Help me pick my Never Summer Board!
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11-30-2012, 04:18 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
I'm similar size (5'9" 145-150 lbs) and I've owned the Never Summer Evo 153, SL 155, Proto 154, and Summit 161.
While a 159 is not terrible in trees and moguls (I ride a 161 for powder), nothing in your self description screams to me that you really need to go longer... so I would tentatively take out the Premier F1 for only that reason.
Never ridden the Raptor or Heritage so I am making educated guesses. I did read a review that actually said the
Raptor was fun in the trees
- although it is definitely stiffer.
My suggestion is to just buy the
Raptor 156 from Backcountry.com
and ride it... if you don't like it ... return for a full refund. Nothing beats your own firsthand experiences and that is why I really like Backcountry.com and Dogfunk.com.
Some videos I found of people riding the Raptor - doesn't look that tough to initiate turns.
A guy on what I think is a 159 cm Raptor doing some mellow carves and switch riding on a blue run:
A girl (lady?) riding a 159 cm Raptor on Powder and Bumps
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