I've been trying to decide for like 3 months now... I just can't do it lol. Can't even decide what size it should be. Okay, I'm 6'2 and 190 lbs(planning to hit 200 lbs soon tho). I've got size 11 forum kicker slr 2010. Now the board range should be 157-159 right? I'm looking for a park stick. Mainly for jumps(nothing big yet, medium sized kickers) and to butter and just a little bit jibbing. I would like something catch free, so I could learn more stuff, spins mostly. Oh and i wouldn't like to spend much on the stick. So here were my thoughs.
Bataleon Airobic 157? (cheap and jib TBT, afraid it's too soft/small tho, i luv the graphics on this board though, would probably choose this if i knew it wouldn't be too small.)
Bataleon Whatever 159( afraid it's too big for park lol)
Rome Factory Rocker 158 (umm, cheap and has mtnpop rocker)
Capita Horrorscope 157 FK ( again afraid it'll be too small)
Flow Era 158
GNU Carbon Credit
Salomon Drift Rocker 159 ( Afraid it's too big again )
Nitro Addict ( 159 ) w gullwing camber.
I really, reaallly need your advice.
Thanks in advance!
If you're main concern is jumps:
About Right, maybe a little soft. But a fun board otherwise. Not too big.
Probably too soft
Too soft and Urban FK wasn't stable for me even on a way upsized board.
Not too poppy, not great edgehold, possibly a little too soft
BTX in my opinion is awful on jumps
Though soft, it would be capable. Not too small.
Probably too soft, and as a "beginner" board it wouldn't have enough oomph to hold it down when you get to bigger jumps.
The other one I would add to your list is the Signal Park Flat 158. Carbon and triax with a thinner profiled core. So you can push on the tips in a turn but it remains somewhat playful and the zero cam is easier to pop and initiate a turn than full camber. Should be under $400