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Old 04-10-2012, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Playful board decision time!

I've posted previously about a more flexible board for bigger feet and I've narrowed it down to 3 boards. I would like any advice and pros/cons you have for each board below.

I'm 6'1", 205 lbs. and currently have a Heritage X. Looking for a softer, more flexible board to compliment the heritage.

Libtech Skate Banana 156W - On sale on DOG for ~300. I like the fact that it has magnetraction and I'm assuming its a good bit softer than the heritage. Also nice that its on sale

Smokin' Superpark Wide Clash Rocker 159W - Also on sale at DOG for ~300. Also has magnetraction but a milder implementation from what I understand. This was a recommendation from Argo I think.

Never Summer Revolver 155W or 158W - ~400 on Evo, can't really find it cheaper elsewhere. Similar to my heritage as far as camber profile goes and softer. A little expensive since I can't find it on sale any lower.

So what are the pros and cons of each of these boards and if there are other suggestions, feel free to make them, however I want something that is fairly different than my heritage.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I were you I'd forget about the Skate Banana. That board is far inferior to your other two choices. If you like your Heritage then the Revolver is a very solid choice.
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If I were you I'd forget about the Skate Banana. That board is far inferior to your other two choices. If you like your Heritage then the Revolver is a very solid choice.
If I may ask, what makes it inferior to the other two boards? Also is the revolver worth the extra hundred over the superpark in your opinion?
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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In my opinion the Banana was a great board a few years ago when reverse camber was new to the game. If you compare it to the other boards, it just feels outdated. I found it squirrely and overall not very well balanced. It's ok to fool around on it but others (like the Revolver) give you similar or better performance and add a lot of stability.

I haven't ridden the Smokin but from what I've seen, heard and read, it's supposed to be a very good board.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok it turns out that I can get a revolver for around the same price as the other boards. So I will most likely go with that. Should I go with the 155 or 158?
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