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USAF 05-24-2011 03:24 PM

What size Skate Banana?
 
I'm going to buy a Lib-tech skate banana, but I'm having some trouble on figuring out what size to get.

I'm 5'6 and weigh 165lb. I'm not planning on using this board as a dedicated freestyle board, so I don't want to get it too short. What size would you recommend out of 152,154,or 156?

Any advice would be appreciated.

SlickmisterN 05-24-2011 05:53 PM

To narrow it down I'd say you do not need a 156, its up to you between the 152 or 154. Whats your build like? Athletic or uh heavy? Either way if it were me I'd go 154 for about 70/30 all-mountain/park riding. If it were the reverse I would get the 152... Cheers!

USAF 05-24-2011 06:51 PM

I wouldn't say I'm heavy nor athletic. I'd say i'm like right in the middle. I'm not ripped, but i'm in shape enough to be able to run 2 miles 3 or 4 times a week. Thanks for the advice :)

fattrav 05-24-2011 07:21 PM

Go the 52 if your freestyle is going to be park driven (you could possibly look at the 49 if your solely using it for park). The 52/54 if its all mountain freestyle, up to you really. I have a 53 alt camber and am roughly the same height/weight as you, for all mountain and it suits well.

USAF 05-24-2011 08:55 PM

Thanks for the help :). I'm leaning towards 152 because I heard with the Skate Banana you want to size down a little bit. Can anyone confirm/deny this?

slyder 05-24-2011 09:12 PM

I'm 6 foot and 185 lbs and I sport a 159 SB
I ride every where kinda equal amounts. I bought the recommended size and I have been very happy with this board. If I rode more park and was better I might have gone one size smaller.
Not sure if this helps but that was my report on my board.

-Slyder

fattrav 05-24-2011 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by USAF (Post 402623)
I heard with the Skate Banana you want to size down ?

Yeah, i have heard this mentioned a fair bit with the banana, i think it refers to when the first started making them and the whole reverse camber thing got re-born. The reverse camber floats better in pow, so, you can minimize your size. Case in point, on a traditional camber board I ride a 159...or im snorkling and doing a tomahawk down the mountain.

I ride a 53 Never Summer SL and it floats way better than the 59 does with my weight on it.

earl_je 05-24-2011 10:25 PM

I vote for the 154.. mainly since I like riding the backbowls and cruising along the trails when the park gets crowded. But there really isn't a huge difference between the two.

MistahTaki 05-24-2011 11:31 PM

i would go with the 54. 2cm isnt too much of a difference so you can't go wrong with either. if you suck get the smaller size. amen.

SlickmisterN 05-25-2011 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fattrav (Post 402629)
Yeah, i have heard this mentioned a fair bit with the banana, i think it refers to when the first started making them and the whole reverse camber thing got re-born. The reverse camber floats better in pow, so, you can minimize your size.

Also think about the magnetraction edge as a string. Those wavy edges create a longer running surface and when "pulled straight", depending on how aggressive the magne is, will equal a board that is 5-10cm longer... in theory of course.


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