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Old 12-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

I'm looking into getting a Skate Banana and it'll be my first Mervin board. I've been just doing mountain riding and wanna start learning some ground tricks, so I wanted to see what you guys recommended as far as board sizing went with my height and weight - 152 or 154?

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 170lbs

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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At 170 you will want the 154 over the 152. Also we need to know your boot size because if you have big feet they might not fit on a 154.

Another thing to consider is that there are many better boards for the same or less money IMO. The Banana is over hyped IMO, I have ridden it and its fun for buttering and OK at everything else. Its heavy has very little pop and won't perform well at high speed.

To determine the best board for you please be more clear about how and where you like to ride (park, pow, carving groomers etc).

The Arbor coda or Never summer proto CT would be better for all mountain freestyle IMO. If you are more focused on park and buttering then you could look at the Never Summer EVO or Arbor westmark or K2 fastplant.

All have reviews on this forum if you search.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply, I have a 155 neversummer SL right now so I just want a board specific to buttering and other ground tricks, which is why I was considering the shorter size. I guess my concern is if my weight will be too much for stability on the 152. I have a size 10 boot, but it works fine for the SL that has a smaller waist than the banana at 152.
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Then I would go 152 but make sure your boots will fit, shouldn't be a problem if you don't carve too deep on it.

I personally would look at other options like the fastplant, but its personal preference. I just didn't like the feel of the Banana especially the lack of pop and the weight.
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If you've already got a 155 id go with the 152 for buttering and park.
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A fastplant for a jib board? LOL. You are fine with the skate banana. Size down, get a 152
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I love my skatebanana

I'm not scared with it at high speeds, handles fine for me.
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how bout a box scratcher 151? i weigh 180 with an 11 boot and rock it in the park here on the east coast. its perfect and a little bit more playful than the skate banana
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