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Old 02-13-2012, 09:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been riding my NS EVO 154 for a couple days now and Iím pretty impressed. As you can tell by my avatar Iím a lib tech fan boy so going to NS was a big step for me. This past Sunday I took the board with me up to 7 springs here in PA (they just got roughly 14 inches of snow) and I wanted to test the board out in east coast pow. I was worried the board would be to flexy for the pow, but man it just floated right on top and cut so easily required very little effort!

My biggest thing is though durability, all the guys that rode with me have lib techs and we all took the same trails. After hitting rock after rock and trees oh and running through a field of jagger bushes (thought they were only small tree branches) the base and edges of my board look like nothing happened! My friends Lib Techís on the other hand were pretty beat up all the way around. Front not have a metal edge made their boards delam a little and there base just didnít seem to be as strong as the NS (they had huge gashes in there boards where I had none just black ďbrushĒ marks where I hit rocks).

After everything I am definitely a Never Summer fan and there build quality is second to none when it comes to their boards. The only thing I missed from my Lib tech was magne traction the vario grip was ok, but not nearly as nice as magne.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad to hear it and not surprised. I've got a Heritage, but I think my next board will be an Evo. I went from a real crap board to an NS so I'm hardly surprised that I was impressed, but seeing someone going from a good board and being happy says way more.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad to hear it and not surprised. I've got a Heritage, but I think my next board will be an Evo. I went from a real crap board to an NS so I'm hardly surprised that I was impressed, but seeing someone going from a good board and being happy says way more.
That's what happened with me, real crappy board to a Legacy this season. It's a completely different world.

I told my wife that this board has saved my ass so many times when I *know* I should have bit it that I know she loves me. She's earned a name. I've been thinking about one for the last few days.
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+1. I started going through glades last night (bad idea at night), and was hitting all sorts of hidden things, twigs, branches, young trees, etc. And when I popped out to rejoin the groomer, I landed on something that made a nasty sound. I was expecting a big gash on the bottom, but there was none.

The worst damage so far are med-deep gashes from ice-rocks. Nothing a little wax can't fill up.
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Cool this makes me happy. I've been a little sketched out since i pulled the trigger on the evo last week wondering if it was the right board or not. This eased my nerves hah thanks. Can't wait to take it out, fckn ground shipping.
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She's earned a name. I've been thinking about one for the last few days.
Took me a second to realize you weren't talking about your wife there.
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I named my Proto Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz, she always comes home in one piece.


I did do a rock drop the other day, and accidentally popped a little late, and got a super bad sound as I ran over the edge of it. Thought it would be awful, although the damage isn't horrible. Do sintered bases ptex like extruded ones?
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I named my Proto Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz, she always comes home in one piece.


I did do a rock drop the other day, and accidentally popped a little late, and got a super bad sound as I ran over the edge of it. Thought it would be awful, although the damage isn't horrible. Do sintered bases ptex like extruded ones?
From my experience the Sintered bases don't take well to P-tex like an extruded base does, but that is just my honest opinion.
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3 year warranty. 1 year warranty. Go figure. The mag is definitely grippier on ice than vario, but not by a whole lot. I'll take the durability over ice-grip, though. I'll probably never buy anything but N.S.
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3 year warranty. 1 year warranty. Go figure. The mag is definitely grippier on ice than vario, but not by a whole lot. I'll take the durability over ice-grip, though. I'll probably never buy anything but N.S.
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Next year I would like to try Smokin Snowboards out they seem to be just as durable if not more durable and they have the rights to lib tech magne traction!
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