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05-22-2014 10:29 AM
Krimson I wrote an email to Never Summer, and they said their new board which will be replacing the SL is going to extend the Rocker Camber profile. Looks like that's the direction they're headed in.

I decided to stay with the SL, I am very excited to try out the profile, and really hope I like it. I have the feeling it will take some getting used to, but once I am comfortable with the board, it will outperform my old camber board. Just 6 months to go!
05-22-2014 06:04 AM
Mizu Kuma
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Ehm... not exactly teeter totter, that would be exaggerated. But it feels more wiggly flat based + weight centered compared to a camber board. One can adjust to it, and thus for sure its' not an issue for everybody (I donít like it and just donít see the point why I should get a board I need to adjust to that when there would be other shapes where I donít have to. It's just personal preference... Iím pigheaded )
You're not the only one that thinks like this!!!!!

I tried to like the C2 on my TRice, but it just wasn't for me!!!!!

Camber or CamRock is the only profile that I feel gives me real control!!!!!

Maybe I'm a Control Freak?????
05-22-2014 04:21 AM
neni
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OK thanks, makes sense, so its not something absolute, more relative to the rider.
It's all relative to the rider

05-22-2014 02:41 AM
ItchEtrigR OK thanks, makes sense, so its not something absolute, more relative to the rider.
05-20-2014 11:00 AM
Simon Birch Since he is pushing 200lbs on a 158 I don't think he will have those issues. I didn't on my SL 158 weighing 187lbs, well probably almost 195 with gear on. Then again I probably didn't notice it since I'm always trying to dodge skiers slowly zig zagging all over the place
05-20-2014 09:27 AM
neni
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Your saying the convex center makes one teeter totter tip to tail when strapped in weight centered?
Ehm... not exactly teeter totter, that would be exaggerated. But it feels more wiggly flat based + weight centered compared to a camber board. One can adjust to it, and thus for sure its' not an issue for everybody (I donít like it and just donít see the point why I should get a board I need to adjust to that when there would be other shapes where I donít have to. It's just personal preference... Iím pigheaded )
05-20-2014 04:10 AM
ItchEtrigR
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As to the gymball effect: A board with rocker between the feet has a convex base between the feet. If you ride flat based with your weight centered, you're balancing right on this convex part and it feels unstable; not the case with camber (=concave) between the feet. That's it. As long as you are on edge, this won't affect you. You're used to camber now, just be aware that you're going to get a different shape and may need to adapt how you distribute your weight a bit if you want to ride flat.
Your saying the convex center makes one teeter totter tip to tail when strapped in weight centered?
05-20-2014 02:43 AM
neni Can't tell you if you should cancel or not (only done some runs on the SL, not enough to know the board and don't know the Proto/Cobra at all). But I'd always prefer to buy local over online. Many advantages... they'll handle problems with gear (can be PITA with online shops, long waiting time for replacement of malmanufactered stuff), will immediately supply you with replacement parts if e.g. a ratchet is broken, if you're long term customer you may get free stuff every once in a while and it's fun to hang out there in the pre-season and talk about snowboarding and get all stoked for the upcoming season .

As to the gymball effect: A board with rocker between the feet has a convex base between the feet. If you ride flat based with your weight centered, you're balancing right on this convex part and it feels unstable; not the case with camber (=concave) between the feet. That's it. As long as you are on edge, this won't affect you. You're used to camber now, just be aware that you're going to get a different shape and may need to adapt how you distribute your weight a bit if you want to ride flat.

As for the term freeride: actually, you're not wrong to call your aims "freeriding" as you don't aim for park... but the division of a whole world of riding styles and skill levels in three categories (freestyle or freeride or all-mountain for both) is a simplification that can lead to misinterpretations. If you refer to yourself as freerider, ppl usually interpret that you're an advanced rider specialized e.g. on high speed carving and big lines and would point in the direction of stiff n specialized gear, while what you want is all-mountain gear. This brings me back to the local shop... go there and talk to the guy face to face, and profit from their knowledge.
05-19-2014 11:12 PM
Krimson Soooooo.... I just found out the local store I tried visiting over the weekend just opened up their new location and has the Cobra and Pronto for $50 cheaper than I bought the SL for online.

I just did some quick reading and it seems that the Cobra and Pronto people are happy paying more for. Should I cancel my online order (it's a holiday here today, so they wouldn't have received it yet) and head down to the shop and pick up a Cobra or Pronto instead? Save a few bucks and get some extra tech?
05-19-2014 08:07 PM
F1EA
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Sorry, got a bit carried away. I think freeriding is a bad term for what I will be doing with the board.
I will be doing groomed runs about 50% of the time and the rest of the time....not sure what to call it....but runs still in the ski boundaries, but where groomers can't get to. Backsides of the mountains still leading to lifts, peaks, etc.

Is the NS SL a good board for this? I got a little worried that I jumped the gun a bit too early.


Haven't heard of the wiggly-gym ball yet I hope I will like it too. I just was getting tired of research and wanted to just jump in and do it!
Yep SL will be perfect for that.

But that isnt what ppl commonly refer to as freeriding. So like i said: Force, Genesis etc will be perfect.

If you ask for a freeride binding, people will point you to something else... along with a different board.
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