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Old 03-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, it's been a while since I posed that last thread, and I've mostly figured out what boards are good for me.

It seems that the Skate Banana, Park Pickle, and possibly? (you'll have to correct me on this one) the Ride DH. (I like the DH's camber but I'm not sure how well it does on ice, and I'm not sure how well it does in park.) I'm looking to get it in a end-of-season sale, so money shouldn't be an issue anymore unless it is over $500. (Based off a 30-40% discount.)

Basically, I want a board that will do well in park but also on groomers, powder, and trees. The Magnetraction is REALLY intriguing because I live in the east, and there's always ice. Supposedly the Pickle is better for all-around so I'm leaning towards that one, but I am freaking in love with the Banana graphics, even though it really doesn't matter :P

Please recommend or give me some direction as to what I should be looking at!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Out of my own preference I'm going to suggest Never Summer, I feel they have a very well constructed board. Since I am from the east as well, I can tell you that their board cuts through almost anything. I have never had to change my stance whether it a pow day or groomer day.

A board that I've hear amazing reviews about is the Burton Nug and its rather affordable!



Regarding Lib Tech/Gnu, I've seen 3 decks split (Carbon Credit, Riders Choice, and Skate banana). The Riders Choice was strictly a pow stick and the Carbon Credit was a first season riders. The top sheet seemed to separate from the core/base material like it became water logged and froze.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What is a good NS board that fits my style and is in my price range? From all of the ones I've seen, they're at the higher end of price. The Burton Nug looks good too, but it all depends if the stores I go to carry the brand. (I don't think I've ever seen NS in a store; yet I've seen demo days for them at various resorts.)

EDIT: Actually, the Evo/Revolver looks perfect for me, but I'm not sure if places near me sell NS.
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My friend takes his Evo everywhere and he has no complaints. We also ride on the East Coast as well so mainly groomers..
If you want you can send Never Summer an email and they will let you know who the closest location is that sells their boards

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What is a good NS board that fits my style and is in my price range? From all of the ones I've seen, they're at the higher end of price. The Burton Nug looks good too, but it all depends if the stores I go to carry the brand. (I don't think I've ever seen NS in a store; yet I've seen demo days for them at various resorts.)

EDIT: Actually, the Evo/Revolver looks perfect for me, but I'm not sure if places near me sell NS.
Check on the NS website and find a local retailer. They find the price to be decent ($519 + tax), considering mine (heritage-x), has a carbon fiber or Carbonium as they call it, top sheet.
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I am digging the lib dark series...I've had two of them and highly recommend this board for everything. I am not a huge park guy so I can't speak to how it does on rails but this is a fantastic board.
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I am digging the lib dark series...I've had two of them and highly recommend this board for everything. I am not a huge park guy so I can't speak to how it does on rails but this is a fantastic board.
That is a nice board, I was torn between the Lib Tech Dark Series and the NS Heritage-X
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A board that I've hear amazing reviews about is the Burton Nug and its rather affordable!
Been using Burton Boards every time I'm out to snowboard. I would say, this board is great especially for beginners. Plus, the price is so affordable.


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Thanks! Of the Banana, Pickle, and Evo/Revolver, which one would you buy given the store has all three? I'm a terrible decision maker...XD
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Thanks! Of the Banana, Pickle, and Evo/Revolver, which one would you buy given the store has all three? I'm a terrible decision maker...XD
EVO/Revolver, I have never heard one negative/bad comment made about their boards ever.
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