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Old 08-15-2010, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question choosing a Never Summer board

Need help choosing between the Evo-R 158 or Revolver-R 156
My current board (GNU Street) sizes up perfectly for me...

2009 GNU Street
157 - length
25.7 - waist
120 - edge

NS Evo-R
158 - length
25.3 - waist
123 - edge

NS Revolver-R
156 - length
26.1 - waist
121 - edge

I use the board mainly for freeriding and powder, but I also like to use it everywhere else. I love freeriding on twin freestyle boards.

I'm sure even the EVO is stiffer than my GNU Street, but still a sweet freestyle stick.
I like the sounds of a 156 Revolver - but not sure if that 26.1 waist is overkill (I have size 10.5 boots). Then again, we're expecting a snowy winter and it's steep here, so a 158 might be just what the doctor ordered

So basically my questions are...
Would the 25.3 waist be alright on my size 10.5 boots?
Do these boards measure true to size? (my 157 GNU actually measures 155cm)
So 156 Revolver or 158 Evo?
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You don't need a wide with 10.5 boots, get the Evo

Or even the SL if you're wanting to do more freeriding then just park

But you do not need a wide that's for sure
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright well if the waist is fine for my boots then definitely leaning towards the 158 Evo now. I'm not really considering the SL anymore, just because I know the EVO & Revolver will already be stiffer than my GNU so I don't want to get a bunch stiffer, just slightly.

Does anyone know the actual length of a 158 Evo, tip-to-tip?
Maybe someone can measure it with a tape measure quick?
Because if it's actually 158cm... that's 3cm bigger than my current board. Which might be ok I guess, not optimal. I hear NS are fairly heavy... so if that's true plus it's 3cm longer than my GNU that would be quite a noticeable bit heavier.
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It should be 158. Neversummers aren't the lightest, thats true, but Gnu are characteristically some of the heaviest. How much do your weigh?
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It should be 158. Neversummers aren't the lightest, thats true, but Gnu are characteristically some of the heaviest. How much do your weigh?
I'm 160lbs, 6'1". I don't want anything longer than 158 (for sure) and prefer 156-157-158. My GNU seems light, or average. It's definitely soft (I took my friend's 150cm Rome Artifact for a rip and that thing was STIFF compared to my board!)

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I would highly recommend the SL-R for the type of riding you described.
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158 will be fine for your boots,
My 161 SL is true to measure,
Also would think youre more suited to the 158 SL rather than the EVO
especially for the steep terrain at Revelstoke.
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I like a softer board, that's the main reason for an EVO instead of an SL basically. I'm sure the EVO is stiffer than my current board (which was fine)
I needs to be fun when it doesn't snow. And it's got be true twin.
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While the SL is more freeride, the Evo is just alott more fun without sacrificing too much stability. I've only ridden mine twice at Mt. Hood this Summer and I was pretty amazed. I wanted a park board, but since I mostly ride all mountain I didn't want it noodlerific. This board was exactly what I wanted, it's amazing how much control I have over it versus my old Hatchet. I think you will be pretty stoked with this board.
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If you like a softer board, I'd go Evo. The SL is NS's "all around board" and NS tends to run on the stiff side. I have an Evo and don't have any problem taking it anywhere on the mountain. If I'm planning on freeriding, I grab my Heritage, but I'm certainly not afraid to take my Evo anywhere on the mountain if I'm on it and someone suggests hitting something.
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