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Old 05-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to pick up a jib board for next season. I am 168lbs, but looking for something on the shorter side of my size range.

Looking for something that fits these spec:

Under $300- '10 and '11 models
Light and soft, but stable enough to handle a few groomer runs
Flat between the bindings, rockered tips
Blunted
Sintered a plus
I'm in the North East so ice needs to be considered

Any suggestions would be appreciated
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Signal park flat, K2 parkstar or WWW, Arbor Draft
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you want sintered AND the rest of those options... I can think of nothing.

Signal Rocker light is your closest but they don't have "blunted" tips exactly. It is however a fantastic board.

Park Flat is softer though and personally one of my favorite boards to jib around on. Because of the rocker the Light is just as jibby, its just the overall feel. I like the feel of the board being bent more than what any kind of rocker gives. Characteristically my jib sticks of choice have been flat or camber. If you like the feel of rocker on jibs (like 70% of people) then the Rocker Light is bomb.

Also a soft downsized jib board with 3 stage rocker is just not going to have superb grip on ice. Accept it and move on. You're best bet here is also going to be the Signal Rocker Light as the rocker kinks sort of feel like pseudo contact points helping a bit with grip.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Take a look at Rossignol Jibsaw or Retox. The jibsaw is a little stiffer but has magnetraction which will help on the hardpack and ice. The retox is softer. Both have blunted tips and sintered bases. The jibsaw can be had for around 320 and the retox for 280-290

Edit: They arent flat between the bindings. They both have amptek which is cambered in the middle with rockered tips.
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You could look at a Smokin' MIP you can probably track one down for that pice. It is totally flat camber but aside from that seems to have everything you are looking for.
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Go look at either the Echelon Kill Box or Rounds. I'm rocking a Rounds for my personal jib board so much fun and it's 319 right now the Killbox is 299.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I was looking into those after reading your review on the rounds. I'm picking up a 149 rounds next pay check. Phantoms fit well with those? I was going to pick up some bindings- phantoms or something by flow.

Thanks for all the feedback-
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I'm rocking Phantoms on them for the time being.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Go look at either the Echelon Kill Box or Rounds. I'm rocking a Rounds for my personal jib board so much fun and it's 319 right now the Killbox is 299.
I agree. I have the Rounds as well and I love it, very fun and playful.. The Killbox is advertised as a more jib specific, so I imagine it's even more fun for that! Also, the graphics are super cool:
Echelon Snowboards?Killbox
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You think my fat ass would fit on 44 killbox? If it is wider, over hang shouldn't be an issue
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