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03-09-2014 03:23 AM
pillozthebarber I decided I am gonna go with the verve, I found one for 250 on ebay is that a good price ? Or do you think I should just wait until the end of the season for it to drop more ?

On another note, do you think I would benefit from a 149 or is that pushing it at 170 175? they say the 149 holds up to 165 pounds on the Flow Verve . Any thoughts on what you would do ?
03-04-2014 04:44 PM
christopherbbj I have been riding a verve all year. I can't say what the other boards ride like, but for the money I paid I have absolutely no regrets. It's a fun playful board. I love mine
03-04-2014 04:19 PM
pillozthebarber Thanks again guys, I Def will take his advice more seriously, I mostly came up with that list from all of his recommendations. I only have ridden my attack banana which is the banana rocker, so I have no experience with any of the rest. What do you think would feel most similar to that ? The verve correct ?
03-04-2014 03:59 PM
Nivek
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Thanks guys for all the responses, I just wonder how the flow can be as good as the bataleon/lobster when it's so much less money. I understand money doesn't always buy quality but in my experience it usually does. Do you think the verve is softer then the bataleon aerobic / lobster park board or even the ride kink ?
They're honestly all pretty close in terms of flex. But then you have to consider that you're looking at Flat, Camber, and RC.

The price vs content of Flow boards is part of what makes them so good. The sidecut are some of the best I've ever ridden, their RC is one of two I'll even ride, and they usually have more tech than any other boards in the same price range. Honestly they could justifiably sell pretty much all their boards for $50 more than they do.

The variety flex test is one of the major reasons you should ignore Board Insiders. It actually tells you nothing.
03-04-2014 03:03 PM
stan_darsh those youtube flex tests don't really amount to much imo.

even flexing the board by hand in the shop won't tell you how it's really going to ride.
i think any of the ones you picked will be fine for your type of riding... nivek is someone who's ridden, like, every board, so i'd take his advice a bit more seriously than most... i can only offer first hand knowledge on the lobster/bataleons as that's what i've ridden out of those you mentioned.
03-04-2014 12:22 PM
pillozthebarber Heres the flex test on the lobster park board Lobster Park Board Flex Test - Board Insiders - Stiffness of the Lobster Park Board snowboard? - YouTube

heres the verve Flow Verve Flex Test - Board Insiders - What is the stiffness of the Flow Verve snowboard? - YouTube

Boardinsiders does not do a flex test on the ride kink so i cannot gauge it, but IMO it seems like the lobster is more flexy then the verve
03-04-2014 11:28 AM
pillozthebarber Thanks guys for all the responses, I just wonder how the flow can be as good as the bataleon/lobster when it's so much less money. I understand money doesn't always buy quality but in my experience it usually does. Do you think the verve is softer then the bataleon aerobic / lobster park board or even the ride kink ?
03-04-2014 11:17 AM
Nivek My personal favorite of all those is the Verve. Best balance of jib and snap in my experience.
03-04-2014 11:05 AM
stan_darsh i'm about your stats, about 2" taller and have been riding a lobster park board 151. it's basically a sintered ariobic from what i understand... and i love it.

i've been riding it on icy conditions here in the south rockies for a couple months before the recent snow, and although people sometimes complain about TBT on ice, it's a really solid board on ice and hardpack once you get a bit aggressive with it.

i have ridden it in 2 ft of powder, and even though it's short, it floats and it's super fun to whip around... it's fun in the trees... i really can't say anything bad about this board.

you might also look into others in the bataleon line, if you're strictly park and mostly jibs and smaller jumps, the disaster is suuuuuuuuuper fun as well. i can also vouch for the fun.kink as its camber is a bit more pronounced and it seems to have a bit more pop in my experience.

really, your list seems pretty solid, and i don't think you'll go wrong with any of those. tech differences are just something you'll get used to, and it's probably not anything to stress about!
03-04-2014 09:36 AM
ICary Kink if you want a flat based board.
Westmark is you want a rocker.

My opinion. I rock the kink.
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