Everyone really does have a NS around here lol! Wow, I will definetly be looking at them for my next set up. Considering i think i am too big for my 154 uninc now a days.
Trust me, I know. NS has been very hyped on these forums over the past couple of years. I was super curious about them too. Luckily I got this opportunity and needless to say, I'm a bonafide fan. I was as unbiased as could be testing their boards as I am a board tester by hobby and part of my profession as well.
Different strokes, for different folks. I went with Black as it is easier to see when the base is drying out. Some like White so they can see the Carbon stringers, which can also be seen on the Black one.
I like the white for two reasons:
1) I can see the stringers
2) I can really see how dirty it is. This makes me clean the base thoroughly. I can tell when a base is dry by running my hand on it anyway. Besides, I wax regularly so that's pretty much a non-issue.