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Old 01-11-2011, 06:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a new board to use in the park. I currently ride a Rome Agent 154, and I use it as an all-mountain board. I'd like to start spending a little bit more time in the park on small to medium jibs and jumps. On my current runs through the park, I have a little bit of a hard time managing my current board. Here are my stats:

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 125
Boot size: 9

Any recommendations on some park boards that I should look into?
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bump.

Any recs? Please give me some ideas.
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The rome agent is a great park board, 154 is a little too big for your weight though. You probably want something in the 145-150 range for park.

Rome Agent
Never Summer Evo
Bataleon evil twin

The above boards are great freestyle boards, I haven't heard anything negative about them. I'm am also in the process of finding a board and Bataleon's TBT technology has me really intrigued.

There are a TON of good freestlye boards out there, it's hard to recommend certain boards because everyone's riding style is different. The 3 above are somewhere to start.

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Old 01-12-2011, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in what way were you having a hard time managing your current board? was it too stiff? did you want more pop? did it keep catching rails?

like what has been said, its a little big for your weight. the agent can be a good park board also, but the artifact is better in that aspect.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just don't find my current board to have enough pop or flex to do the jibbing that I want. Like you guys said, I think it's just that this board is a little big for my stats to do that stuff.
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Signal Park 150, Ride Kink 147, Flow Era/Verve 149, Arbor Draft 149.5, or a Arbor Westmark 150.

My top two picks would be the Park or Verve. The Park is cambered but pretty soft. So its easy to jib but forgiving enough on jumps without being loose. The Verve has some good snap for what it is and a convex base to make learning front boards less stressful. I would ride both, I own a Park.
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I just don't find my current board to have enough pop or flex to do the jibbing that I want. Like you guys said, I think it's just that this board is a little big for my stats to do that stuff.
Lack of pop is probably due to it being a little hard to initiate because of your lack of weight. A slightly softer board for you is going to feel more poppy cause it's easier to load.
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look at the sale section i got a perfect 147 horrorscope perfect for you.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I was looking at the Evil Twin. Found a good deal on a 147 classic. Will that be too short? should I look for the 151 instead?
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Bump. I'd appreciate any feedback so that I can decide on the 147 today. Thanks!
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