tits to ride.

I admit, I haven't tried any Capitas though lol. I'm just in love with the Magic

I did however demo loads of 2011 boards.

I love the edge hold on ice, but that is certainly not the only reason I like that board. The Magic is just so light and playful. Carving was a dream on that thing. Poppy, a little stiff, yet torsionally forgiving. Just ride one and you'll see what I mean.

I want to get my hands on a Capita and NeverSummer board though. I'm really itchin to try those two companies.


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had the same dilemma..lucky enough was able to demo the skate banana, didn't like it as much. They had a sale on the sierrascope and ended up buying it and don't regret it at all. Soft enough for park and hold up really well on the blues, black and steep terrain. Go with the Sierrascope, i think it's more fun to ride and holds up well when u decide to charge all over the mountain
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