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Post by SomeNewbGuy » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:19 am

I live in the UK and am thinking of getting a mountainboard.

I've come down to a few choices:

MBS colt 90

MBS colt 95x

Scrub predator 2

I'm just wondering what you guys think i should get? This would be my first board and would be mainly for downhill and free-ride use.

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Post by SomeNewbGuy » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:55 am

Upon reading about the forums a bit, I've heard that the colt(or atom i think) series of boards are apparently a bit weak as far as construction goes.

So now I'm wondering:

Has anyone tried the scrub predator(2 i think) or should i look for alternative boards?

(PS: wheres the edit post button XD)

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Post by Ben » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:11 pm

whats your height and weight, also just so you know the brakes MBS sell arent all that great
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Post by SomeNewbGuy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:53 am

Im About 10 stone and around 180cm tall.

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Post by Ben » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:24 am

i think you'll find the entire mbs core range, including the colt are not suitable for you. i take it your on a budget?
the comp range is the starting point for adults, the comp 90 is more of a kite board though. so if you want mbs id go for the comp 95. but there is always second hand! look on ebay.

must admit i know little or nothing about scrub boards but im sure some would be fine as a starter board.
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Post by SomeNewbGuy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:56 am

Theres a chance that i might be able to get this one:
http://www.atbshop.co.uk/mountainboards/adult-boards/trampa-downhill-35-long-freeride#.Ui3TAsasidk

Is this good?

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Post by Ben » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:23 am

yeah that would be an awesome board for anyone lol and for your weight id say 16 or 17 ply.

as a point of referance - im 173cm and 9 stone 9 pounds.
i ride a 16ply 35 long and i sometimes bottom out on 2ish meter drops with little speed.

so 16 should still be ok for you but if your still growing, maybe smart to opt for the 17ply
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Post by SomeNewbGuy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:12 am

If i can manage to get that one, then ill make sure that it's 17 ply.

Thanks for the advice. :)

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