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Old 12-31-2010, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I was just wondering what board and size I should get for a park board. I'm 15 years old and about 5'6" and weigh 115 lbs. My boots are size 9 but my feet are size 10.5. I'm not done growing and i hope to atleast get 2-3 years out of this board. I used some size calculators and they said to get anywhere from a size 142-150, and that seems like a really big range. I'm used to smaller boards though considering my current board is a size 136 haha. I was looking at maybe getting a rocker board but I haven't ever ridden one so I'm unsure. I usually hit rails and boxes but also some small to medium sized jumps. Thanks for the help. Oh and I was also looking at some boards like the Ride kink, Ride Agenda, Capita Horrorscope, and the Capita Stairmaster.
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Old 01-01-2011, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The best two park boards Ive tested this season are the K2 Fast Plant and the Arbor Draft.... of those two the Draft is softer. Arbors Grip Tech system makes for a really stable ride. Their boards are true reverse camber (like the banana) but have such great edge hold that I thought they were a flat tech when I first got on it. The K2 may be a bit better for you though since it is a tad stiffer which would help on those jumps. The k2 also has a 5 year core warranty 9basically this means board breakage but not delams, edge blow outs etc for that theires a standard warranty as well).
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks i'll take a look at those two boards. What size would you reccomend though?
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well both are alt camber so go a bit smaller than you normally would .. for reference im 6'1 205lbs and ride 153-155 in park jib boards and go a bit bigger for my all around board like a 156-158

of your original choices Id look at the Rides purely because you are looking for something to last three seasons or so. If I were to get a Ride Id go witH a Crush its just a bit stiffer than the Kink which is a great jib board but a little floppy on the bigger jumps over 25 feet or so. I love my Capitas but they do not take a beating very well. If you get more than 50 days on one in a season it will really show some wear and three seasons is for sure stretch
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What about a k2 www? I found them for pretty cheap in a 145.
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What about a k2 www? I found them for pretty cheap in a 145.
From my understandings, those will be great for the boxes, rails, and jibbing, but they're gonna be fairly unstable once you get to any real jump.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Which should i get the rocker or the camberedversion?
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Which should i get the rocker or the camberedversion?
if you only hit boxes rails and jib, go for the reverse camber. if you ride elsewhere, then the camber.

i would recommend the rome artifact rocker and the normal one too, the 144.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The rome artifact looks good but its nearly $100 more expensive than the k2 www, and i have to buy my boards with my own money now so i'll probably go with the k2 www. Thanks for the help everyone. And have any of you ridden the www? And if you did, how did you like it? Thanks.
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