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Old 03-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I had my board stolen and I was looking for a replacement, and I pretty much settled on the Forum manual forever with 2011 chillydog with pop tech. However, I then found a board by company called smokin, and I am assuming they are a smaller company because they only sell to the tahoe area, and their boards are jib or lowrise rockers, which I personally feel are advantageous to continues ones, like the chillydog. The problem is that the chillydog has the added "with pop" functionality, and that the smokin board has mtx. I was just wondering on people's opinions on both boards and techs. Chillydog with pop vs. the dirt rocker with mtx

And the smokin board in question is the M.I.P
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I got a chance to check one out at a shop the other day. I was very impressed. It looked like a very well made board.

The one I saw was the Mike Basich Pro Model.
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smokin is built like a neversummer
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smokin is built like a neversummer
I agree. Dare I say that they may be even a little more overbuilt than NS, at least that pro model.

I'm a big NS fan, but I was VERY impressed with that board. I might have to try to get my hands on one.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So what is the consencus? smokin? I was wondering how soft the board is, the M.I.P is the softest board they have but they rate it at a 5 stiffness, I really want to be able to press it and jib the crap out of it.
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I know nothing about the specifics of that board, so I'm no help there. All I know is that Mike Basich Pro Model is built like a fucking tank and I want one!
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Old 03-20-2010, 02:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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its soft .. one thing you have to consider in their flex rating is that one of their boards is that basich pro .. so knowing that its stiff as a well shit stiff as a board and rated 8 on their scale that puts a 5 at really soft .. not like rome artifact 1985 soft but still nice and buttery .. you combine that flat tech with mtx and you have amazing edge control even for a park board ... the m.i.p. is definitely not a pow board though... with alot of park boards you can get away with riding it in pow but with that shovel shape on the tipw and blunt edges it seems to want to sink more like a cambered board than an alt camber. ive found anyhting over 6 inches or so of snow its a workout ... if youre more into the all mtn stuff the big wig of theirs is great .. still soft but a mid wide it handles all mtn better and is a champ in deep stuff. the big wig rides very much like the sierrascope and im really hoping to see it in a 155ish next year
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I'm not too worried about all mountain ability, just mild cruising and park running. From what you've told me it sounds pretty good, seems like it has more control than the forum forever...I guess maybe I'll get it. If you could compare the flex to a custom vrocker or a banana how would you say it falls? (those are the two rockered boards ive tryed)
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I've got a Big Wig and I'm in love with it. Smokin boards are built like tanks. Put it this way:

Smokin is like a Shelby Mustang. Lib Tech let them use the tech and Smokin improved the design and added premium parts.
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sounds good to me, MIP is supposed to be softer than the big wig right?
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