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Old 09-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently ride a Never Summer Raptor 161 wide but am looking to get a Never Summer Cobra but was wondering what/ if I would notice anything going shorter to a 159 wide and if there any advantages in doing so. Looking for something to get into the park but still be able to go all mountain.

I'm 6 ft. 4 in. 175lb size 11.5 boot.
Mainly all mountain but looking to get into the park
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I currently ride a Never Summer Raptor 161 wide but am looking to get a Never Summer Cobra but was wondering what/ if I would notice anything going shorter to a 159 wide and if there any advantages in doing so. Looking for something to get into the park but still be able to go all mountain.

I'm 6 ft. 4 in. 175lb size 11.5 boot.
Mainly all mountain but looking to get into the park
Hi Marine,

You will notice a difference based on overall tech and design but as always tip to tip length means very little.

The 161 Raptor has only 1 cm of extra edge over the 159 Cobra. The shorter board is actually wider, but by an irrelevant amount. In itself these differences would be difficult to feel and not worth a change. There are differences in other areas (sidecut, stiffness). Since you already have freeride well covered, had you considered a dedicated second board that is "more" different than your Raptor? If you are keeping both that would be the way to go.
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Since you already have freeride well covered, had you considered a dedicated second board that is "more" different than your Raptor? If you are keeping both that would be the way to go.
I agree with Wiredsport. Look for something a little more playful if you're looking to ride park more. Perhaps check out the Proto if you're leaning towards another NS.
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