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  1. pain

    pain Monkey

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    Hey guys im looking for a board. I would like to try a skate banana but im afraid its not for the type of riding i do. I normally ride all mtn, i try to keep out of the park because im not balanced enough in the air and i always fall. In general i just like to cruise around/ rip down the mountain. This board will mainly be used on the east coast (mtn creek) which can get pretty icey. Right now im 17years old, 160 pounds, and 6'1" with about 8 years of riding experience. Im pretty much open to any suggestions considering i dont really know what to look for but i would like to try the lib tech magne traction. I would also like to try and keep the board under $600.:cheers:
     
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  2. iandude94

    iandude94 Monkey

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    k2 turbo dream is pretty nice for 479$
     
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  3. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    check out the rome anthem. mine, while slightly broken, is still going strong on it's fourth season. definitely one of my favorite boards that i have ever ridden and it's right up your alley for riding style.
     
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  4. DirtMcGirk

    DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Ride TMS
     
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  5. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    what ever happened to slope monkey
     
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  6. LeRoy

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    I am on an Atomic Alibi and love it. It's perenially rated as "good wood" by TWS. Don't get sucked into the "it's made by a ski company" trap. The board has been a dream.

    That being said... I am also really into the idea of trying the Lib Tech board. They are doing a demo day at the start of the season here and if I like the ride I will probably grab one. If you could grab one first and pass on a review it'd be much appreciated...
     
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  7. ryebread

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  8. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    I snap boards.
    When I changed to Burton, at least they replace boards for free.
    I am on my 3rd free Dominant. While people say the Dominant is a park board only, they are wrong IMO. The width and the true twin shape make it an awesome backcountry freestyle board. It handles big drops and powder landing well. And they are cheap.
    I'd like to try the UnInc range next.
     
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  9. pain

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    to bad im going to riding on ice all the time. apparently you've never ridden east coast resorts
     
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  10. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    apparently you haven't either, get something with EST
     
  11. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Damn, $600 for a setup? I'm a cheap bastard.

    I got a new last years model with bindings and boots for $220 at Play it Again Sports.
     
  12. Gex

    Gex Turbo Monkey

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    Arbor dude. My element is like the all mountain bike of the snow. Super nice!
     
  13. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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  14. pain

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    600 for a board. I dont know how much normal boards are so i figured its less then my fallguy frame so why not
     
  15. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    If its ice you ride, then MagnaTraction might be worth a look.
    Banana? No.
     
  16. def

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    I've been very happy the past few years w/ my magnatraction deck on the icy east coast - and yes, you can tell a difference. I've been wanting to try a banana, but can't justify a new board. But a few buddies are on bananas and love them....and this years TRS and Rider's Choice both have the reverse camber option.
     
  17. merrrrjig

    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Give the skate banana a try! I test rode it last season and loved it! My buddy rode it all last year mostly park, but he also rode it in powder and really really fast. From Burton the Custom is always a good choice, same with the Ride Concept TMS. Could also try the GNU Riders Choice BTX; stiffer and more all mtn than the skate banana.
     
  18. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    :stupid: GTFOH, n00b. :D
     
  19. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    For speed over pow pow, I use my Carbon Fiber 160 Heelside Stealth. For the park, I have a cheap Airwalk that's real flexy and has a great snap. I'm poor so I do what I can with what I have. Both boards were under $100
     
  20. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Reverse camber on ice? Yikes.....
     
  21. RideRMB

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    Never Summer is a must. Handmade in Denver. Go for the Legacy R, width width and flex with a wee bit extra damping.

    Its only reverse when the weight on it is unloaded to an extent. Just riding along it looks like a normal camber board.
     
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