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Old 01-22-2013, 12:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thinking about a new park deck

I currently am riding a flow era 158 but would like something a bit wider and maybe a bit softer but doesn't have to be. The era will become my early season rock board next year.

I am 200lbs and once i kill these boots i will be back in a size 14 as the 13s still hurt my toes.

this will be a park deck, i want start hitting more boxes and rails but will always be more jump orientated.

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158w verve

157 or 160 blacklist, not sure which one would be better. I would be ridding a max stance with a 15 and -15. Will the grip tech help reduce toe drag?

157w or 160w k2 parkstar, again not sure which size is better for me.

159w k2 fastplant.

I have not yet ridden a true rocker board so the blacklist is pretty tempting.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blacklist or the Parkstar imo.

Both good park decks. I use the k2 parkstar myself and use it for everything from tiny boxes to 75 foot jumps.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thx for the info.
I haven't tried center reverse yet so i am leaning toward blacklist however it may depend what is onsale. I am curious about the parkstar so i will keep an eye out for it.
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anyone have any idea about the size/binding width on the blacklist? curious to know what the boot over hang will be like as i am not going to try to get into smaller boots after these ones are done.
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Waist width and board stats are on the Arbor website: Arbor
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ya im more curious to know if the grip tech will give it a bit more width where my feet will be. Maxed out stance and 15 -15 duck stance.
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Take a look at the Never Summer Evo/Revolver, or the Capita Horrorscope. The Evo is the all around park/slope style slayer, while the Horrorscope is more jibbing orientated. I like the Evo more because I like hitting the big kickers, and it performs well on the rails. I can press those rails and boxes superbly, but the Horrorscope makes it super easy to press, but is unstable for those big kickers.
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The Verve is the only one softer than the Era. It is however a great option.

Evo isnt any softer, and even in the largest size you'll out flex a Horror. That board is built for kids who cant muscle a press and prefer to just lean it over. At 140lbs I was out pressing the 55 and going over the handlebars. Urban FK is also just wildly loose. If you want to try Capita go for at least an Ultra or GM. Under you the Indoor would probably be soft enough if it comes in wides too.
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Thanks for the info, I think the revolver is probably not on the table for me as i don't really want to spend that much on something i will wreak. Capita doesn't really seem to make stuff in my size. 200lbs and size 14 feet just don't seem to be who they are building for.

Nivek, if i go blacklist or parkstar is 157 enough or should i be looking at a 160? The verve i would be going 158w.
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