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Old 06-26-2011, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a new mervin deck to replace my carbon credit 150.
I weigh 55kgs or approx 120 pounds with a size 7 boot.
I've found that i'm experiencing a bit of quiver with my carbon credit at speeds but i really enjoy the buttery feel of its btx construction so i'm not sure if i want to go with the c2 or not . I am keen on hitting bigger and bigger jumps but not so much rails or boxes. I'd like to be able to ride pow as well on the same board (as i'm mostly riding hardpack) which gives me a sizing delemma.
I'm wondering if a slightly stiffer skate banana or park pickle would be any good? Would a 150 pickle be any good in pow for me?
Could really do with some advice on this one...
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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skate banana/park pickle are jib boards that are quite capable all-mtn so if you get one you should be alright in POW and still be able to butter about. An upgrade to banana/pickle is not necessarily going to solve your speed issues as they are all quite similar boards.

If you're sticking with the Mervin, Travis Rice in 148/151 is going to be a better upgrade for all-mtn/POW but it's a firmer flex and C2 construction (and probably more expensive too).
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe upgrade to a board not built with hype and unicorn fairy piss.


If you wanna start hitting bigger jumps and pow and not jibbing, look at the Forum Destroyer Doubledog, Forum Youngblood Doubledog, Arbor Coda, Nitro Rook, Ride Machete, Flow Quantum or Shifty, or a K2 Happy Hour.

To get the same performance out of all those decks from a Mervin deck, you gotta spend at least $100 more (except the Coda).

The most grip will come from the Coda or Quantum/Shify. Most pop probably the Quantum. Dampest is probably the Machete. Most playful is probably the Rook.
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haha granted i'm probably a little bit one-eyed on the mervin front.
alternatevista, that's kind of what I was thinking with the the banana and pickle about the construction.
Nivek, can i just ask what those boards are like at speed? Also, which of those boards would you want to ride on ice the least?
Will look into these boards well and truely mate.
Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated!
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All are stable at speed and comfy off edge. The Coda and Quantum/Shifty will probably be best on ice.
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Maybe upgrade to a board not built with hype and unicorn fairy piss.
But fairy piss floats on powder so well.
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If you're sticking with the Mervin, Travis Rice in 148/151 is going to be a better upgrade for all-mtn/POW but it's a firmer flex and C2 construction (and probably more expensive too).[/QUOTE]

The T Rice comes in a 153 at its shortest.
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But fairy piss floats on powder so well.
It takes almost no talent to design a board to float in powder.
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If you wanna start hitting bigger jumps and pow and not jibbing, look at the Forum Destroyer Doubledog, Forum Youngblood Doubledog, Arbor Coda, Nitro Rook, Ride Machete, Flow Quantum or Shifty, or a K2 Happy Hour.

To get the same performance out of all those decks from a Mervin deck, you gotta spend at least $100 more (except the Coda).

The most grip will come from the Coda or Quantum/Shify. Most pop probably the Quantum. Dampest is probably the Machete. Most playful is probably the Rook.
The ride machete looks like quite the snowboard...unfortunately i think i'm just a little too small for the smallest size. The coda i think i will have the same issue with. The front runner at the moment is probably the rook with its smaller effective edge. I'm not sure about the mid wide size though but i suppose it will make it better in pow when i head to the US. I can't find any specs on the k2 but i could potentially be very interested in it so that's a bit of a pain in the bum
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If you're looking for an all mountain board the Coda at your weight in 153 is perfect. It as an all mountain board for me would be the 157 and I weigh 145. And I'll add a 153 Flow Drifter. For the Shifty and Quantum look at 153/152
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