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Old 01-04-2011, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, I've been browsing and researching these forum for the last few days reading and learning a lot.
I must say, there is a lot of information on this site!

So, I'm looking for a new board and bindings. I've only ever owned one other board, which is my current ride, its a
159 Burton Custom. Which was bought somewhere around 2000, so its old!

What terrain do I ride? Usually all mountain, natural jumps, kinda anything thats in my way. I rarely go into the park,
but I may venture in once in a while and hit a few jumps here and there.

I'm 5'9 and around 170#'s with a size 9 boot. I would consider my self an intermediate rider.

After all of my research, I'm very interested in the Never Summer SL board, as its mentioned a lot on here and
seems to have great reviews. The reverse camber is new to me though, but I'm open to trying something new.
I really just want a board thats fun and easy to ride. Looking back, my Burton is pretty stiff and at times, takes
effort to move edge to edge.

So with that background, are there any other boards I should consider before buying? Would a 158 SL fit me, or
should I go smaller? Maybe 155? What about bindings?

I've looked around and a 158 SL in white seems hard to find, any stores have them in stock?

I haven't bought a new board in years, and all this information and options is almost overwhelming!
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've looked around and a 158 SL in white seems hard to find, any stores have them in stock?

I haven't bought a new board in years, and all this information and options is almost overwhelming!


I don't own a SL yet, as I'm looking into getting one myself, but I know the 158 is a sought after size. Your best bet is to order straight through Never Summer. They still have the 158 SL listed.

SL threads are like gold, so I'm sure someone who owns one will step in and give you the customary sales pitch. I haven't heard a bad word about NS or the SL yet.
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Okay, I've been browsing and researching these forum for the last few days reading and learning a lot.
I must say, there is a lot of information on this site!

So, I'm looking for a new board and bindings. I've only ever owned one other board, which is my current ride, its a
159 Burton Custom. Which was bought somewhere around 2000, so its old!

What terrain do I ride? Usually all mountain, natural jumps, kinda anything thats in my way. I rarely go into the park,
but I may venture in once in a while and hit a few jumps here and there.

I'm 5'9 and around 170#'s with a size 9 boot. I would consider my self an intermediate rider.

After all of my research, I'm very interested in the Never Summer SL board, as its mentioned a lot on here and
seems to have great reviews. The reverse camber is new to me though, but I'm open to trying something new.
I really just want a board thats fun and easy to ride. Looking back, my Burton is pretty stiff and at times, takes
effort to move edge to edge.

So with that background, are there any other boards I should consider before buying? Would a 158 SL fit me, or
should I go smaller? Maybe 155? What about bindings?

I've looked around and a 158 SL in white seems hard to find, any stores have them in stock?

I haven't bought a new board in years, and all this information and options is almost overwhelming!
the SL is one of the most talked about boards right now, so there will be no shortage of information wherever you look. i like never summer for their warranty but have always preferred c2btx to never summers option. you should also look at the lib tech trs and the gnu riders choice 157.5.
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^ Thx, I'll look into those boards also. I'm also looking at the NS Heritage, I think this board would suit my style too?
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, gonna buy the NS SL in a 158. Trying to decide on bindings, narrowed down to Flux sf45's or Rome 390 Boss. Opinions?
Also, whats the main difference between the sf45's and the tt30's? For all mountain riding, would the sf45's be the best?
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