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Old 10-04-2010, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I currently ride an Omatic boron but have been thinking of getting a new board for this season. I want something "all mountain" and have read good things about the SL, but I have only ever been on a regular cambered board.

What advantages would I gain going to a NS SL? I rarely ride park and spend a lot of time on icy Midwest slopes. Would a SL handle the ice as well as my boron? I am wondering if I should switch away from regular camber or not.
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Regular camber is still probably argueably the king of stability and edge hold at high speeds.

R.C however comes pretty close to regular, and has alott more going for it to make your riding experience alott more fun, because of the playfulness and edgy forgiveness you get with it. I feel like the only reason for staying regular camber anymore is if all you are going to do be doing is mach-speed bombing groomers. Otherwise the rocker and camber profiles make it much more fun to ride while still having really strong stability. If you really don't ride park, then I would look at getting the Heritage instead.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You wont regret it.

I took the dive to a 09 SL-R in 2008. Still use it to this day, great board.

Rugged as all hell too, you'd never know of the rocks/stumps/saplings i've slammed my board into in the last 2 years lol...

And the NS guys are all just great to deal with in general if you do have a problem.
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How about you just do a search. There are already a hundred threads that discuss it.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I got a SL-R last year, replacing a Ride Timeless. I'm on the East Coast ice as well and loved the Timeless for its grip. I haven't noticed any drop-off in ice gripping ability with the SL-R.

Overall, I've found the SL-R to be pretty much everything the marketing and hype says it is. Which is pretty rare, so I'm pretty happy.
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How about you just do a search. There are already a hundred threads that discuss it.
I had specific questions and if I want to open a new thread, then I am going to do so. I asked people to specifically convince me why I should get an SL. I have read all the other threads and I still am bordering on the edge of pulling the trigger. I am almost there but I need a little more coaxing and for that reason I started a thread of my own. This is a discussion forum, right? We all want validation for a big purchases like this, and mostly, I am just excited for the season to start and want to chat about riding and boards. Is that really so bad?

Anyway, thanks to the friendly posters.
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Get it! I have a 2010 and it slays everything!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah going back I would have ordered a SLR. I have a '10 K2 Parkstar and it's a nice board but after seeing the quality of my buddy's Legacy-r (bigger vers of the SLR) and the same abuse his went through as mine I would hands down spend the extra money for the NS. Mine has some scars mainly from people on rentals crashing into me in line for the lift.

Not to mention, they carry a 3 year warranty. My next board will be a NS.
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They are built to last for sure.
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You wont regret it.

I took the dive to a 09 SL-R in 2008. Still use it to this day, great board.

Rugged as all hell too, you'd never know of the rocks/stumps/saplings i've slammed my board into in the last 2 years lol...

And the NS guys are all just great to deal with in general if you do have a problem.
The SL-R is one hell of a board. Get it (before they are gone, they sell out early every year). I love mine!
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