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Old 01-31-2012, 11:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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After taking my Evo to Colorado over the weekend I realize, I need a more all mountain deck in my quiver (or as my only board). I need to try and hit some boxes soon to really decide, but realized, I like jumps! Small ones of course.

Can you hit some jumps and also try switch on the Cobra Leo? Small jumps are fine. I'm way too old to try and learn big jumps right now.
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Yea, I normally stick to 15-20' jumps or smaller. Other than that, it's hips, transitions, gaps, rollers, etc...

I did ollie a few rollers at a good speed and was sent... the Cobra is really poppy. I will do more this Sunday with it. Hoping to find a box or two this time. So far, so good.

Oh, switch feels weird as expected. Setback, slimmer tail, more nose... feels like a directional board switch.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Haha, I would assume as much, as well.

I only need to ride switch enough to turn back around when I land goofy. Not trying to win style points here. Just enough to turn around to my normal stance

There is this run at Breckenridge that starts directly underneath the top of the chair lift that is almost all rolling hills all the way down and I was trying to launch off of those, vs the park jumps where you just have to go fast these rollers did need me to pop off the top

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Old 01-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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So Leo, you've ridden the Lib T.Rice and the NS Cobra... I'm looking to replace my 157 Rice for next season (have to ride out this one) for my all mountain ride. I love the Rice except for two things... 1, I have size nine feet which is seriously on the verge of being too small to properly weight the edges, it's doable but I just have more fun transitioning edges on a narrower waisted board. 2, I don't ride a whole bunch of switch, like literally only do it landing 180's and if I absolutely have too to get out of a dicey situation... I have my Pow board covered with a 160 BTX Mullet and for goofing off a 154 TRS BTX (before C2). Next season I was looking at either the Cobra 155 or 158 or the Billy Goat 156 or 159. My stats are 5' 5" 160-165 size 9 aggresive rider, and I always ride with an Osprey Karve 16 pack.

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:39 AM   #25 (permalink)
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So Leo, you've ridden the Lib T.Rice and the NS Cobra... I'm looking to replace my 157 Rice for next season (have to ride out this one) for my all mountain ride. I love the Rice except for two things... 1, I have size nine feet which is seriously on the verge of being too small to properly weight the edges, it's doable but I just have more fun transitioning edges on a narrower waisted board. 2, I don't ride a whole bunch of switch, like literally only do it landing 180's and if I absolutely have too to get out of a dicey situation... I have my Pow board covered with a 160 BTX Mullet and for goofing off a 154 TRS BTX (before C2). Next season I was looking at either the Cobra 155 or 158 or the Billy Goat 156 or 159. My stats are 5' 5" 160-165 size 9 aggresive rider, and I always ride with an Osprey Karve 16 pack.

What say you?

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From what you are describing, the Cobra actually does sound like a great option for you. It's not nearly as stiff as the T.Rice. Since you don't ride switch a ton, a Twin isn't important to you so that's another plus.

I found a few pow stashes and the Cobra just planed right over it so you might actually have another pow board in this. I just like the way this board carves. Handles very nicely.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks for both of your replies!

Looks like I'll be trying my first NS next season, been mostly on Mervin decks!
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So Leo, you've ridden the Lib T.Rice and the NS Cobra... I'm looking to replace my 157 Rice for next season (have to ride out this one) for my all mountain ride. I love the Rice except for two things... 1, I have size nine feet which is seriously on the verge of being too small to properly weight the edges, it's doable but I just have more fun transitioning edges on a narrower waisted board. 2, I don't ride a whole bunch of switch, like literally only do it landing 180's and if I absolutely have too to get out of a dicey situation... I have my Pow board covered with a 160 BTX Mullet and for goofing off a 154 TRS BTX (before C2). Next season I was looking at either the Cobra 155 or 158 or the Billy Goat 156 or 159. My stats are 5' 5" 160-165 size 9 aggresive rider, and I always ride with an Osprey Karve 16 pack.

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If you dont need the extra pow floatation of the cobra, the SL might be better and more cost effective choice for an all mountain work horse. Either way you cant loose
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Does the Cobra have a narrower tail, i.e. taper? Based on the video here it sounds like it has differential kick in the nose and tail, but it doesn't say anything about the tail being narrower.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #29 (permalink)
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From the specs Vince gave, it has the Premier's spade tail, but is blunted. From eyeballing it, it does appear to be slightly more narrow. Could be due to the setback sidecut though.

As far as handling, you can whip the tail around much easier than say the Proto. I was riding it on Bosses and Hail boots and found it very responsive when whipping in and out of turns.

Wolfie obviously rode legit powder with it. I rode a few inches of neglected pow stashes in random areas and the Cobra was surfy. I wouldn't say this is a pow specific board, rather an all-mountain board that handles the pow very well. I'm hoping to be able to get out West next season with this thing and push it.
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When are we getting a full fledged review, Leo?
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