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Narrowed it down to two boards....

Ok guys I have narrow my decision for next years board down to either a 2013 Libtech Skate Banana OR a 2013 GNU Park Pickle.

I will be riding 95 percent park (mostly aerial tricks such as back 3, back 7, method, grabs) but will also being riding a bit of powder and groomers.


So what would you guys reccomend?

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Ok guys I have narrow my decision for next years board down to either a 2013 Libtech Skate Banana OR a 2013 GNU Park Pickle.

I will be riding 95 percent park (mostly aerial tricks such as back 3, back 7, method, grabs) but will also being riding a bit of powder and groomers.


So what would you guys reccomend?
They are very similar boards. Key question is whether you want the asym/Pickle shape or not.
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The Gnu is asymmetrical and has a sintered base. When you wax it nice it's pretty damn fast. I wasn't blown away by the asym but I have a pickle and it's a fun board.

Besides those differences they're basically the same board.
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is the skate banana with its TNT base not sintered?

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is the skate banana with its TNT base not sintered?
Yes and no. The TNT bases on the TRS and Attack Banana (and this season also the Skate Banana) is an age-old discussion point with Lib boards. Technically TNT is high-end extruded base but Mervin claims that it performs much like a sintered one, in practice it makes no difference whatsoever.
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Ok so I am hearing some crap about skate banana bases drying out quickly andnot being fast. Am I hearing crap or truth?

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extruded bases dont dry out, sintered bases do

bases really dont mater shit

what kind of sidecut do you like in a board?

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I like the magnatraction.

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Ok so I am hearing some crap about skate banana bases drying out quickly andnot being fast. Am I hearing crap or truth?
Just more bullshit form people who talk more than they ride. The bases are perfectly fine.
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Ok so I have never ridden a extruded base before (always sintered) will this still be fast? (I am not looking to go 50mph just have good speed and be able to cross flats)

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