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Hi all

Apologies first, this must be a tiring thread topic! Basically I’m fairly new freestyle rider who wants to take his freestyle from the park to the mountains. I weigh 175 lbs (but am fairly keen to weigh less!) and am 5ft 10, with US 10.5 feet. I learned on a downsized lib tech skate banana 154, which I understand is tiny for my weight, but presses and ollies on it are really fun and I love how MTX lets me not worry so much about what’s under my board.

So the question is, what all mountain freestyle boards should I try out and what size ought I get for all mountain? Not too worried about budget.

I’m not stuck on Lib Tech, but I do love the playfulness of my skate banana (and cool graphics on lib stuff is a bonus). From doing a little reading on here I see the Neversummer Evo gets rave reviews and has a tech to help the edges stick on ice. The Lib tech TRS and Attack Banana are also options, but I’ve heard they’re not exactly playful boards. I did also look at the Jones - Mountain Twin, but I think reverse camber between the feet would suit me more given I learned on a noodle banana.

Any advice is appreciated!
 

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Updated 'To Try' list so far:

Neversummer SL
Neversummer Evo (if I can get over how much I hate the graphics)
Lib Attack Banana
Bataleon Evil Twin
Yes - Basic
Signal - Omni

I'm looking for a board that's fairly forgiving though, so the SL could be pushing it?
 

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The TRS is an awesome all mountain stick but yeah, it's quite stiff. The Neversummer SL/Proto CT, GNU Riders Choice or Skate Banana are all excellent options and very playful all mountains :)
 

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Cool, 2 different size skate bananas would be overkill ;)

Reckon I ought to test ride the riders choice and the SL. I'd not considered the Proto CT, but reading up it sounds pretty perfect for what I want. Worth a try!

Don't rate the attack banana much?
 

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Thanks for the help, I reckon I'll pick whichever doesn't kick my ass when I test them! :)
 

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I've pretty much decided on the NS proto. What size do I need? :)

Weight: 175lbs
Feet: 10.5
Riding style: little of everything, groomers, small natural features, will be going to try POW next season with my friends, working on butters.
Level: Beginner-ish
 

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Evil Twins are fantastic fun. Although to be honest I only went Bataleon because Never Summer was over twice the price.
 

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157cm Proto Ct should do the trick. If you buy the 154cm, Powder days will be hard work and you will leave yourself no room to progress on your board.
 

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157 it is, thanks. I did think that would be best, just got confused with people saying to ride them short :)

I'm in Europe so wont be able to buy that ET. Cool board, though no idea what they were thinking with the 2013 graphics.
 

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i think you could have gone even with a 154cm on the proto...im 6'4'' and 210 pounds and 160ct was all the board that i needed...after a few trips to the mnt im wonderign should i have gone with a 157 ct or 158 ctx,my boot size is 11.5 but def a great board for all mountain fun
 
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