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Old 12-18-2010, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Joystick or Hero?

I'm looking for a good rocker board from Burton that's flexible, more park oriented, yet can also hold up well on groomed/icy runs since I live on the east coast. Reason I'm looking solely at Burton's is because I have a Burton Custom with the channel system which I really like and I plan on using the same bindings. The custom is great on the whole mountain, but it's a little long for the park (165W) and I'd like another board that's a little more playful and I'd also just like to have a rocker board as well. The two boards that I'm considering are the Joystick and Hero. They seem pretty similar, and I've heard great things about both of them so I have no idea. I'm also undecided about the size. The Hero I'd get either 158(26.4 width) or 155 (26.1 width) and Joystick either 159(25.9 width) or 156(25.7 width). I'm 185 lbs and have a size 13 boot, not sure how narrow I can go but my custom is 26.2cm wide. Any advice would be great.
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ride a 25.4 cm wide board with a size 12 and no problems. With a 13 I would stay above 26 cm. I haven't tried either so I can't comment on that.

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Old 12-18-2010, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a whammy or nug
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Whammy and Nug don't come in wide which I kinda need since I'm a size 13. Have you ridden the Nug though and how is it?
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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joystick is stiffer and more all-moutain, so if your going to keep the custom, then go with the hero because its softer and more for park. It should be decent on ice with the frostbite edges, but any park oriented rocker board isnt going to be the greatest. Overall id say the hero, 155 is pretty short for you, but for size id say its just your personal preference.
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Check into the waist widths of boards you're thinking about. I've got a 160 Custom Flying V and because it's a 160, the regular version is a "mid-wide". If you were to look into the largest size nug, it might still work for you. I haven't ridden the hero or joystick, but I can vouch for the flying V. Depends if you're planning on keeping your Custom or selling it to help pay for your new stick. I'd also look into the Easy Livin' Flying V
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