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Old 10-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So Im looking to buy a new board. Ive be snowboarding for around 4 years now, but up until this point have been using rental gear. This year I wanted to buy my own stuff since I have finally stopped growing. I was looking at the 2010 Rome Artifact. But after snooping around local stores discovered that the Gnu Park Pickle is where it's at. Unfortunately I dont have that much money. So are there any boards like the Park Pickle, but without spending that much money? Or should I go with the Rome Artifact?
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Depends on you riding style. Lots of rails, some jumps, and funnage then go for the Art. Or if you are just starting to learn the park go for the Art. More all over the mountain and trees, look more for something like the Raygun, Quiver Killer, or a Turbo Dream.
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Depends on you riding style. Lots of rails, some jumps, and funnage then go for the Art. Or if you are just starting to learn the park go for the Art. More all over the mountain and trees, look more for something like the Raygun, Quiver Killer, or a Turbo Dream.
Thanks, Im thinking 60% park and 40% Carving. It will be my first real try at the park, however, so Im leaning toward the Art.

But will the carving be bad on it?
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If you only have the two options I think the Artifact will be more fun. But I would try to find a mid stiff park board. The Pickle is more of a 7 on the park scale. Try for a Crush, Indoor FK, Parkstar, or a Rook.
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If you only have the two options I think the Artifact will be more fun. But I would try to find a mid stiff park board. The Pickle is more of a 7 on the park scale. Try for a Crush, Indoor FK, Parkstar, or a Rook.
They aren't my only two options, but the Artifact I found is dirt cheap, local, new, and my size. And in my budget, because I also need boots and bindings D:
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if you like the park pickle, why not look into the Gnu Carbon Credit series. It's about the same board, PP has better materials.

Oh and your answer, no the carving will not be bad on it.
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Dirt cheap then go for it. It is a softer board but is ridable on the mountain. I road a tiny Scaremaster everywhere for a couple months. Keep it in check and you'll have fun.
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Thanks guys, I think Im going to for the Art, I can always buy the Park Pickle when my birthday rolls around.
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