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Old 06-13-2011, 06:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys/gals, i realize that these three boards dont exactly have the same type specs as each other, but wanted an opinion from some experienced guys on which of these boards best suits me...
first off i ride out here on the ice coast so no pow days for me
i am an intermediate-ish rider that excelled super fast in my first season last year, mostly due to my 8 years of wakeboarding prior to trying out the snow...i would def consider myself a freestyle rider. dont have any huge steeps or anything at my local hill, so i basically ride towards the park from top hitting every little hit i can find en route. when i get to the park, at first i mostly hit kickers but towards the end of the season i really started hitting a lot of rails and boxes and such. i want to continue to progress and would like to excell at both kickers and rails...
also should mention, i spent the whole season last year on the kink and really loved it. pressed/buttered great and was very playfull and fun. other than it being slow when id hit flats and a lil chattery on the 'steeps' i have zero complaints about it. then at the very end of the season i picked up a machete for stupid cheap but only got to ride it once before season was over. and after a lot of reading it sounds like the evo would suit me nicely and i have the chance to pick one up now for pretty cheap.....
sooooooo, what would you do if you were me? kink, machete, or evo? please consider my riding style and mtn type in your factoring...also i realize alot of you would keep and ride multiple boards for different situation, but with automobile storage i cant really bring multiple with me. dont really just "cruise" around on my board either,like i said, i treat my entire small mtn as terrain park while en route to the actual terrain park...

thanks in advance for your thoughts
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you can nab an Evo for cheap, do it.

It'll be more stable and better for jumps.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you can nab an Evo for cheap, do it.

It'll be more stable and better for jumps.
oh yes...already did!! $260 shipped!! and you think it would better suite me on rails/jumps than the machete or kink?

so basically, sitting in my garage would be all 3 and i wanna know what someone wanting to excell at rails/jumps would grab and bring to the mtn with them

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Old 06-13-2011, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Evo definitely is better on jumps than a Machete and Kink. Kink is better at jibbing.
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Evo definitely is better on jumps than a Machete and Kink. Kink is better at jibbing.
since kink is jibstick, and evo is better at jumps than machete...which is better at jibbing, the evo or the machete?
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since kink is jibstick, and evo is better at jumps than machete...which is better at jibbing, the evo or the machete?
Both the Evo and Kink are better jib boards than the Machete. Machete = too stiff for my jib liking.
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ok, so it sounds like the best board for me to do both jibbing and jumping on without having to change boards is the Evo...
kind of what i was thinking as well, just wanted to hear it from the more experienced guys that have ridden LOTS of boards..
thanks for the input guys!
and hearing from BA that the Evo is better than the machete at jumps and from leo that machete is worse for jibbing out of the three...than i will be most likely selling the machete...ill post it here before it goes to ebay/craigslist...

cheers and thanks again for the input!
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If you want something better than all three get a 2012 Arbor Blacklist.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you want something better than all three get a 2012 Arbor Blacklist.
im sure its a great board, but im ballin' on a budget...so $260 for the '11 Evo couldnt get passed up, and just wanted to make sure my thinking was right in it being a good board for what im trying to accomplish
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