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thoughts on tbt triple base tech??

Looking into a new bataleon, what are everybody's thoughts on tbt tech?? Also I'm 5'7" and about 130lb what wud b a good size board for park, ribbing, medium kickers?
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Don't know your budget but.... Global Warmer? 151? I've been drooling after this board! Ended up buying a Westmark tho cos found one less than half the price than a GW. Still don't know if I made the right choice tho...
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I like it.

It's really nice for carving because it is extremely quick edge-to-edge. Edgehold might be a little better than a standard board. Not as good as MTX, though. Really easy to butter, too.
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How soft would you consider a G.W? With a 151, would that be easy to spin around and butter easily, as I'm currently riding a 147
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Yes, the GW is definitely soft enough for butters and medium kickers. Some people don't like TBT for spins, tho. I think it's all a matter of habit and getting used to. TBT is great for park riding, especially jibbing and jumping is where it really shines.

edit: Get the Airobic if you're short on money.

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try it first imo

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I couldn't stand it. It doesn't lock onto rails, slips out of everything, washes out on landings. Granted the edges were fully detuned.

Def try it first. It may suit your riding style better.
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I couldn't stand it. It doesn't lock onto rails, slips out of everything, washes out on landings. Granted the edges were fully detuned.

Def try it first. It may suit your riding style better.
Which model were you trying out or using?
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Also would the 151 be a right size for 5'7" 130lb or should I go with a 148, spend all of my time in the park jibbing and medium kickers around 35ft
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Which model were you trying out or using?
It was an Evil Twin. I rode it for a day and found it extremely difficult to do tricks, to the point that I wasn't sure if it was worth even riding anymore. You can really feel the edges disappear on you when you slide into the TBT zone. Say you're doing a back blunt 270 out, the room for error is extremely small. As soon as you get outside the binding it sends you into a wobble and you pretty much lose your wind up. I just found it extremely frustrating.

Maybe if I gave it some time it would grow on be, but coming from the Stairmaster I was on at the time, it was dramatically less stable.
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