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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-13-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Never Summer Legacy 159 vs. Yes the Greats 160

which one you prefer for a all-mountain freestlye wide board?
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I would skip the Yes The Greats board because of that stupid serrated edge.

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stupid? why???
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stupid? why???
I've ridden several models of the SL (narrow version of the Legacy) and it is a solid all-mountain freestyle board. From carving groomers, to jumps, to jibbing on boxes and rail.

I've never ridden the YES board, but I've ridden several boards with magnatraction and I don't like them... it bites too early and too hard, and makes a really rough carve (slowing you down). YES apparently has "Tragna Maction" which is clearly a copy of it (I am assuming they are licensing the technology for Lib/Gnu/Mervin). Also, I'm not sold on the recent return of the Asym sidecut tech... that was popular back in the early-'90s and Mervin is trying to make it fashionable again like Bellbottoms... I'm not convinced.

That being said, two of my friends have Gnu Park Pickles and they like them.
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I've never ridden a neversummer.

I have a yes, original great dudes and it's an awesome all mountain freestyle board. It was a lot of board for me, but it's fast, stiffer, and the asym is awesome.

I actually like the ultimate grip (the serrated edge), it helps hold an edge w.out throwing you into a turn. Magnetraction would be cool too, if that's not a typo.
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