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Old 10-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need advice on a park board

First time poster, long time reader. I've been looking this stuff up for a little bit now, but I'm still a bit confused which board would be perfect for me. I'm looking for a board (boots and bindings too actually) that will be fun and playful, but can still handle speed well. Love buttering around the mountain. My definition of fast may not be the same as yours: I mainly ride in Northeast Ohio (not very big) and Peek n Peak in NY. I weigh about 190 and have a boot size of 10.5-11.

As for brands, I've always ridden Burton and have never had a problem with them, but I'm definitely open to other brands.

My main goal is to replace my too stiff, too wide Burton Custom

Tha is for the help!
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Never summer proto CT fits that description
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I probably should've mentioned I don't want to spend more than 450 on a board. In fact, I'll probably look around for last years model of whatever board I decide is best for me and get that one
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Well you're not gonna find last years proto
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Alright well what about some other boards? What are Ride boards like? I found the Machete on evo.com and it seems to be what I'm looking for
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Machete is good. Look at the Ride Buckwild too.

Have you thought about Rome? They're from the Northeast - I've ridden them for awhile now. Great boards for harder conditions (i.e. midwest, northeast, etc).

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Rome Postermania (bit softer than Agents)
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I have thought about Rome, but not real seriously. I'll check them out

Also it looks like the machete runs really narrow. Am I going to need a 157w?
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As far as boards go if you want reverse camber:
Arbor Draft
Arbor Westmark
Capita Horrorscope
Capita Indoor Survival FK
Never Summer Evo
Never Summer Proto CT

or if you're fine with camber:
Arbor Del Ray
Arbor Relapse
Capita Stairmaster

For bindings I like:
Flux DS-30
Flux SF45
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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First time poster, long time reader. I've been looking this stuff up for a little bit now, but I'm still a bit confused which board would be perfect for me. I'm looking for a board (boots and bindings too actually) that will be fun and playful, but can still handle speed well. Love buttering around the mountain. My definition of fast may not be the same as yours: I mainly ride in Northeast Ohio (not very big) and Peek n Peak in NY. I weigh about 190 and have a boot size of 10.5-11.

As for brands, I've always ridden Burton and have never had a problem with them, but I'm definitely open to other brands.

My main goal is to replace my too stiff, too wide Burton Custom

Tha is for the help!
I'm from Ohio also fun big hills we have out hear huh!?
Around here a softer board won't hurt you because of how small every place is. not noodly soft tho. I ride a Academy propaganda and Ride kink mostly and there is nothing in Ohio to steep or fast to out preform either board. I also use them when I ride peak n peak, holiday valley, and 7 springs. They work fine at these places. They are considered medium/soft boards. With how small every where is I spend the majority of time goofing off on the way down and that type of board is perfect for that. They can also handle the 20ish footer jumps around good aswell.
You can pick up a kink or propaganda RC for around $360 for a 2013 and around $260ish for a 2012.
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