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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 01:16 PM
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Skate Banana or Box Scratcher?

I have a 151 09 Skate Banana. I'm 5'6" sz 9 boots, about 150lbs.

I'm looking for a board to "Do it all". From what i hear, the skate banana can do that. However, from people i've talked to and emailed, i hear that the skate banana is a really soft board and has a loose feeling. Being that i'm only 5'6", I was also considering the Box Scratcher. Yeah, i know..its gonna be only a park board. But from what i've heard, the Box Scratcher is actually a little bit stiffer than the Skate Banana. Because of the reverse camber, the board will be ok in powder...again, i'm only 5'6".

What do you guys think? Any experiences or stories about the Box Scratcher on how it is outside of the park?
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You do realize that the Box Scratcher is 145 only...

And everything points it to being even softer than the SB.

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I know its 145 but its not that small to me because of my height. From what i've heard from people, the skate banana actually is softer and has a more loose feeling. I found this review also:

The World of Snowboarding through Fembot Eyes: Snowboard Review: 08-09 Lib Tech Box Scratcher
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You size a board based on weight, not height.

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So have you heard or had any experience with this board? I'm about 155lbs.
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why dont you just get the trs? its stiffer than the sb and probably the box scratcher and you can find a better size cuz 145 is tiny.
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Box scratcher is a rail board with a super wide stance and at a miniscule 145 it will be rubbish out of the park. Get a bannana or if you think thats too soft look at at the phoenix, the t-rice blunt or maybe one of the GNU BTX sticks.

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i think i'll stay with the banana. So do you think a 148 or 151 work better for me? Do you think the 151 i have now will hold 155lbs better than 148? I'm gonna do everything...backcountry, kickers, park, pipe...etc.
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I'd get the 151 if I wanted to spend time out of the park.

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