'09 forum manual?
Had a quick question. I am looking into getting a new board this season and have had my eye on the new forum manual. The two main things I was looking for in a board was a decent price and a good park board. So far the manual looks like my best bet. Last season I had one of the forum recons and liked it a lot, but this season I really want to move into park and thought it would be better to try that on a board that was a little bit more softer and not directional.
Anyways, my question here is, is it worth it? I will probably be using the board for a lot of just chilling and riding down the slopes too. I am a decent skateboarder, so I think I would love to have a butter small board over a long stiff board any day (even when just ridding down the slopes), since to me it would feel a little bit more at home. Also, I read this on the site about this years manual, "The long running length means you can downsize about three to four centimeters from a normal all-mountain board." I am about 160 pounds and 5'11" and the recon that I rode last year was a 153 and worked really well for me. Does this mean that for a even better park experience that I could ride a 150?
And I also have to think about the old saying "you get what you pay for." This is one of the cheaper boards on the market, yet its supposed to be a wonderful board in the park, when boards from rome and other companies that are park boards go for around $450. What gives?
Last edited by FrankDaTank089; 09-24-2008 at 02:36 PM.