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04-05-2016 04:14 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Looks like they don't come out until November .. Probably need something before hand .. What are your thoughts on the flux dl for what I am looking at ? Or do you think these are a bit soft ?
While I've never ridden the DL myself, the feedback I get is that they're a slightly stiffer carbon version than the DS!!!!!

So, if it's a more responsive binding you're after I'd look at TT>SF>Team!!!!!
04-05-2016 02:50 PM
mjnowell
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Awesome thanks for the tip !! I might even wait for the new 16/17 flux XF .. I ride 10.5 burton rulers.. Seems right on the border of medium or large binding size.. I currently use medium on the rl but am thinking on going large this time because the strap length is right on the limit .. Thoughts ?
Yeah, I'd go the Large!!!!!

I'm a US10 (no shrinkage tech though) and run a Large in Flux!!!!!

The new XF's look sweet!!!!! (And Jez from BW will do a pre-order for ya too if you get them from him!!!!!)
Looks like they don't come out until November .. Probably need something before hand .. What are your thoughts on the flux dl for what I am looking at ? Or do you think these are a bit soft ?
04-03-2016 06:16 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Awesome thanks for the tip !! I might even wait for the new 16/17 flux XF .. I ride 10.5 burton rulers.. Seems right on the border of medium or large binding size.. I currently use medium on the rl but am thinking on going large this time because the strap length is right on the limit .. Thoughts ?
Yeah, I'd go the Large!!!!!

I'm a US10 (no shrinkage tech though) and run a Large in Flux!!!!!

The new XF's look sweet!!!!! (And Jez from BW will do a pre-order for ya too if you get them from him!!!!!)
04-03-2016 05:20 AM
mjnowell
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Hey I ride the ns snowtrooper 159 with flux rl (medium bindings) and burton ruler (10.5US) boots .. Looking at upgrading the bindings .. Any thoughts on what bindings are awesome for this board ? Im from Australia so mainly ride hard pack groomers, tree lines , a bit off piste, not much park at the moment . Was looking at the flux ds for a little more response ? Other suggestions ?
The RL's are a soft binding indeed, but you'll find the DS pretty similar!!!!! I reckon that's why the RL won't be around for next season!!!!!

I'd look at the TT>SF>Team in that order from mid to stiff!!!!!

The SF will give you heaps of response, and be perfect for bombin the early morning concrete we call home!!!!!

Have a look at the Boardworld Online Store for a member discount with free delivery!!!!! Even have a chat with rider26 (Jeremy) over there, and he can sort you out!!!!!

Awesome thanks for the tip !! I might even wait for the new 16/17 flux XF .. I ride 10.5 burton rulers.. Seems right on the border of medium or large binding size.. I currently use medium on the rl but am thinking on going large this time because the strap length is right on the limit .. Thoughts ?
04-03-2016 03:54 AM
Neversummer85
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Has anyone demoed one of these? How does it compare to the Cobra? Has it changed much from the SL?
Thanks in advance
I own one and gotta say it's pretty sweet. Very stable and fun to ride. Carves and holds an edge great, absorbs rough shit nicely and has enough flex to get a little weird too. Floats in pow surprisingly well for how low pro the tips are. I had it in a record setting blizzard for my region and didn't even have my bindings set back and it surfed like a dream. Feels well made and rugged. Overall a very solid all mountain. I don't know how it stacks up next to the Cobra in practical real world use but I would recommend it to anybody looking for a dedicated all mountain stick.

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04-03-2016 12:46 AM
Mizu Kuma
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Originally Posted by mjnowell View Post
Hey I ride the ns snowtrooper 159 with flux rl (medium bindings) and burton ruler (10.5US) boots .. Looking at upgrading the bindings .. Any thoughts on what bindings are awesome for this board ? Im from Australia so mainly ride hard pack groomers, tree lines , a bit off piste, not much park at the moment . Was looking at the flux ds for a little more response ? Other suggestions ?
The RL's are a soft binding indeed, but you'll find the DS pretty similar!!!!! I reckon that's why the RL won't be around for next season!!!!!

I'd look at the TT>SF>Team in that order from mid to stiff!!!!!

The SF will give you heaps of response, and be perfect for bombin the early morning concrete we call home!!!!!

Have a look at the Boardworld Online Store for a member discount with free delivery!!!!! Even have a chat with rider26 (Jeremy) over there, and he can sort you out!!!!!
04-02-2016 09:55 PM
Kenai
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Originally Posted by mjnowell View Post
Hey I ride the ns snowtrooper 159 with flux rl (medium bindings) and burton ruler (10.5US) boots .. Looking at upgrading the bindings .. Any thoughts on what bindings are awesome for this board ? Im from Australia so mainly ride hard pack groomers, tree lines , a bit off piste, not much park at the moment . Was looking at the flux ds for a little more response ? Other suggestions ?
Paging @Mizu Kuma. @Miz Kuma to the white paging phone.
04-02-2016 06:29 PM
mjnowell Hey I ride the ns snowtrooper 159 with flux rl (medium bindings) and burton ruler (10.5US) boots .. Looking at upgrading the bindings .. Any thoughts on what bindings are awesome for this board ? Im from Australia so mainly ride hard pack groomers, tree lines , a bit off piste, not much park at the moment . Was looking at the flux ds for a little more response ? Other suggestions ?
01-19-2016 12:29 PM
carlkrammit Have to say my review after my first snow trooper day is very similar. Gotta shout out to my man Jessie at Boise's Board Room (by far best shop in Boise to buy gear), who totally sold me on this board's design/tech features AND Never Summer's whole company...
Anyway, got the 159 and took it to Brundage (McCall, Idaho, notorious for great snow) to break it in, and rode it on all the varying conditions I could find (hard to find a run not inclusive of significant powder). Overall, can't think of a better word to describe this board than 'fun' or 'playful'. The ST has has just enough flex to it and gives you surprising pop off kickers and really everything I hit (which was not anything huge), and the whole time just felt really solid, including when I was bombing the occasional groomer. Coming from a traditional camber you do notice an edge-hold difference, simply because that rocker profile in the middle lets this board float and 'skate' on that central pivot point, but never once did I feel out of control at high speeds or catch an edge, etc., which I would have to attribute to the camber areas on the way to the tips. Just felt like the ST was a near perfect blend of edge hold and float-ability. In contrast, my old 159 camber just feels SO rigid, like a breadstick man!
However, if there's one 'con' to the ST, it's simply that it is less aggressive of an edger (and you can feel it), but with that sacrifice comes a central pivot point with the rocker part of its profile that allows you to turn on a DIME...So, we spent a significant amount of time off trail and in the trees in 4-6ft of the soft stuff, and the ST floated and navigated like a champ--SO much better than my old 159 camber. Have never been able to do trees as fast as I did with the ST and stay on top of the pow. I think NS really struck gold with their rocker-camber profile--it just makes for a more versatile all-mountain ride than straight camber. This board was well worth the price tag, and it goes without saying that it's worth a demo. Enjoy!
01-05-2016 04:59 PM
Judedude Thanks for the review! I'll have mine out for it's first runs Sunday at Breck. I demo'ed one last season and really loved it. I'll make sure to post comments here after my trip.
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