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Old 12-15-2012, 04:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thom
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Default NS SL vs Smokin Superpark

Which is better for me?

I'm a 1m72/68Kg intermediate. Park 20%, jibbing 20%, 30% groomers, 30% pow.

That's a quick estimating ofcourse, just to give you guys a general idea. I wanted a playful board that's flexible and light enough to make uop for my not-so-great freestyle/park skills and dito ground tricks. On a good pow season I try to ride as much pow as I can, but usually that 30% is as good as it gets. No real jumping worth mensioning, just small kickers, the occasional 180, etc...

I thought I found what I needed in the Smokin' superpark, as a slightly less pricey alternative for a libtech TRS...But the damn online shop send me the traditional camber version instead of the ctx version I ordered. So it's on it's way back, and I'm back to square one

I thought Never Summer, and even libtech, would be over my budget, but I just found a NS 153 SL online for not much more than what the Superpark would have cost me.

-The SL is one cm monger than the smokin' superpark, which I consider to be a VERY slight advantage considering my weight and love for pow
-The SL is slightly setback, which could also come in handy for the gnarly backcountry trip I'm planning
-Sick graphics. Simple, but cool imo. Superpark: Not so much

Anything else I'm overlooking in terms of specs/tech? I don't suppose any of the two stands out in terms of overal quality? Also: Magnatraction vs vario power grip?

Btw, If I manage to track down another Superpark CTX in the EU, it'll cost me at least as much as this SL I just spotted, so they should be around the same price point.

Thanks a lot.
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