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Old 03-21-2009, 03:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lib-Tech Skate Banana Vs. Burton Custom

which would be better for mainly carving, going fast on groomers and some small jumps? is the btx/mtx system really that good
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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which would be better for mainly carving, going fast on groomers and some small jumps? is the btx/mtx system really that good
I was in the same perdicament as you.. i ended up getting the Skate Banana because i didn't want to be forced into using Burton bindings with the ICS (Custom 144/148 i saw didn't have the 3D setup ).. i feel that i made the right decision
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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which would be better for mainly carving, going fast on groomers and some small jumps? is the btx/mtx system really that good
the banana is targeted more towards park, I'd look at the burton hero or trs btx.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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both of those boards are completely different, for you I would def. go for the burton custom, and if you buy a 2009, they still have some around for 50% off with or without the ICS system for bindings.

If your groomers are completly flat, then the banana may be ok, but if you go over any kind of bumpyness, you will feel out of control because it has such a flex to it and cant absorb the bumps like the custom will

i would say banana if you are a park rat that sometimes ventures to all mountain, but if you are pretty much on the all mountain side, buy the custom which is what it is made for
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Agree with the above, the Skate Banana has a bit too much flex for all mountain.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah your riding style seems to say Custom...Don't get ICS though because you're gonna wanna get other brand bindings...

just make sure you dont change your mind about how you ride cause sometimes I wonder if I'd be better off with a Banana over my Custom, haha but usually I have no regrets
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btx and mtx are a decent system, the banana is a fun board that i would definetly say is all mt capable and definetly better in the park then the custom. the custom is a do-everything board, including park, all mt, and free ride. i would say the banana is a park, all mt board but will slack on the race runs, but will be better in the park. if your going off big booters i would say custom for sure, small stuff, all mt, some park, and a few runs where you need to go fast i would say banana.
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yeah your riding style seems to say Custom...Don't get ICS though because you're gonna wanna get other brand bindings...

just make sure you dont change your mind about how you ride cause sometimes I wonder if I'd be better off with a Banana over my Custom, haha but usually I have no regrets
Pretty sure you can mount other bindings on ics, i've tried it just for shits and giggles.
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which would be better for mainly carving, going fast on groomers and some small jumps? is the btx/mtx system really that good
Look into a Bataleon Riot or goliath. Fun boards that are forgiving and can handle fast speeds without chatter.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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get the custom x if ur mostly into high speeeds. i purchased one this past season and i fell in love with its stability. i rode a burton air before that and to me, the custom is the rolls royce of carving. its even more forgiving when u land jumps. its not that poppy, but its still an awesome board. i believe they all come with the ICS but dont worry, if u want to get dif bindings besides burton, then the board comes with an adaptor pad that allows other bindings to fit into the ics.
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