By the way, first time poster...there seems to be some cool and knowledgeable people on here, I look forward to using this site.
So here's my question... What is Lib Tech's Dark Series considered??
Mervin calls it a pipe/park focused board, but everyone I talk to says that's not the case.
For my new board this year I was really looking at the TRS with magna and bannana, but I couldn't find one. At the shop I was at I started talking with one of the owners and he said that the Dark Series is what I was going to want.
My wants were an all mountain board that was wide enough for my feet (12) and stiff enough to rip everywhere. I am a very aggresive rider and I was after a stiff board that would rip.
The dude I was talking to is one of the owners of a very core shop up here in seattle, he (and everybody else) rides a shit ton, knows there stuff, and I have never once been steered to something I didn't feel comfortable with...as a matter of fact, when I went to buy my boots last year I walked out with a pair (ride amps) that were $40 less than what I was going to spend because of the insistence of one of the employees that I try on two pairs that I wasn't even considering...so I have no worries that I was "sold" a more expensive board.
The guy I was talking to said that in his oppinion the Dark was a stiff all mountain board.
I ended up with the Dark 161W with magna...
So what do you guys think, why does there seem to be a confuison? Why does mervin say it's a pipe and park specific board, but it isn't a twin tip (right?), it's stiff, and has a set back stance. What's up??