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09-19-2011 06:40 AM
oskar
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
it won't become like a 6 year old dead no more camber ride in that 30-50 day time frame and you might not notice a differfence. Someone like me that feels all the little tech tweaks in a board shape and constuction notices.
Thats exactly what happend to my nitro T1,it just lost all it's pop. It did have over 100 days on it when i smashed it on rocks... But i still think it went to shit way too fast
09-19-2011 02:38 AM
duh The Evo is definately on the softer side for freeriding. There are two BIG changes in construction from what you have also. NS uses a hybrid design with rocker between the feet and camber starting just past the bindings extending to the end of the effective edge basically. The other change is Vario Grip which is a sidecut profile that adds more edge control through a modifies progressive sidecut with a straight section between the feet. Both work great. If you tend to like your boards soft then the Evo should be a good fit, if you want something a little stiffer for more control at speed then check out the SL or the Proto and if you want something stiff for the most control at speed then check out the Heritage or the Raptor.

All that said- Don't take our word for it. Everybody plays favorites and won't give you a truly honest and unbiased opinion. Nothing can replace the Demo experience. If you have a shop near you that demos NS then ride a couple different models and sizes to find that perfect board. For that matter you should demo other brands and models as well. Hybrid rocker is not for everyone, just as traditional camber, flat or full rocker are not for everyone. For example I like Hybrids and cambered boards, don't care about full rockered boards and feel that every flat snowboard I have ridden were the worst boards I've ridden in twenty plus years of board testing. To each his own.

As for the boards losing there lively feel. Most of the staff at our shop ride NS boards and tally up an average of 100 plus days a year on them. Never heard one complaint about the boards losing their lively, snappy feel any faster than ANY other board made of wood and fiberglass. I personally rode a Legacy in a pinch last spring that had months of heavy rental use and found the board to be quite lively and snappy.

Hope this helps out!
09-18-2011 07:13 PM
Nivek It's the wet layup and pre-preg glass that cause it. I mean it won't become like a 6 year old dead no more camber ride in that 30-50 day time frame and you might not notice a differfence. Someone like me that feels all the little tech tweaks in a board shape and constuction notices.
09-18-2011 06:45 PM
oskar
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Originally Posted by Nivek View Post
And when did this happen? 3-4 years ago they had some bad sidewall designs that cracked easy...

The way NS builds their stuff it will stay rideable for a good long while. But it will stop riding like day one after about 30-50 days on the mountain depending on how you ride. They lose their liveliness.
Your'e right about the sidewall thing thas was a 2008 wiig, cracked at two places.

But i'm kinda sorry to hear about the Ns thing since i just bought one, all i ever heard was they last a long time.
Do you think their new boards will be like that as well ? (the carbonium topsheet ones)
09-18-2011 05:31 PM
Nivek
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Originally Posted by oskar View Post
Nivek is not nice to Never Summer, think he might be employed by .... joke
Who? Nitro? No. My subpop is as good as day one. I am not calling you a liar, but you are either one beast of a dude or you abuse your boards if you killed a Wiig. He's a beast of a man. And when did this happen? 3-4 years ago they had some bad sidewall designs that cracked easy... The base on my Subpop has proven to be extremely resilient.

The way NS builds their stuff it will stay rideable for a good long while. But it will stop riding like day one after about 30-50 days on the mountain depending on how you ride. They lose their liveliness.

I'm not "nice" to neversummer cause I had to deal with their fanboys for years and I've always gotten an aire of elitism whenever I've dealt with them.
09-18-2011 02:28 PM
oskar Nivek is not nice to Never Summer, think he might be employed by .... joke
09-18-2011 02:24 PM
Vexous2213 hehe so how do you reckon the 2011/2012 evo would go for a ful season? :3
09-18-2011 02:15 PM
oskar And how does it ride now ? Cuz my T1 did'nt last for shit and dont get me started with the Andreas Wiig one ..
09-18-2011 02:01 PM
Nivek
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Nivek have you actually ridden a nitro board for a full season ?
Cuz i have twice, and they both broke /:
Yes my Subpop has over 200 days on it.
09-18-2011 01:55 PM
oskar Nivek have you actually ridden a nitro board for a full season ?
Cuz i have twice, and they both broke /:
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