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|02-14-2012 10:47 PM|
|Rustyyy||What's the difference between the 2009-2010 SL and 2010-2011 in numbers? I have a 2010/2011 now but my friends 2009 rides much looser but can't quite tell how much flex it really is. Likewise does anyone prefer this over the 2009 edition? I guess i was somewhat disappointed in that the 2009 has more flex but i'm trying to convince myself the 2010-2011s are better.|
|10-24-2011 11:08 PM|
|kino||quick question guys, i'm 5'5, size 9 nike kaiju boots and 135lbs (169cm/61kg). What size board should i go for in the sl? I'm tossing between 151 and 153. Also will i get any toe overhang? TIA!|
|01-31-2011 02:03 AM|
Nevermind... I found it
lol, I'm guessing the SL/Legacy will be the white one? Dang, pretty much every single one of those boards are dead sexy...
|01-31-2011 01:56 AM|
Originally Posted by DJ ILLusive View Post
Really? Whats different about the graphics for 2012? I thought the griffin on the top-sheet of the 2011's was pretty BA... what are they doing for next year? Do you haz pics??
|01-31-2011 01:11 AM|
|01-31-2011 12:09 AM|
|kimchijajonshim||Honestly I'd just say ride the Crew until you kill it. It's not like you're on some pricepoint POS like a Lamar or a Morrow. Unless you're riding a lot (like 2-3x a week), you're at a point where you should be more concerned with improving your riding instead of upgrading your gear (outside of boot comfort). A lot of beginners (myself included) tend to get caught up getting new gear before they master the fundamentals, and it's a mistake. Saying screw it and just riding for the time being will make you happier and a better rider in the long run.|
|01-30-2011 11:22 PM|
I'm a new snowboarder as of this year, so I can't really compare this (my first ever) board to anything else at the moment, lol. I know I like the way camber will hold and edge, and I like how I can engage an egde, then slide a little and carve it out if I want. I know the Dark Series is known for holding a little more of an edge than some would like. I would rather keep the carve ability of what I have. The Lando and SL both seem to do this well from what others have read. I have'nt really gotten into deep powder as of yet, but my Crew has done ok there. And I know I want something a little more playful, so as my skills continue to improve I can switch easily and move the board around quickly.
The SL keeps looking more and more attractive for what I'm wanting, plus Never Summer's 3 year warranty is enticing as well. What I'm hoping though, is to demo at least a couple of different boards by the end of the season and decide between something I've actually ridden and not just read about.
Its a dream, but we shall see...
|01-30-2011 11:05 PM|
The SL will get the job done for what you're looking for. With your angles you have nothing to worry about width-wise. Are you on the 159 or the 160w for the Crew?
I have ridden neither the Lando nor the Dark, so I can't help you there. I think an SL 161 would work great for you though based on what you're saying. Ultimately it's all going to be preference though. Though refrain, but it's the truth. You might prefer the Legacy, the Heritage, or a board from a completely different company entirely. There so many different takes on all-mountain freestyle-ish boards.
Put it this way: what do and don't you like about the Crew? I owned one last year (assuming it's last year's model) and that might provide a better basis for comparison.
|01-30-2011 10:53 PM|
kimchijajonshim, thanks for the reply. I usually ride duck, 12 and -9, thinking of switching it up to 12 -12 or even 15 -12 perhaps as the season progresses. I'm currently riding a Sierra Crew (camber).
I was looking hard at the Dark Series by Lib-Tech, and their Lando as well. I know the Lando will be a better powder board than the dark, which is more what I want. I mostly ride all mountain/freeride so stability is important, and I plan on hitting the park later this season, but I want to ability to drop into deep pow when I feel like it.
I have a feeling I'll end up being more of an all mountain rider though...
Is the SL what I'm looking for? Does anyone have experience with these other boards and want to tell me how the SL will compare in pow, with stability/edge hold, and carving?
|01-30-2011 05:53 PM|
Originally Posted by SnowKanin View Post
If you go with the Legacy, it'll be a bit slower waist to waist. It'll also be stiffer. However, it'll also be more stable (more material underfoot), give you better float in pow (more surface area). Some people also prefer wider boards when jibbing. You could go either way depending on what you want.
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