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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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It's down to two...Lib Tech Skate Banana vs. K2 Parkstar

So ive never my search for a dedicated park board down to two. I can get a GREAT deal on both from a local shop, and they would be about the same price.

A little background...Im looking for a dedicated park board to help me LEARN more tricks. I need something that is going to be ideal for getting down spins, better on boxes and rails. I am an advanced all mountain rider, just starting to get better in the park. I already have my every day stick, this will be to improve my park skills.

Skate Banana 156 W - As always a ton of great things written about the SB. Found it in the less obnoxious blue color , and seems like if you're going to go with a reverse board, why not go with where it started?

K2 Parkstar 155 W - Among the other boards I put against the SB in the price range, this one really stood out. Alot of great tech in it from K2 , and overall seems like a solid park board.

So help me out, which one is better for what im looking for? Im pretty torn here! Thanks!
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Hey, I cannot speak for the k2 as i have never ridden it before, however I just got my first day out on my new banana 156 and it was and absolute blast to ride! sooo much fun. I doubt you would be disappointed with the banana if you picked one up.
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just my opinion, but i would consider a more flexible board for a dedicated park board...around here everyones uses bananas for a all around board..there not as flexible as alot of other boards, look at some capita boards or Rome
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just my opinion, but i would consider a more flexible board for a dedicated park board...around here everyones uses bananas for a all around board..there not as flexible as alot of other boards, look at some capita boards or Rome
Ive sort of noticed that, but I do want something that is going to be good for jumps as well. Not a totally flexy noodle. Mainly aiding in getting spins down. Alot of those really flexible boards I tend to get afraid will lack the pop im looking for.
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banana lacks in pop compared to the k2, i even heard that the banana loses pop over time but i can't comfirm as i have only riden my friends
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I've owned both but only have ridden the Parkstar. I sold the banana earlier this season to go to the parkstar actually. I love my parkstar, rides awesome. I can't speak for the Skate Banana though. Wish I would have ridden it to see if the "hype" is what it is.
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why is it that whenever someone mentions they are buying a libtech, someone chimes in with the automated answer "NEVERSUMMER, ROME!!"?
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I've owned both but only have ridden the Parkstar. I sold the banana earlier this season to go to the parkstar actually. I love my parkstar, rides awesome. I can't speak for the Skate Banana though. Wish I would have ridden it to see if the "hype" is what it is.
Could you tell me more about the Parkstar? How flexy is it? Do you feel like its a good board to start mastering tricks on, etc. Thanks!
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Could you tell me more about the Parkstar? How flexy is it? Do you feel like its a good board to start mastering tricks on, etc. Thanks!
Actually, I see guys on here say it's too soft but I think they don't know what they are talking about and going off of what they read because today I cmpared it to my buddies '10 Legacy-r and my board is definitely stiffer than that board. I think it's a good board to start learning tricks. I have learned pretty much all my shit on it actually. Before I got the board I basically could just jump, now I can do grabs, ride rails, and spin 1's and 3's and butter pretty well too (in about a months time).
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are u saying the parkstar is 'definitely stiffer' than the legacy-r? i'm shocked....
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