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Old 11-11-2011, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nivek, BA, anyone, new park board

Hey everyone. Starting to get into the park, and I'm looking for a good park board. 5'11, 175. Size 10 boot. I want something with some dampening, and something that doesn't suck on groomers, so that I can go 80% park, and ride some greens and blues with my buddies who are beginners. Wont be pushing it on runs, just dicking around and jumping natural hits on the side. Id use it for some slower tree runs as well. Just a mellow groomer rider, nothing aggressive (have a Yes Optimistic already for aggressive riding).

Definitely want it pretty soft, so I can learn to press and butter.

Thanks all. I'm taking my own advice and will be demoing, but wanted some direction on where to start looking.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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NS evo, Gnu Park Pickle, NS proto, libtech skate banana, Capita, not sure which ones, they make some solid lower tech lower price decks
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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nitro - swindle
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capita - horrorscope or indoor
proabbaly something 155 ish

im sure neversummer and a bunch of others will be tossed in.
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I've been riding my Skate Banana for about a week now and it is the funnest board I have. It's easy to press and super playful. I actually tail pressed it over a knuckle and I fell back because it was so soft and I wasnt used to it. It's the first week my resort was open and the snow was super icy and I didn't lose any traction cause
Of the magne traction
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Which Capitas would you guys recommend?

So far I'm trying the EVO and Arbor Westmark.

I was thinking about the forum HoneyPot and Dirty Pillow.

Will definitely try a skate banana.

What about Rome? Anything there? Flow? Bataleon?
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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flow era, signal park flat or rocker light and arbor westmark
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^ that. Except Verve over Era. Add a Burton Hero and a Salmon Drift Rocker.
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Nivek, out of the boards you listed, which one would you say provides the best ride on the mountain. Would you recommend the Black List over all these boards, or is it too stiff for a beginner in the park looking for something pretty soft?
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Out of my list yeah either the Westmark or Blacklist will do best around the mountain. Neither, being full rocker, will be too much for a beginner.
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I vote for the Evo. It never let me down last season!
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