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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 06:56 AM
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I just started snowboarding last year, I have gone about 20 times. Looking to buy a new board. I ride 90% freeride, I like speed and carving, want to be able to hit the odd small jump nothing extreme. I weigh 155lbs and my budget is around $500. I was looking for an intermediate board that I can progress with. The hill is mostly machine groomed granular and I have a size 10 boot.

I was thinking maybe the never summer premier or legacy, what are you opinions about these and what else would you suggest?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2007, 07:03 AM
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if you like em, then get em!

really and to speak form experience, there is a lot of pretentious chatter about this board or that board, this brand or that brand, beginner versus intermediate, versus task specific expert boards.....

it is all blah blah blah; find one you like the looks of, that you can afford and is long enuff for your weight and bob's your uncle! job done!

sure there are subtle differences between this that and the other, but really, unless you are looking to break new boundaries in the sport, it ain't gonna matter, coz you ain't gonna really notice!

just slide!

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I was reccommended the never summer SL but I can't find it online in the right size...unless I could get away with a 161 (I suppose that would make me go faster which I like not suer how it affacets carving?)
From buysnow.com
Never Summer SL

it is a good deal. Anyone know of any other online shops I could look at?
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i think a 161 is too long

generally the longitudinal stiffness of the board dictates the overall speed (as well as the base material etc) not the length

what is very much affected by the length tho, is the ease with which you can turn; shorter boards being much more 'twitchy' then the longer versions

as for carving.... well you'll have to forgive me but after riding for only 20 days, i would be surprised if you know what a carve actually is. now i ain't taking the piss by saying this.... its just that i still enjoy the challenge of performing strictly laid down carves after 10 years, and so really i fear your thoughts to carving are what east coasters think to be 'powder'

ie. it feels like it is correct, but really, you are very very wrong!

but yar, 161 is too long for you! that is about the length of board i use for piste and park and i weight 208lbs

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Neversummer boards a seriously some of the best made boards out there and that length is too long for you. You'll definitely want to go a bit shorter. As mentioned then tend to run a bit stiffer than most other boards in the same class.
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Can anyone reccommend a online shop that has the SL for sale? I am having troubles finding one.
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ive heard nothing but good stuff for a SL
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I just bought a Never Summer Premier size 154 from BoardroomShop

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625$ dammmmmmmmn fuck that
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625$ dammmmmmmmn fuck that

I think you better check again on sale for 439.99 w/ free shipping total came to 466!
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