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Slayblade or Turbo Dream

So this last season i started snowboarding and was immediately hooked. I went up about 20 times last season, and seemed to progress fairly quickly because of my background in longboarding. I have been using my buddys five or six year old gnu, and have decided that i should purchase a board of my own.

Well anyways, my main point in starting this thread is because i am torn between the slayblade and the turbo dream. Both look like sick boards, and i cannot decide which board would fit my riding style. I primarily ride in the trees and ungroomed runs when there is enough snow on the ground, but also surf and charge groomers fairly often. I rarely ride the park, and usually head for the trees when my friends want to take a park run. Im not all that big into buttering and such, mainly just exploring the mountain and riding anything, having a good time.

I am 6'1", 180-185lbs. and wear a size 11 boot. I have been looking at the 158 slayblade and the 159 turbo dream, both of which seem to me to be the right size of board, though i am concerned the turbo dream may not be wide enough. From what i have gathered, it seems to me that the slayblade is better on groomers and holds and edge better, while the turbo dream performs better in the pow. I am looking for a fun setup that i can have a blast riding. Any input is much appreciated, and i am open to other suggestions as well.
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Are you looking to get a 2010 or 2011?

Do you have a budget you would like to keep in?

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either or. i'm setting aside a portion of my tips from working as a busser for a board, so i should be able to afford a 2010 or 2011.

If you think there are any other boards i should look into, please suggest them

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Based upon what you've described as your riding style I've got 3 suggestions

My suggestions are all 2011 sticks. And I recommend doing a demo before hand as these are all "alternative" camber boards. Meaning they're both reverse and regular camber hybrid sticks.

#1 Never Summer Heritage or Raptor
#2 YES! The Dudes
#3 Capita Black Snowboard of Death

The lengths you've pondered getting, are about what you should be looking at. So good job with that, most people are way off.

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At your level go with the Turbo Dream also get next years as it has an upgrade with Harshmellow foam underfoot which will absorb chatter better.

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Based upon what you've described as your riding style I've got 3 suggestions

#1 Never Summer Heritage or Raptor
#2 YES! The Dudes
#3 Capita Black Snowboard of Death
what are the main differences between the heritage and the raptor?

Also, has The Dudes not been released yet? I looked it up but couldn't find much information on it.
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From what I have read, the Heritage gives you more flexibility to do whatever where the Raptor is geared to be more of a bomber. The Raptor is replacing NS Titan, so look at that one to get a better idea. The graphics on it are awesome.
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:+: ???? :+: ???? - YES

There's where you can find YES! info

As far as buying a lower quality stick because your not an "expert" is shit advice unless you only plan to ride a handful of times a year and don't plan to progress. If you plan on riding a lot, and progressing, you will be unhappy with a low end stick before the season even ends. And the stick may even fall apart on you....

I havn't ridden next years Raptor but it is supposed to have a slightly different flex pattern then the Heritage and it is indeed geared more towards big mountain riding. I have had my hands on the Raptor and it is not a plank judging from flexing the tail and middle of the board by hand. So I can't speak to heavily on the Raptor but the review a buddy of mine gave it was impressive...

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When will the 2011 never summer's be avaliable to purchase? right now i can only find a 159 wide. I have been reading a bunch of reviews on it, and i think i am going to go with it
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I honestly don't know an exact date for the new NS's to go on sale. Best I got for you is the fall....

And what'd you find in a 159w that you wanna grab up?

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