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Elektropow
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10/02/2019 10:22 pm  

Custom is pretty burly for park unless doing big stuff full speed all the time. Nitro's team is lighter and more fun and a bit more versatile. The T1 is the twin with early rise with solid pop. Lots of users here and more normal with ww's etc.

Yes jackpot too soft? The box knife might work but I'm not a huge fan of the steep rocker zones.


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11/02/2019 1:14 am  
Posted by: Tekniq33

Greats is such a solid board. Recently been thinking about getting another one. Would pull the trigger but can’t find the 159 in stock anywhere!

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11/02/2019 7:25 am  

2012/13

still looking for the Jamie Lynn and Peter Line versions to complete the set


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11/02/2019 8:57 am  

I had several of the first version of the greats. Was such an excellent 'good for most everything' board. I still have a couple but they're fairly well busted up. I was always surprised at how lively it felt. good stuff.

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14/02/2019 12:13 am  

thx for the suggestions. i hit the occasional M park jump but am mainly doing sidehits so don't need anything too stiff. interesting to hear that the custom is burly now. my one complaint with my great dudes is the smaller radius sidecut on the heel edge - sometimes pulls me into a tighter turn than i want, so might try something else. tekniq, that is a rad collection


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14/02/2019 1:34 am  
Posted by: notsak

thx for the suggestions. i hit the occasional M park jump but am mainly doing sidehits so don't need anything too stiff. interesting to hear that the custom is burly now. my one complaint with my great dudes is the smaller radius sidecut on the heel edge - sometimes pulls me into a tighter turn than i want, so might try something else. tekniq, that is a rad collection

Highly suggest checking out the T1. Good value, can hang outside of park, comfortable on bigger jumps as well so not a noodle. Tip/tail contours are great (not too steep) for pressing and don't fold. Comfortable specs, nothing too extreme in terms of volume shifting, sidecut tech and radius and other trendy wanna be different stuff.


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14/02/2019 5:04 pm  

Did you already consider the Spring Break 152, Smokin Awesymmetrical 152, and Ride Helix 151? All 3 are asym twins with camber and 25.0 ww.


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15/02/2019 9:11 pm  

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16/02/2019 12:40 pm  

yeah T1 and team also on the radar. fondled the salomon villain and burton process too. process was a lot thicker and heavier than i remember burton boards being. also had a look at a ride helix, but i've decided not to go asym. decisions decisions... 


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16/02/2019 1:57 pm  
Posted by: notsak

yeah T1 and team also on the radar. fondled the salomon villain and burton process too. process was a lot thicker and heavier than i remember burton boards being. also had a look at a ride helix, but i've decided not to go asym. decisions decisions... 

Burton seems thick and heavy vs a lot of the competition, that have figured out to mill thin cores for good flex but with a solid backbone. Channel requires a bit of extra attention as well no? Talking about the flexier freestyle friendly twins.

The helix is a slopestyle board, quite stiff and aggressive unless they've mellowed it out a lot this year. So, good for jumps obviously but not much fun unless your legs can handle aggressive riding a lot in a day.


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16/02/2019 2:04 pm  

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16/02/2019 2:19 pm  
Posted by: notsak

yeah T1 and team also on the radar. fondled the salomon villain and burton process too. process was a lot thicker and heavier than i remember burton boards being. also had a look at a ride helix, but i've decided not to go asym. decisions decisions... 

Yeah some of the Burton's do seem a bit thicker and heavier, Customs especially. The Squeezebox tech is noticeably less pronounced than it used to be too. My 2016 blue Custom has really extreme squeezebox, the last 2 years much less so. 


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17/02/2019 12:39 am  
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yeah T1 and team also on the radar. fondled the salomon villain and burton process too. process was a lot thicker and heavier than i remember burton boards being. also had a look at a ride helix, but i've decided not to go asym. decisions decisions... 

Yeah some of the Burton's do seem a bit thicker and heavier, Customs especially. The Squeezebox tech is noticeably less pronounced than it used to be too. My 2016 blue Custom has really extreme squeezebox, the last 2 years much less so. 

Although I think the "slopestyle" boards that the pros like to use are beefy on purpose. Custom, Helix and the relatively new Beast from Nitro etc. aren't all super high tech lightweight style boards. You need a lot of wood for that punishing, thick, heavy, hard, wood. Mmm.


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17/02/2019 7:01 am  
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Posted by: notsak

yeah T1 and team also on the radar. fondled the salomon villain and burton process too. process was a lot thicker and heavier than i remember burton boards being. also had a look at a ride helix, but i've decided not to go asym. decisions decisions... 

Yeah some of the Burton's do seem a bit thicker and heavier, Customs especially. The Squeezebox tech is noticeably less pronounced than it used to be too. My 2016 blue Custom has really extreme squeezebox, the last 2 years much less so. 

Ya, I thought this too esp when i owned each Custom from like '15-'17. They felt heavier in build, in comparison to my friends' boards in similar sizes. And also when I compared them to other similar decks in the shop (minus the FT boards. Those feel lighter, as they should imo esp for the pricetag).

But nothing beats the Koruas, in terms heavy feeling imo. Arguably the heaviest feeling boards I've owned/ridden to date personally.

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22/02/2019 8:41 am  
Posted by: Tekniq33

2012/13

still looking for the Jamie Lynn and Peter Line versions to complete the set

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