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post #231 of 246 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 05:28 PM
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So I've Ridden on my '14 Gnu 156 Space Case for 111 days up here at Mammoth. Although it was a low snow season it saw its fair share of riding. I do love my board but it has gotten pretty thrashed. the top sheet is busting a little on the tail and the base needs constant upkeep. It seems like I'm waxing everyday. BUT this board is my baby, it has handled everything I've thrown at it and more. I used to be a Forum Lifer (been strictly riding forum gear for 10 years) but since the company disbanded I had to look for a new company. I did extensive research and found that Mervin had the most variety and selection. Now I'm not Mr. Gotrocks so I was a little hesitant when I saw their strictly $500 and up retail price however, I had a hookup and wound up getting my space case for $300 brand new. This is the first Mervin board I have owned and I am fairly pleased with their product. I don't understand the brand hating thing. I don't like Burton because they decided to end Forum for good but that won't stop me from buying their products if need be.
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^^just a reminder, Burton saved Forum from becoming a box store brand 8 years ago.

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yeah and then when the Brand started to make a come back they ended production and took a lot of the tech. look at the newer malavitas and the 2010 shaka's pretty much the same binding just with some burton flare added
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yeah and then when the Brand started to make a come back they ended production and took a lot of the tech. look at the newer malavitas and the 2010 shaka's pretty much the same binding just with some burton flare added
methinks you don't have a firm grasp on the issues that ultimately brought Forum down. Shitting on Burton for it is ignorant and laughable.

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methinks you don't have a firm grasp on the issues that ultimately brought Forum down. Shitting on Burton for it is ignorant and laughable.
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methinks you don't have a firm grasp on the issues that ultimately brought Forum down. Shitting on Burton for it is ignorant and laughable.
Quoted again to stress the truthfulness.

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Can this thread please just fade away? Is there really anything else to say?
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I know this is all part of a glorious thread revival, but I'm going to reply anyway.
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Now the Nitros, they have caught my eye in the past, but I haven't had a chance to demo one yet. I will keep them in mind.
Not that my shitty beginner-intermediate word weighs anywhere near as much as those of the more advanced riders here, but I'd still like to +1 the Nitro Team GW. I rode a 159W for three days in Val Thorens this winter and I loved it.

Of all the boards I've tried so far (9) it definitely has the fastest base. In fact, the base is so fast it's ridiculous. The board just doesn't want to go slow. And by fast I mean the way it accelerates - I'm not talking bout how stable it is at speed. Yes, that depends on the wax job but seeing as I tried 3 different newly waxed boards from the same shop I'd say the difference was quite established.

I didn't encounter icy conditions during those days but I'd say it held an edge as well or better as any other board I've tried, and we were practicing hard, drawn out carves on it. A few times when I fucked up and caught an edge it would take bite out of the hardpack the size of my head... Methinks it's a sign of good edge pressure.

The way I remember it the Skate Banana 159w I tried was heavier and bulkier that the Team GW 159w.

Definitely worth checking out, I hope you get to demo it. It definitely fullfills your prerequisites b)-f). You'll have to test a) for yourself, but I know BA thinks it rails.

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I love my 2011/12 Lib TRS and my 2008/09 Gnu Danny Kass Vertighoul. Both are a lot of snowboard (and were pretty expensive), so I don't really take them everywhere I ride. The TRS is my bigger mountain board, and the Vertighoul is for when I want to hit jumps all day. My smaller mountain board is a 2012/13 K2 Happy Hour.
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