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Old 03-02-2011, 11:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Gnu, Lib Tech, or Never Summer

Hey everyone,

I am looking to get a new setup next season, and I want you guys to help me narrow out my selection.

I am...
6'1"
196lbs
Shoe size 10.5US
Ride 80%Park 20%Searching for terrains on the groomers

I am currently riding the 159 Gnu Carbon Credit BTX with Union Contact Pro binders. I love the board for what it is, but I think I am ready to move on to something shorter, more specific for my park/freestyle needs.

I have been reading the forum and doing some research, and it has come down to the following decks for 2012:
Gnu Park Pickle (156)
Gnu Rider's Choice (157.5)
Lib Tech Skate Banana (156)
Never Summer Evo or Revolver (155,156 respectively)

I like the BTX in the Mervin's line, but I wouldn't mind trying the RC from Never Summer. As most of the C2 BTX are on the stiffer side.

If I go with Never Summer, should I go with the Evo or Revolver? My 159 Carbon Credit has a 25.5cm waist. The Evo 155 has a 25.1 and the Revolver 156 has a 26.1... would either be too narrow or too wide for my 10.5 size boots?

If you have any experience with the boards mentioned, please advise.

Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got size 9.5 boot and a large burton binding on a 151 evo. Seems to be doing fine. And to give you an idea of the size of a "large" burton binding. It can fit a size 10-11 boot. So I'd say i'd say definetly go with the evo.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input.

I noticed Never Summer is coming with the Proto CT next season. How does it compare with the Evo/Revolver?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Snowboard Review: 11-12 Never Summer Proto CT – Shayboarder.com

He pretty much compares every aspect of the Proto vs Evo/SL. :P And Leo has a general review of the proto. Imo, if you already have another board ; only get the evo if it's a nice deal, or wait for the proto.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I think your best choice would be the Park Pickle.

I personally think that the name of the board is a little misleading; it's an amazing all mountain board. Infact it should have been like the Mountain Mango or something. I think if you transfer you Union Bindings to this you will be a very happy man.
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