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need help choosing a freestyle board

Post by BigAsia » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:05 am

So I am new to mountainboarding but I do longboard snowboard and skateboard I'm not as much interested in boarding down hills but i want to be able to freestyle board and go to the skateparks with a mountain board but here is the problem I dont know which boards and specific setups are meant to handle that kind of riding my budget is around 400$ or less 6'1 slim 140lbs if that helps any ride regular

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Post by Ben » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:21 am

i assume your from the US? cause id say trampa 17ply deck etc but if im right assuming your from the US then your only real option is MBS (not that, thats a bad thing) im about your weight but shorter at 5'8 and i had a comp 95 which i think would be a suitable set except that the deck might be a bit to flexy.

cant seem to find it (maybe someone else can find the link?) but there is a thread about skate park riding. and the main things you should take from it are:
1) tyre with good centre bead (T1 for example)
2) wheels that can hangle high PSI (your ganna want max psi so that mainly the centre bead of the tyre comes into contact with the ground giving you a faster rolling speed)
3) bearing - buy new ones everynow and again (not much difference between bearing in mountainboards- unlike in skateboards)
4) keep it light, get a lighter board, you dont need a tank like a nosno
5) heel straps can be very handy around a skatepark but by no means essential.
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Post by Ben » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:36 am

correction: i meant T3 not T1 tyres....
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Post by BigAsia » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:17 am

much appreciated

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Post by Michael » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:46 pm

MBS pro 95 would probably your best bet, a friend of mine rides one.
Its light and stiff so pretty much everything you want in a freestyle board :)
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Post by Ben » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:32 am

pro range is out of his budget....comp 95 is bang on 400
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Post by BigAsia » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:38 pm

i actually found a pro and a 95 comp for 300 and 200

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Post by Ben » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:28 am

new? thats pretty good.
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Post by Ben » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:09 am

in that case pro 95 no doubt! perfect wheels, perfect hubs, perfect deck, perfect trucks. only thing you might want to add eventually is heel straps. go for it!
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