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Old 08-27-2010, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to know how much of a difference little things make??
I mean as long as a board is the right size, does:

-All-mountain,Freestyle, Freeride,etc
-flex/responsiveness
-camber,reverse rocker, etc
-directional vs. true twin

really matter?


I want a board meant for

75% jumps and jibs, and 25% freeride/backcountry

that is:
-under $250
-wont sink in powder
-hard enough to stop chatter with speed on jumps and groomers but yet be soft for jibbing and forgivable enough for a beginner




I REALLY want to know how much of a difference do these little things make?
I mean, if i just went out and bought a cheap all-mountain board, would i be disappointed in my purchase? I have spent a month looking at boards and keep changing my mind on what board I want like every 2 days and i am getting tired of it....right now i am looking at just buying a 09/10 K2 Parkstar for $300 and callin it a day!

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Old 08-28-2010, 02:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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haha im pretty sure if there was a board like that everyone would own it, but yah id say the park star sounds just about right
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ask your girlfriend if size and girth matter that'll give you your answer.
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You could just grab a park deck and learn to ride it all over the mountain. I mean I make it work and I'm sure other people do too.

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You could just grab a park deck and learn to ride it all over the mountain. I mean I make it work and I'm sure other people do too.
That's what I do. I have no issue at all. Even with a noodley reverse camber twin I have no trouble riding the steeps, cliffs, at high speed, etc. It actually is more fun and challenging than just "sitting back on the big-ol mountain board"
You can ride a freestyle board everywhere, but you can't ride a big mountain board everywhere.

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Old 08-28-2010, 03:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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some of us like to lay down some euro carves from time to time, and thats where softer boards lack, and bustin through crud. There are lots of great freestyle all mnt boards out now you don't have to pick park or freeride. Flex patterns vary, some are stiffer between the bindings some in the tip and tail. Look at the capita indoor, ride machete, signal omni, GNU Carbon credit. The cheap board market has never been so good, they all seem to have similar construction, cheaper bi-ax glass with carbon stringers to stiffen them up in areas. (i believe the omni is tri-ax glass with no carbon giving a more uniform flex pattern)
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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oh yeah size matters, for stability and float. An over sized park board will work, but a smaller one will under perform on a real mountain. I dont understand the people that claim they float as well on a 153 twin as a 159 directional, surface area and physics says nope. I've found that "I like" the board to be stiffer between the bindings and softer in the tips, allowing for solid carves, but still flexy enough for butters, ollies, and general dorkin around.
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Old 08-28-2010, 04:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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right now it is

Capita Indoor Survival FK 154 vs. K2 Parkstar 155

Would a K2 Parkstar 155 fit a:

155 pound
5'7"
boot size: 10.5
male


given the riding style i suggested?? I figured it might be a little too big for freestyle, but since its a jibbing board i dont really need that aspect. so might as well get it longer to help with powder and speed??

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Parkstar can handle the whole mountain it's based off the Darkstar but has 3 stage rocker on it.
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