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Park Pickle or Forum Destroyer?

I'm torn. I like the btx and the aysm edges on the Pickle sound really cool. I'm probably gonna get flamed here but I really can't stand the graphics on it (and the skate banana while I'm at it). I also hate that everyone and their little brother has one.

I love the graphics on the Forum Destroyer and it's a lot cheaper.

I wish I could demo the two but I can't.

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I'm somewhat of an intermediate rider, but it's all relative I guess. I love doing flatground type stuff. I can butter all the way around on my nose and can do a 360 off the ground when just riding without trying very hard (and chain things together). I'm getting into more jibs but I'd consider myself still a beginner here though.

Currently I have the '09/'10 156 Nitro Rook with some '11 Cartels. I like the board a lot but I've put about a years worth of riding and it's getting beat up a bit from knocking cans and stuff. It's very light and flexible, especially between the bindings, yet I still have some descent pop in my ollies. This board's weakness is definitely holding an edge though, especially on the heal side. It's flexibility makes it bounce very easily when going even slightly hard on the heel side edge. It doesn't exactly help stomp landings either. You can see why the pickle interests me a lot. You can call me a chick if you want but I think I would get annoyed whenever I looked down at it or saw some little kid doing a 540 on his next to me.

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Yes, a Pickle will help with your heelside issue. Not cause of the asym, but just cause of the lobster grip of magne.

I vote Destroyer. Continuous center rocker works better than center-to-flat. I always feel like I'm riding with a bowl under my feet on BTX. No such feeling on Chili or Arbor system.


For a best compromise, Arbor Westmark. Griptech will help with...grip, and the center rocker makes it easy to press and butter, but the board remains stable and snappy.

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who proof reads? pickles hold edges well in ice and still perform in slush, close friend uses one... heard they suck in pow though, havent tried it.



i personally prefer forum boards though... quiver right now consists of youngblood, manual, scallywag.
I've ridden a good friends pickle a few times and prefer any of my forums over it to be quite honest, they feel a bit more poppy! Even the '10 manual WITHOUT chillydog is more poppy than the pickle.[thats the yellow stick in the avatar.

side note... i ride all my forums with 390 bosses.
i rode the pickle with shakas

best of luck.

edit: chillydog system def feels smoother than the pickle, however his pickle holds edges nicely in the ice here.

another edit: the 2012 forum destroyer is supposed to be fking NASTY.. check it out online.. may wanna wait for that!

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Wish I could try the Destroyer. I'm probably going to get it. I'm worried it will hold an edge worse than my 2010 Nitro Rook (flat camber).
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My current quiver is a pickle 150cm and nitro t1 153cm. I absolutely love both boards and each of them has their pro's and cons. I find with the T1 i can stomp landings better, not as soft as the pickle so it doesnt wash out, as far as jibbing and buttering goes the pickle is my go-to board, soft an poppy and incredibly forgiving. I can ollie higher on the T1, has more pop than the pickle. Edge hold on the pickle is unreal, through ice, slush, spring-like snow conditions it holds and then some. It will really all come down to riding style, if you're looking for a board for big air i wouldnt suggest the pickle (although i do find rotations are easier on it), but if you're looking for a jib-stick and plan on doing a lot of buttering, and presses go with the pickle. Just my 2cents.
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Wish I could try the Destroyer. I'm probably going to get it. I'm worried it will hold an edge worse than my 2010 Nitro Rook (flat camber).
Probably neither worse nor better.

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