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Old 03-15-2011, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, if someone can give me some advice. Im looking for a shorter, lighter board than I currently have because I am getting more into jibbing and freestyle. I think I have narrowed it down to 2 boards.. The Lib Tech T Rice C2, which I really liked because I test rode it, or the Never Summer Evo. I realize the price difference is huge but Im wondering if anyone can tell me which board will have more pop and forgiveness. I also ride in the northeast so the magnatraction on the Lib Tech helps when its icey out, does the Evo have good grip on ice? Any advice would really help.. btw I can get the Evo for $399 and the Trice for $498..
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You had fun jibbing a T.Rice? How?

I vote an Arbor Westrmark.

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I did think it was poppy, considering I currently have a 3 year old Palmer 162. Sound like your saying Im better off with the Evo?
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Of your two options yes. However I still had more fun jumping and jibbing the Westmark.
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Of your two options yes. However I still had more fun jumping and jibbing the Westmark.
Can you compare westmark to a swindle since you've ridden both? I know their specs and difference in bases... I wonder which one would be better for me to improve my freestyle riding with. I hit the park 20% of the time but enjoy more time using the whole mountain as my park

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The Westmark would be better for you. The Swindle is a fun board, but limited outside the park. The Westmark isn't.
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if I can't find westmark for a good deal, is there other good alternatives with good edge hold for eastcoast snow? Im thinking green machine. Sorry about being a question baby and hijacking this thread
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FK has no edge tech.

Try a Flow Era.
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The Westmark looks like a prospect.. I like that it has a warranty too.. How is the pop? The reviews say its a medium flex, wouldn't I was a softer board for for butters, park and stuff? Have you test rode the Evo because I read it is comparable to TRice? So many choices, I'm thinking I should test ride them all before I commit.. Now I think the GNU Park Pickle is an option.. any input on that one?

Appreciate the feedback.
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I haven't ridden and Evo per se, but I rode the HighSociety Twin which is RC, vario, and somewhere around the Evo/Circuit. Its made by NS.

I had more fun messing around with the Westmark and it was better creepin into stuff. The Twin really shined doin hotlaps. Hotlaps tire you out, this is what makes me like the Westmark more. It still had all the stability I could want and was still fun at speeds, but when I got more serious it was more fun than the Twin.

I don't know who is comparing the Evo to a T.Rice. T.Rice is more like a Heritage or even the Raptor.

I don't think Mervin makes a single good park board. The only boards soft enough to be "park" are all just BTX, and the only company I've ridden doing center reverse right is Arbor.
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