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Old 03-14-2011, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's a couple of thoughts on the SkateBanana. I finally got more time on this board and i can confidently say that i was worth the money (i spent $354/shipped no tax on the assorted SB). I've read in a lot of different reviews about how this board has issues going at high speed. This past weekend i was up at Mammoth and went on some bomber runs and it seemed to hold up great. I went up to the sierra and was flying past everyone down the hill. I had no issues of any kind. I was getting great pop from this board as well. I was a bit worried having seen sour reviews but in the end, i'm glad i made the purchase. i would recommend this board but i would say that you should demo it a couple times.
One thing i loved was that it was like riding a skateboard (duh... Skatebanana). I had a couple friends tease me about how i went w/ a "cheater" board. I gave them the bird w/ a smile. I work hard and after using the same setup for 6 years, i think i deserve to spoil myself.

BTW i just purchased Force Union bindings and they are amazing.
total upgrade from my 6 year old drake f-60s. Next season, replacing my 6 year old DC Phase Boots.

So if your thinking of getting a SB, go demo it and don't let people's shit talking make you double guess your selection, regardless if you pick the SB or not.

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Old 03-15-2011, 06:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just wait till you try C2...

No seriously, the SB is not a bad board. It just has been a bit over hyped marketing wise. On this forum everybody has tried everything, SB just needs to be put in a proper context. You got an excellent price on the board and enjoy and have fun out there. That's the most important thing.
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Skate Banana is the most awesome board that exists... until you hop on another good board even within the Lib Tech line.

I'd even rather have a Park Pickle than an SB.

Same with your bindings. I find a lot of Union lovers have not tried their fair share of good bindings. Upgrading from old Drakes to a Union obviously makes Unions seem holy.

Sorry, not knocking your setup. Just the hype behind it

In the end, the SB is a decent board. I'll keep my mouth shut about the Unions though haha.

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Me: (on another forum type thing) Anyone jealous of my Proto CT?

Person (several of the same nature): Nope! I have a Lib Tech Skate Banana! Best board ever!

Me: Have you tried a Never Summer?

Person: Nope. I upgraded to the Skate from a Burton Air.

Me: Well, then you really need to try other boards.
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Skate Banana is the most awesome board that exists... until you hop on another good board even within the Lib Tech line.

I'd even rather have a Park Pickle than an SB.

Same with your bindings. I find a lot of Union lovers have not tried their fair share of good bindings. Upgrading from old Drakes to a Union obviously makes Unions seem holy.

Sorry, not knocking your setup. Just the hype behind it

In the end, the SB is a decent board. I'll keep my mouth shut about the Unions though haha.

True Story

Me: (on another forum type thing) Anyone jealous of my Proto CT?

Person (several of the same nature): Nope! I have a Lib Tech Skate Banana! Best board ever!

Me: Have you tried a Never Summer?

Person: Nope. I upgraded to the Skate from a Burton Air.

Me: Well, then you really need to try other boards.
o LEO... stop waving your pompous CT at us!!
i kid i kid
we both on the same page but let the guy have his fun for a bit will ya
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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o LEO... stop waving your pompous CT at us!!
i kid i kid
we both on the same page but let the guy have his fun for a bit will ya
LoL. I had to do it! Seriously though, that story is true and the Proto is what I used in the question at that time

I'm not knocking the OP for his love of the Skate Banana. I'm glad he got a great deal. It's not a bad board at all. I just personally found it to underwhelming in comparison to what I was expecting due to the hype.
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LoL. I had to do it! Seriously though, that story is true and the Proto is what I used in the question at that time

I'm not knocking the OP for his love of the Skate Banana. I'm glad he got a great deal. It's not a bad board at all. I just personally found it to underwhelming in comparison to what I was expecting due to the hype.
Overall I'l very satisfied w/ my set up and don't regret it at all. I've been hearing a lot about NS and am interested in trying one out but i think i'll be good with the SB for a while.

No offense taken. Leo so far has shown me he can give his opinion but yet respect others opinions.
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Overall I'l very satisfied w/ my set up and don't regret it at all. I've been hearing a lot about NS and am interested in trying one out but i think i'll be good with the SB for a while.

No offense taken. Leo so far has shown me he can give his opinion but yet respect others opinions.
Come to Michigan and I'll happily let you ride my NS
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Come to Michigan and I'll happily let you ride my NS
haha i wish i had the time but thanks for the offer. any recommendations for boots? i'm looking to replace my old DC's. who's the head honcho when it comes to boots?
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I just replaced my old DCs with some K2 Darkos, they seem to have a similar fit and (I don't care what anyone else says) the boa-conda thing is sweet.
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