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Recommendation for a great jump/all mountain board
Hi guys! I'd like to see if I can pick some of your brains apart for a recommendation on a great jumping/park/all mountain board. Please let me know which one I should go with, or if it will even matter if they're so close, performance wise.
My shortlist, in terms of current favorites, are:
1) Yes The Greats
2a) Forum Youngblood DoubleDog/Grandpops
2b) Forum Destroyer DoubleDog
3) Capita Defenders of Awesome
4) Never Summer Evo
5) Salomon Sabotage (If I can find it locally)
All 2013 models.
The Yes The Greats seems to have the best reviews out right now. Same goes for the Capita DOA. The Capita may be a bit too stiff for my liking though, since I'd like to be able to press the board with relative ease.
People online seem to love both Forum boards for the pop and jumping abilities, but I think someone on this forum said the Youngblood is stiffer than specified and can be a pain to press. Not much wrong to be found anywhere else though...
The Evo's the Evo, everyone seems to love it, so I included it as an option.
The Sabotage's a bit of an unknown, since I haven't really found much of anything on it.
I am a 25 yo male rider, weighing 156 lbs when hungry, with size 8 Burton Imperials. Budget is MAX $500. That means no T. Rice.
I ride 50% greens/blues ollieing all over the runs, 40% jumping of S kickers and pop off of XL knuckles, 10% double black glades just to mix things up when I'm out with friends on a weekend. When alone, I never ride glades, instead going 60/40 favoring groomers. I used to think I can just butter but after starting to hit jumps realized that air time is my calling.
My home mountain is Cypress Mountain here in Vancouver, BC, so I get to ride a lot of hard pack/ice and slush and, rarely, fresh powder. 90% of my time is spent riding at night so hard/frozen conditions is what I'm used to.
I'll be coming from a 2010 Rome Garage Rocker which I will sell to help pay for this next board. I also have a Lib tech JLP so I dont really need a powder board.
Thanks for the help, guys!