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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 03:49 PM
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The Old Guy has come to a decision - almost

Looks like I am going to go with the Never Summer SL after talking with them. They recommended it over the Legacy. It seeems like their boards are indestuctable and will easily carry my 210lb / 6'2 " frame. Now I just am wondering if I might wont to go with the shorter 161 over the 164. Thoughts anyone? Remember, when I fall it @#%!%# hurts bad so I am not into much more than moderate "thrills" on the hills...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-08-2008, 04:25 PM
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I say 161, but I have a preference for the shorter boards.

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You can go shorter. What it comes down to is what do you ride? I can't really tell from your post. Where you ride (east coast, west coast, rockies, etc...) and what you like to ride (trees, bowls, groomers, powder, and so on...) make a difference. If you are more likely to be in conditions that you experience in the west ie powder, but you don't ride trees, I would say go with the 64. It's bigger and will have float. If you like to ride trees, how tight do you ride them. I enjoy close to close out thread the needle trees. Many others consider what I do a bush whack. Because of this I tend to go with a board just slightly shorter so I have an easier time making turns in them.

If all you are doing is groomers the larger board is probably the way to go.

Rule of thumb, shorter boards are slightly easier to turn, but won't float as well and are less stable at speeds.
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i ride mostly groomers and currently have a 167 burton baron. I dont go fast sincemost of the time I am keeping an eye on my two kids (8 and 6)and am looking for something that turns either at "moderate" speeds. I have only been riding for a couple years and am comfortable on the board I have now but think something not as stiff will help my beat up knees out.

I board both east and west. In 2007/8 season it was probably a 50/50 split between powder/hard packed. My 167 works great in deep fresh powder!
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Then why don't you get your new board in the 161 to cater for your knee/east coast and then keep the long burton for when you run into some deep pow?
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Lucky...I don't know what real powder is.

161 it is then

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Then why don't you get your new board in the 161 to cater for your knee/east coast and then keep the long burton for when you run into some deep pow?
Was always planning on keeping my 167... Just heard back from the Guys at Never Summer and they say go with the 161 as well. Decision made.

Tactics.com has it on sell fro $369.00. Seems like a good price.
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I'm curious what made you decide on the SL. I remember your first post saying you were primarily freeride. I know the SL is all-mountain, but doesn't it lend itself more towards the freestyle side of all-mountain. In asking this, I'm not questioning your decision so much as playing devil's advocate. I truly am curious, as I've considered the SL as well.
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I'm curious what made you decide on the SL. I remember your first post saying you were primarily freeride. I know the SL is all-mountain, but doesn't it lend itself more towards the freestyle side of all-mountain. In asking this, I'm not questioning your decision so much as playing devil's advocate. I truly am curious, as I've considered the SL as well.
Fair question! See the email below from Tony who responded back to me from Never Summer.

> From: <info@neversummer.com>
> To: "oldguy>
> Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 11:36 AM
> Subject: Re: 163 Legacy board
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>> Based on what you've told me I'd recommend the SL over the Legacy.
>>
>> Mostly because of your boot size. I wear 11's and have little or no
>> heel/toe drag on the SL. The SL and Legacy are the same boards,
>> Legacy
>> is the mid-wide version of the SL. The SL will be much quicker edge
>> to
>> edge and the weight won't really be an issue. You maybe got 5-10lbs.
>> on
>> me at best. Im easily 200lbs. with gear on and the SL is my goto
>> board.
>>
>> LEt me know if you have any further questions
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>> Thanks,
>> Tony
>>
BTW - I ordered the board yesterday - Now I just have to wait for it and snow....

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BTW - I ordered the board yesterday - Now I just have to wait for it and snow....
The snow part is the tricky part
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