I missed the post above. The Revolver is a great choice. I went for the Titan for some of the same reasons -- stiffness/dampness. But it's a traditional camber board. I wasn't ready to take the plunge on the "new" technolgy. Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why someone would want something other than Titan. If I could afford a higher-end quiver, I'd love to have an rc board. Headin' to Tahoe this week...maybe I'll demo one. Congrats -- enjoy your new stick!
Awesome! Have a great time in Tahoe. I need to make it out west sometime as well, but too many things to do with business, etc..
As promised I am posting my review of this board after taking it out today for the first time for a 4 hour session at a local resort in MA called Jiminy Peak. It's not huge by any means, but has a decent mix of steeper terrain. It was not windy, sunny and hard packed with little to no ice. Man made snow, no powder.
One thing that I noticed right away is the difference between the regular cambered Titan and this reverse camber Rev, in terms of how it carves. It certainly takes a little bit to get used to as others have noted. I found that when carving to my left (regular stance), I had to put slightly more pressure on my front foot than with Titan to get the carve to feel and look smooth, but the difference was miniskule. The RC tech also was quite helpful as it actually kept the board from sliding out from under me on tight turns. This surprised me as I kept feeling like I was going to sit on my butt but it kept through the turn with no problems. This was all on the steepest runs at the resort.
While not Colorado or even Stratton, you can easily pick up some serious speed, which is what I was doing. It handled the speeds very well. I actually felt like it was faster than my Titan, perhaps because it's new (I zardoz my boards before every session)? I never thought I was going to lose control and could always turn/stop without a problem.
Perhaps, and more obviously, the biggest thing I noticed is how much pop the Rev had. Perhaps all RC/rocker boards are like this, but it seemed to have just flew off kickers without any help from me. I didn't have to really do anything to get any air. That was pretty impressive.
While going down, I now know how much more damp Titan is. On the Revolver, I could feel almost every bump and piece of crud under me, and the ride in general was louder than on the Titan. This was to be expected of course as this deck is a lot softer. Perhaps this was the only real negative point throughout the day, but not a deal killer by far.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the Revolver. I believe it's described exactly as it should be on NS' website. It has a lot of pop, can handle speed very well and is very fun to ride. If I were to and do backcountry, I may opt for the Titan, although with RC, theoratically, Revolver should do quite well too. For very steep shoots, Titan is certainly the board of choice, but for all around mountain riding, glades, and park, Rev is the one.
Hope this review helps someone. Enjoy!