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Old 07-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default All-mountain rocker recommendation?

I'm looking for a new all-mountain rocker stick for next season. I'm looking for something I can throw just about anything at (except for deep(er) powder, I've got a Ride Slackcountry for that). I do a lot of technical riding like tighter tree runs and moguls. I do hit the park a little bit too. I've looked at the Ride Machete (leaning towards this one), and the Capita Green Machine (a little more park oriented though). Any other suggestions I should look at?
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry to cross post in this thread, but Ive been trying to get your Burton AK jacket you put up for sale in the For sale forum. is it still available?
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check out lib tech stuff. I have a skate banana and it rips everything, especially park. the magnatraction grips ice like a beast as well haha
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Check the 2011 Never Summer line

2011 Capita Black Snowboard of Death

2011 YES! Great Dudes of History

These imo will be the top "respectable" hybrid style sticks on the market.

IMO Bananas are one of the single worst reverse designs on the market.

I'm into the same type of riding as you and I will be getting a 2011 Never Summer Heritage next season

Good luck on your searching! Educate yourself ( =
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not to thread jack but why do you not like lib tech reverse camber?
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I havn't been on their power banana tech so i cant speak on that but it's a knock off of what Never Summer did so I'm sure it works.

But a regular reverse banana is imo, a very loose type of reverse camber. And my personal opinion is that it was the best they could figure out when coming up with the tech. The point of reverse camber is to raise the contact points primarily as far as I'm concerned. There's of course other reasons for reverse camber but I feel that's the number 1 reason. It makes learning easier, pressing easier, bla bla bla

Well with the banana the contact points are elevated starting so close to the middle of the board that it's basically pointless to be elevated from that area.... It creates a sloppy feeling board, and that's the biggest reason why I'm anti banana and I think their tech sucks.

Other reverse cambers that have a more gradual reverse camber and start kicking up much further out the board still have virtually catch free edges but also deliver a much more stable ride.
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The reason i bought one is because i went to a demo day, rode about 6 different boards, including the capita horoscope fk, k2 parkstar, ride kink, and one other ride i dont remember what it was called haha. and out of them all the banana just felt the best to me and to me it felt so much better than all the others. my dad was riding with me and he rode the same ammount of boards i did and he though the skunk ape stood out the most to him, followed by a dc pb&j.
personal opinion i guess haha.
i didnt ride any NS so i cant say anything about them, but they do look like legit boards.
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I personally love the Ride Machete. It does handle all-mountain very well.

Other great All-Mountain boards:

K2: Turbo Dream <---- I love this board. The Slayblade doesn't have a rocker, but it has 0 camber. This board is fast. It's a lot of fun to ride.

Lib Tech: I didn't demo the Travis Rice, but I hear it is a killer all-mountain stick. I did demo the Banana Magic though. If you have the dough for it, it's one killer board. I am currently deciding whether or not to get this board or get two lesser boards.
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The reason i bought one is because i went to a demo day, rode about 6 different boards, including the capita horoscope fk, k2 parkstar, ride kink, and one other ride i dont remember what it was called haha. and out of them all the banana just felt the best to me and to me it felt so much better than all the others. my dad was riding with me and he rode the same ammount of boards i did and he though the skunk ape stood out the most to him, followed by a dc pb&j.
personal opinion i guess haha.
i didnt ride any NS so i cant say anything about them, but they do look like legit boards.
That's cool man, to each their own. I just don't personally like the Banana tech
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