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Old 03-19-2010, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I can get my hands on this board for pennies on the dollar of what is worth.
At the time I have a Sapient pnb2 161cm snowboard which I love,
I know the Never summer is designed for back country big mountain riding,
I was wondering what you guys felt or if anybody has experienced this board or a similar one in a simple mountain run, no big mountain riding.
I believe it might be a little too big for me, I am 6.1' and weight at about 190lbs, but since it is such a great deal, I wanted to get the experienced to shime in.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's a big ass board for 190#.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a big ass board for 190#.
I know it is, how uncontrollable will it be for me? or better yet how much control will I have over the board?
I just want to make sure if I am going to pass on this deal it is something out of my reach.
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that's going to be a crazy board for your size. Friend of mine got rid of his 167 burton Baron, and he's like 230 because it was too much of a board for him.

FWIW i use a 163w NS board, and I'm about 6' and 210#. I wouldn't touch a 168 no matter how good of a deal it is.
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Ha u just remind me of how my local shop sales rep tried to get rid of their 168 F1-R on me, i'm a 6' 175lbs and the reason he used to convince me is: i've seen smaller guy riding bigger board than this with out any problem, he said it like a champ... I just walked away from that store..
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If the price is as good as you say, I'd be tempted to buy it, ride it and if I didn't like it then sell it. It might turn out to be a fun board for carving or powder days.
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the reason he used to convince me is: i've seen smaller guy riding bigger board than this with out any problem, he said it like a champ...
Total bullshit. Good thing you walked away.
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I've got 25 pounds on Selp... jesus, can you give us an idea what sort of deal you're looking at? Problem is that a board that big is going to be hard to resell if you don't like it or can't ride it.

I would consider buying it for $200 or less. But I'd still be very, very hesitant - it would by no means be a "I have to buy this board" decision like that X8 that I got for $179 or the Machete that I got for $270. Ended up ditching the X8 but it was only a 157, much easier to sell than a 168.
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Total bullshit. Good thing you walked away.
yeahhh, this is the part that i hate local store, the sales rep think that you are the perfect candidate to have their comission/bonus
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I've got 25 pounds on Selp... jesus, can you give us an idea what sort of deal you're looking at? Problem is that a board that big is going to be hard to resell if you don't like it or can't ride it.

I would consider buying it for $200 or less. But I'd still be very, very hesitant - it would by no means be a "I have to buy this board" decision like that X8 that I got for $179 or the Machete that I got for $270. Ended up ditching the X8 but it was only a 157, much easier to sell than a 168.
I am getting the board for less than $100.
The board is in pretty good condition, I am just hesitant about the size. It freaked me out when I saw the size, but the deal is what is reeling me in.
Lets get technical here, what happens if I ride that board? Why is it that I would not be able to control?
The longer the board means more stability but less speed due to the friction it is generating on the snow this is all theoretical. I understand that my weight on that board will require more force on my part to be able to control it, aside from that, what else am I looking at possible problems with it?
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