|Ok so heres the deal... I dont mean doomed like a bad thing, just meaning like stuck.. My first board was a continuous rocker, the obrien answer followed by a progressive rocker the obrien demented. I have a 142 ONE and a 144 ibex that I would love to ride but last night I took the ONE out for the first time and just like aevery other three stage board I have ever rode I couldnt control it... I feel so out of control on a 3 stage especially off a heelside jump I get thrown all over the place. My question is do you think it is just fundamentals i.e. cut, positioning, balance, or is it just that im so use to the continuous I will never be able to ride a 3 stage???? Anyone else have a similar problem??? I should also mention I dont give very many boards much of a chance to please me, if I dont like it immediately I pretty much write it off as an option. Is that the wrong way to do it??? I should pry just stick to what works for me I suppose... Anyways any input is greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!|
|Any particular reason you are trying so hard to get on a 3 stage? If you have always been comfortable on a continuous rocker, stick with what works. Ask Murray, he goes as big as anyone on his continuous shapes. |
Often it takes time to get used to a board but I think if it doesn't click on the first 2 rides then its not worth bothering. I have always ridden 3 stage boards and never found a continuous I really liked except the original Belmont back in 2000. I got by current board (Faction) and can't believe how much like a 3 stage it rides, try some other boards with a less aggressive 3 stage, the Ibex and One are pretty abrupt.
|If you like the Demented you really need to check out the O'Brien Natural or Coda. Both 3 stage boards but with a very predictable pop. They are some of the fastest 3 stage boards around. |
I rode the Demented for 2 seasons and didn't think I would ever ride a 3 stage board do to the slowness of them. I hopped on the Natural and it was perfect. Sweet speed with great pop and nice landings. I have been riding it for 3 seasons, and I just tried out the Coda to change things up a bit, and it is also a great ride. A little looser, a little faster, and the landings seem a little softer.
Check them out if you get the chance!
Like Heavy said, the One and Ibex have very aggressive 3 stage rocker making the pop much more abrupt!
Side note, I see you are from ND, I was borne in Eureka SD. Nice to see some Dakota folks around!
|like big heavy said, "why'd you switch? " |
always ride a friends board or demo IF possible, if you're thinking about getting a new deck. i hate hearing about people just buying decks, getting them for whatever reason, and it's not what they thought it was going to be. . . and jakober doesn't have a bad suggestion either.
|Try the LF Witness(B. Greenwoods deck) |
Ive been on a LF trip(continuous) for the last 10 years.
Just demoed like 10 different boards - and I just switched to the witness(3 stage). Felt super comfy from the sec I got up on it. Felt just like the trip(not as quick of course -still fast though and alot of pop - and not loose at all)
|Yeah sounds good guys! Thanks for all the input! Ill start watchin ebay for some naturals and codas to see whats up with them! |
I have been wanting to try the witness really bad since its debut and I actually know a guy up here that demos LF so I will pry be able to check that one out to so thanks for the input!!!
As far as why did I try the ONE and the Ibex. The wrong reasons.... I think they look sweet when riding but thats a dumb reason.
|I feel your pain. Ive been riding contin. rocker boards for so long that when i demo'd a lymann i could barely ollie the damn without feeling out of control. |
Try the byerly monarch. By far my favorite 3 stage ive ridden so far. Not as fast as the hyperlite tribute but pretty predictable.
maybe you should also try the new Murray. I haven't got my hands on it yet, but would really like to test it. It's shape is somewhat a hybrid between 3-stage (inside) and continuous (on the edge/outside) combining the pros of both shapes.
|Yeah I should check out that murray... maybe see if I can catch up with the 145 somewhere while its still floatin around. I just took pictures of the ONE and ibex last night so ill be throwin them up on ebay in a week or 2 and painted my demented to get it ready for another season of beatin!!!|
|I recently picked up the Gator Boards Legend 140, Randall Harris' pro model and it has a continuous rocker that is fast and has good predictable pop. They don't call it abrupt continuous like you may see from other manufacturers but it definitely sends you high and far into the flats.|