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08-31-2014 04:55 PM
Buzzurk I see, then it's too soft then. Alright, old Evo it is.
Thanks for all the help guys
08-31-2014 04:45 PM
Rotcoddam411
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The Salomon looks good too, have you tried it?
I have.
Softer then the evo, more of a Jib stick. IMO to soft for AM, better off with the evo!
08-31-2014 03:50 PM
Buzzurk The Salomon looks good too, have you tried it?
08-30-2014 06:48 PM
aiidoneus Salomon Villain is on my list for a new jib board.
08-30-2014 04:26 PM
Buzzurk Got it!

Any other boards from different companies I should be looking at before I decide that my Evo is good enough for this season?
08-30-2014 04:13 PM
Rotcoddam411 because of the blunted tip and tails of the evo it rides big anyway, basically 154 would feel more like a 156 but still have the easy park shred
08-30-2014 03:38 PM
Buzzurk The odd straight airs with indy grabs and 50-50 is what I've been doing so far, so I'd like to start learning spins too and maybe a bit more rails. But I'm not looking for too advance stuff, I'm getting old (29 lol) so I'm not entering any comps, haha. (Should've started when I was a kid, why did my parents insist on skiing? Hehe)

EDIT: I've also been looking at the GNU Carbon Credit, it looks good.
08-30-2014 03:23 PM
aiidoneus
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I guess I'll just play around on my 2010 158 another year then, if the difference is not so big as I'd hope. My board is still good, and has a lot of pop left in it. I feel it's stable enough on groomers even if the snow is shit, so I have no complains, it's no noodle that's for sure.

The Proto too then will be crossed off my list for now.

I ride in Norway, we have powder, but Im to busy to go hiking after it I'm afraid. One day maybe. That said though, I like charging around in the resorts whenever I can, and this year I'll be heading for the park more than before.
I'm not a jibber, so I don't know what to expect really, but I'm sure I'll be all bruised up by the end of the coming winter :-D

But for the effective edges, IF I decide to buy another NS-board with blunted tips, would the 154 be closest to the 158 I have today, or am I wrong in thinking this? Because I see the new 157 runs longer than the 158 I have.
That is somewhat personal preference. I used to prefer really short boards for park, but as I have progressed and moving to a bit bigger. I normally ride 154-160 for all mountain and 150-152 for park. I'm 150lbs, 5'10".

Do you want to progress a lot in the park or are you thinking about the hitting the odd straight air and 50-50 a box here and there? Based on that choice I'd lean more towards what you will be using the board for the most often.
08-30-2014 02:04 PM
Buzzurk I guess I'll just play around on my 2010 158 another year then, if the difference is not so big as I'd hope. My board is still good, and has a lot of pop left in it. I feel it's stable enough on groomers even if the snow is shit, so I have no complains, it's no noodle that's for sure.

The Proto too then will be crossed off my list for now.

I ride in Norway, we have powder, but Im to busy to go hiking after it I'm afraid. One day maybe. That said though, I like charging around in the resorts whenever I can, and this year I'll be heading for the park more than before.
I'm not a jibber, so I don't know what to expect really, but I'm sure I'll be all bruised up by the end of the coming winter :-D

But for the effective edges, IF I decide to buy another NS-board with blunted tips, would the 154 be closest to the 158 I have today, or am I wrong in thinking this? Because I see the new 157 runs longer than the 158 I have.
08-30-2014 12:12 PM
aiidoneus Personally, I don't like last years proto as much as the original. It isn't a terrible board or anything. Just feels less playful. My proto has been demoted to rock board.

I upgraded my 2012 Evo for the last years model and really like it. It felt like a very natural change. It feels a bit stiffer and has more pop (probably because it doesn't have 100+ days on it) but just as playful.

The only issue I have ever had with a short board like my 152 Evo in pow is the landing, float has never been an issue. But landing off a natural feature, you have to work very hard not to drop the nose.

For me the real weakness with a park board for resort riding is in choppy conditions. You have to be more aggressive and it can tire you out more by the end of the day.
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