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RitterGT 01-27-2011 07:45 PM

Choosing a board
 
Okay all - first post here and I'm looking for help. Yeah, it's another "What to buy" thread! Hope you guys can help me out.

Stats on me:

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 175
Boot : 12 (suggests midwide board, but that's only what I've read)

I'd call myself "intermediate", but have only rented and never owned a board. I'm finally doin it cause I've moved to a slightly colder climate and will start going more regularly. For the most part I've been doing nothing but groomers, but am looking to get more into park riding as I get better. Not looking at any powder where I am so not worried about that.

Looking for something I can ride for multiple seasons (not looking to upgrade year after year) and something that won't break the bank (sub 400 would be awesome).

My biggest problem is that I have a tendency to want the best and newest, but I know my talent really can't justify that most of the time.

So, all that in mind - help me out! I need some suggestions and I need them fast!

Thanks much!
-Ritter

MistahTaki 01-27-2011 08:12 PM

So do you want a park board or all mountain freestyle? any brands you've considered? I can suggest popular brands with members on this site. Bataleon, Neversummer, K2, Capita, Libtech, Ride, Rome, Arbor....

RitterGT 01-27-2011 08:23 PM

Honestly I'm looking for something all-mountain that if I take in the park it won't make things too difficult (If that makes sense at all..)

I've looked a bit into just about all those brands actually - and honestly I'm just lost in a sea of choices! haha. I'm hoping some people here can narrow me down a bit more.

Thanks!
-Ritter

MistahTaki 01-27-2011 08:31 PM

Ok, here are some suggestions.
Bataleon Evil Twin
Neversummer SL
Ride DH2
Capita Indoor Survival FK
Libtech Skate Banana
Rome Artifact
K2 Slayblade

those are all pretty popular boards and i hear only good things about. Out of the list i think your best bet is the Bataleon Evil Twin, Neversummer SL, or Capita Indoor Survival. That's just my 2 cents.


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