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Old 11-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I vote 55. I ride the SL in a 55 at 5'11, 150lbs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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awesome, thanks man
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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!

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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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
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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
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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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