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Old 11-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok first off I'd like to say I've been lurking for a few days and this place is great.

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25 Male
195 lbs
Size 11-12 boot
I usually cruise groomers and go to parks once in a while
Spend most of my time boarding in New Hampshire

Ive been looking into the Custom but Im wondering what other boards would be similar or even better for comparable price. I currently ride an old beat up K2 gamma but want something that isnt as directional as this board.

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Old 11-29-2008, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First, welcome aboard. This place is a lot of fun. Some really cool people here.

Second, you may need to be looking at a wide board with size 12 boots.

Last, as to your question, do your research first. Check out the various manufacture's web sites. Look at their various decks within your riding style and budget. Pick a few out, and then come back with a list for specific advice. Brands to check out:

Gnu
K2
Burton
Never Summer
Ride
Rome
Forum
or goto dogfunk.com and browse through their decks for some options.

That should get you started for now!

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Old 11-29-2008, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First, welcome aboard. This place is a lot of fun. Some really cool people here.

Second, you may need to be looking at a wide board with size 12 boots.

Last, as to your question, do your research first. Check out the various manufacture's web sites. Look at their various decks within your riding style and budget. Pick a few out, and then come back with a list for specific advice. Brands to check out:

Gnu
K2
Burton
Never Summer
Ride
Rome
Forum
or goto dogfunk.com and browse through their decks for some options.

That should get you started for now!

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Awesome info and thanks.

After looking around Ive narrowed to

Forum Destroyer Wide
Ride Antic
Rome Manual

any other suggestions?
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome info and thanks.

After looking around Ive narrowed to

Forum Destroyer Wide
Ride Antic
Rome Manual

any other suggestions?
the rome is pretty damn directional, its offset at least 4-5 cm i would say...i hate that as well, go for a board with an almost or true twin design.
the destroyer looks pretty nice, but i havent heard much about it or anything...
the best thing to do is go check out what you like at the lhs though before you buy...

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...go for a board with an almost or true twin design.
I'm curious, why do you make that suggestion? If he stated that he "cruises groomers" and goes in the park only "once in awhile." Thus, it seems to me as if a directional may be a better option. True twin is coming far closer to a freestyle deck. He didn't seem to indicate that was even close to a primary style of ridding. Not that a almost twin would be a bad thing, I'm just wondering why you suggested it.
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Awesome info and thanks.

After looking around Ive narrowed to

Forum Destroyer Wide
Ride Antic
Rome Manual

any other suggestions?
I am Rome junkie, so I'll put a vote in for that. The Atomic Hatchet has all gotten some good reviews. BurtonAvenger has posted a TON of reviews. I think the thread is called "some reviews for ya'll" It has been stickied somewhere on the forum. Use the search option and see if he covered any of those decks your looking at.
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I'm curious, why do you make that suggestion? If he stated that he "cruises groomers" and goes in the park only "once in awhile." Thus, it seems to me as if a directional may be a better option. True twin is coming far closer to a freestyle deck. He didn't seem to indicate that was even close to a primary style of ridding. Not that a almost twin would be a bad thing, I'm just wondering why you suggested it.
The board I have now is more directional. I want my new board to be one where I am right over the center or offset very slightly.
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I am Rome junkie, so I'll put a vote in for that. The Atomic Hatchet has all gotten some good reviews. BurtonAvenger has posted a TON of reviews. I think the thread is called "some reviews for ya'll" It has been stickied somewhere on the forum. Use the search option and see if he covered any of those decks your looking at.
Ya I just checked out his thread, a lot of good info in there. As of now I think Im leaning towards the Forum Destroyer.
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The board I have now is more directional. I want my new board to be one where I am right over the center or offset very slightly.
Ok, then your looking for something like a directional-twin. They usually a slightly off set stance, and a flex pattern that is still "directional," but closer to a truw twin.
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Ok, then your looking for something like a directional-twin. They usually a slightly off set stance, and a flex pattern that is still "directional," but closer to a truw twin.
I see, any boards in particular I should be looking into. My heads spinning with all these options at the moment.

What you described sounds exactly like what Im looking for.
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