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I googled this quesion and checked on Rides Flex Ratings, and got different answers, so I thought maybe some of ya'll could enlighten me on this subject.

My question....Is the Ride Kink 2012 model stiffer then the Ride Crush 2012 model?? According to Rides flex ratings it said that the Crush is rated a 3 ( 1 soft - 10 stiff) and the Kink is a 5. But other reviews said that the Crush was stiff compared to the Kink??

Could some of you's help me out here? Thanks much!
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Haven't ridden either but from what I've heard the crush seems stiffer when you pick it up and flex it but is actually softer when you ride it.
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Haven't ridden either but from what I've heard the crush seems stiffer when you pick it up and flex it but is actually softer when you ride it.
Hand flexing a board tells you next to nothing about how its going to feel strapped to your feet. The pattern could also be different, one could be stiffer in the middle with softer tips, and the other could be soft in the middle with stiffer tips. How the hell do you quantify that into a number?!
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I asked my friend who's ridden both and she says the crush is a softer board.
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Sorry. I just got slapped. She said the kink was the softer board. Has more flex than the crush.
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Hand flexing a board tells you next to nothing about how its going to feel strapped to your feet. The pattern could also be different, one could be stiffer in the middle with softer tips, and the other could be soft in the middle with stiffer tips. How the hell do you quantify that into a number?!
I know that hand flexing tells you nothing, I'm just repeating what I heard.
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Thanks for your time, folks
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Ridden both, owned a Kink. They're basically the same board save the Membrain and more rocker in the Crush. So it feels a bit looser.

Generally ignore numbered flex ratings as they don't really do all that much. Look at tech and reviews.

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