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Old 06-23-2011, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy a new board, and am torn between three boards. My previous board was a burton twin, but I really want to try out my first reverse-camber board. I ride park mostly, but when not in the park im bombing the mountain as fast as possible. Money is not a factor, i am willing to spend more cash for a sick board. I ride a 153, flex is pretty important to me, but i still want stable landings off big kickers.

Boards i am thinking about;

- Signal park rocker
- Lib tech travis rice c2 BTX
- Gnu park Pickle

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I am looking to buy a new board, and am torn between three boards. My previous board was a burton twin, but I really want to try out my first reverse-camber board. I ride park mostly, but when not in the park im bombing the mountain as fast as possible. Money is not a factor, i am willing to spend more cash for a sick board. I ride a 153, flex is pretty important to me, but i still want stable landings off big kickers.

Boards i am thinking about;

- Signal park rocker
- Lib tech travis rice c2 BTX
- Gnu park Pickle

Suggest other boards too!!
I wouldn't suggest the Park Rocker. It has a lot of flex and is good for presses, but that's just it... presses. It has no grip so it sucks on ice and is horrible with jumps. I don't know much about the Lib Tech, but I heard that it was pretty good. I would recommend the GNU though. Great flex, good on ice, and just an all around great board. It actually placed second in the "2010-2011 Jib King Award" where as the Park Rocker came in at like 12, and I don't even think that Lib Tech was even mentioned.
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Thank you, but what placed first??
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Thank you, but what placed first??
The first video is the actually riding, and the second is the grading.

YouTube - ‪2011 King of Jib Snowboard Review Part 1‬‏

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I am looking to buy a new board, and am torn between three boards. My previous board was a burton twin, but I really want to try out my first reverse-camber board. I ride park mostly, but when not in the park im bombing the mountain as fast as possible. Money is not a factor, i am willing to spend more cash for a sick board. I ride a 153, flex is pretty important to me, but i still want stable landings off big kickers.

Boards i am thinking about;

- Signal park rocker
- Lib tech travis rice c2 BTX
- Gnu park Pickle

Suggest other boards too!!
I ride the TRice, and it's a great board, but it really doesn't sound like the type of board you want. It's a pretty stiff, aggressive all mountain board, not really what you want for mostly park riding.
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I ride the TRice, and it's a great board, but it really doesn't sound like the type of board you want. It's a pretty stiff, aggressive all mountain board, not really what you want for mostly park riding.
What he said. And coming like a park rat like myself, I would stick with the GNU unless you found a better board from the links that I showed you. Keep on grinding
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really if money isnt a issue i might suggest a never summer evo, for next year they blunted the tips out so they have a 152 that rides like a 154. one of my favorite boards and it handles jumps and rails alike fine. i have also heard good things about arbor lately and that they've come a long way with their freestyle decks.
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- Lib tech travis rice c2 BTX
The T.rice kicks serious ass in the air, but is far too stiff to really be a rail kind of board. So if by "Park" you mean "hit all the jumps, avoid all the rails" then it's a fantastic choice. It also handles extremely well at high speed on just about any kind of snow, and I really love the ultra dense base, I've bounced off of hidden boulders under thin layers of snow and have barely any scratches to show for it.
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Ive heard good things about never summer. ill look into that board, thanks.
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I ride the TRice, and it's a great board, but it really doesn't sound like the type of board you want. It's a pretty stiff, aggressive all mountain board, not really what you want for mostly park riding.
thanks, i had heard it was kind of stiff.
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