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Old 11-10-2010, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I'm pretty sure I' gonna buy an NS board this year. Probably gonna grab them at sale season (broke after buying season pass =(). Luckily here in Vancouver, not many people know about NS so the local shop will have a lot left in stock hopefully. I'm 5'5" 150lbs, may gain around 5 lbs more from lifting size 10 burton boots. I ride mostly blue groomers and some steep when the pow comes at Whistler. Going to start learning small jumps, 180s and 360s this season. I was torn between the Evo and SL.

Evo: heard some mix things about the flex. Some say its similar to SL but less damp and little bit torsionally softer. Some say its really soft.

SL: great for all mountain, some say its a medium stiff board.

I'm looking for an all mountain board that has good edge hold and carves well. First instinct told me to go SL but the Evo seems so much fun. Especially after seeing many of the guys on the team rip on the evo in the team movie. Size wise I was thinking 155. Leaning towards 155 so when powder day come at Whistler it will hold its own. I asked Vince and he said to go for the Evo, I just want to get some more opinions before I make my decision. Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck finding one at sale time...

Why would you buy the park board over a slightly more mountain oriented board, when you want to ride the mountain?
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People don't buy NS here in Canada really, probably going to buy it in December during the boxing day sale. I figured that the Evo can handle the mountain and carves well while making learning tricks easier because of the flex. But then the SL is just that a great all mountain board, so I'm really torn between the two.
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I talked to different people, but in the end I went with the Revolver. A more park oriented board is a more versatile board.
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A more park oriented board is a more versatile board.
Not always true...

I can't take a park board and ride it all over the place because it kills my knees. But I can take a more all mountain freestyle stick anywhere that I want to go and do just fine. I can hit boxes and jumps with it, and take it down some nasty runs.
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Not always true...

I can't take a park board and ride it all over the place because it kills my knees. But I can take a more all mountain freestyle stick anywhere that I want to go and do just fine. I can hit boxes and jumps with it, and take it down some nasty runs.
Well I guess somebody is getting old.
Yeah, you can do that but you will not lock into the rail as well. Actually, I shouldn't talk because I haven't ridden the legacy for comparison...
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This guy never mentioned riding rails... And of course a more mountain oriented board won't do as well in the park just like I'm telling you a park board wont do as well on the hill.

My point is the guy has expressed no interest in rails, and a park board is not more versatile than a more mountain oriented board. You think it is only because you ride park and it get you by on the mountain. Well I ride mountain and my board get me by in the park.... So maybe my mountain board is more versatile than your park board? Get what I'm sayin? ( =


Anyways, I vote to go for the SL or even the Heritage if you are more into mountain than park
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Ya I'm not really interested in riding rails.. might try small features/jumps in the park, but want to learn the jumps in the mountain basically.
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If you are doing kickers then Milo is right with the SL.
I get what your saying
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