I have a problem, or rather an issue, or rather an issue that probably most people would like if they were in korea and expecting to pay 850,000won on a bataleon.
Turns out their korean distributor have a 2012 jam demo board.
And its at 30% off.
So its actually about 600,000 won which is about $530
But i want a riot. You might remember me crying about a riot. Riot riot riot riot riot!
I want to pop to the moon.
Amd the 157 riot has been the board of my dreams since day 1.
So i need you mr wiredsports, to talk some sense into me. I know its really an issue of three things:
1. the stringers on the jam running through the whole board as opposed the riot where they stop after the inserts.
2. twin versus all mountain tbt (i really like the sound of all mtn tbt over twin to be honest).
3. varied flex (5-6-5 versus straight 5 (due to stringers i assume).
4. Core core versus reinforced core. Which i dont really grasp the differences - but i think the core core pushes the force of a load in the middle (between the edges, not the middle, middle) of the board, whilst the reinforced core pushes the energy onto the edges for springier turns?
My feeling is that the riot is going to be a LOT easier to load, and also going to have a much bigger sweetspot for pressing (the stringer effect i assume).
So the jam sounds like its a bit more of a ripper board kinda like my quiver killer, whilst the riot still sounds too good to be true
(it would be better with the all mountain tbt though i reckon. But i need someone to basically take me by the hand and explain that life is full of difficult compromises and since there wont be any riots in korea according to their official korean outlet, (and when i end up buying it in japan its going to cost me about 70,000 yen (or about 1,000,000won)), that i should embrace my scottish cheapness and be thrifty even if its not the board i want. Better yet show me why ive made a mistake about it and that it IS a poppy ripper that can also be lightning fast and insanely playful.
PS. They have an ex-demo 153 whatever for, get this, 350,000 won (about $300) which for korea is INSANE. If only i needed a cruise deck - but i already have a 156 indoor fk