Jib board size?? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Jib board size??

Hey guys,

I'm looking at getting a new board next season strictly for the park. I've done some research and apparently I'm supposed to go shorter in length. I currently have a 2011 Ride Machete 155. I love it but I find it hard to press and butter. And after a full day of boarding, my legs are beat and it's even more difficult to board press. I'm 5'7" and 165 lbs with a boot size of 8 US. I'm looking at sticking with Ride and getting the Kink. Should I go 155, 152 or 147? I think the 147 would look silly. Anyone have any experience riding the Kink? Are there any other boards out there that anyone can recommend and what size would be good for me? Next season I plan on hitting boxes, and rails. Not at that level yet of hitting big air but have launched off a few kickers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
frankie.ci is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 09:37 PM
Member
 
Gruber1922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think a 152 or 153 would be totally fine for you. Might want to look into the ride DH, because it's good for jibs and jumps. BTW, 147 would be way to small for your weight. Depends too; are you looking for rocker or camber?

Last edited by Gruber1922; 04-11-2011 at 09:40 PM.
Gruber1922 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,399
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Get the 152 Kink.

Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends
Nivek is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruber1922 View Post
I think a 152 or 153 would be totally fine for you. Might want to look into the ride DH, because it's good for jibs and jumps. BTW, 147 would be way to small for your weight. Depends too; are you looking for rocker or camber?

I actually have a 2009 DH. But I looked at the flex rating on the Ride website and it was the same as the Machete. With that being said, I really wanted something softer. I haven't tried using the DH at the park. I wasn't good enough then.

In regards to the rocker or camber, would it make a difference in the park? I'm more inclined to get a rocker board so I can butter on the hills, ride switch, and pull off 180/360 nollies/ollies, when I'm not in the park.

But I think I agree with you with the 152. Thanks.
frankie.ci is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
Get the 152 Kink.
Do you own one? How does it ride in the park, landing jumps, and on the hill. My girlfriend is just learning to board and I'm stuck riding on the green runs. It can get really boring at times. So if I had a more playful board, I might be all about the green runs!!
frankie.ci is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 12:10 AM
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,399
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankie.ci View Post
Do you own one? How does it ride in the park, landing jumps, and on the hill. My girlfriend is just learning to board and I'm stuck riding on the green runs. It can get really boring at times. So if I had a more playful board, I might be all about the green runs!!
No. Good. Good enough. Good enough.

I owned the cambered 147 from 08. Rode the 2012 in 147. The 2012 felt the same as the 08 right before I gave it away. Prorize is effectively zero cam. Its a great board, I love it. Could be snappier, but one of my favorite jib boards. I will never own one.

Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends
Nivek is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 10:03 AM
Member
 
Gruber1922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Washington
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankie.ci View Post
I actually have a 2009 DH. But I looked at the flex rating on the Ride website and it was the same as the Machete. With that being said, I really wanted something softer. I haven't tried using the DH at the park. I wasn't good enough then.

In regards to the rocker or camber, would it make a difference in the park? I'm more inclined to get a rocker board so I can butter on the hills, ride switch, and pull off 180/360 nollies/ollies, when I'm not in the park.

But I think I agree with you with the 152. Thanks.
I mean, you can still butter with some of those boards. If you are more into the jibbing, definitely go with the rocker. Way better on rails, and easier to press. One downside is (not sure if you know this or not) rockers usually are not great at high speeds and jumps. I have a skate banana now, and am going to buy a camber board soon, just because it's more stable. It's fine until you really start bombing, especially on crud. If you get a soft enough camber board, it really wouldn't even really matter. I would also maybe try the DH in the park too, I've heard its amazing. Maybe you can demo a rocker board from someone you know or something? Because it's completely different from camber.
Gruber1922 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Member
 
itzzzberny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gruber1922 View Post
I mean, you can still butter with some of those boards. If you are more into the jibbing, definitely go with the rocker. Way better on rails, and easier to press. One downside is (not sure if you know this or not) rockers usually are not great at high speeds and jumps. I have a skate banana now, and am going to buy a camber board soon, just because it's more stable. It's fine until you really start bombing, especially on crud. If you get a soft enough camber board, it really wouldn't even really matter. I would also maybe try the DH in the park too, I've heard its amazing. Maybe you can demo a rocker board from someone you know or something? Because it's completely different from camber.
different strokes for different folks. i've bombed the gondola run at mammoth and had no problems with the SB.
totally happy with it...
itzzzberny is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've got a 155 dh2.1 I can hold a good press for fairly long, but I wouldn't say it was the easiest thing to press. I'm looking for a more buttery board too and I have very similar stats. DH2.1 is what i'll use for big kickers and hard charging. While I want a flexier shorter board to mess about with.
Jakey is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-14-2011, 06:51 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Not trying to hijack, but I have a similar question. Been riding a '05 155cm Capita that seems really stiff (not exactly sure what it is...this is my entry level board). I'd also like to get something flexier for ground tricks and jibbing. Reviews here seem to be pretty positive on Bataleon Airobic as a board you can have fun on, but also is decent for all-mountain. It sounds like you're supposed to go smaller for a jib board, but Bataleon's weight recommendations for Airobic are 147cm: 95-145lbs, 151cm: 110-160lbs, 155cm: 120-170lbs. I'm currently 5'10" and 180lbs. I'm hoping by next season I'll be around 160 again.

So the question is: how much do you need to adhere to the manufacturer's weight rec's? If I ride the 151 at 175lbs, will I break it? Or do you just not get any pop when you're too heavy for the board? Is it better to go shorter for jibbing (i.e. the 151) or stay the same size (155cm) due to rider weight?

Thanks for any/all help here.
yermom is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome