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    Posted: Aug/10/2011 at 1:31pm
Originally posted by thesupaflies

a lot of people use shorter boards for the park. if you will be jibbing go for a board with a flex around a 2 or 3. if you will be doing jumps go for a 6 or 7 which will be stiffer for those landings so the board doesnt snap. if you are like me and do a little bit of both get a board with a 4 or 5 flex. this way you will still be able to press and butter because the board will be soft enough, but it will still be stiff enough to land the jumps. as long as you arent going off kickers 40ft+ a 4 or 5 would be fine. if you will be riding the rest of the mountain too i would look into hybrid camber boards. the camber underneath the bindings is supposed to help you with edge controll and pop, while the rest of the board is rockered for that playful feel in rocker boards.
 
Some people out there, I being one of them, find no problem buttering and pressing on stiff/"7 flex" snowboards.  If you can't butter on a semi stiff snowboard, you have a long way to go.  I found that with the Custom X and T.Rice, it was very easy to do jibs, presses, and especially pow butters.  It was just as easy to do those things on those boards as it was on the X8.  On the other hand, I had no problem going off of 30-40 footers with an X8 when I still had it, which is a flex of 3 (according to Burton of course).  You should watch Blair do the gnarly terrain he does with a skate banana, then watch Nicolas Muller butter the shit out of a T6.  Might change your perspective on board flex and usability in various terrain/features.
 
 
To the guy who said the NS SL was too stiff, I believe that is a mid flex, around 5ish if I am not mistaken.  If that is the case, try something with a flex of a 3 or 4 and see how that feels.
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  Quote thesupaflies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/10/2011 at 12:23pm
a lot of people use shorter boards for the park. if you will be jibbing go for a board with a flex around a 2 or 3. if you will be doing jumps go for a 6 or 7 which will be stiffer for those landings so the board doesnt snap. if you are like me and do a little bit of both get a board with a 4 or 5 flex. this way you will still be able to press and butter because the board will be soft enough, but it will still be stiff enough to land the jumps. as long as you arent going off kickers 40ft+ a 4 or 5 would be fine. if you will be riding the rest of the mountain too i would look into hybrid camber boards. the camber underneath the bindings is supposed to help you with edge controll and pop, while the rest of the board is rockered for that playful feel in rocker boards.
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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/09/2011 at 12:45pm
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The Sierra Reverse Crew is a major hot one for a park board.  Typically, folks say to shoot a little shorter for a newer rider.


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  Quote carebear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/09/2011 at 12:40pm
The Sierra Reverse Crew is a major hot one for a park board.  Typically, folks say to shoot a little shorter for a newer rider.
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  Quote freddie_joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/09/2011 at 12:20pm
yea i was thinkin that coz of my shoes size and the width of the 154 is pretty wide,
but u reckon my weight will be ok for the 152?
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/09/2011 at 9:32am
Couple questions since this thread started:
1. Why is it stickied?
2. OP hasn't responded.

Has this just become a discussion on what's the definition of a park board?
Did you google it?
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2011 at 1:26pm
^^^^^

You're looking way too much into it.

The dude wants a jib board anyway, so size down to the 152.
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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2011 at 1:18pm
Originally posted by goofy

Originally posted by JBburton 18

Originally posted by CriminalRabbit

Originally posted by freddie_joe

sorry to cut in on this guys thread but i have a quick question.
im lookin at gnu street series for a jib board.
currently have ns sl 155 but its a bit too stiff for me.
im just unsure about if i shld get a 154 or 152, i saw on king of jib they said u cld downsize on this board quite easily and i was thinking 152 because im size 9 boot and the street series is mid wide.
oh im also 5'11 and 170lbs.
thanks


I would recommend you to get the 152 board, 155 is not that much different from 154, and if 155 is a bit too stiff for you, you probably should downsize a bit too. You can have more control with shorter board, so I say get 152.
 
Huh?  You do realize he is talking about two different boards right?  If the NS 155 feels to stiff, why should he size down with the different board?  I forgot that the Never Summer SL 155 and the Gnu SS 154 were the same exact board with the same exact overall feel.  If the 155 feels comfortable in length, don't change it, whereas if you feel it is too big, maybe you should size down.  I would go to a demo, and try several snowboards including the Gnu at the 154 and 152, just to get a feel for both.  You may find that there is something else you like over the Gnu.

i think what he was trying to say is that the 155 is too stiff because he can't manuever it because it is a little too big.  If he gets a new board then he could have the same problem if its the same size.  if you downsize then the board becomes easier to flex and control.  i understand that downsizing may not make a difference if you get a different board but a shorter size could just be all around better for the new board.  i suggest the 152
 
He is talking about 2 DIFFERENT boards.  He said nothing about the SL being too big, only about the flex.  So if the length doesn't bother him, stay with something that has a similar size.  Also, a lot of factors affect maneuverability besides flex and length.  Sidecut, effective edge, board shape, width at the different sections, distance between the contact points, camber patterns, edge patterns (MTX, mellow MTX, PDE, etc...) and so on.  I would say the biggest factor of maneuverability is the sidecut.  For example, if I have two boards of the same flex and length, but one has a 7.5 sidecut and the other has a 9.5 sidecut, the maneuverability of the snowboards will differ greatly.  Some people may feel more comfortable with larger arcing turns, whereas others like doing quick turns on a dime.  A sidecut will affect all of that, whereas length and flex do as well, but not nearly to the same degree IMO.
 
In my own experience, I have owned both a supermodel X 164 and a Flagship 164.  The Flagship is stiffer, but they both have similar flex.  The Supermodel X had a sidecut around 8.3 whereas the flagship is a 9.3, and because of this, they felt completely different on snow.  The flagship wanted me to go straight down the hill most of the time, whereas the Supermodel X was definately less energy consuming to make quick turns. 
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  Quote goofy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2011 at 1:00pm
Originally posted by JBburton 18

Originally posted by CriminalRabbit

Originally posted by freddie_joe

sorry to cut in on this guys thread but i have a quick question.
im lookin at gnu street series for a jib board.
currently have ns sl 155 but its a bit too stiff for me.
im just unsure about if i shld get a 154 or 152, i saw on king of jib they said u cld downsize on this board quite easily and i was thinking 152 because im size 9 boot and the street series is mid wide.
oh im also 5'11 and 170lbs.
thanks


I would recommend you to get the 152 board, 155 is not that much different from 154, and if 155 is a bit too stiff for you, you probably should downsize a bit too. You can have more control with shorter board, so I say get 152.
 
Huh?  You do realize he is talking about two different boards right?  If the NS 155 feels to stiff, why should he size down with the different board?  I forgot that the Never Summer SL 155 and the Gnu SS 154 were the same exact board with the same exact overall feel.  If the 155 feels comfortable in length, don't change it, whereas if you feel it is too big, maybe you should size down.  I would go to a demo, and try several snowboards including the Gnu at the 154 and 152, just to get a feel for both.  You may find that there is something else you like over the Gnu.

i think what he was trying to say is that the 155 is too stiff because he can't manuever it because it is a little too big.  If he gets a new board then he could have the same problem if its the same size.  if you downsize then the board becomes easier to flex and control.  i understand that downsizing may not make a difference if you get a different board but a shorter size could just be all around better for the new board.  i suggest the 152
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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2011 at 12:54pm
Originally posted by CriminalRabbit

Originally posted by freddie_joe

sorry to cut in on this guys thread but i have a quick question.
im lookin at gnu street series for a jib board.
currently have ns sl 155 but its a bit too stiff for me.
im just unsure about if i shld get a 154 or 152, i saw on king of jib they said u cld downsize on this board quite easily and i was thinking 152 because im size 9 boot and the street series is mid wide.
oh im also 5'11 and 170lbs.
thanks


I would recommend you to get the 152 board, 155 is not that much different from 154, and if 155 is a bit too stiff for you, you probably should downsize a bit too. You can have more control with shorter board, so I say get 152.
 
Huh?  You do realize he is talking about two different boards right?  If the NS 155 feels to stiff, why should he size down with the different board?  I forgot that the Never Summer SL 155 and the Gnu SS 154 were the same exact board with the same exact overall feel.  If the 155 feels comfortable in length, don't change it, whereas if you feel it is too big, maybe you should size down.  I would go to a demo, and try several snowboards including the Gnu at the 154 and 152, just to get a feel for both.  You may find that there is something else you like over the Gnu.
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  Quote rye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/08/2011 at 2:24am
L would say 152 so that it's a bit more playful and easier To manuver. Just dont make a "split board" and you'll be fine
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  Quote CriminalRabbit Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/07/2011 at 10:51pm
Originally posted by freddie_joe

sorry to cut in on this guys thread but i have a quick question.
im lookin at gnu street series for a jib board.
currently have ns sl 155 but its a bit too stiff for me.
im just unsure about if i shld get a 154 or 152, i saw on king of jib they said u cld downsize on this board quite easily and i was thinking 152 because im size 9 boot and the street series is mid wide.
oh im also 5'11 and 170lbs.
thanks


I would recommend you to get the 152 board, 155 is not that much different from 154, and if 155 is a bit too stiff for you, you probably should downsize a bit too. You can have more control with shorter board, so I say get 152.
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  Quote freddie_joe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/07/2011 at 10:24pm
sorry to cut in on this guys thread but i have a quick question.
im lookin at gnu street series for a jib board.
currently have ns sl 155 but its a bit too stiff for me.
im just unsure about if i shld get a 154 or 152, i saw on king of jib they said u cld downsize on this board quite easily and i was thinking 152 because im size 9 boot and the street series is mid wide.
oh im also 5'11 and 170lbs.
thanks
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I heard K2 and Burton Hero are nice boards
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Its easy as shit bro

Step 1) Google search for "Never Summer Revolver"
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  Quote carebear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2011 at 7:58am
Originally posted by Mortoni

As everyone has been saying, probably a softer flex, reverse camber board is what I would reccommend. The soft flex will be good for jibbing and just playing around doing presses and butters and the reverse camber will make it a bit more forgiving on jumps and harder to catch an edge which will definitely be easier on a beginning park rider. I would reccommend the Capita Indoor Survival FK for you here because, although the Horrorscope FK is a great park board as well, the Indoor Survival FK will hold up better on jumps due to the fact that it's slightly stiffer while still be soft enough to make jibbing fun. That's just my choice for you though.


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  Quote Mortoni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2011 at 7:41am
As everyone has been saying, probably a softer flex, reverse camber board is what I would reccommend. The soft flex will be good for jibbing and just playing around doing presses and butters and the reverse camber will make it a bit more forgiving on jumps and harder to catch an edge which will definitely be easier on a beginning park rider. I would reccommend the Capita Indoor Survival FK for you here because, although the Horrorscope FK is a great park board as well, the Indoor Survival FK will hold up better on jumps due to the fact that it's slightly stiffer while still be soft enough to make jibbing fun. That's just my choice for you though.
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  Quote Grinch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/20/2011 at 7:29am
You need to find a board that is pretty forgiving with a softer flex. I don't like to ride to soft of a flex though. Certain boards are made strictly for park riding. If you read some of the reviews here on this site it well help teach you what are some good park boards.
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  Quote DrUnKChIcKeN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/15/2011 at 11:46am
JB i totally agree with you that skilled riders should be able to ride any board in any condition. However, i also do believe that certain boards do assist with certain types of riding, especially when starting out as a new rider, dalper may want something thats more forgiving and will allow him to grow as a rider instead of something that will get him frustrated. In the end its all about having fun, right? Disapprove
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  Quote humdingaling Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/14/2011 at 6:35pm
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BTW I was being sarcastic. 
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Which part of this line did you not understand?

