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post #11 of 150 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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i'm sure you're gonna dig the 155. i'm 160 and it felt small to me for sure. They are also adding the 153 size for 2011 as well so that might be the ticket for ya.
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I rode a 157 Premier-R and it felt good, granted it was only for a few runs as it was actually raining a few months ago during Demo days... so im stoked

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Hey Cool As Cakes, thanks for the review!

Got a question someone related...

Thinking of getting an NS board for next year. After reading reviews and write ups...the SLR seems to be the one....HOWEVER...

SLR is a little pricey for me and seems to sell out in the size i want quick (151). So I was wondering if I could make do with a circuit R. Its more of a park oriented board and I primarily freeride but am really wanting to improve ground tricks and jumps off of natural features. I'm 125lbs (i know...super feather weight...heh) and currently ride a 2008 151 custom...which if find fairly stiff for me. I'm just looking for a more playful board to practice ground tricks but will still allow me to charge steeps. The circuit R seems a bit too flexy for me but could I compensate by getting a larger circuit R to improve high speed stability (155 vs. 151)? Does it work that way? :S Just looking for any advice. Dunno if my post made any sense...

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If u want a more flexy board that can still do steeper and is a bit cheaper maybe a evo? I know a lot of peeps like BA like the revolver too

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if you're mostly freeride then i wouldn't recommend the circuit. One of the best parts of what NS does is the rubber dampening layer they put in their sticks. The Circuit, along with the evo and the revolver, have much less dampening in them which chops up the ride a bit in rough conditions. With the circuit being the softest of the three (at least by reputaion) it lends itself to chatter quite a bit in choppy conditions. You can definitely do well with the evo because you are so light, but if the SL suits your riding style best then you should pony up the extra 80 bucks or so for what truly suits you.

I say pop for the SL
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Cakes: do you know if there is any difference between the 2010 SL and the 2011 besides the graphics and the addition of the 153 size?
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Cakes: do you know if there is any difference between the 2010 SL and the 2011 besides the graphics and the addition of the 153 size?
Straight from Vince about the 2011 SL-R

"We have modified the core/profile and the board is even livelier in feel."

So it sounds like they have done some work internally to change the board a bit.

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yeah, arsenic is right. they've been messing with the core and shape to make it lighter and livelier. I rode an 09 just to compare and i noticed a big, big difference. super fun board, as if it wasn't already
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yeah, arsenic is right. they've been messing with the core and shape to make it lighter and livelier. I rode an 09 just to compare and i noticed a big, big difference. super fun board, as if it wasn't already
Weird, they were doing dealer demos at Snowbasin and I asked the NS guys there what the diff was between the 2010 SL-R and the 2011 SL and they told me other than the graphics everything else is the same.
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