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Old 09-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default All mountain - coda or SL?

Arbor coda or NS SL?

Been riding Arbor blacklist 154 for a while. I don't go into park anymore so looking for something more all mountain friendly in size 157 to 158.

I will still be skating around the mountain and nothing too stiff.

Which would be a better choice?

Any other recommendation welcome but need something good for icy condition
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey man same here.. I don't really go into park much these days.. at least not big ones.. lol... but i will from time to time..

I have ridden a 2 or 3 year old NS SL 158 - all last season..
I also have an Arbor Draft 159.. which i rode all the year before..

The Draft was a lot of fun.. but a little soft.. would wash out on me sometimes of fast or bigger landings.. dug in pretty good to with those bump outs..

The Never Summer SL- was even more fun.. stiffer flex.. and i took that all over the mountain.. less catchy but still carved real nice when ya wanted to.. since it was stiffer powering threw carves was fun.. i ride east coast so on icy days it doesn't dig in like the arbor draft..

This year i got my self an Arbor Element RX 161... should be more all mountain.. stiffer then the draft and coda.. already i can tell its a little lighter then the SL..

I hope this helps alittle..

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Old 09-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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some more thought..

Have you ridden Rocker before?
Have you ridden these versions of Rocker before?
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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some more thought..

Have you ridden Rocker before?
Have you ridden these versions of Rocker before?
He has a blacklist already, so he's ridden the Arbor rocker before.

I've ridden both, although I progressed a lot more by the time I rode the coda (was still a bit green on the SL).

To me, personally, the Coda is more playful than the SL. The SL is still great, but it's more towards free ride in my opinion.

What is it about the blacklist that you can't skate around the mountain with it? Perhaps the proto vs Coda may be more apt for a comparison. The SL is smooth I'll tell you that. The dampening is quite noticeable.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blacklist is an awesome board for playing around but I'm wanting a board which is a bit more stable.

I thought about proto to stick with a true twin board.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Arbor>NS for anything below the Heritage in my opnion. Coda/SL, Coda. Proto/Coda, Coda. Evo/Westmark, Westmark. Revolver/Blacklist, Blacklist.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Never rode the blacklist, have a Westmark that I'm itching to slide down with once the snow starts dropping, so I can't compare, but maybe someone else can.

I know they are different, but are they different enough to buy both a Blacklist and a Coda? Wouldn't the arbor element rx be better here if you want to stick with arbor?

I know they are two different boards, but I just can't see owning both a blacklist and a Coda, but that's just me. I'd want something drastically different. And I did. I got myself a NS Cobra. Hard charging but still a little playful, and more importantly, serves triple duty as a pow board if I ever end up in it.
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How's switch riding with SL and Coda?

The last directional or directional twin I had was K2 turbodream and I have been riding true twin ever since.
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How's switch riding with SL and Coda?

The last directional or directional twin I had was K2 turbodream and I have been riding true twin ever since.
I have both the Proto 154 (true twin) and the SL 155 (directional twin) and there is minimal difference riding switch. If you know how to ride switch, you can ride switch.
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I own the blacklist, coda and the SL, and ride the blacklist way more. I just got the cobra to replace the coda and SL as it is a little stiffer and the blunted tips rock. I would also look at the billy goat just for something else to look at, but I do love my blacklist.
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