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Old 12-06-2014, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, spent a full day on the Funslinger today.

I gotta say, this board is kinda the shit. It's not a daily driver for me and my riding style, but it would definitely replace my old NS Evo in the quiver for a soft, playful board.

Never Summer is starting to perfect the CRC design with their latest boards. Extending the camber to under foot is a major improvement. The old designs were just a little too rocker dominant IMO. Extending that camber a little deeper helps provide more grip and predictability to the ride while also providing more pop, but the center rocker still provides plenty of playfulness.

I'm riding a 156 at 195# and still had no issues holding a solid edge on some pretty damn solid hardpack.

This board is asymetrical, but I honestly don't think asym makes a big difference.

To sum it up, this basically rides like a softer version of the Evo with better edge hold, more pop, and an interesting tip shape that I really like for butters.

Anyway, here's some pics from the day:

I'm riding it with Flux DS's and I think it's a perfect pairing.


Plenty of pop to catch air off of the primarily featureless groomers that Loveland is sporting right now.


This thing is SOFT. If you can't butter and press this board, then I don't know what to tell you.


Even at 195# on a 156 soft park board, I had no issues laying some trenches on some pretty damn bulletproof hard pack today.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, broke my helmet and damn near knocked myself out on this thing today. Totally my fault, nothing on the board. Being an idiot on hard packed groomers and karma power bombed my ass off of a roller for blowing off responsibilities to go ride.
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its the asym shape :P Sorry to hear about your accident.
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Meh, I'm alright. That was a pretty good dinger though. Definitely wasn't right for the rest of the day. Probably should've just packed it in for the day but I never like ending on a sour note.
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Now we have all the puzzle pieces to fix the current proto, return it to its glory days reborn, with balls and mindblowing go everywhere style. (instead of an expensive park board, see my other posts on the subject, I do like my board, more every day, but still, it could be a little gnarlier without being a plank['14 proto]).

so theres this noodle('Slinger), very un-damp for an NS, and the Ripsaw. The FS is a fun board but you can tell in any kind of snow over 3 inches it is just gonna get pushed around and feel everything in a not good way. On the other hand the aggressive camber combined with pasta like flex gives it a ton of pop and carveability where you can land in a giant sweet spot for a press. It certainly eclipses the Evo which I felt was pretty lacking in personality or fun factor(which I feel the Proto has moved toward), it has to be considered a strong contender in the park. Although the one I saw had carbonium and NS better watch their price point on boards people plan to slide on metal and wood and shit.

Combine all the tech that is in the current Proto but put it in this profile and a mid stiff all mountain flex.

Maybe put that ercx angle in the tips too.

More free market research for NS.
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