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Old 03-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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looking for a bigger board than what i have that is good on powder, great on groomers and isnt suirrly at speed on hardpack, a board i can mach down on runs and take the occaisional back country trip with. saw a great sale on a 165 skunk ape and a 168w ride highlife. im 6-1 , 218lbs, size 12 boots and ride 18* and 9* duckstance sometime greater. sort of looking for a bigger banana magic {have a 158} or less squirrely on hardpack 162 wide flying V. i havent had a chance to ride the skunk ape or the highlife but want to add something else to the quiver with these late season great deals. which board would handle the needs above. thanks...
oh i love the other boards as well but something missing from both and i had a few coins burning a hole in my pockets this week.

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you like the banana / flying v rocker go with the skunk ape. The highlife's rocker is the oposite flat in the middle up in the tips. its all perferance but I don't like the flat ride and k2 boards I've been on.
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I don't like the hyperprogressive side cut on ride boards too, I much prefer the radial sidecuts with magnetraction for carving groomers.
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I agree, if you know you like the Magic, you can't go wrong with the Ape. It's stiffer than the Magic and I'm sure the C2 is better and more stable at high speeds than the Magic's regular rocker (I think that's what it is). The only thing I don't like about the Ape is the extruded base which seems odd considering the Ape's price point.

I don't know a lot about the Highlife, but I've heard good things and I'm sure it's a solid board.
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ride>Lib

Highlife is a tank.
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