Another SL-R review
From a lower intermediate perspective. Half-ass Burton Avenger style
Me: 5'11" 148 lbs
Board: SL-R 155
Bindings: 07/08 390
Boots: Salomon Maori size 9.5
Stance: 15/-6 21" goofy
Conditions: Virgin pina colada
Mindset: I hope this 2nd shot of 5-hour energy doesn't make me feel weird
One word: Cake
Review: This board rips. I was nervous that moving from a regular cambered board to a reverse camber at my stage of the game was going to throw me for a loop. This couldn't have been further from the truth. Whether you call it cheating or not, this board instantly made me a better rider, and it's so easy to ride. So responsive, super maneuverable, and seemingly impossible to catch an edge. I couldn't believe how forgiving it was. Despite NS claims that the board is ready to ride out of the box, including a One Ball Jay wax, the factory wax blows. My 105 lb wife was roasting me in the flats on her 142 Roxy, and generally I felt like I was getting bogged down a lot. That aside, I was so stoked with this board, and was really blown away by what a different riding experience it was to my DH. SO much more stable, especially in the crud (which is all there was today). I couldn't recommend this board highly enough to someone making the transition from beginner to intermediate, and am so happy I picked it up.
Edit: meant to put this in review forum
Last edited by buggravy; 03-01-2009 at 11:21 PM.