My Next Board? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 38
Default My Next Board?

I have been snowboarding for about two years now. I Live in the Midwest and have been riding a 156 Forum Image. This year I decided to get new boots and bindings and figured why not get a new board because I have been getting more and more serious in park riding (from jibs, boxes to jumps and big jumps).

So far I have looked at the Libtech Skate banana BTX, Forum Youngblood, Gnu Park Pickle, Capita StairMaster, and a few others like the k2 parkstar. I am 5'11" and 145 so I am planning on going down to a smaller board like a 152. I ride in the mid west so there is a lot of ice and rough conditions to ride in. I do hit jumps and jibs so I don't want to get to flexy of a board but not to stiff to wear jibbing is not fun. I have been leening towards the Skate Banana due to the all aroundness and the magne traction. I was just wanting to see others opinions on what would suit me after I've done a lot of research.

Thanks.
ShadowCloud04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-10-2012, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Nivek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Mordor
Posts: 6,211
Default

I would rather ride an Arbor Westmark, Flow Era, Salomon Drift Rocker or Villain. All are cheaper than a Banana, and ride as good or better depending on who you ask. If you ask me they all ride BETTER than BTX.
__________________
Snowboarding Is...

That thing I do to escape the world and have fun with my friend
Nivek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 38
Default

Bump. Thanks Nivek I have really been taking your advice into consideration. Anyone else have any opinions?
ShadowCloud04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2012, 06:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 384
Default

I don't have any experience with some of those boards that you mentioned, but I do own a 2011 K2 Parkstar. I live and ride in Minnesota so I know what you mean about riding in a lot of ice, especially last year. The edgehold on this board is great! You shouldn't need the magnetraction. I've never experienced any slippage on a hard carve, so far at least. The board is nice because it is flatline between the bindings which gives it great stability on jumps and response for turns and then it's rockered outside the bindings which makes it easy to press/butter. The base is sintered as well which makes it really fast. Again, I don't have a ton to compare it to but I love my board and would definitely recommend a Parkstar to anyone else!
Rookie09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums