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Is a NS type two what I'm looking for?

End of season I usually get experimental... I'm thinking of giving NS a chance (I usually ride camber or camrock boards).

I'm looking for a resort all mtn board which has good edgehold in the hardpack mornings and carves great, has pop and is easy on my knees when landing jumps, and is nice to negociate through afternoon crud n moguls. A mess around board which is fun to ride all day, also if slow in stuffed groomers doing tight turns, but holds up as well if charging n laying wide radius carves.

They have a women's Type Two 151 left in the local shop. I'm ~125lbs. It this what I'm looking for? Or rather NS Aura since I hardly ever ride switch but love to carve?

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Rossi one for sure! Better edgehold, much better pop, and damper in choppy snow. But it's really good / damp in the jump lines. Only downside is that magnetraction edges don't work well in really slushy snow.

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Hmmm... a tiny tad magne is ok-ish, but full magne is breaking at carving. Don't like this...


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hybrid profiles quick turning is definitely good for moguls. I personally prefer stability of camber but if i were to ride a hybrid it would be the type two or gnu space case. Also the womens type two for some reason feels stiffer than the mens (I compared a 138 womens vs mens 154 and the womens is dramatically stiffer). So the reviews may not be comparable between the two.
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hybrid profiles quick turning is definitely good for moguls. I personally prefer stability of camber but if i were to ride a hybrid it would be the type two or gnu space case. Also the womens type two for some reason feels stiffer than the mens (I compared a 138 womens vs mens 154 and the womens is dramatically stiffer). So the reviews may not be comparable between the two.
You don't think that the difference might just be because it's shorter? I mean bend a long stick & then try to bend a short one of the same diameter! Short one's gonna be harder to bend.

Might not be a true, 1:1 metaphor for a snowboard comparison, but it would seem to make sense to me.

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You don't think that the difference might just be because it's shorter? I mean bend a long stick & then try to bend a short one of the same diameter! Short one's gonna be harder to bend.

Might not be a true, 1:1 metaphor for a snowboard comparison, but it would seem to make sense to me.
I did think about that. That's why I mentioned the board sizes, but I can't imagine flex difference THAT much. I mean the 138 womens barely even moves when u hold & push so I was kinda confused there since the mens is pretty soft. She's looking at the 151 in person though so should have a better idea I guess.
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Also I'm not sure if this goes for all brands but the gnu space case for example starts with 4.5 flex at 148cm and goes all the way up to 6 flex at max size. Might just be specific for this board since I don't remember seeing this for other brands but I dunno
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Also I'm not sure if this goes for all brands but the gnu space case for example starts with 4.5 flex at 148cm and goes all the way up to 6 flex at max size. Might just be specific for this board since I don't remember seeing this for other brands but I dunno
LoL! As if picking the right size, flex & profile wasn't already confusing enough? Now you gotta consider & research flex variables between different sizes of the same model board.

(...apologies to @neni for the thread sidetracking!)
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Get the Funslinger neni.
That board meets most of your criteria imo.

The Type Two is the most boring board I have ever ridden.
Seriously.

The Funslinger is tied for the most fun board I have ever ridden.
It would serve as a terrific polar opposite to your Flagship, thereby giving you very different options when you hit the slopes.
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Get the Funslinger neni.
That board meets most of your criteria imo.
That a men's board... too wide. I'm looking at women's NS options...

Can you specify what you found boring? In what terms?


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