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10-18-2016 03:07 PM
ThatShopKid Totally agree, The West at 156 would definitely be a good choice
10-18-2016 03:05 PM
linvillegorge If you want an NS, I'd be looking at either the Snowtrooper or The West. I'd lean more toward The West because it sounds like you prefer a little more stable board.I think you'd be tickled pink with a 156 The West.
10-18-2016 03:01 PM
QCMP
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The Evo is definitely more of a freestlye board, kinda opposite of what you were originally looking for. What kind of riding are you gonna be doing and where? Also how hard of a rider are you?
All mountain only in resorts and I'm an advanced rider. Been on a snowboard for 20+ years.

Looking to keep the Flow but I want something more versatile.
10-18-2016 02:56 PM
ThatShopKid The Evo is definitely more of a freestlye board, kinda opposite of what you were originally looking for. What kind of riding are you gonna be doing and where? Also how hard of a rider are you?
10-18-2016 02:56 PM
linvillegorge
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SHould I consider a deal on the 2016 Evo 4.0? it is a 157cm

I have Now Selects to pair with that.
You shouldn't buy the Evo unless you're looking for a freestyle oriented board. The boards you're coming off of are both stiffer and directional. The Evo is a softer true twin. A fun board for sure, but definitely a park oriented board.
10-18-2016 02:54 PM
linvillegorge
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I guess I'm kind of lost in all the board sizing. Yesterday visited two shops and one says like you 154 or a 156 and the other 158. In fact, I ride 156cm (Flow Rush) now and I feel like I miss the time I was on a 159cm (Burton Supermodel).
Any chance to demo? You went from a cambered board to a smaller relatively mellow CRC board. Yeah, those are going to ride significantly different.

162 is really big for your size in east coast conditions. Depending on your riding style and preferences, I could potentially see you on a 162 out west, but that would still be bigger than I'd recommend for a do it all board. 158ish seems about the upper end of the scale for you for a do it all board, but it's all about personal preference. If it works for you, it works for you.
10-18-2016 02:54 PM
QCMP
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IMO, The Chairman was more of a Raptor replacement than the Cobra in that it's another board designed to cater to the hard charging freerider. IMO, the Cobra was basically an attempt to build a directional version of the Proto, it just didn't work out as well on snow as it did on paper. The West is the Heritage replacement.
SHould I consider a deal on the 2016 Evo 4.0? it is a 157cm

I have Now Selects to pair with that.
10-18-2016 02:48 PM
QCMP
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I'm about the same build as you and typically ride 153-155. Is there any particular reason you want to go so big?
I guess I'm kind of lost in all the board sizing. Yesterday visited two shops and one says like you 154 or a 156 and the other 158. In fact, I ride 156cm (Flow Rush) now and I feel like I miss the time I was on a 159cm (Burton Supermodel).
10-18-2016 02:46 PM
linvillegorge IMO, The Chairman was more of a Raptor replacement than the Cobra in that it's another board designed to cater to the hard charging freerider. IMO, the Cobra was basically an attempt to build a directional version of the Proto, it just didn't work out as well on snow as it did on paper. The West is the Heritage replacement.
10-18-2016 02:39 PM
ThatShopKid I'm about the same build as you and typically ride 153-155. Is there any particular reason you want to go so big?
My main board is a 154 Snow Trooper and i love it, handles in all conditions and not to stiff for playing around. The heritage and the raptor have both been replaced over the past few years but are stiffer than the snow trooper. The raptor was replaced by the cobra and was as of this year replaced by the Twenty Five. All of which including the heritage are freeride.
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