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Old 07-22-2011, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i am looking for a board to complement my banana magic. I need the board to help me progress on jumps and jibs. It must also be able to handle ice coast conditions. I am pretty familiar with 2011 boards but haven't ridden any 2012 ones yet. I am looking at the ns evo, arbor blacklist, proto ct, and the nitro t1. Any other suggestions will be appreciated. One last thing is i need help on size. I am 5 ft 6 145- 150 pounds. One last thing is do you guys thing my banana magic is to small at 152? I was heavier last year but i dropped a lot of weight so i assume it should be good. Thanks in advance !
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im pretty much the exact same size as you and ride anywhere between 150-153 depending on what sizes the board comes in so a 152 is fine in my opinion.

any one of those boards would be a good choice but the blacklist and evo would prob be better options for jumps and jibs seeing as the proto is suppose to be a little stiffer.

next years evo is a lot better then this years with the blunted tips and will ride a little longer then this years.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Banana is fine, could be bigger for powder, but as an all mtn i'm sure its movable and stable enough.

I would seriously consider the Blacklist in what I hope will be a 151. If not that, my next favorite might be a Signal Park Zero. I rode the Park light and having ridden enough zero and knowing how that rides, I'm expecting great things of the Zero.

Best rocker under $400 for 2012 though might just have to be the Salomon Drift rocker.

SO. Blacklist. If you want rocker, Drift rocker, for zero cam, the Park Zero.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Looks like the blacklist is only going to be in 154, 157, and 160. At least that's all they have listed in the catalog.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys the signal park series in general seem to be a little soft for me. I have always liked the drift rocker so i will look at that. I have read a lot of good about the evo and the blacklist so it will be a tough choice. Hopefully arbor makes a 151.Which board has the best edge hold between the evo blacklist, and drift rocker? I ride in ohio when i dont go out west and maybe some New york.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I read someone emailed Arbor, no 151 for the Blacklist, just 154 (it was over at angry's blog)
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