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02-14-2012 04:02 AM
Flant just riding vario on a NS Premier F1 through some crud here in Japan and it chews through it quite well or maybe im just excited because i dont get to ski too much these days.
09-25-2011 09:39 PM
sidewall Dano great choice man. I'm looking at the T. Rice's myself. Curious how the horsepower rides, specifically dampness.

Oh and I haven't ridden vario but magne is tough to live without on the east coast.
09-25-2011 12:33 PM
danm
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Here she is boys and girls, the new whip. Thanks for all the input, the dampening in the NeverSummers' sure was tempting but at the end of the day I went with the stick i knew best.

Cheers!

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09-24-2011 03:52 PM
Dano Here she is boys and girls, the new whip. Thanks for all the input, the dampening in the NeverSummers' sure was tempting but at the end of the day I went with the stick i knew best.

Cheers!

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09-20-2011 06:41 PM
Flant cheers @lisevolution. Still tossing up NS 158 Heritage V 159 Premier... I hope either will be great.
09-16-2011 07:52 AM
lisevolution I ride NY, VT, MA, and PA all of which are hard packed at best icy on average and boilerplate at worst. I own a Legacy and have ridden the dark, skunk and the old 11up all with mtx or btx. Add to that the fact I'm like 270lbs and let's just say I put pressure on my edges. The vario is definitely not as grippy as the vario but I like the vario better. As BGilly said it just transitions edge to edge more naturally. Also if conditions are boilerplate it doesn't matter which one you're riding, you have to point it and barely work your edges anyway.

As far as the difference in dampness, truthfully my gut tells me you will barely notice the difference anyway. Yes the NS is solid and plows through crud but we don't get enough snow outside of jay to really have to worry about that. The bs snow piles at the end of the day can be charged through on 1984 Burton backhill just fine.

Both brands make good boards. I went with NS because I wanted the 3 yr warranty and I prefer their take on alt camber
09-16-2011 12:45 AM
Lstarrasl people that say Magnatraction is sticky or catchy are kooks!
09-16-2011 12:23 AM
jdang307
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How much more smoothly do NS boards ride vs Lib/Gnu? I hear alot of people love the smoothness the NS boards have because of the dampening. Gnu and lib seem to be pretty dry as far as I've heard.
No experience with mervin but an SL paired up with K2 Uprise (harshmellow) was like gliding over cream. It's noticeable.
09-15-2011 11:24 PM
Emur00 How much more smoothly do NS boards ride vs Lib/Gnu? I hear alot of people love the smoothness the NS boards have because of the dampening. Gnu and lib seem to be pretty dry as far as I've heard.
09-15-2011 11:09 PM
AdamBQ Dano, you can buy local in Edmonton.

Go to Skiers Sportshop on 109th St right before turning onto the low level. They have the full NS line up. It's where I bought my 2009/10 Legacy, and where I got my 2010/11 Raptor X. They are pretty good there, I've had good experiences every time I have gone in. So that at least solves the "buy local" problem for you.
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