You know what they say about riders with a big Banana, don't you?
- Magne-Traction edges turns ice into powder
- Banana Technology rocker between the bindings for surfy ride and lots of pop
- H-POP Core for increased energy transfer and power
- Double sintered UHMW sidewalls and Power Transfer internal sidewalls add durability
- TNT Base rides super fast
- True twin shape for switch versatility
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Skunk Ape BTX with magna-traction
I ride a 169 wide that can grip ice, wiggle through the glades, and pop off a jump like a mountain goat. The powder spray is enough to make those that follow stricten with snow blindness. Does rails with easy and lots like a black hawk helecopter in the air. Don't buy this board if you are stupid!!!
Skunk Ape 169
Chillin after the hike up Murdock Peak at The Canyons. 01-16-10
Perfect Match :-)
Thanks a lot for wonderful service. The board was marvelous! Thanks again :-)
Banana Pow Float
Riding the early season pow. The banana really came into its own. i ride a centered stance and i only have to lean back a little to keep the nose up. Im sure the Mullet with its setback stance and pintail would murder the pow.
I heard this board was your "quiver killer,"...
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?
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!
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.
I received a 169 as a gift from a generous employer. As far as how stiff most reviews that i have read rate it, i found that it flexes much easier than my old 170 K2 fat bob. im 6'5 and 220. dont know how the banana-traction helped. it definately felt like it tracked alot better. the softer flex was alot more fun than my last board. I wasn't aware i could tailpress so easily. or nose press either. switch was alot easier too. not that i am that great at it. see you after the first pow day...
At what shoe size should I be utilizing a...
At what shoe size should I be utilizing a wide board? I had a LibTech years ago but had to sell it and now I can't remember if it was a wide or not. I wear size 13-14 shoes. I'm guessing I want to go wide.
11 plus usually go wide. You want a wide board for sure or you will be dragging toe like a ballet dancer.
Ride yukon or this puppy for big dogged...
Ride yukon or this puppy for big dogged riders? Banana vs regular cambered for all mtn riding...
had an old ride yukon, got to demo a lib tech last year. camber definitely the way to go if your riding pow, and also if you are a little on the heavy side. i weigh 215 and i was floating on a 157 lando. pretty impressive. anyways the yukon is pretty much only for shredding nasty lines super fast. if you want something a little more versatile go with the banana. also, dont forget about other brands such as ride and never summer (3 yr warr.) with reverse cambers.
my buddy who rides a ride yukon borrowed my board yesterday. neither of us are sure about the banana effect but the magnetraction is freaking awesome. demo one or just buy one. it kicks butt!