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Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok, so maybe a 155 is alright then.
Little worried as found this:
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Pretty much completely slates the SL, especially for an early intermediate like me who would be skid turning frequently and flat-basing at times.

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Never Summer SL Dual Camber Snowboard, 155cm, 2012
Is this the same board? It says ''double camber'so was confused.
Never Summer SL Dual Camber Snowboard, 155cm, 2012

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ok, so maybe a 155 is alright then.
Little worried as found this:
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Pretty much completely slates the SL, especially for an early intermediate like me who would be skid turning frequently and flat-basing at times.

Also,
Never Summer SL Dual Camber Snowboard, 155cm, 2012
Is this the same board? It says ''double camber'so was confused.
Never Summer SL Dual Camber Snowboard, 155cm, 2012

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I normally would recommend the 158 for someone your weight. However, I think I agree that a 155 will be better for "early intermediate" who does a lot of "skid turning" as you put it. The shorter length will make it easier for someone who is still learning to swing the board around. Again as other people mention the extra 3cm gives you more edgehold and stability... but that is only important if you are doing high speed carving down the slope and is not as important if you as just doing skid turns.

Yes, the SL is technically a dual camber snowboard as it has a rockered *or reverse camber" section between the bindings and two mini-camber section just outside of each binding. All of the Never Summer boards have this... here is a photo take be Leo that shows it


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Old 03-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I normally would recommend the 158 for someone your weight. However, I think I agree that a 155 will be better for "early intermediate" who does a lot of "skid turning" as you put it. The shorter length will make it easier for someone who is still learning to swing the board around. Again as other people mention the extra 3cm gives you more edgehold and stability... but that is only important if you are doing high speed carving down the slope and is not as important if you as just doing skid turns.

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Theres the link, alot of people not liking the SL there for ''poor flatbasing and needing to be on its edge all the time'

Cheers, am going for it tonight and just buying one. Technically then i could outgrow the 155 if i get upto some propper carving this season? Cheers
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Theres the link, alot of people not liking the SL there for ''poor flatbasing and needing to be on its edge all the time'

Cheers, am going for it tonight and just buying one. Technically then i could outgrow the 155 if i get upto some propper carving this season? Cheers
I have a Legacy, the wide version of the SL and I can confirm that flatbasing on flat portions of the hill makes the SL feel squirrelly.

Flatbasing leading to kickers, boxes or whatever are no issue but on the flats...yeah, that's where I notice it.
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On groomed slope its no problem but on flat it is?

Maybe i should rethink board choice
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Theres the link, alot of people not liking the SL there for ''poor flatbasing and needing to be on its edge all the time'

Cheers, am going for it tonight and just buying one. Technically then i could outgrow the 155 if i get upto some propper carving this season? Cheers
The SL is less than ideal if you are trying to flat base down a steeper icy slope without edging - if you like that style of bombing down a run then you might want to consider something else.

However... I've had no problem flat-basing a SL to hit a 40 ft kicker, or to keep my speed up across a flat traverse.

For you second question - yes, technically you could outgrow the 155 if you really get into carving. However, unless you are taking lessons and doing some serious practicing and/or riding a lot of days, it is unlikely you will feel limited by the 155 in say two season (or 30 days of riding). Even on top of that, there is a bit of person preference. Snowolf is like 200 lbs and rides a 156.

Here is a video of my on a 2009 SL 155 and I was 5'9" 150 lbs at the time:


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That looks like some pretty tight carving... looks like the board is great for that.
I'm starting to wonder if i need wait till i got carving fully down before getting something like the SL.
I wonder if the arbor coda or lib tech TRS might be better for flatbasing/skidded turns.
I don't even flatbase often, but like to feel stable when i do...
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That looks like some pretty tight carving... looks like the board is great for that.
I'm starting to wonder if i need wait till i got carving fully down before getting something like the SL.
I wonder if the arbor coda or lib tech TRS might be better for flatbasing/skidded turns.
I don't even flatbase often, but like to feel stable when i do...
Pretty much all reverse cambered boards are less stable when flatbasing.

Talk to jdang... he just bought a Arbor Coda coming from a NS SL and Evo I think.
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On groomed slope its no problem but on flat it is?

Maybe i should rethink board choice
I wouldn't call it a problem. I love that board so much and I've yet to catch an edge on it despite this being my second season. I caught edges all the time on my old board.

Anyways, I'd say "it's noticable at times" not that it's a problem.

I think you'd have this issue with any rockered board.
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Will have a word wit jdang then, sounds like he'll know what to do ha

Cool, i won't be put off then. Might jus go for the SL and just get on with it...
Will flip a coin for the 155/158
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