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Old 08-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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cant wait for the upcoming winter!! im an intermediate rider that after conquering 180s and small air grabs, is looking at stepping up this season and adding the 360 and going off bigger kickers to my repertoire. i currently have an older burton custom 158 and am looking at getting a newer deck. id like a board (dont we all?) that is a good all mountain, twin tip, not too stiff so it can handle the park/freestyle, stomp down the landings on the kickers, but wont wash out in the bowl or a groomer. i guess you could say i want the world on a string. anyway, im very interested in the lib tech boards, however they get kind of confusing to me as to their differences. the skate banana seems geared toward the park and mostly jibbing, and i think is too soft for what i want. but after that, the travis rice/trs/btx/etc or whatever the models are a bit confounding for my intelligence. i was hoping someone could offer me some advice/explain the pros for each board, or show me the light on the deck for me. ill keep my custom like a fling, but my next board will be the main squeeze. so as i said, i want to expand my freestyling while not sacrificing the enjoyable freeride cruise. i like to ride switchfoot, go off kickers, do a small amount of rails/jib, and no real halfpipe visions. speed is not a deciding factor for me. im 5'9, 178lbs. thanks for looking out guys
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Old 08-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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get the trs. its good all-mountain, the only thing is, its on the stiffer side, but its still softer than the trice if you wanna do park.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You'd be better off with a K2 Believer. Its what most of the K2 guys ride. And flatline will treat you much better on kickers than rocker.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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so nivek, you thnnk the flatline makes a big difference? i am debating on a k2 believer 2010 or a 2009 stepchild simon camberlain. i like the Stepchild cuz it is nice and soft, and its a midwide, but i dont knwo much about stepchd at all. the believer sounds sweet, i just wanted to know more about the teech i it, as well as the 09 chamberlain
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yes, anyone who rides a flatline board will automatically make you land 30% more jumps. some random internet guy said so.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes, anyone who rides a flatline board will automatically make you land 30% more jumps. some random internet guy said so.
In theory it would if you land in your backseat often.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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A lot of it for me is a mental thing. I got used to rocker on a sub-pop. If you land back seat on one of those you pretty much send yourself into a backflip, not fun. So for me, rocker has been MENTALY ruined for jumps. I like the idea of zero camber for jumps cause it helps keep the board loose (looser than a positive camber deck) but you wont wash out if you land a little back seat.

I guess the best for jumps is still Bataleon TBT. Camber, so you have a lot of stability, but TBT keeps the board catch-free.

So with the Believer, I'll add the Evil Twin.
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i have a brand new skate banana, never been ridden.
what should i have done to the edges specifically before i go out on it?
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i have a brand new skate banana, never been ridden.
what should i have done to the edges specifically before i go out on it?
your edges should be fine, but you should get it waxed. the factory oneballjay wax job on the skate banana is pretty weak
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i have a brand new skate banana, never been ridden.
what should i have done to the edges specifically before i go out on it?
you could detune the contact points or even both the edges if its your straight up jib board
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