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Old 06-11-2009, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for a rocker board that is known for being good and really flexy for jibs, but also is durable and easy to play with everything on the whole mountain. I am really all about the flex. but i want to be able to fly through home made kickers and gnarly tree runs as well. any suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so there are a few reallly important things to consider when buying a rocker/reverse camber board: 1. the amount and type of rocker (k2 has 3 different kinds, banana, burton has a few different kinds) 2. the flex (do you want a stiff or soft rocker?) and 3. shape

I have a Gnu with banana (and magnetraction) that has a moderate flex and is a directional twin....and it is my savior. I went from riding one board for jibbing, one for jumps, and one for powder, to just this one board its amazing.

My suggestions for particular boards to check out would be:
-Gnu Riders Choice BTX - banana and magnetraction. moderate flex. amazing board
-Gnu Park Pickle - banana, mtx, has an asymmetrical sidecut, like the old santa cruz boards (so pretty much you have a deeper heelside sidecut to make initiating and following through with heelside turns that much easier)..
-Capita Horrorscope - "flat-kick technology" is their name for reverse camber. pretty much its similar to banana technology (reverse camber between the feet, flat camber from the inserts to the nose/tail). its a little softer, but still really fun
-Lib Tech TRS or TRice BTX - just a little stiffer option than the other boards, definitely more towards the all mountain side of the spectrum
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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sweet deal thanks. do you have any thoughts on the 2010 Rome Pusher 1985 coming out this year. it has Rome's free reverse camber which seems really close to K2's all terrain rocker which is what i am looking for really. Well, at least when i rode my friends K2 Turbo Dream, that's exactly what it was. Ha. I just like my board to be pretty soft and play around with, but also can get some pop off tree run kickers. i am liking the pusher 1985. any other thoughts?
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rome's reverse-free is nearly identical to mervin's banana rocker - the rockered area extends to the outside of the inserts whereas Banana is to the inside of the inserts
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wow man thanks for the info cuz i was just seriously watching a few park pickle reviews and that board looks sick. It makes me very comfortable hearing that the Rome free reverse is identical. im stoked. You would not by any chance have heard anything about this new Rome Pusher 1985 have you?
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its not identical. the boards are from 2 different companies so they won't ride the same, not to mention the difference in sidecut, mtx etc
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I am looking for a rocker board that is known for being good and really flexy for jibs, but also is durable and easy to play with everything on the whole mountain. I am really all about the flex. but i want to be able to fly through home made kickers and gnarly tree runs as well. any suggestions?
Don't forget Never Summer! An Evo-R or SL-R will do the trick. I love my Evo! It rips groomers, park, ice, pow, moguls and butters as well as any of my other boards. Not to mention it's a tank!! 3 year warranty...I just beat the crap out of it!!!

If you need to stay in a tighter budget check out this years GNU Carbon Credit BTX. I have this years CHB, same board, but now they're BTX!!! I love that board, it rips for the $$$!
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Don't forget Never Summer! An Evo-R or SL-R will do the trick. I love my Evo! It rips groomers, park, ice, pow, moguls and butters as well as any of my other boards. Not to mention it's a tank!! 3 year warranty...I just beat the crap out of it!!!

If you need to stay in a tighter budget check out this years GNU Carbon Credit BTX. I have this years CHB, same board, but now they're BTX!!! I love that board, it rips for the $$$!
i would agree that if you have the money that the evo-r is a great board to check out. ever since the first run on mine i've loved it.
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sweet. isnt that more of a park board though?
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I am looking for a rocker board that is known for being good and really flexy for jibs, but also is durable and easy to play with everything on the whole mountain. I am really all about the flex. but i want to be able to fly through home made kickers and gnarly tree runs as well. any suggestions?
It's not a park only board by any means...By this description ^ an Evo-R would totally do the trick. It's Rocker/Camber and a vario sidecut. I feel comfortable charging on it. It kicks ass in pow. Runs the groomers fine. Fast flattracking, you can take it anywhere!! I can ride mine EVERY day!
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