NeverSummer SL-R - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Atlantic Beach, NC
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NeverSummer SL-R

Hi folks, my first post on this forum.

I am interested in a rocker board for powder. There are many choices, but I'm looking at a Neversummer SL-R 161. Anyone have any thoughts on this model? Also, could you comment on how these boards handle groomed runs.

Thanks much
RB
RickyBobby is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:15 PM
Sick Sense
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickyBobby View Post
Hi folks, my first post on this forum.

I am interested in a rocker board for powder. There are many choices, but I'm looking at a Neversummer SL-R 161. Anyone have any thoughts on this model? Also, could you comment on how these boards handle groomed runs.

Thanks much
RB
What up partna? There are a ton of threads already on this forum that discuss the SL-R in depth. Just use the search function up top.
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:30 PM
Veteran Member
 
redlude97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle/Portland
Posts: 1,132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
For a powder board I would look at the f1-r instead. It is more freeride orientated and stiffer
redlude97 is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:42 PM
Sick Sense
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
For a powder board I would look at the f1-r instead. It is more freeride orientated and stiffer
Agreed...I have the Premier F1...
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Atlantic Beach, NC
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was thinking that a softer board would be better, especially for slashing surf-style turns. But you guys say stiffer is better.

Thanks for the input and btw I intend to use this board at Powder Mountain, mostly.

RB
RickyBobby is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 01:44 PM
LittleG
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
If your looking for a pure powder stick, hell go for the Summit that thing will slay any powder you throw at it.
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Atlantic Beach, NC
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, looking at the F1-R. It does seem to be a better powder board. And probably more versatile than the Summit.

Thanks for the good advice.

RB
RickyBobby is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 03:56 PM
Sick Sense
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Stiffer is never a bad thing in my book. I don't do a lot of rails or jibbing though...

Last edited by Sick Sense; 12-18-2009 at 04:06 PM.
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 04:05 PM
Sick Sense
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickyBobby View Post
OK, looking at the F1-R. It does seem to be a better powder board. And probably more versatile than the Summit.

Thanks for the good advice.

RB
I did a ton of research before buying my Premier and apparently this board kills it everywhere. First off, it's stiff, but not too stiff. Combined with tons of dampening, this board is super stable and hauls ass down the hill at ungodly speeds. Second, the Rocker Camber tech and Vario-Tech (multiple radius sidecut) give this board a playful feel with an awesome sensation when turning. I've been told that this board even does well in the park. Riding switch is easy and the board has tons of pop on jumps. The only area of the park it won't do so well on is rails.

If you are looking for a good all around board, I'd recommend the Premier F1-R. Even though NS says it's for Big Mountain/Freeride, it's proven itself to be a great all mountain board with performance from the steeps to the park.
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Atlantic Beach, NC
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just got off the phone with Neversummer factory. Guy I spoke with concurred that the Premier was the one I needed. probably the 161 model.

Any thoughts on bindings for this board? I currently have 4yr old Burton P1's. Would they be ok?

RB
RickyBobby is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome