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jkc350z 11-05-2012 06:52 PM

Never Summer SL Sizing Help
 
Hey All -

I am looking to switch from my 2010-2011 Never Summer Evo 153 to an SL. I rarely ever spend any time in the park. Id say like 5% of my time. I'll just do the random features here and there.

I do fine with the 153, but in POW its really tiring and has quite a bit of chatter in the loose stuff. I am looking for more stability and dampness. The SL looks right up my alley.

I am 5' 10", around 140-145 lbs. Should I get the SL in a 153 or 155.

I usually ride groomers, trees, the occasional jump and play around on natural features. Basically freeride, but nothing too crazy. I am leaning towards the 155, but need a lil more confirmation.

Thanks!

buggravy 11-05-2012 08:37 PM

I vote 55. I ride the SL in a 55 at 5'11, 150lbs.

jkc350z 11-05-2012 08:39 PM

awesome, thanks man

Skinny Bam 11-05-2012 08:47 PM

Ya id prob say 155, im 6ft 135lbs and thats what I have and I ride pretty much everything. My roomate has the 151 but he's shorter than me by a bit. Especially since you said you almost never hit the park your gonna gain more from the extra stability of a longer board vs the easier maneuverability of the shorter one. Not that 155-153 is gonna make a HUGE difference...

lonerider 11-05-2012 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkc350z (Post 534821)
Hey All -

I am looking to switch from my 2010-2011 Never Summer Evo 153 to an SL. I rarely ever spend any time in the park. Id say like 5% of my time. I'll just do the random features here and there.

I do fine with the 153, but in POW its really tiring and has quite a bit of chatter in the loose stuff. I am looking for more stability and dampness. The SL looks right up my alley.

I am 5' 10", around 140-145 lbs. Should I get the SL in a 153 or 155.

I usually ride groomers, trees, the occasional jump and play around on natural features. Basically freeride, but nothing too crazy. I am leaning towards the 155, but need a lil more confirmation.

Thanks!

I'm 5' 9" 145 lbs on a SL 155 in this video.



Again on an SL 155 on this jump video.

Cycle4Fun 11-06-2012 10:18 AM

Go with the longer board. You're not in the park. You'll have more stability and better flotation in powder with a long board. The benefits of the longer board will greatly outweigh the slightly less maneuverability.

I bought a 158 SL at the end of the season last year after demoing a bunch of boards. I demoed the 158 Legacy, but it's what they had to demo. You'll notice a huge difference in performance from the noodly Evo to the SL. I did a similar transition.

I weigh 160, ride a 158, but never see any powder in the MidWest.

jkc350z 11-06-2012 10:27 AM

yah the Evo is def. a bit noodly for what I want but it is a great board and held its own.

155 it is!

Thanks all!

jdang307 11-06-2012 01:16 PM

Do you ride switch? If not, might I suggest the Cobra which might alleviate your powder fatigue.

I'm 140-145 and rode the 151 SL. Worked ok in powder but needed a little effort

jkc350z 11-06-2012 02:45 PM

dont really ride switch. the cobra is nice, but may be a little too much for me. I dont get the chance to ride in pow all that often

Cycle4Fun 11-06-2012 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkc350z (Post 535128)
dont really ride switch. the cobra is nice, but may be a little too much for me. I dont get the chance to ride in pow all that often

Then stay away from the Cobra. It's a powder board. If you're not seeing 50% powder then N.S. has better boards like the SL.

The Cobra's described as an SL or Proto for powder.


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