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Old 06-21-2010, 01:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've already got an all-mountain / powder board so now I'm looking to add a park board to my quiver. I would say I am an intermediate overall but I'm just starting to ride park. I'm not really interested in pipe but perhaps I'd like to give it a try (its going to be a looooong summer in the park waiting for the whole mountain to open).

My height is 182cm, weight 78kg, I've got pretty big feet (size 12 US) and I live in Europe (that means a lot of the boards available in the US are outside of my reach).

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Old 06-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ride Kink, K2 Parkstar, CAPiTA Horrorscope, Rome Artifact 1985, Bataleon ET or Rocker, Nitro T1 or Swindle...

It will help a lot to know more of what will be available to you.

Sized around a 153ish will be good. Shorter for more rails, longer for more jumps.
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Never Summer Revolver, Wide version of the Evo. You may like the revolver/evo because it's a park board, but it's alott stiffer then most park boards, so it handles all mountain fairly well.
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im a huge fan of my never summer evo for park riding but i know nitro is really big around you so those might be easier to find. i own a nitro rook which is right up there with my evo. it has flat camber in the middle so its very fun to ride but still stable off booters and most mtn riding.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ride Kink, K2 Parkstar, CAPiTA Horrorscope, Rome Artifact 1985, Bataleon ET or Rocker, Nitro T1 or Swindle...

It will help a lot to know more of what will be available to you.

Sized around a 153ish will be good. Shorter for more rails, longer for more jumps.
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Never Summer Revolver, Wide version of the Evo. You may like the revolver/evo because it's a park board, but it's alott stiffer then most park boards, so it handles all mountain fairly well.
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im a huge fan of my never summer evo for park riding but i know nitro is really big around you so those might be easier to find. i own a nitro rook which is right up there with my evo. it has flat camber in the middle so its very fun to ride but still stable off booters and most mtn riding.
Nitro, Burton and Lib Tech are easiest brands to find around Europe (in my experience). K2 and Ride are also fairly well represented. Never Summer, Bataleon, and CAPITA are very difficult to get a hold of in the right size if at all...
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yea thats what i figured. my vote goes towards the nitro rook, its a mid wide so you shouldnt have to worry about your feet( my friend has 13s and fits on a 155 rook fine)
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well if its nitro burton and lib, id get either a T1 or a Rook.
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If you want to go the route with a board that'll work alright outside the park too you might want to look into the k2 Darkstar or the Ride Machete. This years darkstar is camber I believe, Machete has a lowrise rocker setup (or something along those lines).

I think BurtonAvenger had a review on the Swindle if you want a review.
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He has a review of the Rook as well. It was one of his more liked all around park boards if I remember correctly. Really fun.
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