Well, this last week I've been riding in Vermont, demo'ing various boards. But I really didn't get to try the reverse camber boards until my last two days.
I tried the Burton's Custom (Reverse Camber ones) in 159 and 154.
Personally, I liked the reverse camber because it handled very well in deep pow and just carving. (Or maybe my technique cleaned up as the week went on..)
Anyway, I'm a free-ride, buttering/screw around rider, so I was looking for an all-mountain board. The main points would be: stable for bombing at high speeds and carving.
After reading through a bunch of posts here and seeing the popularity of Never Summer boards, I decided that I wanted to get one, but I haven't had a chance to try ANY of them at all.
I'm leaning towards the SL-R at the moment because it seems to be the "average" board out of all of the NS boards. However, I really don't know how stiff or bouncy they are, and the only board that I can compare them to would be the Burton Custom, because its the only reverse camber I've ever ridden.
So, my question is: Which NS board matches the Custom's flex the most? Would it be the Evo-R.. or the Premier..? And, are these all generally "similar?" As in, the Premier isn't SIGNIFICANTLY more stiff than the Evo? Because the NeverSummer.com's flex/damp meter only compares NS boards.
I plan on demo'ing some eventually, but I wanted to get a heads up in order to save time and money. Personally, I thought the stiffness in the Custom was pretty good, but a bit chattery through high-speed carves.
Also, if there are any other good all-mountain boards that I should try, please let me know! I don't want to just limit my choices to NS.
And, price isn't really a factor, I'm willing to spend a lot for a good set-up that I can practice with.
(This is going to be my first set-up after 4 seasons