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02-09-2010 11:54 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by tyomak View Post
...As promised I am posting my review of this board after taking it out today for the first time for a 4 hour session at a local resort in MA called Jiminy Peak. It's not huge by any means, but has a decent mix of steeper terrain. It was not windy, sunny and hard packed with little to no ice. Man made snow, no powder...
Man, that is hysterical -- I went to Jiminy Peak this weekend! Sunday was beautiful. It was my first time there in two or three years, because of their e-coupon. My other choice was Okemo, and I am soooo sick of Okemo. In fact, I can't stand Okemo. My wife had never been to Jiminy, and since she is still a low-intermediate skier, I figured she'd be fine there.

You're right...for a small mountain it has some pretty fun steeps. I forgot how steep Jericho was! It was a bit too scratchy for that hard-pack snow, but Wild Turkey and the other blacks were a lot of fun. I learned to board at Jiminy Peak eight years ago; at the time, it was less than 90 minutes from home, and they used to do a lot of $15 mid-week e-coupons -- but I was self-employed then, so I could take off any day of the week.

The Titan is great in that kind of packed snow; wicked stable and fast. Jiminy is almost too small a mountain for it...you want to keep bombing it, but suddenly you're merging onto a greenie. It should be a lot of fun in Tahoe, but the snow is so different there I'm not sure what to expect. I was still riding my Dynastar Karma last time I went, and in many ways I think it was a better board than the Titan. Aggressive shape, carbon-Kevlar base, sick dampening. I was packing up my Titan tonight and looking at the ol' Dynastar, and that board was in way better shape after four years of riding than my Titan is after one. The Dynastar was bulletproof. The Titan gets dinged up just by looking at it.

Oh well. I still like NS, because they're a good company, and the Titan is a great ride, even if it gets battle-worn a little easier than the Karma. Dynastar/Rossignol/Quicksilver, whatever...sad. No soul.

Anyway, maybe I saw you this weekend. Hope you enjoyed the day as much as I did. And yes...you have to make it out west some day. Tahoe is the tits!

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02-09-2010 11:06 PM
B.Gilly
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Originally Posted by tyomak View Post
B.Gilly,

Nah, I got both of those boards online actually. The only place around here that I could find with NS was in CT, around 2.5 to 3 hours away. I also did notice today a group of guys who had NS as well, I was pretty damn surprised. The only other time I saw an NS board was in Stratton. You don't work at Jiminy, do you? I think the guys with the NS boards (I think one was Rev and the other maybe an SL-R) were wearing the green Jiminy jackets.

Like Gilly said, Jiminy is a very good place to go during the week for a quick session. I live around 30 mins away and it can't be beat. I've never been to Catamount before so can't really compare. Today, I got to the resort at noon and left at 4. During the day, it was literally dead. I was on the lift by myself 90% of the time, and I sure as hell did not complain. Towards the 3pm hour, when the high schools get out, people started arriving, but still not many. Jiminy has some great night riding too, which is hard to come by around these parts.
Okay sold a 161 titan beginning of this year to a guy that fits your stats. Have a local small shop just south of jiminy and carry NS boards so if you are in the area drop by. Right on rt7 across from crane ave.

That is mostly their instructors, Green jackets and Black Pants. Most locals ride during the week. I am usually there on Mondays but will be there Thursday cause of the snow. Look for a heritage or premier and that will be me.
02-09-2010 11:02 PM
tyomak B.Gilly,

Nah, I got both of those boards online actually. The only place around here that I could find with NS was in CT, around 2.5 to 3 hours away. I also did notice today a group of guys who had NS as well, I was pretty damn surprised. The only other time I saw an NS board was in Stratton. You don't work at Jiminy, do you? I think the guys with the NS boards (I think one was Rev and the other maybe an SL-R) were wearing the green Jiminy jackets.

Like Gilly said, Jiminy is a very good place to go during the week for a quick session. I live around 30 mins away and it can't be beat. I've never been to Catamount before so can't really compare. Today, I got to the resort at noon and left at 4. During the day, it was literally dead. I was on the lift by myself 90% of the time, and I sure as hell did not complain. Towards the 3pm hour, when the high schools get out, people started arriving, but still not many. Jiminy has some great night riding too, which is hard to come by around these parts.
02-09-2010 10:35 PM
Zee You cannot go wrong with the NS Revolver-R or Legacy-R.
Never Summer is a very stablee board, my 158 SL-R is more stable and confidence inspiring than the 165 Prior it replaced...
02-09-2010 10:33 PM
B.Gilly
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Originally Posted by phidalgo View Post
Sorry to change the subject, but how is Jiminy vs. Catamount?

