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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 03:08 PM
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im interested in buying a skate banana i was just wondering if the board is good for speed and fat jumps.... i am a freestyle rider i know its meant for jibs and park. i just wanna know if the board can handle speed
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im interested in buying a skate banana i was just wondering if the board is good for speed and fat jumps.... i am a freestyle rider i know its meant for jibs and park. i just wanna know if the board can handle speed
I was hauling ass on mine freeriding down mt hood. No speed chatter at all, at least not enough for me to notice. As for fat jumps, I knuckled a 20ft jump once and decided never to come up short again. Every jump after that I was going warp 7 and the board kept up just fine.

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If you want something thats a noodle go for it.
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I was hauling ass on mine freeriding down mt hood. No speed chatter at all, at least not enough for me to notice. As for fat jumps, I knuckled a 20ft jump once and decided never to come up short again. Every jump after that I was going warp 7 and the board kept up just fine.

so are you saying its good for jumps or no?
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I would definitely say that the SB is not for hauling ass. Chatters and buckles at high speeds. Neither are good, doing both can be disasterous.
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All I want for Christmas is a normal cambered board.

I've hit big kickers and straightlined the steepest part of a worldcup downhill racecourse on a skate banana, and let me assure you I will never ever do it again. I don't like feeling like I'm going to die. It just felt unstable doing everything. Yes it's good fun to jib around on, but for what your describing, I wouldn't bother, get a proper park board if you want to ride park.

I'm a huge fan of solid edges, reverse camber doesn't do it for me.

Then again it depends on your definition of a "fat jump". No offense meant to mooz here at all but 20ft is pretty average, you could send more or less any board into that, I was thinking more along the lines of 50ft wedges.
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All I want for Christmas is a normal cambered board.

I've hit big kickers and straightlined the steepest part of a worldcup downhill racecourse on a skate banana, and let me assure you I will never ever do it again. I don't like feeling like I'm going to die. It just felt unstable doing everything. Yes it's good fun to jib around on, but for what your describing, I wouldn't bother, get a proper park board if you want to ride park.

I'm a huge fan of solid edges, reverse camber doesn't do it for me.

Then again it depends on your definition of a "fat jump". No offense meant to mooz here at all but 20ft is pretty average, you could send more or less any board into that, I was thinking more along the lines of 50ft wedges.

yeah i do 30ft+ jumps ok im not gonna go with the skate banana... are there any other boards from lib tech that i can use for at jumps, mass speed, and still do rails?
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I'm not too familiar with the Lib-Tech line, I've only ridden the skate banana because I had to borrow a deck for a week or two. Any reason you want Lib-Tech so bad? You'd be better off getting a stiffer park board if your serious about big hits and hauling ass around the mountain. Personally I'd much rather ride a stiffer board on rails and have the stability in the air than have a noodle which is great for rails but bails out on you when it gets serious.

I'm sure others will be able to suggest some boards, I've ridden a few but not enough to give some wide suggestions.
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I'm not too familiar with the Lib-Tech line, I've only ridden the skate banana because I had to borrow a deck for a week or two. Any reason you want Lib-Tech so bad? You'd be better off getting a stiffer park board if your serious about big hits and hauling ass around the mountain. Personally I'd much rather ride a stiffer board on rails and have the stability in the air than have a noodle which is great for rails but bails out on you when it gets serious.

I'm sure others will be able to suggest some boards, I've ridden a few but not enough to give some wide suggestions.
it doesnt have to be lib tech. any other suggestions of boards that can handle big jumps, speed and rails... i was just interested in lib tech cause of the whole hype ya know?

i also want to know what BurtonAvenger thinks what board i should get. i know he wrote a grip of reviews on boards. i want to know what you think would be a good board for my needs. thanx
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If you want a solid reverse cambered board for jumps and hauling ass the never summer SL or Legacy, if you want to go a little more softer and playful never summer evo or revolver.

I'm also a fan of the k2 jibpan and darkstar.

There's so many variables I could take into account for what you're looking to do as well.
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