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Old 03-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best (wide) Freestyle Park Board!?

Hey guys. Next season, I am looking for a Freestyle ONLY board. I currently ride a Burton Hero 151w. I don't particularly like this board. I am looking for a board that is good for jibbing, freestyle, and good pop. I want something lighter and snappier. I don't really go huge on jumps, topping maybe the 45'-50' mark. I wan't something that will last a few seasons, and won't break on hard slams. I hate Burton products (except their mittens ).

Here's what I currently have it narrowed down to:

CAPITA Stairmaster Extreme ~ 152w

RIDE Crush ~ 153w

Lib Tech Skate Banana ~ 153w

Bataleon Disaster ~ 154w

GNU Park Pickle PBTX - 156w

NOTE:
-It MUST be a wide board
-I'm 5' 10-11"
-Size 13 feet (11.5-12 boots)
-Most likely will ride Union Force's next year
-Preferably Rocker board
-No more than $450. Preferably under 400.


Thank you in advance. ~ Pete
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Hero was actually fairly light. So I wouldnt hope for lighter.

Stair Extreme is camber and takes quite a lot of muscle to butter around, if it comes in wide you're better off on an Indoor or DOA. You'll have to get really lucky to find a Banana or Pickle for under $400. On top of that they're overpriced. I found the Crush meh. It didnt suck, but it wasnt great. The Disaster is a super fun board, but if you're truly hitting 50' jumps you need more board. At the very least the Airobic or Whatever from Bataleon. To put 50' into perspective, I think that's pretty close to what jump 1 was for Dew Tour at Breck this year.

How much do you weigh?
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You don't want a park board for 50' jumps. I doubt your hitting 50' jumps. If you were you would know what you want because you would be a more advanced rider.... For hitting pipe hard and hitting bigger jumps you would want a stiffer board. Smokin makes a wide version of their super park. Very good on bigger jumps, pipe and all mountain riding. You can get last years model in your price range. Most all mountain twin boards are good for advanced freestyle, not including street stuff you want the noodle for....
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I'm not saying the Hero isn't light. But I'm looking more for, I guess stiffness/pop. I mostly jib, but I also hit jumps. Although, next year I am looking to progress more in freestyle, (corks/rodeos/540+). And I also weigh around 160-170. But thanks for the post.
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