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Originally posted by JBburton 18

Gotta love some of the "advice" that goes on these threads. I think that if you have no idea what you are talking about there is no need to bust in with complete nonsense. If all else fails and you can't find a board that works for you in the park (or any terrain for that matter), learn how to snowboard, or just don't do it. I could use any board I owned in the past pretty much wherever I took it. I have taken a fish into the park, taken my burton punch in the pow, and have done jibs with a jones flagship. Theres gotta be something that works.

You're WRONG. 
It's all about the more choice, the more choice there is the better someone will get at their specialized area. That's what it's all about, that's what everyone in marketing is selling. 
Clearly they're right.
So never use a powder board for park. I say bull you can't do it... 
It's not about user skill, it's about the right board for the right person.
BTW I was being sarcastic. 
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What??? Its not about skill??? shit, guess that means when i buy a jones split i will be able to hike those 7000 foot tall peaks and just ride down then. better come up with a few thousand dollars. /s

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  Quote grunge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/14/2011 at 6:12pm
Originally posted by JBburton 18


Gotta love some of the "advice" that goes on these threads. I think that if you have no idea what you are talking about there is no need to bust in with complete nonsense. If all else fails and you can't find a board that works for you in the park (or any terrain for that matter), learn how to snowboard, or just don't do it. I could use any board I owned in the past pretty much wherever I took it. I have taken a fish into the park, taken my burton punch in the pow, and have done jibs with a jones flagship. Theres gotta be something that works.

You're WRONG. 
It's all about the more choice, the more choice there is the better someone will get at their specialized area. That's what it's all about, that's what everyone in marketing is selling. 
Clearly they're right.
So never use a powder board for park. I say bull you can't do it... 
It's not about user skill, it's about the right board for the right person.


BTW I was being sarcastic. 
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Originally posted by woohoo123

id just go little shorter and softer

if all else fails, just pick the best looking one and youll look awesome owning yourself

Yeah, that's what I did on a first board, picked one I liked the looks of on ebay, brand new, got one that was way too stiff to flex and way too long to control.




Gotta love some of the "advice" that goes on these threads. I think that if you have no idea what you are talking about there is no need to bust in with complete nonsense. If all else fails and you can't find a board that works for you in the park (or any terrain for that matter), learn how to snowboard, or just don't do it. I could use any board I owned in the past pretty much wherever I took it. I have taken a fish into the park, taken my burton punch in the pow, and have done jibs with a jones flagship. Theres gotta be something that works.
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  Quote SunFish Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/14/2011 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by woohoo123

id just go little shorter and softer

if all else fails, just pick the best looking one and youll look awesome owning yourself
Yeah, that's what I did on a first board, picked one I liked the looks of on ebay, brand new, got one that was way too stiff to flex and way too long to control.
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id just go little shorter and softer

if all else fails, just pick the best looking one and youll look awesome owning yourself
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  Quote barnyard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/12/2011 at 6:27pm
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no way, i'm getting smokin buck furton instead. much better board :D

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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/12/2011 at 6:13pm
Originally posted by thesupaflies

you are going to want to look for a twin tip board so you can ride it both ways if you ever land switch. if you will be jibbing on rails you want a softer flex board like a 2 or 3 so you can press and butter and things like that. if you are going to be hitting the kickers you will want a stiffer board like a 6 or 7 depending on how big the kickers are. if you like jumping and jibbing and you arent hitting too big of jumps, go for something in between like a 4 or 5. that way you will still be able to press and butter but it wont be so soft that it just snaps landing a jump. i have a park board with a flex of 4 and it is a great all around board for the park. hope this helps


first of all, why would you need twin for park riding? what makes a board that has flex 2-3 the best option for jibs? on the contrary, what makes a board flexed 6-7 best for big jumps? how big are the jumps you are talking about? are you saying that a jump over 30 feet i cannot hit unless i am using a stiff deck? are you saying that when jumps get to 100+ feet, you will need a sheet of steel to be able to clear? also, why can't i do jibs with a stiffer snowboard?

