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Old 12-01-2008, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For years now, I have rented boards but I finally decided to buy my own board. Because of limited funds I went with a Burton Indie 158. As far as my skills go, I can carve up a double black (New England style), however in the park I'm a novice. I can straight air almost all the jumps and I can 50-50 all ride-on boxes/rails. Now I know that this isn't the best board on the market but I was wondering about a couple of things.

1) If I had gone with a more advanced, expensive, and park oriented board, would I be overshooting my skill level. I.e would the board have been too much for me to handle?

2) Is the board good enough for learning boardslides, FS/BS 180s and 360s?

3) How long should I go before I get a replacement?
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I speak for myself, but there is nothing wrong with buying a board that overshoots your skill level. They are often easier to learn and advance on than lower end heavy boards. Just buy the best board you can afford and go have fun
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are doing all that with your current board I'd stick with it until you can afford something you really want. Think of it as playing on hard mode, and when you get the new board it will be like turning the handicap settings up, ez mode.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you can easily shred double blacks and land most jumps, I don't see any board as really being too advanced for you. I'd say save the money and buy the best top end board you can. I have a top end board and I'm not a pro or anything.
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