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Old 05-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Want to get a strickly pow slayer for next season, and I have pretty much narrowed it down to two. Looking at the Jones Carbon Flagship and the Never Summer Raptor X. Anyone ride either, and/or have any comments?
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The Raptor is not a powder specific deck.
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The Raptor is not a powder specific deck.
That. And the Flagship not really either.
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Want to get a strickly pow slayer for next season, and I have pretty much narrowed it down to two. Looking at the Jones Carbon Flagship and the Never Summer Raptor X. Anyone ride either, and/or have any comments?
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I feel like these threads happen often. "I want a pow specific deck, that can also carve hard on groomers but it soft enough to take in the park..."

Depends on what you want OP, if you really only want to ride pow with this board, the options you mentioned are not the best choices.

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Nope no plans for park, but yes groomers. Wasn't really looking at the Hovercraft because I like having the multi-directional board.

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the raptor does slay pow pows
it's not exactly a twin tip tho
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Yeah, and I also know that I'm not going to be centered on the board, but set back. I like having that safety net of being able to go switch long enough to get back around if I get spun around, crash, or something.
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the raptor does slay pow pows
it's not exactly a twin tip tho
Raptor is not terrible in pow, but it is far from a real pow deck. Good board, but not a pow slayer.
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Yeah, and I also know that I'm not going to be centered on the board, but set back. I like having that safety net of being able to go switch long enough to get back around if I get spun around, crash, or something.
The raptor does not ride switch all that well, if you only need to ride switch for the situation what you described above it would be great. But doing some top to bottom switch runs you will find it is pretty twitchy. Other than that it is great for pow, crud and groomers.
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