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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,
I got a lot more into park this season, and now I am looking for a more park specific board. I really want a skate banana, but I would like to hear your suggestions as well. What size skate banana should I get? I am 5'9, 150, 9.5. I currently ride a 158, but I am looking to go down a few sizes to make spins easier. Thanks
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Comparatively Banana's are garbage. You know what you can get for $40-$90 cheaper? Arbor Blacklist/Westmark, Signal Rocker Light, Park Flat, and Park, Flow Verve, Era, and Shifty, Nitro Rook, Swindle and Pro Series, K2 Parkstar, Salomon Acid and Drift Rocker, Bataleon Whatever, FunKink, and ET, Burton Hero (and Nug), Forum Destoyer Doubledog, and a Rome Reverb Rocker.

I would, on any day in any condition for any riding, choose one of those listed before a Banana. Same goes for the Pickle stick too.

Coincidentally that's also the list of boards I would look at for park if I were you.

I weigh 150 and ride either a Signal OG Flat 151, Park Flat 152, or Rocker Light 154.

I can clean up that list a bit if you know whether you plan on being a jumper, jibber, or all arounder.

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Do yourself a favor and check out Smokin. Bananas are a long gone fad
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Mostly jibbing and ground tricks. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Jibbing and shenanigans eh? Signal Rocker Light, Flow Verve, Nitro Swindle, Bataleon Airobic, Signal Park Flat, Salomon Drift Rocker, or a Ride Kink.

I wanna say the Signals are the only ones with the faster more durable sintered base. And even of sintered bases my experience has shown Signals to be some of the fastest and most durable.

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The arbor draft is a noodle. Really good for park and jibbing. Not so good for jumps.


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What bad things have you guys heard about the skate banana?
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A bunch of gapers buy them up like crazy so us core riders think they are played out. And they are expensive for what you get. That said I like my k2 fastplant for playing around. Flat boards are more stable than center reverse, which helps when riding soft boards. The signal flat looks like a good board. My signal OG is six years old and has held up the best of any board I've owned. My 159 skatebanana rules when there is six inches of new, and its a lot more fun to carve than any park board I've rode.

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