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Old 10-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys, was looking at a few boards for a friend and he absolutely loves the softest boards imaginable, and thought id give one a go.. basically looking at something for the down days on the hill when theres not much to do apart from groomers and park, mucking around and jibbing a few side hits and little tree runs/trails to get slurpy on..

im 6'2"ish 180ish and currently riding a 2012 lib tech t.rice pro 161.5 for pow and a 2012 k2 parkstar 157w for groomers and park.. now need something softer. thinking rome artifact rocker, garage rocker, capita horrorscope, indoor survival, ultrafear, k2 www, salomon salomonder or salvatore sanchez.

any others i should consider or any of you park/jib rats recommend anything? list them up!!

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Rome Artifact Rocker
K2 WWW Rocker
Salomon Salomonder
Arbor Draft
Nitro Swindle

Those are a few of the softest boards you can find. All will be perfect for your needs
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We almost have the same specs. I ride an Arbor Blacklist which I really love. Maybe that would work for you. It's not super soft like the draft, but it's a comfortable soft. To me at least.
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Don't get the Blacklist if you want a super soft board. It won't be any softer than the K2 Parkstar at all. I own the Parkstar and it's a pretty flexible board. But if you want something softer than that, you'll have to go with one of the boards I listed above or one with similar flex. The Blacklist does not have similar flex.
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you should check out the kill box from echelon too
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only problem might be that the biggest size is a 152 but its def made to be ridden a little on the smaller side. I'm 5'6 150lbs and I was on the 149 but I was also hitting jumps with it. probably could've rode the 144 no problem for just jibbing and rails.
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Bataleon Disaster / Lobster Jib Board
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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thanks for the replies.. going to try and pick one up while the sale is on evo. leaning towards the arbor draft as it comes in a 158, paired up with a pair of union contacts or forces from last year as well..

any other suggestions before i put the nail in the coffin??
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thanks for the replies.. going to try and pick one up while the sale is on evo. leaning towards the arbor draft as it comes in a 158, paired up with a pair of union contacts or forces from last year as well..

any other suggestions before i put the nail in the coffin??
My brother has the Draft paired with Union Contact Pros. I would say you'd probably want the Contacts over the Forces though since it's a super soft board and the Contacts are Union's softest bindings I believe.
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My brother has the Draft paired with Union Contact Pros. I would say you'd probably want the Contacts over the Forces though since it's a super soft board and the Contacts are Union's softest bindings I believe.

yea i have a pair of forces on my lib and was going to pick up a pair of atlas maybe halfway through the season if i pick another deck so wanted contacts for a bit of variation thanks for the help
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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super stoked! got a salomon hook up through work so now i can pick up a cheap 2014 salomonder brand new. throwing last years union contacts on there.. $300 for the lot
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