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what are the best boards for starting out

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:29 pm
by FreshOnTheDirt96
to start i have ridden one day, i want to get my own by i dont know what one i should get for starting but i also want to build my own :p , been wanting to do since i rode that day, already selected the components[mbs pro matix trucks - gold, mbs v5 brake system, mbs pro 90 deck, mbs f4 pro bindings - white, mbs fx pro 2 heel straps, mbs twistar hubs - white, don't know what tires to put on it yet], any suggestions on a board is highly appreciated :D

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:35 am
by Ben
the usual set of questions:
1) age
2) weight
3) riding style and intentions (if you know from skateboarding or something of the sort. do you ride loose or tight trucks, will you be carving, jumping, jibbing etc)
4) riding terrain (street/ skatepark/ woodland/ field / gravel track/ packed dirt etc)

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:53 am
by FreshOnTheDirt96
19, 165lbs, 6 foot tall, general(live in the middle of the woods but want to run in town also) no skateboarding experience(dirt roads), atv kind of trails to full out courses, just want a nice general starting board before I build my own, I also want to get into a little bit it if kiteing

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:08 am
by FreshOnTheDirt96
I'm more tords free ride than the others because of where I live

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:56 am
by Ben
lets start with mbs brand stuff,
given your size you are looking at either 'pro' or 'comp' level setups as the rest will not really be weight appropriate. if you want kiting as option a comp 90 could be the best option for both worlds...but be warned the trucks aren't quite as hardly as they are on non kite boards (ie 95, 100 models) but if your not doing big jumps or crashing into trees too often you should be completely fine lol.

i think the 100 model is probably a wast of money for your + its stiff nature wont be ideal in my opinion for kiting nor for freeride (it is a matter of preference though). the comp 95 model is probably just as good a bet as the comp 90 and as i said it is "stornger" however its also quite a bit heavier which for a beginner is even more of a big deal...yeah ok i change my mind...90 is better for you i think lol

there are other brands around but much less so if your in the US...which im guessing you are?

other wise trampa is a cool and very customization option and the board can also be cut and altered which i think might interest you...

very much a matter of budget if you are in the UK or Europe and you want cheaper...Scrub is also a decent enough brand (certainly as a first board).

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:43 pm
by FreshOnTheDirt96
I'm in central pa, l just want the kiting option for down in NC to go down the beach with so it will mostly be used on back roads, trail jumps and said stuff

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:32 pm
by Erich
I would suggest the new comp 95 as a first board. You'll start out with a solid board and have lots of options to upgrade/ customize. I would search for a gently used board first. If you can find a comp 16 pro, pro 95, pro 100, or a trampa (anything with 35 degree tip angles) on craiglist they would be great used boards.

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:03 pm
by FreshOnTheDirt96
I'll start looking on there then