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Old 11-13-2013, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Slash Straight 161

First impression, not a full blown review
150lbs
Size 8 K2 Enders
Union Contact Pros

This was an impulse ride. It was there, it was pointy, I wanted to go fast. Fast I went. The whole thing is set back and has a disrupted sidecut in between the feet. I was told to hang on my back foot and surf it around and such things. Not really the right flex for surfing, however, the back foot thing does have a nice effect. Once you've got it up to speed step on that back foot and it feel like you hit a NOS button. The thing just takes off and turns into a missle. Stays stable the whole time and absolutely lays trenches.

Overall impression: Pow. Freeride. Missile. I can't think of much else to say. Yup.
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Your comments on the backfoot make me think it's like the barracuda - have you tried that one? Where, if you stand centered, the front rocker makes you naturally lift your front leg up and weight your back leg. Is it like that?

I noticed that the new Jones Flagship has a rocker profile like that too
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I haven't ridden a Cuda yet. I do have one on the way so I can comment a little more on the comparison then.

Until then, the Straight is camrock where the Cuda is s-rocker. So stepping on the camber zone of the Cuda is definitely going to feel different than the Straight.
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Nice. I nabbed one of these to use on steep & deep days. I doubt ill be disappointed....paired it with a set of NOWs.
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What kind of conditions were you riding?

I picked one up a few months ago and it has yet to see snow.
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You get a chance to ride the ATV?
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What kind of conditions were you riding?

I picked one up a few months ago and it has yet to see snow.
Straight up early season groomers and rollers. Thats a big reason these recent reviews are all impressions and not full blown reviews.

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You get a chance to ride the ATV?
I did not. Withe the success of the Happy Place and Straight I have a good feelijg it'll ride well.
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Could you suggest a size for me in this slash straight? I was thinking of the 161 as well but am still trying to catch on to what size would be most appropriate for me... I am 5'11 165lbs. with a size 10 footprint in Vans. Thank you.
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Well I found a complete sizing chart on EVO for the entire 2014 line and was curious if it also applies to the 2013 line?
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Could you suggest a size for me in this slash straight? I was thinking of the 161 as well but am still trying to catch on to what size would be most appropriate for me... I am 5'11 165lbs. with a size 10 footprint in Vans. Thank you.
With the way it's built the 61 is a good size
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