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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Bataleon Distortia (TBT) or Arbor Cadence (Rocker) (or GNU/Libtech BTX)

I've started looking at a girl's park board and I was wondering for advice on which would be better.

I read about the Distortia and TBT seems very interesting, but it's still a camber profile and I was wondering how playful it is: whether it's easy to do butters and presses.

The other board I was considering was the Arbor Cadence (or another similar rocker board, like the GNU B-Street).

I got to demo a GNU BTX board, and it was very playful but one thing really irked me. It felt so loose that I felt *really* shaky riding switch. I'm sure I need more practice riding switch, but it was just so loose that I stopped trying.

The reason I ask now is because I *hate* the topsheet on the 2012 Distortia (seriously... zebra prints? ), so if I decide to get one I'll get the 2011 board.

Any advice?

EDIT: I should add that I'm really short and small... 5'1" 108 lbs, and I'm looking for a a board 140-143cm'ish.
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What park features (pipe, rails, jumps, etc.) and do you need the board to be able to handle the whole mountain as well?

If you don't like the loose feeling of the BTX (on the B-street), try C2BTX - the Ollie Pop and the Eminence both rock. Also check out the Never Summer Pandora, which has similar tech.

I am almost exactly your weight and I ride boards between 140 and 144 cm.
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What park features (pipe, rails, jumps, etc.) and do you need the board to be able to handle the whole mountain as well?

If you don't like the loose feeling of the BTX (on the B-street), try C2BTX - the Ollie Pop and the Eminence both rock. Also check out the Never Summer Pandora, which has similar tech.

I am almost exactly your weight and I ride boards between 140 and 144 cm.
I think I mostly want to do rails/boxes, jumps, and presses. I have an NS Infinity 145, which is great for speeding down runs, but it felt a bit large to be throwing around... so I don't need it to be really good at doing the whole mountain, just passably good in case I don't bring both boards up.

I thought the Arbor Cadence would be good because it was available in 139, had GripTech (kind of like magnetraction) for icy days, and was a twin. The B-Street was fun but quite loose riding switch when I tried it at a demo (but maybe I could get used to it?). Then I read about TBT and I was wondering if that would be a good way to go...
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I have yet to ride an Arbor that wasn't just amazing. Rode another today that is now my favorite board, period.

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I have yet to ride an Arbor that wasn't just amazing. Rode another today that is now my favorite board, period.
what board may i ask was that?

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what board may i ask was that?
New model. You'll find out eventually.

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It's hard to give you any more advice since these decks are all good. It all really comes down to preference. If you found the B-Street to be squirrely, you may find the Arbor to be too squirrely, since it's also a rocker.
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It's hard to give you any more advice since these decks are all good. It all really comes down to preference. If you found the B-Street to be squirrely, you may find the Arbor to be too squirrely, since it's also a rocker.
I've always found BTX to be too squirely and feel fine on undersized Arbors. Their center reverse works much better.

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Endeavor Boyfriend is a great park board for girls too.
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I've always found BTX to be too squirely and feel fine on undersized Arbors. Their center reverse works much better.
I hope so. I bought a westmark mainly based on your opinions on the Arbor

Ditched the SL which was awesome flying down the mountain
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