I'm trying to decide bwt the GNU riders choice btx or LIBtech skate banana btx. I do mostly regular freeriding not much on the park for tricks or jumps. I currently ride a burton custom 162 and feel like it's too long. What would you guys recomend for board and size? I am 5'11 190
For starters im 6'1 205 and ride a 156 banana and a 154.5 gnu riders choice both BTX. My friends and I have come to prefer the R/C the most. To me the r/c seems a little more responsive around the mtn and just as good in the park as the banana. Since you dont like the park id go with the r/c out of those two. The 162 custom does sound a tad large for you and in a BTX board you can ride a little smaller than normal. Id say go with the r/c in the 157.5 it will feel close to your 162 so it shouldnt be a shocking change. Also take a chance to look at mervins site since you seem determined ti get one of their boards. They have other models(like the t-rice models or the trs models ) that may closer fit your freeride style. I have a feeling that going to the r/c or banana from a custom may be a drastic change.
Bought the GNU BTX riders choice 154.5 last week( I am 5'10/170)!! only been out twice since but LOVE THIS BOARD! I was on a Burton indie 158 All Mtn and wanted to get a board for both freestyle AND freeride. I will say the board does hold on ice,groomers, and the pow. I am heading to West Va. next week and Breck Co. late Jan so keep U posted......
strange, i thought the sizing was the other way around. Meaning GNU riders choice 161 feels like a 158 and a libtech boards can be ridden smaller, so if i'm a 162, i can ride a 158 libtech. Can someone clear this up?
the magnetraction coupled with reverse camber allows more of the board to come into contact with the snow when you stand on it. because of this you can ride a smaller size and it will "feel" like a longer board. its the same for the r/c and the banana they both have magnetraction they both have reverse camber they both are made by the same company.