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03-04-2014 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by ZeMax View Post
Big thank you to everybody for the help. linvillegorge was right and I have a bad tendency to over think everything.
I'm the king of overthinking. I know it, and yet I *still* do it. But it's better than not thinking enough so there you go.

Glad you found something that's working for you. Enjoy!
03-04-2014 03:55 PM
ZeMax Coming from traditional camber myself the lib tech profile works great for me and Burton's didn't.

Definatly try before you by.
03-04-2014 03:52 PM
CassMT Lib Demo day is next week here, been waiting to try a skunkape since forever, never been on anything but trad. camber, ever...this will be interesting!
03-04-2014 03:31 PM
linvillegorge There ya go! Enjoy!
03-04-2014 03:27 PM
ZeMax Big thank you to everybody for the help. linvillegorge was right and I have a bad tendency to over think everything.

So finally pulled the trigger on the 165 skunk ape. Only 2 cm longer then my current softy board. I have spent the last 2 weeks in Vermont trying it out in jay peak,stratton, stowe.

The 165 feels very nibble and is still 2 inches away from my chin. Overall very happy. That camber profile is great Carves very well. Speaking of which I can't believe they are recommending this board for people with size 13-14 feet. I'm getting boot out on size 11.5 Driver X and scrapping my malavita's straps carving.

The magnetraction is a love\hate thing. Absolutelty love it on scrapped off, icy condition. Although on soft snow sometimes you want to slide off a feature and it grips you to a stop

All in all I am very happy and managed to get a 2014 on sale. The 2015 top sheet is ...well... not that good looking.
02-23-2014 01:35 PM
Originally Posted by KellionBane View Post
A 166 is fucken monster sized for your weight.
Hmmm... not necessarily. Depends on rider and purpose. Might be a regional thing as well ... I see many guys here riding boards that size for pow, bomb and carving. Friend (160lbs) rides a Volkl Coal 168, hubby (190lbs) has a Raptor and Flagship Carbon 164, and would have gone with a 168 if it wouldn't be wide.
02-23-2014 09:48 AM
Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
166 is not huge & like you said.

One finger length isn't going to make a difference.

I'm about 160lbs & I was on a Never summer Summit 172 last week.

I think 162 is too small for you, especially if you already ride big boards

People around here only variate in length by a cm or two tops, their park board board is a 155 & their pow stick is a 157 anything more than that, is just unrideable

A lot of people in this forum have been brainwashed into getting smaller boards

Smaller than I'd recommend anyway

To someone who has never ridden something that big, it might be over whelming

but someone that rides boards that big, & bigger.

That 162 is going to feel like you're driving this.
Some of this post might make a small amount of sense of he hadn't already demo'd the 162 and loved it.
02-23-2014 08:53 AM
SimonB If you're set on one of the Libs, Empire (as you seem to be in Qc) has them on sale. They're a good shop to give your money to.

Skunk Apes C2BTX 165 Wide - Empire Online Store - Skateboards, Snowboards, Street Fashion

Darker Series C3BTX 164 Wide - Empire Online Store - Skateboards, Snowboards, Street Fashion

I do ride Never Summer. I demoed Burton's Flying V and Lib Tech's C2BTX. I'd say NS's grip is somewhere between the 2. I do find that Libs are a bit too grippy on softer snow. On hard/ice they can't be beat though!
02-23-2014 07:56 AM
Loftness I'm a big proponent of going with what already feels great. The bottom line is that if the two boards felt the same they wouldn't have two different sizes. You would probably be ok with the larger, bc you're used to larger boards, but if cutting through the trees is your thing from time to time, I'd go with the shorter one that you already love.

As to the original question, the Cobra is a great board, and the Vario edge holds very well, but unless you're jumping on the Raptor (which might be more in line with what you're looking for) or the Ripsaw, you need to demo one. Imo their R/C profile is a different feel than you're probably used to. Not bad (I own three), just different.
02-23-2014 07:33 AM
Riley212 The lib tech darker series is their best go fast carve hard board. comes in 164W. It is stiffer than the custom x. The C3 camber feels really close to regular camber. But if you want better float in powder the skunk ape HP would be the way to go. All this years libtech boards are on sale at right now.
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