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|01-09-2013 07:45 AM|
Originally Posted by apintojr View Post
|12-22-2012 07:28 PM|
|extra0||according to my research, bataleon's evil twin is about $50 more than lobster's corresponding park board...however, bataleon's disaster is about $20 less than lobster's corresponding jib board. Don't know why the fluctuations in price, but I doubt there's any difference in quality/materials between the brands|
|12-22-2012 06:24 PM|
Originally Posted by blunted_nose View Post
|12-22-2012 01:00 PM|
|blunted_nose||Hm, just heard that the lobster boards are cheaper because they are made from cheaper materials. They are made by bataleon, same factory, but would it be worth throwing out another 100 bucks for the evil twin? I might just do that.... would i even notice a difference?|
|12-22-2012 11:27 AM|
|extra0||gotta agree, the parkboard is pretty stiff....definitely closer to the riot than anything else (big park jumps). I have an ET but a softer board, like the whatever or funkink, would be a lot more fun overall|
|12-22-2012 07:33 AM|
I did one in the board forum of the Lobster Freestyle. Amazing board.
Originally Posted by CheoSamad View Post
|12-22-2012 07:06 AM|
|apintojr||just purchased the parkboard AE troublemaker. i wouldnt call the board stiff like some have said. taking it out tomorrow, so i 'll have a better idea, but stiff it is not. Dont get me wrong, its not a noodle but it isnt suppose to be one.|
|11-08-2011 08:41 PM|
Originally Posted by jds3939 View Post
|11-08-2011 07:04 PM|
Yeah, a stiffer board will be better for carving, but more noticeably when riding choppy snow. A stiffer board will be more stable, powerful, responsive, and more dampened. A softer board, however, will be just fine at lower-medium speeds and on hardpack and groomers you shouldn't have any problem. Ice is a larger issue, and many boards will have trouble maintaining an edge. Overall, stiffer= better all mountain and therefor better carving and stability on variable terrain.
I might also add that I am 140 pounds and the board I rode last year was a size 137 forum youngblood that I got in '07 (when I weighed 40 pounds less and was 6" shorter). I bombed hills as often and as fast as I wanted, and while I took the very occasional fall due to loss of grip on ice (I ride in southern PA where the ice gets REALLY bad) or just loss of control on choppy snow, I was usually fine and very rarely had any issues. I had to work a little harder, but I could ride all around just fine. So I think that something like the Disaster really should be fine for charging around, and any board for that matter should be at least ridable (unless you are doing back country cliff drops, which I wasn't on my 137 forum).
|11-08-2011 05:02 PM|
|ABagofButter||this is sort of off topic but still on topic because it it going to factor in when choosing a board... is the softer flex of the jibbaord/disaster going to be affect riding on ice/hardpack compared to a stiffer flex of the parkbaord/evil twin?|
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