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nick333wrote a review of on June 20, 2011

5 5

Being new to climbing, this thing is nice to have around. I belay my friends with this and an atc. I started off using one of these, as my buddy insisted I use it. When I tried to use a normal locker without the little tab, I noticed a tendency for the rig to twist and get out of shape a bit more. This biner just means one less thing to keep an eye on, which is nice!

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nick333wrote a review of on June 20, 2011

5 5

Nice pad for the price! The shoe wipe logo on the top is nice touch too. Have had to bail about 10-12 feet above, so far, and have not bottomed out through the foam. Not sure how it would fare on highballs yet. Nice and light, easy to carry around. The cover seems really durable (time will tell.) The graffix version is cool too!

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nick333wrote a review of on October 9, 2009

3 5

Here is my personal take on the lib-tech skate banana. I am 6'1'', 165 lbs, and wear a 10.5 boot. Have ridden the sk8 nana on just about all conditions. I have a 159 and ive ridden it for everything. They hold up to riding in the powder, as the banana naturally excels in that area anyway. They are solid all around boards. You can ride park, rails, cliffs, jumps, jibs, etc. The flex really isn't as soft as what i've heard most people saying. It's a nice medium flex I'd say, so it will hold up to the entire mountain pretty decently. They butter really well too. Im not that into butters and i can pull them off pretty easy on this thing. My two big problems with the sk8 nana are these: lack of pop and high speed stability. Anyone who says these things have great pop, has probably never ridden a good cambered board. They definitely lack in the pop area, especially compared to a good cambered deck. Also high speed stability & the magne-traction. This thing starts chattering around and bouncing through rough, tracked up spots, and forget high speeds. Thing feels sketchy at real high speeds. The magne-traction seems to aggressive, and sometimes gives me the feeling that it wants to pull to only one side, hauling ass flat based on this thing is tricky, to me seemingly. If you want a responsive, poppy, hard charging board, id look somehwere else. Slower speeds, riding switch, and buttering around are the high points on this deck.

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