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rileyg 01-28-2007 10:54 AM

I'm 5'10 140 lbs. I've been riding a hyperlite scape 107 and i hate it. It has no pop, i don't like the grip, i hate the fins. I wan'e something with a lot of pop and good grip. I have been directed towards integrity and they look pretty good. Any other suggestions?

wakemitch 01-28-2007 4:34 PM

no board is going to give you more pop. but a board that you are more comfortable on will allow you to perform better. <BR>you can always regrip the board and take off the fins. <BR> <BR>i would look into the new impulses that are soming out soon. i really like the shape; it is wide, asymetrical, and has tons of surface area. but there are a ton of companies so you have a lot to choose from. <BR>RIDE IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT! <BR>try out some of your friends boards. dont just buy a board because someone tells you its awesome. i may love a certain board but other might hate it. its all personal preference. <BR> <BR>have fun wakeskating.

kampus96 01-28-2007 6:53 PM

kinda disagree on the no pop thing. i guarantee u can pop higher on a impulse or integrity than a scape.

electricsnow 01-28-2007 8:53 PM

I actually think a whole lot of it is technique, but technology like concave and kicktails is there to help make things a little bit easier. More leverage=more engergy going into that ollie, or whatever it is you're trying to do. more energy=more pop. Concave also gives you some better control points, which will help out with balance as well. <BR> <BR>I'll be honest though, I've ridden a flat deck by choice for quite some time and I certainly don't need to use it as an excuse. The point is that if you learn proper technique on a basic, almost archaic shape, you'll kill it on something that's modern and vastly improved. So while a new board may help, there isn't a magic bean out there and nothing will replace hard work and just straight up learning how to ride a board.

wakemitch 01-28-2007 9:59 PM

<b>grant</b>want to fight about it? meet me at new york pizza. <BR> <BR> <BR>i miss you <BR> <BR>but yeah, concave gives you way more leverage which makes things easier, but the board its self isnt going to make you ollie higher its technique.

rileyg 01-29-2007 8:56 AM

I can ollie and shuv it on my wakeskate but i just notice that integrity skates have more concave which seems like it would make things easier.

shibby07 01-31-2007 6:00 PM

the concave on the integrity makes things way eaiser for like fs, bs, switch big spins, an kickflips


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