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nice to hear a positive review. i recently picked this board up on whiskeymalitia for 150 bucks and i'm finally going to try it out this weekend. i've been looking for a really loose feeling kinda squirelly surf-like board.

how was the flex? soft enough to butter pretty easily? i'm guessing it shouldn't be a problem for me cause i'm 180 lbs. and got the 154.
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nice to hear a positive review. i recently picked this board up on whiskeymalitia for 150 bucks and i'm finally going to try it out this weekend. i've been looking for a really loose feeling kinda squirelly surf-like board.

how was the flex? soft enough to butter pretty easily? i'm guessing it shouldn't be a problem for me cause i'm 180 lbs. and got the 154.
It has a nice all mtn flex to it. Not a noodle, but not crazy stiff either. With that said, I'm probably not a good one to ask about flex on boards since I'm 215lbs. It's a rocker, so pressing and buttering won't be a problem.
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I know it's rocker but when I just lay mine on flat ground it seems to be more flat than rocker. The nose has a very slight rocker but not much. Is yours similar?
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I know it's rocker but when I just lay mine on flat ground it seems to be more flat than rocker. The nose has a very slight rocker but not much. Is yours similar?
I'll check it out tonight when I get home. I've never had it on flat ground to check the amt of rocker it has.
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isn't it rocker laterally (across the board)? the BS tech from what I can see from the bottom of my board means that near the edges the edges are bowed up, the rest of the snowboard is flatlined.

http://www.omaticsnowboards.com/word...gle_stick1.pdf

this diagram shows the crescent shaped area that is bowed up, the rest appears to be flat.
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It weighs less than the Riot, so it spins quicker. After riding the Wigglestick and Riot back-to-back, the Riot felt like a ton of bricks strapped to my feet.

As for how I corrected the problem with landing, I think time corrected it for me. The 1 time I rode the Wigglestick last season, maybe 6 or 7 runs into the day, I tweaked my knee after trying to land a FS3 (The doc said I mildly hyperextended my knee) and was done for the last 3 weeks of the season. Riding the Riot/Airobic had become so automatic for me that I was landing incorrectly without even thinking about it...Amazing how quickly bad riding form can set in.
I'm excited to see how light it is for myself, I have been using a directional board and since it was offset (by like 4 inches) it was very difficult to throw around while keeping balanced. OK well as I have little experience with jumps and am using this to learn jumps hopefully I won't be picking that bad habit.
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So I rode the Bataleon Airobic again on Saturday and I've got to say BS Tech is what TBT wishes it could be. 3 runs on the Airobic and I put it back in the truck and broke out the trusty Wigglestick.

I'm selling both Bataleons if anyone is interested.
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So I finally had a chance to ride the Wigglestick for a couple days and it's definitely a fun board.

PROS:

The BS Tech is awesome when going from edge to edge. I actually had two of my buddies ask about the board because they noticed how smooth the quick turns looked. The board had a really floaty feel, which is what I was after. I come from riding a 159 NS premier so I was a bit worried about the high speed stability, but the wigglestick handled it all with no problems. Flat basing feels ridiculous on this board...almost like you're on rails.

CONS:

I thought it would be a bit lighter and flexier than it really is. The 154 Wigglestick and 159 NS Premier weigh almost exactly the same. It's definitely towards the stiffer side of the scale. The only park oriented board I have to compare it to is the NS Evo and I would say the Wigglestick is significantly stiffer than the Evo. Omatic claims the board is rocker, but if so it is the most mild rocker I've ever seen. My board appears to be completely flat and I can still feel the contact points at the tip and tail. Not a bad thing, but I think the board would be way more fun if it was truly rocker. I will also admit the board takes a couple runs to get used to. Initiating turns is super easy, but as the turn begins you can feel that you're on the bowed base and not the edge yet. Feels kinda sketchy at first, but you quickly get used to it and can rail turns.

OVERALL:

While it appears the board has more cons than pros, I don't think this is the case. Most of the cons aren't problems, just things to be aware of before buying this board. I've put 5 days on the board and it's a blast to ride...really fun.

Gnarly...let me know if you're board is tip-to-tail rocker. I'm curious because mine seems as flat as flat can be.
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Gnarly...let me know if you're board is tip-to-tail rocker. I'm curious because mine seems as flat as flat can be.
It's a very, very mild reverse camber. I'd say it's so minimal that it's almost Zero-Camber. IIRC, the Wigglestick only has RC from the bindings forward/back. Between the bindings looks to be 0 camber...Or something like that.

If you put it on a flat floor, there will be no contact points tip or tail.
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hearing you guys talk about riding has got me so jealous right now to try my own extr-eco out...I'm in the middle of finals week here

anyone try this board on jumps? How does it fare on them?
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