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04-14-2014 10:00 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by emc19 View Post
SnowDog chill bro I already bought 4 boards this year. You had a big influence on me picking up the RipSaw, I really dont need to add a Lib
I'm in hiding others asked that I bebought boards now asking like also can't take it any longer so emc19 the RipSaw
04-14-2014 09:23 PM
emc19 SnowDog chill bro I already bought 4 boards this year. You had a big influence on me picking up the RipSaw, I really dont need to add a Lib
04-14-2014 06:02 PM
SnowDogWax Jay Peak temps are dropping, by Wednesday it should firm up enough. Will be attempting some of those carve's on both Darker Series & Rossi 167 XV. Your a sick dude riding at those angles, nice to hear from another board freak. I'm reformed and in snowboarding AAA so don't try to get me to demo the X.
04-14-2014 05:26 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
The HeritageX edge to edge transition was not to my liking, the 163 felt big. HeritageX was stable, fast, riding switch doable, just didn't do it for me. The 159W High Life was stiffer than the HeritageX. Was my go to board for booming the mountain. When committing to riding switch High Life and I departed company. As far as the difference in stiffness from the X & regular I think you size 9 would love a smaller waist board. Just having ridden wide boards your a regular width board would make a huge difference.
Maybe you just had too big of a Heritage?

The Heritage X I have is stiff as fuck.
In comparison to the rest of the Never Summer line

It's not really what I'd call a super stiff deck compared to real stiff decks though.
I've got a couple Palmer Titanium Channel decks.
They're narrow compared to most decks especially @ the 164cm length.

They are stiff, real stiff. By far the most torsionally stiff board I've come across in the 26 years I've been ridin'.

Most of the boards I have are normal width.
My size 9's from the last couple years have had some sort of shrink tech, effectively giving me a size 8 footprint.

I've had 2 Lotus' & I have last years Infinity & the years before.
They're fun, soft boards. If they made a chick stick in anything over 160, I'd own it

I have 2 Evo's & a Proto too, but I don't really feel the difference in width.
Sure, maybe a bit?

What I do feel is the difference the width gives you when you are carving.
Not the fraction of second longer it takes to get from edge to edge.
The difference I feel is the amount of trench I can dig.

When I put my boots in my bindings, then my board on the floor.
When I tilt it to see the point @ which my boots touch.

It's past 90 degrees
Not that it's possible to carve past 90.
But I can come as close as possible.

You'd have to be runnin' some pretty funky angles to do that on a regular width deck.

Then there's the float of it
The added width adds to the float without having to size up the length

All I can say is.

If you get a chance to ride one demo or otherwise.
Try the X. Even if you don't need it.


TT
04-14-2014 04:11 PM
gordon All good points SnowDogWax. Granted I've been riding on and off for over 20 years but more recently upgraded gear. I grew up skateboarding as well and am used to being super aggressive with the board to get it to do what I want (especially in pools and parks). Sounds like I will want to gravitate towards a stiffer board again down the road. Thanks
04-14-2014 04:03 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by gordon View Post
Maybe Im just big or something because the Legacy feels soft to me. I'm 6'5", 220 with size 14 boots. I ride the 166 Legacy and while it feels great in many ways, it definitely doesn't feel stiff at all. There is a lot of flex there and the 166 doesn't feel big at all.
I'm 6'3" 11.5 boot 220LBS. Your 14 boot makes you a wide board guy. Riding style takes time to develop. Buying a bunch of boards is not normal, or needed to develop as a rider. Each person knows when they outgrow a board. This forum really helps to make the switch to the correct board more possible. But in the end, it's the rider that makes the board sing. But when the board matches your riding style and has that special feel it helps with that mental edge and confidence to just rip, taking your riding progression to that next level.
Your riding style is the reason why the Legacy does not feel stiff, take that into consideration as you look for your next board.
04-14-2014 03:09 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by gordon View Post
SnowDogWax I am jealous of your incredible time on the mountain. I have to ask, how do you manage that?

Sounds like your board choices are in line with mine. What was the defining feature that hooked you on the Darker vs all the others?

Thanks
Bought every board that seemed to fit my riding style at the time. Thinking was research, buy, ride, evaluate, add board to quiver or sell. The Darker Series board has taken a 7 board quiver down to 3.

Darker Series 164
Donek GS specific board in research not bought yet.
Smokin Superpark fun/mogul/park board.
04-14-2014 03:05 PM
gordon Maybe Im just big or something because the Legacy feels soft to me. I'm 6'5", 220 with size 14 boots. I ride the 166 Legacy and while it feels great in many ways, it definitely doesn't feel stiff at all. There is a lot of flex there and the 166 doesn't feel big at all.
04-14-2014 02:41 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
I haven't ridden as many of the boards on your big list, ya bastard

But I've ridden a handful. Too me, it sounds like it would ride most similar to the Heritage?
I haven't ridden the Dark One, but the Heritage is really aggressive & stiff. Nothing like the Legacy, not even close.

I'm also on a Heritage X though & I'm a lightweight
@ about 165lbs rockin' size 9 & a 1/2's.

Do you think the Heritage X is gonna be a noticeable difference in stiffness?
From the reg Heritage?

My Heritage X is a 56 & its stiff as fuck.
My Legacy is a 59 & it's a noodle compared to the Heritage X.
seeing as they kinda get stiffer as they get bigger, I thought the Legacy would be a lot stiffer?


TT
The HeritageX edge to edge transition was not to my liking, the 163 felt big. HeritageX was stable, fast, riding switch doable, just didn't do it for me. The 159W High Life was stiffer than the HeritageX. Was my go to board for booming the mountain. When committing to riding switch High Life and I departed company. As far as the difference in stiffness from the X & regular I think you size 9 would love a smaller waist board. Just having ridden wide boards your a regular width board would make a huge difference.
04-14-2014 02:10 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
Gordon been on the slopes 183 days last year and this, boards that I owned and ridden for many of those days..
Rossi 167 Xv, 164W Krypto, 161W OneMagTech,
N.S. 159 RipSaw, 163 HeritageX,
Lib Tech 157 Skunk Ape, 165 SkunkApe HP, 159 Hot Knife, 158W Riders Choice, 159W Skate Banana,
Ride 159W High Life.

These are the all mountain boards I rode on the Ice coast as all mountain freestyle/freeride boards. More on the aggressive freeride side.

Darker Series board IMO is the best board for my riding style, 2nd would be between the RipSaw/HotKnife. Problem with the Darker Series board for me is I'll be selling most all my boards.
I haven't ridden as many of the boards on your big list, ya bastard

But I've ridden a handful. Too me, it sounds like it would ride most similar to the Heritage?
I haven't ridden the Dark One, but the Heritage is really aggressive & stiff. Nothing like the Legacy, not even close.

I'm also on a Heritage X though & I'm a lightweight
@ about 165lbs rockin' size 9 & a 1/2's.

Do you think the Heritage X is gonna be a noticeable difference in stiffness?
From the reg Heritage?

My Heritage X is a 56 & its stiff as fuck.
My Legacy is a 59 & it's a noodle compared to the Heritage X.
seeing as they kinda get stiffer as they get bigger, I thought the Legacy would be a lot stiffer?


TT
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