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Old 11-05-2011, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Should I buy Skate banana? I don't ride any park

I like the "idea" of loose feel (coming from a surf background), but I want to lay down some smooth fast carves too.

Can somebody comment on freeride, downhill, carving (blacks) ability of this board??
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the "idea" of loose feel (coming from a surf background), but I want to lay down some smooth fast carves too.

Can somebody comment on freeride, downhill, carving (blacks) ability of this board??
I have a skate banana. It's the worst board I have ever ridden. It's not as flexible as people say it is, it's almost an all mountain board, which is annoying since I bought it purely for park.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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SB is a fun board, pretty decent in powder, ok all mountain, fun in the park. there are just better boards out there. everyone here will tell you it's awful, which is not entirely true.

you need to demo before you buy man. see how it feels.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why not get a trs? It has the same skate feeling as a banana but will be more stable on the mountain.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't get a Banana. Arbor Coda. Surfy all mountain = Coda. You'll love it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't get a Banana. Arbor Coda. Surfy all mountain = Coda. You'll love it.
If anything, don't listen to this guy.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If anything, don't listen to this guy.
Why not? The coda will have the most skate feel out of everything mentioned.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why not? The coda will have the most skate feel out of everything mentioned.
Because he has biased opinions that he doesn't back up with facts. And here's some choices instead of making you pick ONE board. Go ahead and look these up, and see what you'd like best out of them.

Custom Flying V Snowboard | Burton Snowboards
Process Flying V Snowboard | Burton Snowboards
Lib Tech Snowboards Banana Magic
Turbo Dream Snowboard | K2 Snowboarding 2011-12
The Green Machine | CAPiTA Super Corporation
http://neversummer.com/snow/snowboards/heritage/
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thanks EVERYBODY for the info. yea i knew the skate banana wasn't the best board for me, it's just really the price that attracted me. $400 bucks for almost new banana + good bindings on craigslist. Other less popular boards, I will have to buy new and will cost $$$$$$.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Custom x is my fave carving board...i also have the custom flying v which is alright for fast cruises but unless ur more intermediate and know how to control your board i wouldnt recommend the flying v

i just bought the new banana magic which is supposed to be equivalent somewhat to the custom x ( more intermediate board, suited more for all mountain ) so i cant give my feedback there....but im eager to try it out already. also, both the custom x and magic are really expensive boards....you can also try the never summer line ups for what youre looking for
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