11/12 Gnu Riders Choice Vs Skate Banana - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2011, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 11
Default 11/12 Gnu Riders Choice Vs Skate Banana

Hey guys,

I know similar threads have been beaten to death, but I'm trying to decide between these two boards, and am a little torn about the C2 BTX on the Gnu Riders Choice vs the plain BTX on the Skate Banana.

My main goal in choosing these boards is to get my ground trick game down like those Japanese riders (mainly buttering, presses, etc), so my main question is which board has the softer flex - I'm assuming the Skate Banana does, but is it barely noticeable or substantial? Also, they say C2 BTX is more stable of a ride, but is it good enough to pass off the softer flex of the Banana if the difference is noticeable?

Btw, I have a Never Summer SL-R I'm riding right now, so I'm really looking for that park specific board that can still handle the mountain if needed, not something that's too similar to the SL-R (was considering the Attack Banana too cause I heard it's a Banana on 'roids, but it just sounds too similar to what the SL-R holds right now).

Sorry if any of the comparisons are off, I'm only going by research on the forums, so any enlightenment is greatly appreciated!
gtspec is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-19-2011, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Lstarrasl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Carlsbad
Posts: 645
Default

BTX is just as stable, I have a C2 and btx board.

I think the Sk8Banana would have the softer flex. For what you want to do check out the Box Scratcher, Gnu Street series or Carbon Credit along with the sk8banana on the Mervin line. I don't know anything about other brands.
Lstarrasl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
schmitty34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Probably at work wasting time
Posts: 871
Default

The skate would be much better for what you are looking for IMO. Softer flex for sure.

If you have a newer SL with the rocker/camber, then I would say that the Riders Choice C2BTX is pretty similar to what you already have.
schmitty34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 07:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 97
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gtspec View Post
Hey guys,

I know similar threads have been beaten to death, but I'm trying to decide between these two boards, and am a little torn about the C2 BTX on the Gnu Riders Choice vs the plain BTX on the Skate Banana.

My main goal in choosing these boards is to get my ground trick game down like those Japanese riders (mainly buttering, presses, etc), so my main question is which board has the softer flex - I'm assuming the Skate Banana does, but is it barely noticeable or substantial? Also, they say C2 BTX is more stable of a ride, but is it good enough to pass off the softer flex of the Banana if the difference is noticeable?

Btw, I have a Never Summer SL-R I'm riding right now, so I'm really looking for that park specific board that can still handle the mountain if needed, not something that's too similar to the SL-R (was considering the Attack Banana too cause I heard it's a Banana on 'roids, but it just sounds too similar to what the SL-R holds right now).

Sorry if any of the comparisons are off, I'm only going by research on the forums, so any enlightenment is greatly appreciated!
I've ridden both these boards and the difference in flex is noticeable. The skate banana is softer and looser than the rider's choice. The skate banana butters and presses much easier than the RC because the nose and tail is softer and there is no C2. Get the skate banana.
P3 Mammoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 02:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Thanks for all the insight guys, it looks like I'll be picking up a Skate Banana
gtspec is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:06 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums