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11-12-2012 09:38 AM
JHeagz
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Originally Posted by danm View Post
Yeah, I'm thinking Cobra plus NX2 SE's for next season, ........

So please test that setup?!?!?!?!?!?

Also, I'll probably just keep my T.Rice 157 NXT-FSE setup for straight up bombing days and use the Cobra for every day all mountain...
I'm considering the Cobra vs the Yes-PYL as a more powder friendly alternative to my Trice. Do you think the Cobra is good enough in the pow to be a real addition to along w/ the TRice or do you see them as very similar boards?
11-10-2012 10:38 AM
huckit
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Hey Huckit,

If you are ever able to ride with us, I'll bring my Proto and Cobra along. Size allowing, you are more than welcome to demo them before you make a purchase decision.

Like Sabatoa said, I spend most of my time at Holly/PK because they are close to me. When I make a drive up north, I'm always aiming for Crystal Mountain.
Hey guys, sorry for the very late reply; due to work, college, and malfunctioning Apple devices I haven't been able to get on here much.

Honestly, I haven't been to Crystal yet, but I'd love to ride there sometime. Yeah, let me know when you're up this way; It'd be awesome to have a chance to demo either one of those boards. I ride a 155 usually, but that's my evo. In the 152-159 would be okay for demo'ing purposes I think. Thanks for the offer! If I get to head down your way this winter, I'll definitely look into Holly - I looked at some photos and it looks like a good mt. to check out (for Mich. anyway.

Again, thanks guys! Definitely stoked for this snow season!
11-02-2012 10:03 PM
Leo Hey Huckit,

If you are ever able to ride with us, I'll bring my Proto and Cobra along. Size allowing, you are more than welcome to demo them before you make a purchase decision.

Like Sabatoa said, I spend most of my time at Holly/PK because they are close to me. When I make a drive up north, I'm always aiming for Crystal Mountain.
10-15-2012 12:38 PM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by huckit View Post
"Dammit winter needs to get here."

OMG YES.

After reading this review, I really want to try the Cobra. Even if its just riding groomers at boyne or nubs nob. In the quiver next to the Evo... And, I'm sorry if I missed this, and I don't want to create some off-topic disscusion, but where do you ride Leo or Sabatoa? Anwhere near Ann Arbor? I'll probably take a few passes through there this winter, and I wouldn't mind stopping for some riding.
Leo spends most of his time at Holly and Pine Knob, I believe Crystal Mountain is his favorite hill but he's busy and it's hard to get him up there.

I'm in Lansing so while it sucks that nowhere is close to me, the upside is that everything is the same distance so I'll hit the SE Michigan hills if I'm riding with Leo and/or David_Z but normally I just take long weekends up north to the Boynes, Caberfae, Crystal and all that.
10-15-2012 09:35 AM
huckit "Dammit winter needs to get here."

OMG YES.

After reading this review, I really want to try the Cobra. Even if its just riding groomers at boyne or nubs nob. In the quiver next to the Evo... And, I'm sorry if I missed this, and I don't want to create some off-topic disscusion, but where do you ride Leo or Sabatoa? Anwhere near Ann Arbor? I'll probably take a few passes through there this winter, and I wouldn't mind stopping for some riding.
10-01-2012 12:08 PM
sabatoa
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Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
No, they are steeper although they generally tend to be wider and more open with less trees/moguls (not always true though). Here is an example photo of a double black diamond. This is the "drop in" for the Wall at Kirkwood.



Squaw's KT-22 only rates a single black diamond and becomes blue half way down.



That's not to say there aren't challenging slopes elsewhere... just there are more out West as the mountain are bigger. I grew up in New England any moved out West after college.
That video looked so.much.fun.

Dammit winter needs to get here.
10-01-2012 12:08 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
We do have a few legitimate steeps here (not like that wall obviously) but as Sabatoa pointed out, the steel sections are very, very short.

Now, couple this with the fact that you can tell how damp a board is by riding just regular mellow blues. I rode a heritage here and I knew seconds into my run that nothing in Michigan will unlock its potential.

I make no secrets about where I ride or my riding ability. This is why NS doesn't send me a heritage or raptor to review.

They sent me the cobra because while it can perform very well on big mountains, it performs equally well on small ones. I mentioned I loved it in the trees for the tight turns I had to do.
So that's why they sent you an Evo
10-01-2012 12:04 PM
kleraudio Leo,

Thanks a lot for clearing that up for me!

I've decided on the SL, i think it is perfect for where im at and where i want to be!

Jim
10-01-2012 11:55 AM
Leo We do have a few legitimate steeps here (not like that wall obviously) but as Sabatoa pointed out, the steel sections are very, very short.

Now, couple this with the fact that you can tell how damp a board is by riding just regular mellow blues. I rode a heritage here and I knew seconds into my run that nothing in Michigan will unlock its potential.

I make no secrets about where I ride or my riding ability. This is why NS doesn't send me a heritage or raptor to review.

They sent me the cobra because while it can perform very well on big mountains, it performs equally well on small ones. I mentioned I loved it in the trees for the tight turns I had to do.
10-01-2012 11:25 AM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
I heard that it's not so much the steeps are that much steeper or the blacks harder, it's that they're mainly a lot longer out west.



Flame on, Westies!
No, they are steeper although they generally tend to be wider and more open with less trees/moguls (not always true though). Here is an example photo of a double black diamond. This is the "drop in" for the Wall at Kirkwood.



Squaw's KT-22 only rates a single black diamond and becomes blue half way down.



That's not to say there aren't challenging slopes elsewhere... just there are more out West as the mountain are bigger. I grew up in New England any moved out West after college.
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