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Old 03-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I like my Garage Rocker, but I'm a jump kind of guy and sick of washing out. I'm looking for a Park/Freeride board. I am a jump person, but between Jib and jump it's about 50/50. So basically a park board. I'm looking primarily for a medium stiffness or soft board. I would prefer a traditional camber, but I know they're starting to die and am alright with a hybrid. I'm 5'11 and 150 Ilbs. I can size myself. Just need help with narrowing it down. I was thinking:

2013 Rome Factory Rocker: I liked this board, but it's not ideal.

2012 Rome Mod: This is the perfect board, but it's too stiff and too big. If it was medium stiffness it would be perfect.

2012 DC PLY: I'm kinda liking this, but I'm afraid of it being to stiff.

2012 or 2013 Signal Park: This is probably the top two, I just don't know how this performs on jumps.

PS: Anyone here ever ride Rome's hybrid boards. Never heard a lot about them and I'm skeptical.

The others I was thinking was one of the Lib Techs or Salomon, but I don't really know anything about these boards.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I like my Garage Rocker, but I'm a jump kind of guy and sick of washing out. I'm looking for a Park/Freeride board. I am a jump person, but between Jib and jump it's about 50/50. So basically a park board. I'm looking primarily for a medium stiffness or soft board. I would prefer a traditional camber, but I know they're starting to die and am alright with a hybrid. I'm 5'11 and 150 Ilbs. I can size myself. Just need help with narrowing it down. I was thinking:

2013 Rome Factory Rocker: I liked this board, but it's not ideal.

2012 Rome Mod: This is the perfect board, but it's too stiff and too big. If it was medium stiffness it would be perfect.

2012 DC PLY: I'm kinda liking this, but I'm afraid of it being to stiff.

2012 or 2013 Signal Park: This is probably the top two, I just don't know how this performs on jumps.

PS: Anyone here ever ride Rome's hybrid boards. Never heard a lot about them and I'm skeptical.

The others I was thinking was one of the Lib Techs or Salomon, but I don't really know anything about these boards.
Well if your mainly a jumps guy I wouldn't recommend the Park Rockers, those things are horrible at jumps I heard. But if you want an all-around solid board, the 2012 Capita Ultrafear Fk rocks. Medium flex, never washes out on jumps, easy to spin, glides nicely on rails, and holds great on ice. I'm a park rider on the East Coast, so I can vouch for all of these things
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Isn't the normal Signal Park a camber? OR are you talking about the Factory Rocker? Cause that is actually a hybrid.
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Isn't the normal Signal Park a camber? OR are you talking about the Factory Rocker? Cause that is actually a hybrid.
? I would have sworn all of their park series were rockers. The camber is called rocker.
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Check out the Never Summer EVO sick park board. Stomps landings like no other.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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There is no Park Rocker anymore. Those boards are in their own line called Rocker Series (Rocker Light and Rocker). They use the park core. The Park Series has the Park (regular camber) Park Flat (zero) and Yusaka (Yusaka's pro model, 152 normal camber). Those boards are fine for stomping big jumps, I took the Park Flat off a 35' step down and it never caused me to wash.

Did you say the biggest jump in your park they built was under 40 feet? If you are washing on it, it's not the board.
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I can speak on the DC PLY.
Loved mine.
Not too stiff for rails but no where near to soft for jumps and loads of pop.
Definitely a great park board and a high recommend.
I have charged 55 footers with it and never once had it fail me when I needed it.
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My vote is for the Signal Park. You really can pretty much ride it everywhere.

I'd say go for Flat if you aren't hitting anything over 50ft.
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I knew someone was gonna say something about me washing out. I didn't feel like explaining, but yes it's me. I have trouble landing on edge with my rocker. I know all I have to do is adjust my body position, but I don't have to with my cambered deck and just the plain edge hold with camber is what I like. I'm thinking the PLY or the Park. Anybody else ridden the PLY? Also Cheo how durable is that thing?
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How catchy on jibs is it too?
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