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Old 01-31-2012, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking for a beater park board. My local shop has a couple on sale however they are both mid-wide. They are both 26cm waists, I ride a 9.5 boot. Is that so wide as to be cumbersome or would it be alright?
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I wear a 9.5 too. I havent ever heard of a mid wide but i have ridden a wide before and it was an awful experience. It wasnt nimble and I had to work hard to initiate turns. Jokingly, i would tell my friends that it was like riding plywood down the mountain.
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The boards I have now have waists of 25.3 and 25.6 so I am wondering how the extra 4-7mm would affect things?
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Depends on the board, different constructions effect edge to edge probably more than waist width.

What boards are these?
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Depends on the board, different constructions effect edge to edge probably more than waist width.

What boards are these?
The two I am riding now are a Smokin MIP 158 and a NS Heritage 160. The ones I am looking at are last years and this years Rossi Trickstick.
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I don't know the boards, but I have ridden a fair share or camrocks and you very possibly will notice the extra width. The waist on the MIP is noticeably slimmer than the Tricksticks you're looking at and the Heritage is easier to get up on edge with it having rocker between your feet. Take away the rocker and add width, you'll probably notice it.

Are you just aimin for something smaller to jib on? You have the MIP... that's a decent park stick...
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I don't know the boards, but I have ridden a fair share or camrocks and you very possibly will notice the extra width. The waist on the MIP is noticeably slimmer than the Tricksticks you're looking at and the Heritage is easier to get up on edge with it having rocker between your feet. Take away the rocker and add width, you'll probably notice it.

Are you just aimin for something smaller to jib on? You have the MIP... that's a decent park stick...
That was the idea just since the price was good but the compromise in performance doesn't sound worth it. Thanks for the heads up.
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A 26cm waist with a 9.5 would be ridiculous. Nothing over 25cm should even be considered.
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