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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-25-2008, 09:37 PM
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Soft/Flexible Board Help

Okay, I'm a 5'5" 130 lbs. intermediate rider. I currently have a 152 lib tech dark series board which is pretty stiff. I love going to the park and doing rails and jumps so i'm looking for a soft/flexible board but i find it kinda hard to find that information. My friend just got a Rome Graft and i loved how soft it was. I still want to be able to carve down the mountain but i definitely want a soft board. Any recommendations on soft freestyle boards other than Rome Graft? (I don't want to get the same board as two of my friends.) i'm thinking 149 should be a good size.

Oh yeah, does anyone know if magnetraction affects stiffness? That would be ideal, soft/flexible magnetraction freestyle board, since i live in icy NY. thanks in advance
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Your friends have the Graft for a reason, as do lots of other people (see my sig file). Don't miss out on a great deck just becuase you want to be "different." If anything, get one and just cover it with stickers and the such.

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Are there any other boards you would recommend? Anything with magenetraction?
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You could try out the Skate Banana
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the graft is one of romes best boards for jibbing, but alot of their boards have good flex and ride awesome in the park. check them out.
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so i was looking through all the manufactuer sites (burton, rome, lib-tech, forum, etc.) Only Rome and Forum had a "Flex rating" But I can't figure out which way the scale goes. Most of the boards are around 5 then there are some 4s, 6s and 7s. The higher the number the softer it is or is it the opposite? The graft is 5 and 5 while the artifact is 5 and 4. I thought the artifact is softer/flexible so that just confused me.
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Lower the number, the less stiff. Stated otherwise, the closer to zero, the softer the deck. However, this does not mean there is consistancy among manufactures as to what the number mean in relation to other companys. Other soft park boards you could check out:

Rome: Artifact
K2: WWW
Burton: Dom / Blunt
Ride: Kink
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whiskeymilitia.com has a great deal on the 08 burton dom. but i noticed its a strictly park board with recessed edges. i still want to be able to ride all mountain with the board.
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I have a Kink (a really soft and buttery board) and I can still ride the mountain. I still haul ass on blacks with it. As long as you aren't doing things like straight bombing a double black, you should be okay.

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I have a Kink
what size you rock?

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