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Old 03-19-2013, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm looking to pick up a freestyle board and have narrowed it down to two different boards. I can't decide between a ride buckwild or a bataleon evil twin. Both at 157 cm. I'm looking for it a little more for jumps and all around freestyle rather than rails and jibs.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So I was able to demo a buckwild yesterday and had some fun with it. I thought it handled really well except at really high speeds and I was landing medium jumps with ease.

I just wish I could find somewhere to let me demo an evil twin. Any input would still be appreciated.
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be better if we knew your weight/height.

rode an evil twin for a couple days and it was too stiff for ollie-ing around and most park stuff. Great for high speeds and landing big jumps, but that's about it (may fit your style well). You're right, though, the ET is similar to the Buckwild...except bataleon has full camber
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The size is right for my weight/height. I'm 6 feet and 170ish. I have been riding a T. Rice for the majority of the season so far, but am looking for a more park oriented board since I have the money now. lol

I'm just curious as to whether there are any big differences between them I should know about.
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be better if we knew your weight/height.

rode an evil twin for a couple days and it was too stiff for ollie-ing around and most park stuff. Great for high speeds and landing big jumps, but that's about it (may fit your style well). You're right, though, the ET is similar to the Buckwild...except bataleon has full camber
how was it too stiff? i think the board has a perfect flex for park and generally riding all over the mountain. the board is very easy to press and the chamber allows it snap into ollies well. As soft as the board is it is still pretty stable up to speeds in the upper ~40s. It makes very quick and smooth edge to edge transitions. I havent taken any real jumps with it but im confident this board can handle any medium to large jumps.
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how was it too stiff? i think the board has a perfect flex for park and generally riding all over the mountain. the board is very easy to press and the chamber allows it snap into ollies well. As soft as the board is it is still pretty stable up to speeds in the upper ~40s. It makes very quick and smooth edge to edge transitions. I havent taken any real jumps with it but im confident this board can handle any medium to large jumps.
I don't know what the flex is in more recent models, but I actually thought the ET was a little soft for my liking.
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