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Old 01-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question LT Skunk Ape BTX ; NS Legacy Any reviews.

hey, i'm geeting one of these boards in this coming week form a local shop the owner said they'd probably be getting both in this week so i got a decision on my hands. I've heard great things about NS and about Lib Tech. Looking for someone who has some first hand expierience with either of these boards?
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The Skunk Ape is basically a backcountry banana machine, the Legacy-R is the wide version of the SL-R, which is well-liked here.
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I actually just demoed the Skunk Ape and had a lot of fun on it. I had a chance to ride it at Vail and Beaver Creek while I waited to find a Legacy to purchase. The Skunk Ape was great to mess around on, but I did not feel too stable on the btx. If I wasn't centered on the board I felt like I was going to slip out especially in the trees. It did ride well in the powder especially for a shorter board (157).

The Legacy is incredible and handles everything the Skunk Ape can just much better. It is far more stable, easier to press, carves better, and floats great. I got the Legacy in a 159 and at 6'1 and 180lbs I feel right at home on it. The only issues I have with the Legacy so far is getting used to going over moguls/powder mounds. The boards(like the Skunk Ape) wants to pop off of them rather then ride right through. I figure this is due to the rocker/btx in the boards. With more time on the board I am sure I will get used to it.

Simply, get the Legacy and don't look back.
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Just rode this board today in some decently deep powder in Jackson Hole. Handles powder so well I barely had to ever lean back. Unbelievable.
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Ok . . . sounds like i got a pretty good idea of what i want. I had heard great things about both and was wondering how the NS's half RC half camber compared with the full RC of the skunk ape.
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I ride the SL-R, what kind of riding do you do? Its a really solid board thats for sure, great in massive pow.
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I feel like the NS RC technology makes it more stable and you don't have to stay so centered on the board. With the skunk ape I felt like if I were to carve in the pow or in moguls while leaning back it would wash out pretty easily. Even while riding straight on catwalks and trails I felt like the board wanted to move side to side on the rocker rather than stay stable straight ahead.
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I mostly ride powder well not mostly but when i can other wise just steep groomed runs. I have a park board but it doesn't float at all. I also own a burton bullet. It floats pretty well but it seemes so slow edge to edge.
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I was in between these two boards too. I went with the NS Legacy and I have no regrets. It's a great board!
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