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Which board should I go with

Post by thesloth » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:02 am

I have looked at a few different boards and have narrowed it down to two I think. Though feel free to offer other suggestions. The one factor is that I live in Canada but can bring stuff in from the U.S.

I am considering the MBS Core 95 or the Mongoose Slalom with brakes.

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Post by Ben » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:19 am

to help us help you. give us some stats. specifically age, height, weight and what type of riding you will be doing

though i very much doubt any one will recommend the mongoose
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Post by thesloth » Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:13 am

I'm 35 about 200lbs 5ft9. The riding will mainly be gravel, grass and small hills. No jumps. I am looking at this board as a commuter to work as the sidewalks and roads where i live are not in great shape for my longboard.

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Post by LivEviL » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:00 am

Go with COMP 90 or 95
He's no good to me dead.

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Post by Gaz » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:19 am

The comp 95 will do you nicely bud. Good all round entry level board with a brake option if you feel the need.

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Post by Ben » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:20 pm

for once im gonna say that he CORE range may be enough, with no jumps or heavy flex i dont see any reason to spend the extra cash on a comp deck. also again for a change i actually think the vector trucks could be more suited to your needs than the matrix trucks on the comp range.

might also be relevant to mention that pushing on a mountainboard is no where near as convenient as it is on a skate/longboard, in fact its 'doable'.

so unless you are only riding in one direction and its all downhill...id consider something else all together.
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Post by saul » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:54 pm

for your weight I will recomend you comp 95, pro 95 or pro 95

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Post by Ben » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:47 am

ok this is a bit weird. yes of course the pro decks are the best and of course the comps are better than the cores but this guy isnt full on riding. there is no reason to spend so much money just for a cruiser setup.

in fact there is no reason not to buy a cheaper/ different brand altogether. Blue earth, kheo, scrub, flexifoil. or any kitedeck could, in my opinion, serve your needs.

have you looked for second hand stuff on ebay or craigslist?
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Post by saul » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:20 am

*or pro 100
core 95 is for for very lighweigt people or kids
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Post by Ben » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:33 pm

according to:
http://www.mbs.com/board-chooser/
it is an adult board...but i agree that for this big guy it might be a bit borderline. still with no jump i dont really see how he would snap it.
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Post by saul » Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:01 pm

I think he will jump anyway. And I trust my own experience more than spreadsheets(I hope its wright word :) )

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Post by Erich » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:12 pm

http://shop.mbs.com/boards/carveboards/atom-39-carveboard.html ?
not sure on the quality , but it may suit your needs.
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Post by Ben » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:19 pm

fair enough saul i know what you mean. and yeah Erich, that could be just right!
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Post by thesloth » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:13 pm

Thanks for all the advice.

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Post by thesloth » Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:19 am

I'm back I ended up going with the MBS 95x comp. I was going to go with the 90 comp but the 95x comp went on sale at amazon for $360 and free shipping.

I won't be doing any jumps I have a bad knee and found out I have a serious tear that requires surgery. However being I live in Canada I have 5 months to rehab before I can go out anyways.

I use a land paddle so much of the pushing will be done with my upper body not my legs. However I have a few little hills around my house that I can ride as well.

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Post by Tornado » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:01 pm

Good choice... Enjoy the board!

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Post by seemakm » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:53 am

I am giving you a link to find a local skate shop.


http://www.tactics.com/

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