GNU riders choice BTX vs Libtech Skate banana BTX - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
GNU riders choice BTX vs Libtech Skate banana BTX

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

Thanks for the help.
Bigblue280 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Veteran Member
 
burritosandsnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: slc utah
Posts: 928
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
burritosandsnow is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 03:00 PM
Sick-Gnar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
I own neither of these board, but ive heard about the gnu's holding up better after intense rides.

however for the money id get the vertighoul from gnu. DK's signature board. its more than the bannana but a better board for park jumps for sure. and if you feel ballsy shred that pipe son.
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 07:24 PM
tcwheatley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Gnu Btx

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......
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 07:36 PM
Senior Member
 
laz167's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Jersey
Posts: 950
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just got an 09 DK Vertighoul, haven't riden it yet, but im stoked and cant wait. Might take it out this weekend to a local hill which tends to be an ice hill.
laz167 is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 07:59 PM
Sick-Gnar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by laz167 View Post
I just got an 09 DK Vertighoul, haven't riden it yet, but im stoked and cant wait. Might take it out this weekend to a local hill which tends to be an ice hill.
word that boards fucking nasty. you should let us know how you like it.
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
Bigblue280 is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 10:56 PM
Veteran Member
 
burritosandsnow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: slc utah
Posts: 928
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
burritosandsnow is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I decided to go with the gnu riders choice. so you think i should get the 157.5 right?
Bigblue280 is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 09:59 AM
falconis
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
the burton hero = rocker and has
the scoop tips and grip and rip edge

belief me those things can hold a carve
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome