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Old 03-15-2011, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking into buying a nice jib board to butter around on. Also, not sure what size I should go with I'm about 5'7 180lbs. However, I am leaning toward the Capita Horrorscope FK either 147 or 149 not really sure this is why some help would be nice
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You would snap the 147 in 12 minutes flat.

Try something like the Arbor Draft 155, Ride Kink 155, K2 Weapon 155, CAPiTA Green Machine FK 156, Flow Verve 155, Salomon Drift Rocker 156, Nitro SubZero 158, or a Stepchild Jibstick 156.

Also I'm assuming by freeride you mean straight powder. There is no board that actually freerides well and jibs well.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You would snap the 147 in 12 minutes flat.

Try something like the Arbor Draft 155, Ride Kink 155, K2 Weapon 155, CAPiTA Green Machine FK 156, Flow Verve 155, Salomon Drift Rocker 156, Nitro SubZero 158, or a Stepchild Jibstick 156.

Also I'm assuming by freeride you mean straight powder. There is no board that actually freerides well and jibs well.
Haha I feel so fat! But okay I see, thanks for your help and i will look into those
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i think based on your weight, a 147/149 would be too small. perhaps look into something 151-153 if you want to work on jibbing. but as nivek said, there's not a board where you can jib, and then expect to ride backcountry with haha.
that being said, i love the horrorscope. I've said it in many other posts as well. but basically, it will give you the flex you want to learn to jib with, the flat kick technology will really help you get some air, and it performs decent at high speed. I've done some powder riding with it, not too deep, but seemed to perform okay.
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i think based on your weight, a 147/149 would be too small. perhaps look into something 151-153 if you want to work on jibbing. but as nivek said, there's not a board where you can jib, and then expect to ride backcountry with haha.
that being said, i love the horrorscope. I've said it in many other posts as well. but basically, it will give you the flex you want to learn to jib with, the flat kick technology will really help you get some air, and it performs decent at high speed. I've done some powder riding with it, not too deep, but seemed to perform okay.
Haha. Okay gotcha thank you sir
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for sure! the green machine that was suggested would be an awesome board too! will give you a bit of flex with flat kick, but will still be stiff enough for you to shred powder a lot better.

i would also strongly suggest the jibstick. great board, super fun to play with! and i love the step child team good luck with your search, let us know what you end up purchasing!
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Nivek.. Im confused, I had a similar question and you suggested the Arbor Westmark but didnt suggest it at all here.. Should I be considering any of these boards or did you suggest them to d916 for a different reason?
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Nivek.. Im confused, I had a similar question and you suggested the Arbor Westmark but didnt suggest it at all here.. Should I be considering any of these boards or did you suggest them to d916 for a different reason?
I don't remember exactly what you asked for, what I'm guessing is you wanted something with a little bit more mountain performance as well as jibs. OP just wants a jib board for powder I'm assuming. Different needs. Powder doesn't require edgehold so a board can be stupid soft. Stupid soft boards are actually super fun in deep snow. For something that's also going to hold up on the rest of the mountain you just need something stiffer.
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for sure! the green machine that was suggested would be an awesome board too! will give you a bit of flex with flat kick, but will still be stiff enough for you to shred powder a lot better.

i would also strongly suggest the jibstick. great board, super fun to play with! and i love the step child team good luck with your search, let us know what you end up purchasing!
Will do thanks It is really helpful to help narrow down my list and choices, but this is a tough one!
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Hey I've ended up getting a 155 Horrorscope and got a 08 151 Sanchez Really excited. Thanks again for your help everyone.

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