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RobK 03-14-2008 03:12 PM

Neversummer for a beginner?
I was looking alot at the neversummer boards and liked that they are made here in the US. I am 5'9'' 175 pounds and will only be doing freeride on groomers. AS of now i am linking turns and have most of the basics down. I just want to make sure before i buy a board it is not to much board for a beginner but would also like a board that would grow with me as i progress (does that make any sense). Whatcha think about these boards Heritage, Premier, or T5. thanks

sedition 03-14-2008 06:08 PM

Their boards run stiff. So if you want one, run towars the more flexible end of their decks. Check their web site for info. Other than than that, you'll be good to go. A good friend just started riding last year. He got a Legacy a few weeks ago. Said it took a bit to get used, but he is riding it well.

RobK 03-14-2008 08:34 PM

Thanks for the help!

Eric @ WA 03-14-2008 08:43 PM

As Sedition said...their boards run stiffer (i.e. Premier and such). HOwever they're boards are bombproof and high quality. As was mentioned go for their softer boards when trying out (SL is a great one). But you cannot go wrong with any of them. THe learning curve will be different depending on the board. Good luck!

RobK 03-14-2008 10:17 PM

K ill check it out and go with their softest free ride board. Thanks for all the help.

BRsnow 03-14-2008 10:46 PM

I would look at the SL or heritage or premier in that order. I rode them all as demos this year. The T5 will be a bit much, as will the summit. The three listed will freeride beyond your ability for some time to come..the SL was my favorite for sure...

RobK 03-14-2008 11:22 PM

yeah i was just looking at the SL and i think that will be the board im going with. My next question is what length board should i go with from the stats from my original post. I read somewhere that weight will not make much of dif with the never summer so should i go with the 155 or 158? Thanks for being so patient.

sedition 03-14-2008 11:32 PM

I would say a 155. Others might dissagree. As your still learning somewhat, a 155 will be a little more agile. Since NS decks are a bit stiffer, it will also hold at speed, and you'll be able to grow into it. Also, once you progress, I assure you that you will want to do/try some freestyle stuff. A 155 is good for that.

thebutress 03-14-2008 11:39 PM

i'm about your size, and felt pretty comfortable learning on a 155 for my first time. I bought a 157 and its all good.

I have no idea if running a stiffer board would make you want to tend toward a shorter board or not.

I would probably go with the 158 myself, as i'll probably progress to more powder riding before i try more park / freestyle riding.

finssidedown 03-14-2008 11:55 PM

I'm 5'9 at 165 and I ride the NS SL. I do a lot of high speed (straight line/no carving), some jumps, and an occasional rail. It's too stiff for me to bust out crazy butters or whatever, but it holds up really well when things get fast. The board will grab and throw you on your face if you're not paying attention. It also takes a finer bit of control to get the thing to do what you want. It exaggerates my controls by like 10x.

If you're just linking turns why don't you get something cheaper? Chances are you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a big expensive board and a cheaper beginner board. Besides.. no matter how sturdy NS are they're not indestructible. I put a core shot on the nose of mine running over a stray bolt, if you're just learning you're gonna run into stuff and jack it up before you get good enough to really see what it can do for you. Save your money for a season pass so you can improve your riding!

Just my 2 cents. I had an Arbor Formula before this and it was a good beginner board. Dumb thing blew apart after one season though.

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