I usually ride up in VT for bigger trips and locally in CT for those chill sessions but want to branch out a bit into MA.
Jiminy is not a bad little resort at all. About 1200' verticle, fast up the chair and conditions have been surprisingly good for the season. Week ends are packed but still not to bad. Say the place is about 60% snowboarders to skiers most of the time if not more.

Closer to CT is Butternut Basin pretty close to same vert.
02-09-2010 10:30 PM
B.Gilly
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Originally Posted by tyomak View Post
Awesome! Have a great time in Tahoe. I need to make it out west sometime as well, but too many things to do with business, etc..

As promised I am posting my review of this board after taking it out today for the first time for a 4 hour session at a local resort in MA called Jiminy Peak. It's not huge by any means, but has a decent mix of steeper terrain. It was not windy, sunny and hard packed with little to no ice. Man made snow, no powder.

One thing that I noticed right away is the difference between the regular cambered Titan and this reverse camber Rev, in terms of how it carves. It certainly takes a little bit to get used to as others have noted. I found that when carving to my left (regular stance), I had to put slightly more pressure on my front foot than with Titan to get the carve to feel and look smooth, but the difference was miniskule. The RC tech also was quite helpful as it actually kept the board from sliding out from under me on tight turns. This surprised me as I kept feeling like I was going to sit on my butt but it kept through the turn with no problems. This was all on the steepest runs at the resort.

While not Colorado or even Stratton, you can easily pick up some serious speed, which is what I was doing. It handled the speeds very well. I actually felt like it was faster than my Titan, perhaps because it's new (I zardoz my boards before every session)? I never thought I was going to lose control and could always turn/stop without a problem.

Perhaps, and more obviously, the biggest thing I noticed is how much pop the Rev had. Perhaps all RC/rocker boards are like this, but it seemed to have just flew off kickers without any help from me. I didn't have to really do anything to get any air. That was pretty impressive.

While going down, I now know how much more damp Titan is. On the Revolver, I could feel almost every bump and piece of crud under me, and the ride in general was louder than on the Titan. This was to be expected of course as this deck is a lot softer. Perhaps this was the only real negative point throughout the day, but not a deal killer by far.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Revolver. I believe it's described exactly as it should be on NS' website. It has a lot of pop, can handle speed very well and is very fun to ride. If I were to and do backcountry, I may opt for the Titan, although with RC, theoratically, Revolver should do quite well too. For very steep shoots, Titan is certainly the board of choice, but for all around mountain riding, glades, and park, Rev is the one.

Hope this review helps someone. Enjoy!
HA Lots of Never Summer riders at Jiminy lately. Glad you liked the Revolver. For some reason you sound familiar. Did not pick up that Titan in a new shop close to Jiminy did you? Couple of us on the forum ride up there give a holler next time you hit Jiminy.
02-09-2010 10:30 PM
phidalgo
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Originally Posted by tyomak View Post
Awesome! Have a great time in Tahoe. I need to make it out west sometime as well, but too many things to do with business, etc..

As promised I am posting my review of this board after taking it out today for the first time for a 4 hour session at a local resort in MA called Jiminy Peak. It's not huge by any means, but has a decent mix of steeper terrain. It was not windy, sunny and hard packed with little to no ice. Man made snow, no powder.

One thing that I noticed right away is the difference between the regular cambered Titan and this reverse camber Rev, in terms of how it carves. It certainly takes a little bit to get used to as others have noted. I found that when carving to my left (regular stance), I had to put slightly more pressure on my front foot than with Titan to get the carve to feel and look smooth, but the difference was miniskule. The RC tech also was quite helpful as it actually kept the board from sliding out from under me on tight turns. This surprised me as I kept feeling like I was going to sit on my butt but it kept through the turn with no problems. This was all on the steepest runs at the resort.

While not Colorado or even Stratton, you can easily pick up some serious speed, which is what I was doing. It handled the speeds very well. I actually felt like it was faster than my Titan, perhaps because it's new (I zardoz my boards before every session)? I never thought I was going to lose control and could always turn/stop without a problem.

Perhaps, and more obviously, the biggest thing I noticed is how much pop the Rev had. Perhaps all RC/rocker boards are like this, but it seemed to have just flew off kickers without any help from me. I didn't have to really do anything to get any air. That was pretty impressive.

