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04-18-2014 06:58 PM
tonicusa I could take or leave canting. It has a place with the hard booters I guess but for all mountain freestyle and park I've never noticed any improvement performance wise. In fact for me I found I preferred the board feel without canting. If it solves an existing pain or problem for you great. But it's not some performance advantage at all.
04-18-2014 06:11 PM
bcollins
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Actually the 390s would be perfect.
Yeah, I was wondering if I might already have the right bindings. I'll give them a go and maybe upgrade to this years boss model and try the canted footbeds. I ride a pretty wide stance, around 22.5", for my height, or lack thereof, so was thinking they might help although I don't really have any knee pain. Thanks!
04-18-2014 04:22 PM
linvillegorge I think that wide riding feeling is just a Capita thing. My DBX feels wider than it is as well. My Charlie Slasher... well, it IS wide as fuck.
04-18-2014 04:20 PM
tonicusa Actually the 390s would be perfect.
04-18-2014 04:12 PM
bcollins Just picked up a NAS 159 online for 40% off. Thanks for the review/help tonicusa. No idea how it rides but I recieved it the other day and I'm loving the basic all black look.

Looking for some ideas on bindings...kind of narrowed it down to the Rome Targas or the Union Factory. Everyone seems to love the factory and I want to try canted footbeds so it's my first choice; however, I have old Rome 390's that I absolutely love and figured the Targa was just a slightly stiffer version with the canted footbeds...concerned they may be to stiff.
02-18-2014 02:13 PM
Bertieman
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A board that comes 0/0 from the factory bites into the hardpack really quick. It's nice once you get used to it. But a board that has a -1/-1 bevel to both base and side edge "rolls" into the carve a little smoother. So to some people -1/-1 may feel like it carves easier or you just may prefer that feel and rhythm.

The NAS is such a great board I would get it and ride it first you may love the 0/0. If not the nice thing is you don't have to stay 90 degrees with matching angles on the bevels. With a 0/0 factory board you might want to put a boardercross edge on it like .5 base and 1 degree side. Or even just .5/.5
Awesome information. Thanks for the knowledge!
02-18-2014 01:35 PM
tonicusa A board that comes 0/0 from the factory bites into the hardpack really quick. It's nice once you get used to it. But a board that has a -1/-1 bevel to both base and side edge "rolls" into the carve a little smoother. So to some people -1/-1 may feel like it carves easier or you just may prefer that feel and rhythm.

The NAS is such a great board I would get it and ride it first you may love the 0/0. If not the nice thing is you don't have to stay 90 degrees with matching angles on the bevels. With a 0/0 factory board you might want to put a boardercross edge on it like .5 base and 1 degree side. Or even just .5/.5
02-18-2014 01:10 PM
Bertieman
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Hi guys. Yes I did change my stance on this board as far as a good carving board. I hadn't realized that it came from the factory 0/0 dead flat with no bevel. I'm used to -1/-1 as most Burton and Rome free ride boards are etc.

I went ahead and put a -1/-1 base and side edge bevel on this thing and it rails, while still being a lot of fun and light. Often the groomer/free ride boards that are 100% camber can get a little boring or "old timerish". This thing is light, super poppy and fun while still railing an edge. I would highly recommend it for ripping groomers and charging around the resort. It's not so great in fresh pow, but most folks own a rockered board for those rare days.
If a board came with 0/0 "bevel edge", wouldn't that be less ideal for good carving? I'm new to the bevel term.

Regardless, that's the info I was looking for. I would only be using the board for packed charging packed groomers. Thanks!
02-18-2014 01:02 PM
tonicusa Hi guys. Yes I did change my stance on this board as far as a good carving board. I hadn't realized that it came from the factory 0/0 dead flat with no bevel. I'm used to -1/-1 as most Burton and Rome free ride boards are etc.

I went ahead and put a -1/-1 base and side edge bevel on this thing and it rails, while still being a lot of fun and light. Often the groomer/free ride boards that are 100% camber can get a little boring or "old timerish". This thing is light, super poppy and fun while still railing an edge. I would highly recommend it for ripping groomers and charging around the resort. It's not so great in fresh pow, but most folks own a rockered board for those rare days.
02-18-2014 12:41 PM
Bertieman I too am curious if this would fit a pure groomer/carving board. I don't care how it is on rails or in the pipe.
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