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Old 03-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First post but, have been doing TONS of reading. Looking to buy are first setup(mine and wifes). We have been renting all year (around 8 times). We really like the sport and plan to get season pass next year. That being said we would rather not get a starter board (cheap) but, would rather get a good/well made board. Prices doesn't matter as much as picking the right board to grow on.

From North East (NY)

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Would a SL board for me and a Lotus for my wife be the right choice for us?

I've looked at other brands like K2, Ride, and Burton who all seem like solid boards and i'm not stuck on NS only. Just so much information it seems better just picking a sure thing. Unless some wants to offer better or different advice.

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Old 03-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check this thread http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...-proto-ct.html

I ordered a NS Proto CT tonight 154
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For what you described, the Heritage.
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Thanks for the link.

Ill read up more on the heritage
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think the SL and lotus would be great choices. Both very easy to ride and progress on. Just my $.02
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Like you, I was looking at NS as well from the awesome reviews here, but the first thing that stuck out to me was that you were from the Northeast. I am in Colorado for work every other week. So for you, the first thing I thought about was edge hold, since you mentioned freeride. With ice, maybe the Lib Tech stuff would be a better fit.
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I live in the northeast and I love my SL. The heritage is almost too much board for most of what we have to offer. Even where I live at the tippity top of the northeast with some of the gnarliest terrain in the east I am still in love with my SL.
Heritage is a great board for hard charging but no one does that 100% of the time. Especially if you are still pretty new to the sport.
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Like you, I was looking at NS as well from the awesome reviews here, but the first thing that stuck out to me was that you were from the Northeast. I am in Colorado for work every other week. So for you, the first thing I thought about was edge hold, since you mentioned freeride. With ice, maybe the Lib Tech stuff would be a better fit.
Agree ^^
Lib Tech and NS has very similar boards with C2 and R.C. profiles
However, the MTX is way more grippy than Vario Grip on east coast icy situations. for loving NS but also give Lib/GNU boards some research to best fit your region.
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I ride a NS Legacy 2009/2010 (wider version of the SL) in CT, NY and MA. Love the board. I have progressed more on this board than any other I have owned. It does very well on the Northeast conditions.
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I ride a NS Legacy 2009/2010 (wider version of the SL) in CT, NY and MA. Love the board. I have progressed more on this board than any other I have owned. It does very well on the Northeast conditions.
Not saying it doesnt do well. I own both Lib and NS. I just mentioned to research boards with MTX as well since it grips better in icy situations. They are both more than capable
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