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mtkingery 10-25-2009 03:42 AM

Bataleon ET/Airobic flex?
 
I'm looking for a mostly park board (mostly rails, and some small kickers), but something that I can take on the whole mountain too. I'm split pretty even between the Evil Twin and the Airobic (both in a 151). I would definitely go for the Airobic, but I don't want it to be completely useless outside of the park. And I'm worried that the ET is too stiff to butter easily, press, lock onto rails, etc. Does anyone know how the flexes of the two compare to the skate banana? I'm about 5 foot 7, 155 pounds if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Hurl3y182 10-25-2009 11:32 AM

either the ET of fun.kink if you are gonna hit jumps/all mountain.
i rode the evil twin last season. its totally ideal for any jump, but it can also be taken on some rails&boxes.
i rode my buddy's skate naner and the flex felt pretty much identical except the RC gave me more height on my presses (also his board was either 4 or 6 cm bigger).
also seeing that your 2 inches shorter than me and your looking for a jib booard, maybe think about stepping down to a 147/49 :dunno:

just a press to illustrate the lock-in flex
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...06b8ca5cbc.jpg
147 Bataleon Evil Twin 2007-2008
5'9" 137lbs


Halloween ill be testing out my new 09-10 funkink usa and ill tell you how that is

mtkingery 10-25-2009 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Hurl3y182 (Post 195734)
either the ET of fun.kink if you are gonna hit jumps/all mountain.
i rode the evil twin last season. its totally ideal for any jump, but it can also be taken on some rails&boxes.
i rode my buddy's skate naner and the flex felt pretty much identical except the RC gave me more height on my presses (also his board was either 4 or 6 cm bigger).
also seeing that your 2 inches shorter than me and your looking for a jib booard, maybe think about stepping down to a 147/49 :dunno:

just a press to illustrate the lock-in flex
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...06b8ca5cbc.jpg
147 Bataleon Evil Twin 2007-2008
5'9" 137lbs


Halloween ill be testing out my new 09-10 funkink usa and ill tell you how that is

The only thing keeping me from a fun.kink is that I would think jibs would be harder because of the more narrow flat base on the tbt, as opposed to the true twin tbt on the ET and airobic. But if you get around to it, for sure do a little mini review of how the fun.kink compares to the ET and banana, especially flex wise. Thanks man

Triple8Sol 10-26-2009 03:49 PM

ET if you want to be able to do some AM. Airobic stays in the park.

Gnarly 10-26-2009 05:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol (Post 196193)
Airobic stays in the park.

Mine doesn't...I ride it all over the mtn and it does decent. :)

mtkingery 10-27-2009 02:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Gnarly (Post 196273)
Mine doesn't...I ride it all over the mtn and it does decent. :)

How much of a noodle is it outside of the park? And how much more flex does it have than a banana? A banana and a super stiff burton jussi are all I've ridden in a few years so I don't have much else to compare it to.

Triple8Sol 10-27-2009 12:00 PM

Your height/weight and length of the board also plays a factor in that. You want the ET, man.

Gnarly 10-27-2009 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Triple8Sol (Post 196602)
You want the ET, man.

Since this years ET is a sintruded base, I concur.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mtkingery
How much of a noodle is it outside of the park? And how much more flex does it have than a banana? A banana and a super stiff burton jussi are all I've ridden in a few years so I don't have much else to compare it to.

It is pretty noodlerific outside of the park, but unless you are trying to set land speed records down the hill, or you are euro-carving a black run at speed, you will be ok. I wouldn't take it off any 50 footers or anything, but it's not horrible...And that's coming from someone that weighs 215lbs.

Never ridden a Banana or a Jussi, so I can't compare em.

mtkingery 10-29-2009 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Gnarly (Post 196646)
Since this years ET is a sintruded base, I concur.



It is pretty noodlerific outside of the park, but unless you are trying to set land speed records down the hill, or you are euro-carving a black run at speed, you will be ok. I wouldn't take it off any 50 footers or anything, but it's not horrible...And that's coming from someone that weighs 215lbs.

Never ridden a Banana or a Jussi, so I can't compare em.

Have you ridden an ET and airobic? if you have, is the flex difference huge between the two?

Hurl3y182 10-29-2009 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by mtkingery (Post 197930)
Have you ridden an ET and airobic? if you have, is the flex difference huge between the two?

ive ridden the ET (flex 5-5-5) and the FUNKINK (3.5-3.5-3.5) and there is a quite a noticeable difference (the airobic is 4-2-4). the ET has a real nice mid flex that feels poppy. the funkink gives allllllllot easier.
im expecting the airobic to be a wet noodle strictly for buttering, jibs, and fooling around.


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