I've been riding off and on for the past 6 years using a beginner's board. This year, I've decided to take it up a notch as I have more free time and concluded it's time I get a serious board. I'll be carving exclusively on the east coast this year. I like to ride the whole mountain for the most part, but I'm also determined to really focus on kickers and the odd rail or 2.
I've been doing alot of reading the past week, and I thought I was decided on NS' R.C. technology.... until I came across Penguin's Bataleon Evil Twin review
. After doing some digging on TBT and reading reviews, I'm simply stuck at the x-road. One of my biggest issues with jumps is catching an edge off rotations, and TBT seems like it could be a solution. However, alot of riders are also praising the R.C., such as Angry
, for its better edge control. Unfortunately, I haven't come across any extensive opinions by riders who've ridden both and compared, aside from Angry's blog.
In the end, I'm mostly looking for something that will help propel me off jumps (I believe 'pop' is the right term) all the while allowing me to enjoy regular runs and the woods. Thus, I believe I've narrowed down the correct models for each technology.
NS: EVO-R or SL-R
Bataleon: Riot or Goliath
I'm 5'9", 64kg/140lbs, so I'm assuming a 155/157 is a proper length (?).
So, would anyone be able to sway me in one direction? I know alot of ppl here are NS fans, but there also quite a few who ride Bataleon from what I've read. Unfortunately, I don't see myself getting the chance to test either up here in Canada's east coast, and I'll have to resort myself to buying either online.