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Old 10-04-2009, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi folks,
I currently have an older board, Elan Endless, I believe it's a 168, I think it's wide too.
I'm 6'0 at about 230-240lbs.
I am wondering what is the smallest board I would want to ride, looking to do maybe 60-80% park this year.
have a size 11-12 boot.
I have been riding for a few years, I ride well, but looking to get better in the park.
I ride mostly groomed hills, not too much powder, and I'm thinking I'll just keep my old setup for days I get into anything deep.
Also plan on getting bindings with the new setup.

My budget is fairly open, looking at mid-range, not the best, but not the worst.
Thanks for any help guys.

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What size do you think would be okay to go with?
I'm in Canada, what price should I expect?
What bindings would compliment the board well?
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If I were to go with the SLR, would 155 be too small? 158 would be good too.

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If I were to go with the SLR, would 155 be too small? 158 would be good too.
A 161 would be good for you for all around. It might be slightly harder to spin, but due to your size it will be better or everything else.


Also, do you plan on focusing on jibbing or jumps?
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I would have to say 50-50, if i really had to pick I prefer jumps more, but I like a balance of both.
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if you go with neversummer id suggest the evo over the sl. the evo is more park oriented and still rips the mtn just as well. i wouldn't go any smaller than 158 with your size.
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Before jumping out there and yelling reverse camber. (SLR is an amazing board) we should figure out your needs


how experienced are you, do you a good history in the park, do you plan on taking it out of the park, do you like long walks on the beach late at night under a full moon, are you comfortable with your style of riding now, or do you want a loser feel.

Reverse camber is definitely an interesting tech but not for everyone. It relocates your contact points from outside your bindings to inside. also various companies use various tech's and play with the location of the contact point.

For a good mid end jib board that is not Reverse Cambered Id say a Salomon Grip 160 would be my top choice.

For a good Reverse camber board Id second the NS Evo-R in a 160 or 161
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So what exactly does reverse camber influence in what I feel and the way I ride. And what boards have it?
I do plan on taking it out of the park for some light riding, nothing big powder, and only groomed stuff.
I am ok with my style riding, but I would like it to be a little more loose, and light on my feet so to speak. My board now feels very big and stable, but slow and blocky too.
This year I plan on doing a lot more park riding, and progressing quite a bit from where I am at now.

So 158 or 160 would be a good size to shoot for. I can already imagine how the difference of 8 or 10 cm will feel.
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