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Old 11-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some advice guys. I ride 80% park/ 20% all mountain. I'm not doing anything crazy in the park yet as this is only my second year. I have size 8.5 boots, and I ride in the midwest, mainly Michigan. Right now i'm doing boxes and jibs and small jumps/kickers. What do you think would be the best board for me based on all this? I would like to hear from those of you who have rode both. Also, what size board do you think i'll need, i'm 5'7'' and 150lbs. I'm planning on getting rome 390 boss bindings.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the Evo better than the Park Pickle. That's mainly because I prefer feel/ride of NS RC tech with Vario Grip (mellower rocker with more consistent edge feel as I bring the board up on edge) compared to GNU's BananaTech + MTX (which is super-loose and then super grabby as you tip it up on edge). For 80% park... 152

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I need some advice guys. I ride 80% park/ 20% all mountain. I'm not doing anything crazy in the park yet as this is only my second year. I have size 8.5 boots, and I ride in the midwest, mainly Michigan. Right now i'm doing boxes and jibs and small jumps/kickers. What do you think would be the best board for me based on all this? I would like to hear from those of you who have rode both. Also, what size board do you think i'll need, i'm 5'7'' and 150lbs. I'm planning on getting rome 390 boss bindings.
If you go Evo the 152 sounds about right.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys I was already leaning towards the evo, but i'd appreciate more imput from some others to.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Taking my NS evo out for the first time this weekend, ill let you know what i think.
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Taking my NS evo out for the first time this weekend, ill let you know what i think.
Alright, thanks.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rode both last year, though the PP was a bit undersized. Overall, Evo had more snap off the lips and just gave better positive lock into presses and boards. It definitely beat the PP on jumps because the camber profile felt better coming off the lip and sticking off-center landings, though the latter was pretty good on the PP. Pickle beat the Evo buttering, but only slightly and mostly due to the softer flex from the shorter size. I'd give the nod to the Evo, though the Pickle isn't bad but given how close the price is, I'd go with the Evo since it does everything a little bit better.

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Rode both last year, though the PP was a bit undersized. Overall, Evo had more snap off the lips and just gave better positive lock into presses and boards. It definitely beat the PP on jumps because the camber profile felt better coming off the lip and sticking off-center landings, though the latter was pretty good on the PP. Pickle beat the Evo buttering, but only slightly and mostly due to the softer flex from the shorter size. I'd give the nod to the Evo, though the Pickle isn't bad but given how close the price is, I'd go with the Evo since it does everything a little bit better.

Check out the Arbor Westmark, too.
How do did you think the edges compared to each other in ice and for carving?
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How do did you think the edges compared to each other in ice and for carving?
Evo still edges better than the pickle. Maganatraction is good, but it is not mind blowing. Vario Grip hooks up in turns just fine.
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