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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-10-2008, 07:20 PM
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Never Summer SL-R: 155 or 158?

I decided to go with a Never Summer SL-R. I'm 5'7", ~160 lbs. I sent them an e-mail asking what size I should get, and they said I should go with a 155 since I've only been riding for about 20 days all together. Thing is, I've been improving pretty quickly and want a board that I can use for a few years. I ride a 154 Dominant now. It's really easy to control, but unstable and chatters at high speeds. I used to ride a 157 or 158 Morrow Press that was a lot harder to toss around... sucked in powder too. I've also ridden a 161 Fish and a 162 Gentemstick in really deep powder and had no problems with them.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-10-2008, 07:28 PM
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You cant go wrong either way honestly its not that big of a difference. It really just comes down to do you like riding shorter boards or longer? Although honestly you probably wont tell a huge difference between the two..3cm is not that much

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What kind of riding do you do? Well I can say I ride the 158 at 5'8 200 lbs with no chatter at all it handles high speed well and is very stable. I wouldn't call it a freestyle board though, if you want to do lots of spins and such go for the smaller size.
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What kind of riding do you do? Well I can say I ride the 158 at 5'8 200 lbs with no chatter at all it handles high speed well and is very stable. I wouldn't call it a freestyle board though, if you want to do lots of spins and such go for the smaller size.
I'll still have my 154 Dominant for park riding. I want to use the SL-R for freeriding - deep powder, trees, high speed carving, all that good stuff. Going by what you said, it sounds like the 155 would be right for me after all... but will a 155 handle deep (like, knee to waist deep) powder well?
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Haven't come close to seeing waist deep pow yet this year but common sense dictates longer the better... I can say I think you should be able to handle the 158 just fine, though I am really good technical freerider I am not in the greatest stamina shape atm and this board is like a couch just awesome to ride.
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If your main thing is hitting powder, go with the 158. If not, go with the 155.

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Hmm... probably go with the 158 then. Thanks!
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Not to derail your thread but imo if you're main goal is pow riding and ur gonna be in a lot of knee deep pow I'd say you may want to even reconsider your board choice. I'm 5'9" about 165 & I ride a 155 SL-R. I'm still a fairly new rider though and my powder skills do suck but so far I've found this board is an excellent all around board but it definately doesn't excell in knee deep powder...
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Yea it handles chop pow fine but I don't think anything but a true pow board will handle deep pow very well, this NS has a snub nose as well not a big scoop I am sure there is a more technical term for it.
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Yeah, I was planning on spending a lot of time in the trees this season. I really liked the powder boards I rode last year, and the Fish actually wasn't bad at all on groomers (better than the Morrow I was riding at the time), but I don't think I need a full-on powder specific board. Maybe something more like a Malolo? I got a new pair of Rome 390s at the end of last season... haven't used them yet and don't want to get new bindings again though. Does NS (or anyone else) have a board similar to the Malolo?

Edit: WOW, just found a killer deal on a Malolo in Japan. Still, don't want to get rid of my 390s if it can be helped. Is there a way to make 390s work with ICS?

Edit 2: Guess there isn't. Still wondering if there are any Malolo alternatives, preferably with rocker/reverse camber?

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