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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 10:29 PM
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These just went on sale at one of my local shops, definitely considering pulling the trigger. Would a 154 Park Flat be too small at 175ish lbs? Would only be using this board on jibs and medium size jumps less than 40ft.
54 is a fine size. I can ride the 52 everywhere and I'm 155ish lbs.

As for the minimal amount or camber. The industry basically allows you to call anything zero +/- like 2-3mm of camber/rocker. It takes so little weight to level out that much camber it basically isn't there.

The reason for it is the way a snowboard is pressed. With there being a heat blanket on the top and bottom, depending on initial resin temp, ambient temp in the factory, the difference in temperature between the blankets, the overall temperature the press gets too, the small variations in wood grain... those all effect the level of camber in a deck.

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I agree the base is tough. After running over a few rocks and hitting yet another hidden tree stump this season, I stopped caring about what's in my way. The base got a few scratches at worst when I was fully expecting to end up with thick gouges instead. It's on par or maybe even tougher than my Never Summer SL's base in durability.

The entire board's construction overall is rock solid... and might I also add, very light too.

No fancy tech, but great quality for it's price.
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So from Park Zero to Evo, without having an Evo on hand (and not having ridden the 2012) I can't really say. I can say they're all (Westmark, Evo, Park Zero) very close that you should pick based on which camber profile you like to ride, durability, sidecut preference and price over the minor differences in flex.
I have a 11/12 Evo 157 that I've only had a chance to ride for about 10 hours total and just picked up a Park Zero 156. It's interesting to hear people think these boards are so close in performance and feel since there's a huge difference in price. Once I get a chance to ride the Park Zero I may end up selling the Evo and pocketing the difference.
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So, Evo 2012 vs Park Flat 2012. Who had ridden both?
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I rode both now. I prefer the Evo but that is because I camber designs that are based on center reverse camber. 3 stage is meh, to me, I'd rather just have flat or camber with micro-rocker in the tips. The Park Zero is an awesome board and dollar for dollar probably the best buy you can get considering the quality of base.
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54 is a fine size. I can ride the 52 everywhere and I'm 155ish lbs.

As for the minimal amount or camber. The industry basically allows you to call anything zero +/- like 2-3mm of camber/rocker. It takes so little weight to level out that much camber it basically isn't there.

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I already have a Westmark for park style riding. Thinking of getting a longer Park Flat to be more of a do-it-all board for those days when I can't or don't want to decide between all mountain and park. I was thinking a longer, hence stiffer, Park Flat would be such a board. I'm 180-185 lbs. Is 158 the longest that the Part Flat goes? How stable will this board be for charging groomers and variable snow conditions at my weight? Skill level - progressing intermediate.
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In that case I'd look at the 155 OG Flat. That's actually what I rode as my park stick most of last year.
For me at 155lbs the 151 made a killer park board that I could jib and jump, and the 153 made a good jump and all mountain board. So figure the 155 would fit like inbetween the two, but for you. So a little less jibbable and a little less mountain oriented.

Or do the 156 Omni and be totally set for park and all mountain.

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In that case I'd look at the 155 OG Flat. That's actually what I rode as my park stick most of last year.
For me at 155lbs the 151 made a killer park board that I could jib and jump, and the 153 made a good jump and all mountain board. So figure the 155 would fit like inbetween the two, but for you. So a little less jibbable and a little less mountain oriented.

Or do the 156 Omni and be totally set for park and all mountain.
OG Flat, huh? I'll check it out. Thanks!
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