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Old 01-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey so I got a new ET 157 for xmas. this was a board i was going to buy anyways so that worked out. The only think after i got it though was that i think a 154 would be a lot better suited for what i want to do. i weight 170 5'10 and size 11 boot. I don't have a park board and i wanted this to be my park board pretty much. I've never really been into jibs so i don't do them ever but i want to get into that a lot more this season. I am more of a jump guy but i haven't been doing park jumps as much. more kickers on the side of the hill and finding natural drops/jumps and what not. the only think is i don't think this board will be the right size for what I'm looking for. it might be to stiff for me to press and be a little to much board for me to swing around. the shop they got it at sold the 154 right after i went in to check if they have it. i went into to go trade sizes and i wasn't that happy with them since i asked them to hold it for one hour (not mad at them since i understand its a business and they have to make money but still). i was within that hour. So i just wanted to hear from other people that have experience with this board or even bataleon in general and see what you think. Should i get them to order in the 154 if they can or no. what do you guys think and also thanks in advance.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My friend had the Evil Twin for about a half season, but he didn't really like it, especially for park. He felt it was way too stiff for it. I have a Fun.Kink as my park board and its sick. However, you should def try and get a 154. 157 is def way too big for a strictly park deck.
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Its not going to be a only park board. i would of gone with something else then but i wanted a board that was leaning towards the park a lot more then the board i have right now.
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at 170 pressing or locking that 157 in to anything is going to be work unless you are already good at that shit, then it doesnt matter. I had last years 155, weigh about the same, tad more, and it was quite stiff under me.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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and theres my problem. im not that good at park stuff yet. So from what im hearing from you guys im going to trade in for the 154. Now they may not be able to get that in since there supplier might be sold out of that as well. anyone have any thoughts on capita boards since they sell capita there as well. I was thinking the stairmaster extreme in a 152. I like a stiffer board but it still needs to flex enough that i can press it and a 152 seems good. Im not a huge rocker fan but i do like it. any suggestions from the capita line.
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I see the ET as more of an all rounder. I thought it was pretty stiff for a 'park' board. But it jibs and butters well enough (jumps great) just wouldnt be anywhere near my choice if I wanted to be doing loads of ground tricks work. Especially at that length and your weight. That said, it would be great for cruising about on at that length.
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like i said before i wasnt looking for a full blown out park board but more of a board that is all mountain but leaned towards park a lot. but something that could still cruise the mountain just fine. But the 157 is to big. Im going in today to see if i could get either the 154 or the 152 stairmaster extreme.
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there is no way to get any of those where i am. Arbor yes but i would have to hunt that down for sure. anything from the forum/capita/salomon/stepchild/bataleon. thats what they sell there. my bindings are contact pros in case that mattered at all (i dont think it does) If it is a full out park board that will work but it still has to handle its self alright in icy conditions and go around the mountain a bit without it losing its edge 24/7. I live in ontario so i dont have the ideal conditions of snow or mountains really.
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Snowboard Gear Reviews By The Good Ride is packed full of info. Have a look there. And if you have any questions contact James Biesty and he will help - he is a legend. Try not to limit yourself if you can help it. Surely Brands like Burton, Lib Tech and Never Summer must be sold somewhere near you....? Just spend a bit more getting your ideal board to you rather than settling for something easy... I would say.
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