While going down, I now know how much more damp Titan is. On the Revolver, I could feel almost every bump and piece of crud under me, and the ride in general was louder than on the Titan. This was to be expected of course as this deck is a lot softer. Perhaps this was the only real negative point throughout the day, but not a deal killer by far.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Revolver. I believe it's described exactly as it should be on NS' website. It has a lot of pop, can handle speed very well and is very fun to ride. If I were to and do backcountry, I may opt for the Titan, although with RC, theoratically, Revolver should do quite well too. For very steep shoots, Titan is certainly the board of choice, but for all around mountain riding, glades, and park, Rev is the one.

Hope this review helps someone. Enjoy!
Sorry to change the subject, but how is Jiminy vs. Catamount?

I usually ride up in VT for bigger trips and locally in CT for those chill sessions but want to branch out a bit into MA.
02-09-2010 10:12 PM
Cool_As_Cakes glad you dig the revolver. i use an 08-09 as my all mtn stick and i love it. its my baby. got 120-ish riding days on it and its still going strong. gotta love it!
02-09-2010 09:33 PM
tyomak
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Originally Posted by surfinsnow View Post
I missed the post above. The Revolver is a great choice. I went for the Titan for some of the same reasons -- stiffness/dampness. But it's a traditional camber board. I wasn't ready to take the plunge on the "new" technolgy. Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why someone would want something other than Titan. If I could afford a higher-end quiver, I'd love to have an rc board. Headin' to Tahoe this week...maybe I'll demo one. Congrats -- enjoy your new stick!
Awesome! Have a great time in Tahoe. I need to make it out west sometime as well, but too many things to do with business, etc..

As promised I am posting my review of this board after taking it out today for the first time for a 4 hour session at a local resort in MA called Jiminy Peak. It's not huge by any means, but has a decent mix of steeper terrain. It was not windy, sunny and hard packed with little to no ice. Man made snow, no powder.

One thing that I noticed right away is the difference between the regular cambered Titan and this reverse camber Rev, in terms of how it carves. It certainly takes a little bit to get used to as others have noted. I found that when carving to my left (regular stance), I had to put slightly more pressure on my front foot than with Titan to get the carve to feel and look smooth, but the difference was miniskule. The RC tech also was quite helpful as it actually kept the board from sliding out from under me on tight turns. This surprised me as I kept feeling like I was going to sit on my butt but it kept through the turn with no problems. This was all on the steepest runs at the resort.

While not Colorado or even Stratton, you can easily pick up some serious speed, which is what I was doing. It handled the speeds very well. I actually felt like it was faster than my Titan, perhaps because it's new (I zardoz my boards before every session)? I never thought I was going to lose control and could always turn/stop without a problem.

Perhaps, and more obviously, the biggest thing I noticed is how much pop the Rev had. Perhaps all RC/rocker boards are like this, but it seemed to have just flew off kickers without any help from me. I didn't have to really do anything to get any air. That was pretty impressive.

While going down, I now know how much more damp Titan is. On the Revolver, I could feel almost every bump and piece of crud under me, and the ride in general was louder than on the Titan. This was to be expected of course as this deck is a lot softer. Perhaps this was the only real negative point throughout the day, but not a deal killer by far.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Revolver. I believe it's described exactly as it should be on NS' website. It has a lot of pop, can handle speed very well and is very fun to ride. If I were to and do backcountry, I may opt for the Titan, although with RC, theoratically, Revolver should do quite well too. For very steep shoots, Titan is certainly the board of choice, but for all around mountain riding, glades, and park, Rev is the one.

Hope this review helps someone. Enjoy!
02-08-2010 09:01 AM
surfinsnow
Didn't mean to harsh on your choice

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Originally Posted by tyomak View Post
Thanks for everyone's insights. I'll go with the Revolver 159 based on the responses here, from AngrySnowboarder and from NS themselves. According to the NS folks the RC tech should give the edge I need to take steeper runs without an issue. They also mentioned that their Revolver/Evo line is stiffer/damper than the regular freestyle park board and that seems to be confirmed by b2cote.
I missed the post above. The Revolver is a great choice. I went for the Titan for some of the same reasons -- stiffness/dampness. But it's a traditional camber board. I wasn't ready to take the plunge on the "new" technolgy. Obviously, there are a lot of reasons why someone would want something other than Titan. If I could afford a higher-end quiver, I'd love to have an rc board. Headin' to Tahoe this week...maybe I'll demo one. Congrats -- enjoy your new stick!
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