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I heard this board was your "quiver killer,"...

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I heard this board was your "quiver killer," making it decent for the backcountry to the groomers to the park. Every time I see a description, though, it is described as a "freestyle" board. I don't plan on doing many rails or jibs, but I expect to be able to land a 10-foot drop with this. Or am I asking for a broken board/leg/skull and maybe should stick to my DC HKD?

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Hey bro! I had a skunk ape from 2007/2008. I rode it a lot in the park especially on boxes because it was very smooth and extremely stable for a freestyle board. Don't get me wrong, it has a lot of pop but I think you'll be just fine hittin' 10 foot kickers. I wouldn't go bigger than that though.....then you'll feel some pain! LOL;-) Board safe homie!

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It's hard not to nail a landing with a wide skunk ape 169. Hit some drops at Stowe with it and landing wasn't any issue. Just remember it's a really fast board and speed check if needed.