EVO-R vs. SL-R
so I've done my research and for what it is worth I really feel like I should/want buy a Never Summer board.
I am just not entirely sure which model I should go with for my first (and for now only) board. It will be my everyday board.
The thing is I am still sort of a beginner, I have not been on a snowboard in three years (after fracturing my wrist three times, haha) but back when I was riding more often I was able to link turns quite well, ride switch okay wherever it wasnt very steep and did some smaller jumps.
I will be using the board mostly on the piste. I have yet to see a pipe but I love to go into the deeper stuff if conditions allow it and do some jumps here and there.
Technically from all this data I am leaning towards the SL-R but I am really not entirely sure. Will the SL-R be to much for my skills and the EVO-R far easier to ride and more fun (I mean I do carve fast at times but not SUPER fast)? I probably wouldnt mind buying a second board sooner or later so from that perspective I think it makes more sense to get a softer board and get a stiffer backcountry board like the Premier or something even stiffer at some point (later).
I am probably just worrying way to much about minor differences here but since I have never ridden a Never Summer board I would really like to hear what you think. I do not want to beginner for ever and just cruise the mountain, I like to improve every day. Its fine if you just post "EVO" or "SL-R" as a reply. Judging from my skill which length would you recommend (I remember from the time when I was renting to always go for a bit of a shorter board just to have it a little easier so I am inclined to go with 158 cm instead of 161 cm - 6'1", 165 lbs).
Last edited by 33549; 02-01-2010 at 06:22 AM.