In need of a new park board.(Really need your advice) - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Matuuh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Estonia
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In need of a new park board.(Really need your advice)

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
Forum Scallywag
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!
Matuuh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
 
threej21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
just as a reference, im 6 foot, 215 lbs and ride a 156 park stick and have never thought it was too small
threej21 is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 12:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Quebec, QC
Posts: 367
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matuuh View Post
Nitro Addict ( 159 ) w gullwing camber.
I do have that board. I'm 6'1" ~215 lbs. It does well for what you want. Never done any big jumps with it myself, maybe 20' max. Just enough flex for my taste. It has a LOT of torsional give, which makes it less than ideal for carving. And remember that it is not a true-twin.

I think it's a nice board but it would not be my first choice for a park-only board. I would go smaller and true-twin.

Simon B.
SimonB is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 01:44 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Point, NY
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
157 should be fine. I'm 6'2 200 and 157 has never given me any problems
pchiu91 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Matuuh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Estonia
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So anyone has got experience with any of these boards? Would want something forgiving and decent enough for jumps.
Thinking about getting Capita horrorscope 157 or Bataleon airobic 157 or rome factory rocker 158. Tho flow era and forum scallywag r pretty cheap too.
Matuuh is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 05:54 AM
Banned!
 
snowklinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: L-Town
Posts: 6,557
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
i dont have a ton of experience with all other boards but i can tell u have have held and shopped an airobic and it is a noodle. could be a plus or minus for ya.
snowklinger is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 7,406
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 71 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matuuh View Post
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
Forum Scallywag
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:
Too soft
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.
Great choice
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

Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friends

Last edited by Nivek; 09-17-2011 at 01:09 PM.
Nivek is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome