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Old 09-06-2011, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there,

i need some suggenstions to a new board. I just have moved to Madrid for half a year and i only can ride at the Indoor Ski Slope there. I need a new board to handle mostly jibs, that means I will focus on riding boxes and rails, and small jumps. My skills: boardsslides and presses on rails, wanting to progress more.
65 kg, 1.74m height -> boards 149cm until 154cm.

Arbor Del Rey 150
Ride Agenda 152
Forum Youngblood or doubledog 152
Nitro t1 cambered or zero 149

What do you think is a good choice?
My bindings are Rome 390.


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Greetings from Spain!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well the Del Rey is cambered and ended up being a better jump stick than jib stick. From them try the Draft or Formula. From Ride I would just suggest a Kink or a barely more higher end and more rocker, the Crush. From Forum both the Destroyer and Youngblood are more board than you'll need, look instead at the Scallywag and Manual. I have not ridden the T1. Nitro claims they finally have it sitting between the Rook and Swindle like it's supposed to, but even then I would steer you towards the Swindle.


Even with all that, if it were me my experience would push me onto a Signal Rocker Light or Salomon Drift Rocker. Both are super jibby but remain snappy enough for some energy and jumping.
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thanks Nivek.
I will definitely look out for some of these boards.
Arbor Draft even looks awesome!
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Nitro T1 might be a good idea - from what I can remember it won good wood this year.

If I were you though, I wouldn't get a park board, I'd get a jib board. Those are all snowboards that can hold their own on big mountains, as well as in the park. But if you're planning on staying on a small indoor slope, you should consider super flexy, jib-focused boards.

For example...

Signal Park Rocker (+1 Nivek)
Bataleon Disaster
Lobster Jibbaord
Stepchild Street Recession (a little extreme, but this board has no edges, so you can really mess with it)
Smokin Hooligan

There are probably tons more. But that's just off the top of my head.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Nitro T1 might be a good idea - from what I can remember it won good wood this year.

If I were you though, I wouldn't get a park board, I'd get a jib board. Those are all snowboards that can hold their own on big mountains, as well as in the park. But if you're planning on staying on a small indoor slope, you should consider super flexy, jib-focused boards.

For example...

Signal Park Rocker LIGHT(+1 Nivek)
Bataleon Disaster
Lobster Jibbaord
Stepchild Street Recession (a little extreme, but this board has no edges, so you can really mess with it)
Smokin Hooligan

There are probably tons more. But that's just off the top of my head.
I said Rocker light. Even for indoor playing I would still want more "board" than the regular Rocker.
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No. Rocker all the way. :P

The rocker light is still a pretty flexy board, though - I heard the difference wasn't all that big.
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It's not the flex. The Rocker is a touch stiffer in fact, they do both have the same layup though. The Rocker just has a little thicker core, but that extra 6mm of kick means something.

The numbers may not say much of a difference. But trust someone who's ridden both, there is BIG difference. Even as a jib board I personally feel like the Rocker is too aggressive. You have a "free pivot" before you get onto the tip in a press. If you don't know how to press its great cause its cheater presses all day long, but someone that learned to press camber will endo for at least a week before they get used to the Rocker. Rocker light rides like a normal soft rockered park board. No getting used to it. But It is super playful and still snappy.
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I myself have a Flow verve for a jibstick and love it, a few others are :
Capita Horrorscope
K2 WWW
Stepchild Jibstick
Signal Park
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