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10-24-2012 09:04 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
Out of curiosity I emailed them.
Very interesting. That is in direct conflict with their marketing materials and with what Gags (and other sales guys) have been telling people.
10-24-2012 08:51 PM
jdang307 Out of curiosity I emailed them.

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Hi Joe,

The sidecut on the SL will not be setback, but the bindings will be setback by about 0.5". If you move the bindings forward, you will get a ride like that of a true twin.

Thanks for the support of NS!

Never Summer Industries
5077 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
Phone (303) 320-1813
Fax (303) 320-0771
10-10-2012 01:03 AM
604al Yes, and both the same size. Both can be considered quiver killers I suppose, but at the same time there almost never is one board that does it all perfectly.
10-09-2012 07:27 PM
marcdeo
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Biggest difference I noticed riding them back to back was dampening and weight.
Proto lighter, SL damper? what sizes did you ride?
10-09-2012 05:13 PM
604al Biggest difference I noticed riding them back to back was dampening and weight.
10-09-2012 01:00 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by 03SVTCobra View Post
They are always quick to respond over there. I got the same response about the heritage

The Heritage is also directional, but has symmetrical sidecuts and flex patterns, making it able to be ridden like a twin if the bindings are slightly set forward on the board.
Yeah, they are quick to respond - just wish that they were clearer what they mean by 'symmetrical'/more accurate. Like the SL the Heritage (and the Legacy, and the Cobra,...) the sidecut itself is symmetrical, but the board itself is not (even disregarding the binding position) - because the sidecut is setback.
Consequently, unlike the Proto these boards do not become true twins when the bindings are centered on the board.
10-09-2012 12:42 PM
03SVTCobra
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Originally Posted by marcdeo View Post

The SL is a directional twin, so it has symmetrical sidecuts and flex patterns with the binding stance slightly set back. If you move the bindings forward, you will get a ride like that of a true twin. Hope this helps!
They are always quick to respond over there. I got the same response about the heritage

The Heritage is also directional, but has symmetrical sidecuts and flex patterns, making it able to be ridden like a twin if the bindings are slightly set forward on the board.
10-09-2012 11:51 AM
hktrdr
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Their website states setback, but doesn't go into detail on what is setback. When I had mine, the sidecuts were symmetrical, just the mounting points were setback.
Have seen reference to sidecut setback in several items of dealer literature. Hell, Gags even expressly mentions it in the SL product video...
10-09-2012 11:48 AM
sleev-les
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Yes, they did. But it is not clear what that means - symmetrical along the length/narrowest part of the board or symmetrical around the reference stand? And if they meant the former, then that statement clashes with their official sales materials which state that the sidecut is set back.
Which one do you believe (assuming there really is a conflict)? I will go with the official materials - especially after the customer service guys recommended the 'between chin and nose' method for determining the correct board size...

Their website states setback, but doesn't go into detail on what is setback. When I had mine, the sidecuts were symmetrical, just the mounting points were setback.
10-09-2012 11:42 AM
Basti It's nice that they responded in detail. I wrote an email to Arbor eight weeks ago with a very similar question about the Coda and the Element and I never got an answer.
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