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Old 02-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good Park/Carving board for me?

I'm a Intermediate rider, and so far I've just been carving around and bombing some hills and I plan on starting on Park and some Freestyle off some kickers.
So I'm looking for a board that is a good carver and can take some jumps.. I've only rented boards before, so I'm looking to get my first.

I'm 6 feet and 125 - 130 lb. (Yes, I know im a skinny bastard)
I was checking out the K2 Darkstar, yet I always get confused on sizes and what length I should get. People tell me I should get a 149cm and then some people say I need a 155cm..
Cant be to expensive, nothing that is like $600.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're getting different size recommendations cause some people don't know how to size a board. If you were the average 6fter you would be on a 155. You're not. You're skinny. Weight is more important, though even for park 149 is a little small. Shoot for around a 152.

The best sidecut on a park board I have ridden was the Flow Era. They use a mellow/tight/mellow/tight/mellow breakdown making the board easy to cruise and not twitchy at a slower speed, but still able to rail a turn. It is a center reverse with minimal camber in the tips which is a personal preference thing for jumps. Some find it too loose.

Something you might like better for jumps is the Signal Omni. More of the control is right under your feet instead of between like the Era giving you a nice stable platform. It turned great, was forgiving with the rocker in the tips, but super fun to jump. Not as good of edge-hold though.

Third is the Flow Quantum, Scotty's board. Camber with mellowed out camber in the tips to focus the pop closer to your feet. Super poppy, he uses it in pipe which means the edge hold is good, and most the team uses it as their jump stick. Not as playful or forgiving as the other two.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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