i have used directional boards everywhere on the mountain, both switch and regular, my whole life. also, i have done several jibs, presses, and butters with my t.rice and the custom x i used to have. hell, pow buttering is a piece of cake with both for me. if you want to watch a guy that basically nullifies your jib theory, watch nicolas muller butter the shit out of a t6 (flex 8).

with jumps, it doesn't really matter how stiff the snowboard is, it all comes down to the rider. the only option for this guy is to demo endless boards in the park and who knows, he may (although unlikely) find that a fish is the best option for him.
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  Quote thesupaflies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/12/2011 at 8:35am
you are going to want to look for a twin tip board so you can ride it both ways if you ever land switch. if you will be jibbing on rails you want a softer flex board like a 2 or 3 so you can press and butter and things like that. if you are going to be hitting the kickers you will want a stiffer board like a 6 or 7 depending on how big the kickers are. if you like jumping and jibbing and you arent hitting too big of jumps, go for something in between like a 4 or 5. that way you will still be able to press and butter but it wont be so soft that it just snaps landing a jump. i have a park board with a flex of 4 and it is a great all around board for the park. hope this helps
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no way, i'm getting smokin buck furton instead. much better board :D
hmmm... Now What???   
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i think a reverse camber soft shorter board will be good(try the reverse crew im getting it soon.


That's right... Everyone get a reverse crew for the park because he is getting his.
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i think a reverse camber soft shorter board will be good(try the reverse crew im getting it soon.
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Flex and size have almost nothing to do with control. Control is all technique and based on the person who is riding the snowboard. I have seen hundreds of 'park rats' who just slide down the hill on smaller, noodle snowboards. And I can guarantee that I can control a snowboard better than them when I am using a 164.5 cm Jones Flagship, which is stiff as a sheet of steel. In the end, flex and size don't change how a rider controls the snowboard, it's all stoping/turning techniques, skid vs carve turning, rear leg steering vs proper steering, all that stuff.
what are you talking about it's 99% equipment and 1% rider...duh, I thought everyone knew this


This is crazy talk... I thought that there was one board that was best for each type of riding, since I see everyone using the same exact gear on the mountain.


well yeah...why else would you get something different?  the board does all the turning for you and you don't have to do anything...

what is this techniques you speak of?
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Originally posted by JBburton 18

Flex and size have almost nothing to do with control. Control is all technique and based on the person who is riding the snowboard. I have seen hundreds of 'park rats' who just slide down the hill on smaller, noodle snowboards. And I can guarantee that I can control a snowboard better than them when I am using a 164.5 cm Jones Flagship, which is stiff as a sheet of steel. In the end, flex and size don't change how a rider controls the snowboard, it's all stoping/turning techniques, skid vs carve turning, rear leg steering vs proper steering, all that stuff.
what are you talking about it's 99% equipment and 1% rider...duh, I thought everyone knew this


This is crazy talk... I thought that there was one board that was best for each type of riding, since I see everyone using the same exact gear on the mountain.
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  Quote hana24 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/06/2011 at 12:50pm
Originally posted by JBburton 18

Flex and size have almost nothing to do with control. Control is all technique and based on the person who is riding the snowboard. I have seen hundreds of 'park rats' who just slide down the hill on smaller, noodle snowboards. And I can guarantee that I can control a snowboard better than them when I am using a 164.5 cm Jones Flagship, which is stiff as a sheet of steel. In the end, flex and size don't change how a rider controls the snowboard, it's all stoping/turning techniques, skid vs carve turning, rear leg steering vs proper steering, all that stuff.


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Flex and size have almost nothing to do with control. Control is all technique and based on the person who is riding the snowboard. I have seen hundreds of 'park rats' who just slide down the hill on smaller, noodle snowboards. And I can guarantee that I can control a snowboard better than them when I am using a 164.5 cm Jones Flagship, which is stiff as a sheet of steel. In the end, flex and size don't change how a rider controls the snowboard, it's all stoping/turning techniques, skid vs carve turning, rear leg steering vs proper steering, all that stuff.
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  Quote Custom09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/06/2011 at 12:36pm
Softer flex and a smaller size for more control
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Go to shop have a look and see what they have under park boards.
Or ask the guy's opinions.

