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03-10-2014 07:17 AM
Loftness I have not ridden the Attack Banana, but from friends I have that have ridden it, and from reviews I've read, I don't think that's what you're looking for. Especially if you're trying run with the group of friends you mentioned that like to bomb hills. This is not a stable board. It has a very loose feel.
03-10-2014 06:02 AM
doNDenz Last weekend I went to my local board shop, and they didn't make the choice more easy for me... They didn't have the Cobra, and only the HDX version of the Proto. BUT, they could offer me a Lib Tech Attack Banana for a very good price. Haven't bought anything yet, because I might prospone the buying to the beginning of next season, but the Attack Banana does not make the decision any easier.
The guy at the shop told me that he had a simmilar ridingstyle as I have, and he loved the attack banana, but was not able to compare it to the Proto or the Cobra because he didn't try them out yet...
03-04-2014 03:47 PM
stan_darsh fwiw, i have an sl - and a bataleon fun.kink, which is a lot softer than the goliath, but the same sort of shape and type of board.

i do not like the rocker between the feet on groomers or hardpack. at all.

i used to like the sl more on pow days because of the float factor, but after taking out my fun.kink lately on the deep stuff, i'm starting to like it more overall.

the ns boards i've ridden are all extremely damp. i really only like them on tracked out, choppy, push mound type conditions. they seem to plow over everything with minimal leg work. i think of them as like a luxury car on the highway...

bataleons are really lively underfoot from my experience, and for the most part, that's what i like. will prob sell my sl, and goliath or jam will be my next deck, i think.
03-03-2014 03:46 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Proto, SL, and Cobra all have similar flex. They're all pretty middle of the road in terms of flex, maybe slightly hedging toward the stiff side. NS rates them at 5.5 out of 10 if I remember correctly and that seems about right to me.
Proto/SL = 5 Cobra = 5.5 which feels about right. The goliath is probably 4.5/5 but hard to compare directly because of the different camber profiles. For the OPs description I'd probably take the Proto HD
03-03-2014 10:45 AM
doNDenz Thanks for all the replies, even though they still did'nt make it an easy choice! Cobra seems the way to go, but maybe I will first try to demo some more NS boards to get a better overal feel. The stormtrooper definitely looks interesting!
02-28-2014 05:20 PM
scotty100 If the OP is riding in regular powder along with cruising on groomers then Cobra would be best fit. But if it's mostly just groomers, playing around and occasional hits of powder you could make the argument the SL would be better, it's more of an all rounder. And it's a bit cheaper. If I remember rightly, the Cobra was designed based on Snowwolf's feedback of how to make the Heritage more powder friendly, hence the drawn out nose etc. Dreampow's review of the Cobra is worth reading, as is BA's on Angry Snowboarder.

Snowtrooper looks a different beast all together. Can't wait to demo one of those next season.
02-28-2014 04:24 PM
Loftness I'd only throw the Proto into your mix if you wanted to ride switch. Otherwise I'd still say SL (or Snowtrooper) or Cobra. If it's between actual SL and Cobra I would take the Cobra. If it's the Snowtrooper or Cobra....the day I demoed their boards I heard a ton of great feedback on the Snowtrooper. Enough so that if I had more time I would have taken one out to see why.

(And GD but I wouldn't take any of those over this Ripsaw I'm riding. I love the hell out of this board)
02-28-2014 04:10 PM
linvillegorge Proto, SL, and Cobra all have similar flex. They're all pretty middle of the road in terms of flex, maybe slightly hedging toward the stiff side. NS rates them at 5.5 out of 10 if I remember correctly and that seems about right to me.
02-28-2014 04:04 PM
doNDenz Thanks for all the quick replies!

So I should swap the SL for the Cobra, or should I just add it to the equation?
The Proto would be to soft I assume...
02-28-2014 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by doNDenz View Post
So I guess it will just depend on how much I will like the TBT? Good to hear that I can't go wrong with any of these two. But what sizes would you recommend? Goliath 157, SL 155 or 158?

Another question, Once you get used to TBT and ride it for a while, wouldn't it be very hard to return to a 'normal' board?
I have never had a problem switching back.
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