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10-23-2015 01:29 PM
powderjunkie Bought a 164 Snowtrooper this year. Pretty stoked to try it out in the trees and pow!
10-23-2015 01:10 PM
Neversummer85
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Originally Posted by chatyak View Post
I’ve been riding for about 12-13 years. Started in 1999-2000ish. I can handle a variety of terrain. I am 90% riding around the mountain and 10% doing tricks off of natural features. I don’t do the park anymore really – maybe a lap or two through it as I cruise around.

I am on the east coast and ride mainly hard packed snow .... man made snow (errr....ice), etc.. I do however take trips out west and when I do, I want to be able to ride the powder without struggling or nosediving. In fact I need a new board because I'm headed to Whistler in a few weeks.

Well the board I have had for a few years is a traditional camber – and that’s where my problem is.

I’ve always ridden a camber board – but I hit a rail at the end of last year and it broke the top sheet up off my board. I’ve read reviews where people had a hard time adjusting to camber/rocker/camber like Never Summer has. I’m just wondering what you think would be a good board for me?

I am 5'11 / 139 lbs, goofy stance.

I am seriously considering buying a NeverSummer SL. Is this the right board?

I want something that is:

Stable at high speed
Good on hard pack
Playful - because I do like to butter around while I ride, switch, press while riding, etc..
Good for powder (for trips out west) - no nosediving!

In short, I am more all mountain than just the terrain park. I like to hit natural features and be playful - all the while staying on runs. I don't know whether to go with the SL or the Proto or the Heritage or the Cobra... I don't care too much about graphics... obviously no pink fairies on the board... but the ride of the board is more important. I rather have a huge smile on my face as a graphic because the board rocks, versus some cool art photo on it.


Thank you!
The SL is actually discontinued and is now known as the snowtrooper which I have. It's a solid board. I've done everything with it. I'm on the east coast too but I tried it at my old job on a gear testing trip which is how I fell in love with it. Very versatile directional twin board with rock/cam/rock profile and medium flex. It's got a low pro nose but it floats surprisingly well. Just food for thought if you like the SL.
10-23-2015 11:11 AM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
The West. Definitely The West.

If I could only own one current production board to do everything, it'd be The West.
Really? I was sold on paper. I was 110% sure I was gonna love the West more.

Exact opposite.

The Rip-Saw blew it away, for me anyway.

You won't be disappointed in either of them, but I don't think the Rip-Saw less fun.
Just a more powerful fun.

I vote for the Rip-Saw.

I am totally against twins & I still say the Rip-Saw.


TT
10-23-2015 08:49 AM
AlexDonald1988 I am in the same situation, I currently own a never summer sl and am looking at a west.
10-16-2015 12:54 PM
linvillegorge The West. Definitely The West.

If I could only own one current production board to do everything, it'd be The West.
10-16-2015 12:48 PM
Stavros
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Originally Posted by buggravy View Post
West is definitely forgiving. It's a pretty mellow, but fun ride overall. It's been a couple of years since I rode an SL, but if I had to compare the flex of the West to the SL based on memory I'd say that the West is slightly softer overall, though relatively comparable. The West is noticeably softer and more mellow than the Ripsaw. I wouldn't call it simply a "softer Ripsaw". It's just a completely different board. If you're looking for a fresh update to your SL, but were happy with the SL, I don't think you can go wrong with the West.

Thanks a lot

You were helpful !
09-18-2015 07:36 AM
buggravy
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Originally Posted by Stavros View Post
hello!



i use to ride a neversummer sl for 5 years now. i bought the board when i was novice and it help me to go to intermediate level.
i am happy with this board but i start looking more edge control (especially in black runs).
i saw 1-2 years before the new ripsaw and i was thinking of buying but on second thoughts i think i will loose a lot of the playfull and forgiveness of the sl plus it will be more demanding especially in the end of the day which the legs are not obey the commands

this year neversummer made the west . a softer version of the ripsaw ... does any of you rode it in some tests to tell me somethings about the board?

is it forgiving? if you compare it to the sl is it more stiff? if you compare it to the ripsaw what does it feel?

thanks in advance!!
West is definitely forgiving. It's a pretty mellow, but fun ride overall. It's been a couple of years since I rode an SL, but if I had to compare the flex of the West to the SL based on memory I'd say that the West is slightly softer overall, though relatively comparable. The West is noticeably softer and more mellow than the Ripsaw. I wouldn't call it simply a "softer Ripsaw". It's just a completely different board. If you're looking for a fresh update to your SL, but were happy with the SL, I don't think you can go wrong with the West.
09-18-2015 06:22 AM
Stavros hello!



i use to ride a neversummer sl for 5 years now. i bought the board when i was novice and it help me to go to intermediate level.
i am happy with this board but i start looking more edge control (especially in black runs).
i saw 1-2 years before the new ripsaw and i was thinking of buying but on second thoughts i think i will loose a lot of the playfull and forgiveness of the sl plus it will be more demanding especially in the end of the day which the legs are not obey the commands

this year neversummer made the west . a softer version of the ripsaw ... does any of you rode it in some tests to tell me somethings about the board?

is it forgiving? if you compare it to the sl is it more stiff? if you compare it to the ripsaw what does it feel?

thanks in advance!!
01-09-2013 07:54 PM
chatyak




Couple of pics with the bindings attached for those wondering...
01-09-2013 04:00 PM
chatyak
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
The SL so far is one of the smoothest board I rode on (not many). Some don't like that, but when cruising groomers it's great.

I'm curious for the Cobra ride.
The guy at the shop had one and he was telling me that those who demo'd it said it felt very stiff - comparably to the other neversummers I am guessing.
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