With more research, you'll eventually settle on something you like. 
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i'm going to throw this out there and you guys can correct me if i'm wrong. but i think reverse camber is more catch free than camber boards.. but camber boards have more pop...

don't think it actually matters if its R camber or camber..
 
or if you can't decide.. just get a flatline..LOL
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CAMBER dont listen to all these people telling you to get reverse camber! 
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I reackon a park board is all personal preference. I use a Rome Slash and Agent, the Slash being a wide version of the agent brought out in 2010. I use both on the park and theyre both an all mountain board. Im yet to try a park noodle sort of a board. Shop around and do plenty of demo-ing and question asking in shops
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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/03/2011 at 4:43pm
Reverse camber doesn't make a board more flexable. It also doesn't make a board 'press.' It may seem more flexible but all it does is that it makes the board pre-positioned in a banana or v shape, or whatever you want to call it. Basically, since it is pre-positioned in that way, you don't always have to put 'so much' effort to put it in the press position. Also, if you cannot press on stiffer snowboards or cambered snowboards, you have a really long way to go. Guys like Nico Muller, Mark Landvik, and T.Rice all use fairly stiff set ups, and they can butter the shit out of a snowboard. Nico Muller in my mind is the best at it, and he used a T6 for years, and the T6 is very stiff.
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1.depending on how much u wanna spend gonna determine ur brands
2. I would definitly go shorter on a park board
3. camber vs reverse camber? I would go reverse camber because more flex and harder presses
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ya a soft flexing board would be great and camber or reverse camber is usually preference. try the forum destroyer, its good for park and other places on the mt.
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 5:00pm
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Originally posted by JBburton 18

I must say I love all the statements of softer being better for the park. Since when does a boards flex and rocker design automatically make it better for doing a certain type of riding? It's all subjective, and varies from person to person. Me, I'm fine using stiffer decks any day in the park. In fact, I enjoy using stiff snowboards more than soft ones in the park.

Thank you for saying it, so I didn't have to.

I guess my ideal "park" board (Capita Midlife) doesn't work well in the park, according to everyone's suggestions.


I hear ya I have a midlife and love it in the park and no everyone it is not a super soft board.

I think you can generalize to some extent and say if you are a beginner rider you probably do not want to take a stiff board into the park.  I think for beginners you are best off getting a mid flex board first and then go from there as you hone in your preferences.
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floppy boards cater to undeveloped skills, stiffer boards support developed skills.

*unless you're johnny lazz, LNP, scott stevens, etc.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 4:11pm
Originally posted by JBburton 18

I must say I love all the statements of softer being better for the park. Since when does a boards flex and rocker design automatically make it better for doing a certain type of riding? It's all subjective, and varies from person to person. Me, I'm fine using stiffer decks any day in the park. In fact, I enjoy using stiff snowboards more than soft ones in the park.

Thank you for saying it, so I didn't have to.

I guess my ideal "park" board (Capita Midlife) doesn't work well in the park, according to everyone's suggestions.
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  Quote muddog257 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 2:58pm
Look for a that fits your needs. If you want a flexy board or a still one. typically you want a flexy board for park.
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  Quote JBburton 18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2011 at 1:12pm
I must say I love all the statements of softer being better for the park. Since when does a boards flex and rocker design automatically make it better for doing a certain type of riding? It's all subjective, and varies from person to person. Me, I'm fine using stiffer decks any day in the park. In fact, I enjoy using stiff snowboards more than soft ones in the park.

Demo everything you can, and just decide based on what feels best, because if one type of snowboard was best for a style of riding, we all would be using that snowboard. Everyone's different, and has different preferences.
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Shorter, more flex, jib/all mountain rocker, twin shape
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