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hHy guys I am looking to upgrade my board finally I have had mine for a few years now and was not sure what to get. I am 5'10 175 pounds and I ride a Lib tech Skate Banana 154 and union force bindings XL right now. I want something soft like my Skate banana, but maybe something with rocker and camber. I'll list the the boards below I have been looking at

Never Summer EVO
Smokin Buck Ferton

Not sure what size I should get because I was told when a board has blunted tips it changes the size of what you would normally ride. Also please feel free to add any other boards you feel maybe just as good or maybe cheaper.

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Ryan
 

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those are both killer boards and you should get about a 154 in both but a little less wouldn't hurt.

the only other board that i could recommend in a similar quality for cheaper would be the signal park flat or omni.
 

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those are both killer boards and you should get about a 154 in both but a little less wouldn't hurt.

the only other board that i could recommend in a similar quality for cheaper would be the signal park flat or omni.
So Signal makes a good board?
 

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If you like your banana? TRS
Yes, I do like my banana, but very disppointed in the quality of the board for what you pay. Is the TRS as flexible as the banana?
 

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Yes, I do like my banana, but very disappointed in the quality of the board for what you pay. Is the TRS as flexible as the banana?
The flex of both the and the Skate Banana and TRS are very similar, if not the same. However, they are both around the same price and I don't think the build quality is any different between the two models.
 

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The flex of both the and the Skate Banana and TRS are very similar, if not the same. However, they are both around the same price and I don't think the build quality is any different between the two models.
Thanks for the info sir and i figured the quality would be the same so i am still not sure which one to get.
 

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So Signal makes a good board?
Signal makes some really cool boards. while you dont get as much tech as the smokin or NS decks, they are a bit cheaper. I think they use the same durasurf sintered base material as NS on every board which is cool. The rocker series are super noodly, the park serries are a little stiffer and the omni is about a 5-6/10.

Good, solidly made decks but you get what you pay for from NS and Smokin
 

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Signal makes some really cool boards. while you dont get as much tech as the smokin or NS decks, they are a bit cheaper. I think they use the same durasurf sintered base material as NS on every board which is cool. The rocker series are super noodly, the park serries are a little stiffer and the omni is about a 5-6/10.

Good, solidly made decks but you get what you pay for from NS and Smokin
Yeah, I really think im going to go with Smokin or NS which ever I can get cheapest at the end of the season. Can anyone give me info on how to decide what size to get when buying a blunted tip snowbaord like the EVO and Buck ferton? Do I buy longer then usual or shorter?
 

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shorter than usual, the effective edge will be longer compared to the over all length of the board letting you use a shorter board. i would still go with the 154 though to fit your feet
 

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Agreed, rocking the XL bindings what boot size are you? Might need a Revolver/wide board.

The blunted tips do indeed make a difference. I rode a 152 evo 2012, and it felt longer than the 151 SL I rode last year, and even longer than my first board, a 153 technine MFM pro.

Depending on what you want, that's good or not good (I won't say bad). You can size down so it handles easier at the same time having one that cruises a bit like a longer board.
 

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Agreed, rocking the XL bindings what boot size are you? Might need a Revolver/wide board.

The blunted tips do indeed make a difference. I rode a 152 evo 2012, and it felt longer than the 151 SL I rode last year, and even longer than my first board, a 153 technine MFM pro.

Depending on what you want, that's good or not good (I won't say bad). You can size down so it handles easier at the same time having one that cruises a bit like a longer board.
I wear size 11 boots and i have owned wide board before and hated them and the way the turned and rode.
 

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eneded up buying an evo on sale for 399 and I love it! Only thing I miss from the skate banana is the magne traction here on the east coast.
 

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eneded up buying an evo on sale for 399 and I love it! Only thing I miss from the skate banana is the magne traction here on the east coast.
What size did you end up getting? I'm asking cause i have the same stats and getting an evo too. jw if size 11 hangs over at all
 

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What size did you end up getting? I'm asking cause i have the same stats and getting an evo too. jw if size 11 hangs over at all
154 and the hangover isnt bad at all
 
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