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09-29-2012 12:23 AM
Slydepro76
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
Yeeeaahhhhh I'm gonna have to disagree with the Pickle and the Agenda. The Agenda is literally the beginner board from Ride. Center rocker to flat like on the Pickle wasn't very fun jumping.
Yeah but i actually am doing well with my ride, and I've been riding for 12 years. I got it at the last second cause i needed a new board quick, took a chance and i love it. As far as sizing goes, I'm about your height and I'm riding a 163. It comes to my chin with boots on and thats fine for me. As far as the buck wild goes, I've heard good stuff about that stick as well, I might be getting a new board this season as well so i have 2 set ups and its between that or the park pickle.
09-29-2012 12:07 AM
Lester86
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Originally Posted by henry06x View Post
Between the kink, Mechete, Buckwild. The kink does not have much pop. It has no carbon stringers, Rods, or whatnot to add to pop and that's why it's cheaper. The Buckwild is stiffer and the best jumper but you will loose playfulness and forgiveness. The Mechete will be a nice in between.
Between those 3 the Machete and Buckwild the stiffness says it the same according to the stiffness meter only different the Mechete has pop rods 1.0 and Buckwild has 2.0 so that would add some stiffness but also add Pop so it's a good and bad thing more pop = less forgiving
09-28-2012 09:53 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by henry06x View Post
Between the kink, Mechete, Buckwild. The kink does not have much pop. It has no carbon stringers, Rods, or whatnot to add to pop and that's why it's cheaper. The Buckwild is stiffer and the best jumper but you will loose playfulness and forgiveness. The Mechete will be a nice in between.
I have to disagree. The Machete is still somehow stiffer outside the feet. No clue why, but that's how it rides.

If you're looking at Capita and jumping is a concern go for the Indoor FK. A hard park season will thrash a Capita. Luckily they aren't expensive and they'll ride well till they die.
From Signal do the Park Flat. Good mix of jump and jib.
Salomon Villain. Its the new team favorite for park domination.
From K2 though expensive the Fastplant. It is softer in the tips for this year. Really it should just be a bit jibbier but still maintain its capability on jumps.
09-28-2012 07:45 PM
SBE
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Originally Posted by Lester86 View Post
The Buckwild looks like a amazing board, only thing it doesn't have (correct me if I'm wrong ) is forgiveness read that it "Precise board" and one thing I sure as hell won't be us precise in the progression progress in the park, forgiveness is something that I want in this park board I was sadly considering the Kink ( not because its cheap) mostly because its softer might help out on iffylandings. I keep hearing about how ride boards always blow other boards away in Pop so I'm liking that too.. I might weigh a lil too much for it though at 160-165lbs

Nitro is definitely looking interesting too those monster edges and strong bases really are making me consider them, One thing I know I will do is beat the hell out of this park board and having the extra strength will put my mind at ease.. How's the pop on them I'm leaning toward flat or some rocker type

Capita also in the running maiming do to the strength of the boards too and how much good thing I hear about Capita boards in park

K2, Rossi and Signal park boards also catching my eye

So as you guys can see still debating on about 6 brands
Sometimes I find some boards to soft to stomp landings and wash out, when a midstiff board will keep you on your feet. I like the kink but the extruded base is slow!!!! Buckwilds base is not slow, I also liked the DH and the DH2 and still ride my dh2 from 4 years ago every so often. Ride boards are pretty bomb proof so are mervin and capita. I am a believer as far as ride gnu salomon. Also Arbor has stepped up their game.
09-28-2012 07:45 PM
henry06x Between the kink, Mechete, Buckwild. The kink does not have much pop. It has no carbon stringers, Rods, or whatnot to add to pop and that's why it's cheaper. The Buckwild is stiffer and the best jumper but you will loose playfulness and forgiveness. The Mechete will be a nice in between.
09-28-2012 07:33 PM
Lester86 The Buckwild looks like a amazing board, only thing it doesn't have (correct me if I'm wrong ) is forgiveness read that it "Precise board" and one thing I sure as hell won't be us precise in the progression progress in the park, forgiveness is something that I want in this park board I was sadly considering the Kink ( not because its cheap) mostly because its softer might help out on iffylandings. I keep hearing about how ride boards always blow other boards away in Pop so I'm liking that too.. I might weigh a lil too much for it though at 160-165lbs

Nitro is definitely looking interesting too those monster edges and strong bases really are making me consider them, One thing I know I will do is beat the hell out of this park board and having the extra strength will put my mind at ease.. How's the pop on them I'm leaning toward flat or some rocker type

Capita also in the running maiming do to the strength of the boards too and how much good thing I hear about Capita boards in park

K2, Rossi and Signal park boards also catching my eye

So as you guys can see still debating on about 6 brands
09-28-2012 06:43 PM
SBE
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Originally Posted by Slydepro76 View Post
If you want a good park board with some forgiveness, that is great for both jumps and rails, look at the gnu park pickle. The board is tight and you don't have to worry about carving in, in order to get a grip for your take off/rotation. Right now I'm currently riding the 2012 Ride Agenda, and I love it. All I ride is park and street and occasionally powder and so far this board has been doing its job. I can get the speed for rails, it has excellent balance on rails I don't feel like I'm about to fall off or anything, and when I'm hitting big jumps and bear or mammoth, i barely have to dig in to get grip for my rotation. And it has pretty good forgiveness for when i over shoot the landing or land hard. I would say one of these 2 boards should do the trick.
I agree Kinda, Pickle is a great board but from ride I like that pro rise thing on the buckwild. Plus slime walls make for a less chattery ride. The pickle doesn't like to go fast that's the one thing I don't like about it,but is awesome on rails, so if i want to go fast I break out my dh2.
09-28-2012 01:33 AM
Lester86 The Machete is the upgrade to the Agenda so there is that option for that one, at for The Pickle I don't know but they did throw out a good amount of tech so it's definitely on my list of maybes
09-28-2012 01:20 AM
Nivek Yeeeaahhhhh I'm gonna have to disagree with the Pickle and the Agenda. The Agenda is literally the beginner board from Ride. Center rocker to flat like on the Pickle wasn't very fun jumping.
09-28-2012 01:07 AM
Lester86 Slydepro76,

Really appreciate that info, and for mentioning the relation part of it , it's a really good point because sticking a landing in nice but if I don't have the easy ability to get the take off right I'm sol right off the get go, I'll definite take a look and the GNU and Ride boards what size would you recommend if I'm gonna keep it for park only ? I'm 5'6" 160lbs size 10 boot
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