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Need a freestyle board for intermediate level. Under $500

Under $500

I'm pretty much looking for park friendly board that has a nice flex to it, is somewhat lightweight, is great on jibs, kickers, etc etc. It should have a nice design. That's important to me. I wouldnt like to get a shitty car that goes 200mph. I like LOOKS and PERFORMANCE. Oh and a board with great pop

Used a skate banana last season and want something new this season.

Don't want a noodle and don't want a rock. Somewhere right in the middle perhaps like a 3/10 or 4/10 or 5/10. The reason why I want a rather soft board is because I'm more of a street and jibbing kind of guy. However, I do occasional jumps and I don't want to destroy a noodle board off a 15+ kicker. So something playful, but can also handle jumps. But keep in mind, kickers/jumps aren't my priority. Park jibbing and street sessions are.

What I like to mess with:

-rails
-kickers
-jibbing
-Lunch tables
(I'm more of a street guy) BUT I also like big kickers


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-5'11
-170lbs
-size 11
-union force bindings

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Arbor Westmark or it's midwide counterpart, the Blacklist? Extra girth in the BL should give you more stability on the jumps but I don't think the Westmark would have trouble on 15-footers. They go for $399 this year so that's well within your budget.

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I second the westmark, have one and love it, but in your case with size 11s I'd go for the blacklist.
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Arbor Westmark or it's midwide counterpart, the Blacklist? Extra girth in the BL should give you more stability on the jumps but I don't think the Westmark would have trouble on 15-footers. They go for $399 this year so that's well within your budget.
what do you think about the 2013 Rome Artifact Rocker?
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I second the westmark, have one and love it, but in your case with size 11s I'd go for the blacklist.
Not really digging the design
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Did you start a new thread cause we were telling you to learn if you can't press your Nanner? Yeah still that.

If you want a new board though, and actually you should cause the Banana is garbage, then sure.

Though you're not winning points by disregarding a board cause of graphic. The Blacklist is one of the greatest park boards of all time. And you can reference my post in your other thread for what I suggest to you.

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Did you start a new thread cause we were telling you to learn if you can't press your Nanner? Yeah still that.

If you want a new board though, and actually you should cause the Banana is garbage, then sure.

Though you're not winning points by disregarding a board cause of graphic. The Blacklist is one of the greatest park boards of all time. And you can reference my post in your other thread for what I suggest to you.
I could care less of you guys telling me 'how to ride'. I know my truth. Just because I wasn't too fond of the nana doesn't mean I don't know how to ride.
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At 170lbs you should not be having trouble pressing a Banana, I can muscle around a 55 Destroyer doubledog which is stiffer than the Banana and I weighed 145 at the time. Just sayin.

I recommended you some stuff. I stand by them.

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what do you think about the 2013 Rome Artifact Rocker?
You don't want a noodle, ergo you don't want the Artifact Rocker.

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Under $500

It should have a nice design. That's important to me. I wouldnt like to get a shitty car that goes 200mph. I like LOOKS and PERFORMANCE. Oh and a board with great pop
How are we supposed to know what constitutes a "nice design" for you? You've been given probably the best choice (Westmark/Blacklist). Then why don't you tell us which designs are worth it to maybe sacrifice performance, so we can be of better help.
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