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01-27-2012 01:32 PM
SAVAGE WAYZ So I think im leaning towards the Arbor Draft or Bataleon Airobic

I've read some good reviews on these, plus I found a few places where I can get them below retail. Any thoughts? Any other boards that I should consider based on what im leaning towards?
01-26-2012 02:10 PM
honeycomb For pure ground tricks I don't think you can beat bataleon. Get an airobic,whatever, disaster, or fun kink. In that order, airobic is best and FK is hardest for ground tricks, disaster is a noodle. Bataleon is best for learning because of how loose it is, once you get REALLY good you might want a normal RC/hybrid to get a bit less slide/more edge hold. I ride my ET on ice no problem, a bit less grip than the k2 parkstar or jibsaw I demo'd but not bad at all, almost no difference after I sharpened the edge real good. The ET is a bit stiffer than the FK or whatever but I can hold the nose about a foot high for 100+ feet on a tail press, I'm 5'11'' 170, 154 ET
01-26-2012 01:44 PM
lo0p
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Originally Posted by SAVAGE WAYZ View Post
I do want something that will also be good on the mountain no matter the condition. Last season, riding my Horrorscope in icy conditions was horrible.
Look at a Lib Tech or GNU board with Magne-traction, they do really well in crappy conditions.
01-26-2012 01:31 PM
redlude97 Ride Crush would be another option, slightly stiffer than the Kink and with Lowrize rocker it is quite buttereable
01-25-2012 02:31 PM
SAVAGE WAYZ Thanks again guys! Definitely going to look more into these suggestions.

I guess the next thing would be finding an appropriate size. Since I am using this for ground tricks, would a smaller board be better? It looks like most of these suggestions I can get either a 152/153 or 155. Again, I am 5'8 175.
01-25-2012 01:54 PM
CheeseForSteeze You can definitely butter it up with the Westmark. I'd go Signal Park Zero, K2 WWW, Arbor Draft, Nitro Swindle if you want a butter stick that can go outside the mountain.
01-25-2012 01:49 PM
Smokehaus
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Thanks for the suggestions!

I checked out the Signal Rocker & Rocker Light. One review I read said that this is better suited for being a park only board. Anyone here have the Rocker and use it all over the mountain?

I was also looking at the Arbor Westmark or Draft. Any idea how these compare to a Never Summer SL or Signal Rocker?


As for Arbor:

Ground tricks = Draft

All Mountain = Westmark




I personally would take the SL out of the picture.
01-25-2012 01:14 PM
huckfin the park pickle is a super fun board for ground tricking, but lacks in any sort of deep or tracked out conditions.. it's a noodle.
01-25-2012 01:12 PM
SAVAGE WAYZ Thanks for the suggestions!

I checked out the Signal Rocker & Rocker Light. One review I read said that this is better suited for being a park only board. Anyone here have the Rocker and use it all over the mountain?

I was also looking at the Arbor Westmark or Draft. Any idea how these compare to a Never Summer SL or Signal Rocker?
01-24-2012 01:50 PM
jdang307
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Never summer Sl. All mountain ripper but very good soft flex. I just got one and couldn't believe how soft it was but could hold up at high speed
The SL isn't stiff but isn't that soft. The Evo is softer yet isn't that soft. You need a noodle almost to do what those japanese dudes are doing.

I think they were using a lot of signal boards but I may be wrong.
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