Originally Posted by wernersl
If you havent ridden it then I dont think this can be considered an accurate statement. Just as I havent ridden either of the dreams, I wouldnt say the raptor is or isnt any better than either. Would be ideal for the OP to ride all 3 to get a feel for what he prefers. I have no regrets with the Raptor and actually handles the rough stuff very well. Hell I live in SoCal. Lots of chop to power through.
Well, I haven't been on a Never Summer yet that I felt like rode as well as the price suggested.
Evo $500, Era $390. Proto $550, Rush $500. SL $510, Nitro Team Gullwing $480... I could go on but yeah. If it's what you want that's fine, they do ride well. But they are overpriced. I don't really think that's up for debate.
And I rode SoCal for a year, they don't really get enough snow to get gnar chop.