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JRZBoarder 02-02-2011 09:50 PM

Another board help thread
 
I've made a few of these before, but I've changed my mind a little bit. I'm looking into getting a park board that can still handle the rest of the mountain. I will be primarily be using it for buttering, cruising down trails hitting natural features and 5-20 ft jumps. I'll start doing some more jibbing also. I just also want it to also be able to fly down the mountain without too many problems even if it isn't ideal.

I was looking into boards like the NS Revolver, K2 Parkstar, and LT Skate Banana, but I'm up for any more suggestions. I was also wondering how well boards like the NS Legacy, GNU Rider's Choice, and k2 Turbo Dream would be for buttering and riding park.

I guess I'm mainly undecided about what I want to compromise more. I'll go with the more all-mountain freestyle board if it can still ride park well and butter fairly easily, but if not I'd want a park board that can ride the rest of the mountain decently. I really just want the best board that is decent at everything, but not amazing at any one thing if there is any board like that.

Nivek 02-02-2011 11:15 PM

Some of the best all arounder boards I've ridden are the Signal Omni, Nitro Rook, Forum Destroyer ChiliPop, and Arbor Westmark.

JRZBoarder 02-03-2011 02:02 PM

Ok I'll have to look into those as well.

I might just have to have two boards. I already have a Burton Custom, which does everything I want to do except I can't butter with it and it isn't good for jibbing because its a 165W regular camber and it's not flexible enough. I want a board to fill that void, but that can also be okay with the rest of the mountain so I don't have to switch between them so much. So of those three park boards I listed the NS Revolver, k2 Parkstar, and LibTech Skate Banana which would be best? I'll also consider others.

Btw I'm 6'4" 185 lbs, size 13 boot.

Nivek 02-03-2011 03:21 PM

Of your three the revolver.

I'd really look at the Westmark and Omni though

JRZBoarder 02-03-2011 09:20 PM

I was checking them out. They look like great boards, but I don't think they come in wide.

Nivek 02-03-2011 10:49 PM

The Omni doesn't, but the Westmark has griptech. The bump in the unblended sidecut is right under the insert pack making the board wider right there. Usually fits up to a 12 or so.


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