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Old 12-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Looking for a hard charging freeystyle board.


I'm looking for opinions of those that have experience with several new boards.

I知 currently looking for a good freeystyle board that I can charge with. I知 currently on a Burton Custom v-rocker from 09/10 season. I absolutely love it, in fact I bought the 10/11Banana Magic to replace it last year and after a few weeks decided that the Burton was better (for me at least) in just about every respect. That said, instead of replacing it this year, I知 going to keep riding it but pickup something a little more aggressive for those days I really want to charge.

I知 strong experienced rider, with intermediate freeystyle skills, and I'm in and out of switch the whole way down the mountain. 5′8, 155lbs. 9.5 men痴 boot.

The Libtech Trice, NS Heritage, and Capita TFA (hate the graphic tho, maybe the bsod?) are my top pics right now. Which do you think is my best choice, other please add another, I知 open to anything.

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Old 12-23-2011, 03:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For hard charging I prefer my Yes Big City to my T.Rice. For me camber under the feet just feels better when I really want to push. Out of your list I'd say go for the BSOD. You may want to look at the Big City though. Doesn't have as much camber as the bsod (1mm vs 3mm). I found it to be a very capable stable board. It is a directional twin. I ride my centered and don't notice a difference between regular and switch.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ride Machete or DH2 would be my choices.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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machete or highlife if you really want to charge
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Highlife, thats what I ride and it charges, oh yes it charges. Would be a good compliment to your softer more playful custom V IMO.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:49 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I second the ride boards. But probly a Arcade if you want a true twin. Definetly go with something that has mostly regular camber
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you're not ruling out regular camber, I suggest the Flow Quantum. I snagged one for super cheap at the end of last season and I'm glad I did. It charges hard, grips like crazy and great on jumps.
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the suggestions peeps! I'm going to take a look into the Ride boards, I don't know their line at all. I've never even been on one. Way back (10+ years ago) I remember hear about their boards lacking quality, but perhaps it's worth checking out their new stuff.

kingkoajmr, you have me very interested in the YES Big City. Anybody else with experience on that stick?

I'm surprised no one is recommending the T.Rice, I've heard lots of good about it. I'm also surprised no NS boards have been recommended yet. Surprise is a good thing I think, I came here to get some education on the newest hard charging Freestyle boards.

I'm open to any type of camber profile, as long as it lets me ride fast and aggressive, but still capable of a park run. True twin would be nice, because I do ride switch a lot, and like charge just as hard and fast as I do in reg, but isn't necessary, as long as the board behaves well switch.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The Rook? Really?

Look at more aggressive boards in the line like the Nitro Blacklight or the Nitro Team, unfortunately they did away with The Misfit. The Capita BSOD. Yes Pick Your Line or The Great Beauties. Rome Anthem.
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