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Old 12-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i just bought a nitro subzero, but I found some good deals on the signal park rocker board so I might be getting one for my brother. He's about the same size and height as me, 5'10", 160 lbs.

Can't decide between 152 or 154.

I heard that to get the most out of this board, you need to have a wide stance to where the bindings are right at the edge of where the rocker starts to kink. Or else, the flex when doing presses will feel very strange. Is this true? And does the same go for horrorscopes?

My brother and i are use to narrower stances (21in - 21.5in). Or is the park rocker so flexible anyways that it won't really matter.
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that board feels strange no matter what... its like a cruel joke. that thing is super soft. dont matter.
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Old 12-06-2010, 07:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, i just bought a nitro subzero, but I found some good deals on the signal park rocker board so I might be getting one for my brother. He's about the same size and height as me, 5'10", 160 lbs.

Can't decide between 152 or 154.

I heard that to get the most out of this board, you need to have a wide stance to where the bindings are right at the edge of where the rocker starts to kink. Or else, the flex when doing presses will feel very strange. Is this true? And does the same go for horrorscopes?

My brother and i are use to narrower stances (21in - 21.5in). Or is the park rocker so flexible anyways that it won't really matter.
its a noodle, and it has a rediculous kick in the nose and tail (10 degrees up i think). its a terrible board in my opinion.
you'd be better off getting a horrorscope 152 wide, because the kick isnt very drastic, and its a better park board, and you dont have to have a super wide stance.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would stay away from the Signal Park Rocker. That board is a noodle...here is the proof:

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Old 12-07-2010, 01:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I actually wasn't considering it at first, but i can actually get it for real cheap so I'd figuire it could be just something to mess around with.

My brother isn't really a serious snowboarder so it should be fine.
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Does your brother only ride in the park? The board won't function outside of the park, just to let you know.
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I would stay away from the Signal Park Rocker. That board is a noodle...here is the proof:

I've seen that fool's vids on youtube. I think he's sponsored. He is really good for his age.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ya, we go to mountain high which is mostly a park.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Default Im Waiting for the Park Rocker...its coming this thursday!!!

Has anyone tried this board out for an extended period of time? Ive read a bunch of reviews and seen some videos that seem kind of mixed on it. Mainly people say that its terrible. :-/ Yet a few are really in love with it and say its the most fun board they've ever ridden. Im excited to try it out, as Ive been riding an old Lamar board for the past 5 or 6 seasons, and I got a STEAL ($150) on the Park Rocker. Not to mention Im starting to play around more on the slopes hopping off of little snow drifts and starting to mess around in the baby parks, pressing ect. Im going to start using this board all mountain, but am not dead set on making this my devoted all mountain board (will possibly pick up the Capita Quiver Killer or Green Machine as my all around board before next season).

Just looking for some honest opinions of people who've ridden it. I got the 154 Wide (since that was the only size available) Im 155lbs with size 10 boots).

Thanks

EDIT - Im an intermediate rider, been riding several years but only a handful of times per year. Been really getting into snowboarding lately and have stepped it up a bunch. I ride mainly in Eastern Pennsylvania (Blue MT, the Poconos) so Im mainly riding fake snow and hardpack/ice.

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would advise anyone getting a Park Rocker to upsize. They are a unique board. Presses come super easy, if you just lift onto the tip. Once you try to press into the tips you go over. If you can get used to it it would be super fun.

I usually recommend the Park over the Rocker, or to wait till next year and get a Rocker Lite.
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