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Old 10-26-2009, 02:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Im trying to pick out a nice new board for this season and im stuck between a few.
Im looking for a sick rocker board that does the best in the park and jumps but does not suck when on the mountain once in awhile.
The boards im looking at right now are the:
GNU Carbon Credit BTX / Nitro Sub Zero / Never Summer Evo-R / K2 Parkstar / Skate Banana

Those are all rocker boards besides the Never Summers' which are both Rocker/Camber

Also what size you thinkin i should go... Im just below 6ft and 145 pounds. Size 10.5 Shoe

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Old 10-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was going to get the Gnu CCS, but decided against it and went for the Ride Machete. You could also look into the Gnu park pickle. The K2 parkstar and Ride machete are very very similar, so you could add that to your list.
 
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How do you like the Ride Machete, hows the flex and riding?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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to confuse you even more im going to throw the indoor survival out there
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How do you like the Ride Machete, hows the flex and riding?
Sorry I couldn't tell ya. I ordered it about a week ago and hasn't come in yet. I actually had the Gnu CCS on order, but after more research I decided to cancel and opt for the Machete. The CCS is geared more towards beginners to intermediates, is twin directional, and utilizes an extruded base. I feel that for $30 you get a much better deck with the Machete. Don't get me wrong, the Gnu decks are top of the line, but the CCS was their bottom of the line deck. I heard a lot of good things about the new Ride machete. The slimewall side walls are suppose to be awesome, it has a sintered base, true twin design that can still kill it all over the mountain, a nicer looking top sheet, and geared towards intermediate to advance/expert riders. I also liked how ride has many informative vids all over their site about their tech and products. With your height and foot size, the machete comes in a 157W if you like a bit smaller board for park. I am about 5'9" and ride a 154/155.
 
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Ah, I thought the Ride Machete was a more all mountain type board not somewhat specified for park, jibs. And you think I would need a wide with a size 11 boot?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 10:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The standard sized decks under 160 are right under 25mm. The 157W has a waist width of 26.1mm and the 158 regular has a waist width of 24.9mm...to put things into perspective. So I guess it's whatever you prefer. But with an 11 you will prob be in a larger binding which may compliment a wider deck much better.
 
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Dont even bother going with any other brand other than GNU/LIB TECH they do the reverse camber correclty with betwwen the feet. Everyone else does nose to tail at the contact point which makes the board slippery on ice pack.

LIB/GNU are the best line of boards period!!!!!!
Do the research and read the reviews you will see.

For Park: Lib Tech Skate Banana or GNU pickle (same board)

For balls to the walls: Lib Tech T-Rice or Dark Series

All around best performance: Lib Tech TRS or GNU Riders choice (same board)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Hype Monkey!^^^^^^^^^^^^^Hype Monkey!^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

please put down the cock and step away slowly. The effects of the hypnosis will wear off shortly. The insatiable craving for bananas will soon cease, and you will revert back to your normal self.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the first reported case of Mervin Flu. This is a related cousin of the swine flu, which is transmitted in similar ways, but cannot be cured by conventional methods. Symptoms include violent banana spasms (see above), compulsions to suck cock (banana fixation), and loss of logic and common sense.

Treatments include bludgeoning, ingesting syrup of ipecac, waterboarding, leech treatment to suck out the bad blood, intense psycotherapy, shock treatments, and as a last resort euthanasia.

Please, be on the lookout for cases of this terrible disease and avoid those infected at all costs. If caught early, the chances for recovery is great, so do not hesitate to seek help if signs of these symptoms arise.

Remember, only YOU can prevent Mervin Flu
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Wow you got too much time on your hands. HATER!

How are the Park Pickle and SkateBanana the same board? Doesn't the pickle have an asymmetrical sidecut?
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Wow you got too much time on your hands. HATER!
at this point in time, yes I do have too much time on my hands.

You're still an uninformed knucklehead with your blind statement. I wouldn't give you shit if what you said was in the least bit researched and well thought out. But truthfully, you come across as a 12 year kid telling his mommy how great your new snowboard is because it has sparkles and glitter on it.

I don't disagree that Lib/GNU makes good sticks, but your original statement is in no way based on anything more than you owning a Lib/GNU and jizzing on it every night.

If you would care to elaborate on your Lib/GNU stance and why (with FACTS, of course) you feel this way, then I am more than willing to debate you on the subject.
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