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04-12-2014 04:27 PM
Simon Birch I ended the season riding my new 158 SL for three days at Jay Peak. There wasn't any powder but it handled great. No chatter when bombing, carved like a dream, and was real easy to ride switch. I didn't do any tricks or hit the park with it but I love this board.
03-13-2014 01:14 PM
Bertieman
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
"soft flex"? Snowtrooper is meant to have the same flex and dampning as the SL...but the SL aint no soft flex...?
Yeah if anything more flex is what it should be, huh
03-13-2014 12:49 AM
scotty100
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Originally Posted by Loftness View Post
One Snowtrooper review I happened across recently:

thesnowbro | no ties, no lies
"soft flex"? Snowtrooper is meant to have the same flex and dampning as the SL...but the SL aint no soft flex...?
03-12-2014 10:27 PM
Loftness One Snowtrooper review I happened across recently:

thesnowbro | no ties, no lies
03-12-2014 07:05 PM
Dago91 I currently ride a 2013 NS Legacy 161cm. Im 6'3 200lbs boot size 13 US.

Here are my Impressions after riding it 30+ days this year.

On groomers: The board is very stable and has great edge hold. The board is very damp, NS does not mess around here and it shows. Because of the flex in the board it is alittle playful and takes a few runs to get use too.

On Pow: WOW.. this board does not disappoint! It floats effortlessly in the deep stuff and in Switzerland this winter we have been dumped on Pow wise. The board just wants to surf and with little effort as well. It has quick edge to edge response which makes tree runs much more enjoyable.

On Flats: This is where it took the most time to get use too.. the rocker makes the board feel skatey and if you do not concentrate or ride correctly you will washout. It is a weird feeling but once you learn how to handle the feeling its all good. For me you stay crouched with more weight on your back foot and the front foot more straight.

Overall: I am very happy with this board.. from bombing steeps to surfing the POW it is a solid fun ride. This board likes to go fast!! last weekend we found a Pow steep at Splugen and the speedometer app on my iPhone clocked in at 72km on a straight bomb. This board is also very well built, I hit a rock at speed on a tree run and nothing more then a rut on the base.

Hope this helps..

Also I bought mine from backcountry for $305 in June 2013. Not saying you will be as lucky with the size you need but just food for thought. You might also want to check out the NS Cobra. It is said to be a more aggressive SL with blunted tips.
03-12-2014 02:43 PM
scotty100
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Originally Posted by Bertieman View Post
Awesome, thanks. You think the legacy is more aggressive than a burton custom flying v? Speed and carving wise
I've never riden a custom flying V so can't really compare. I do know the flying V rocker/camber profile is much different to the SL/Legacy rocker/camber profile and hence will likely ride completely different. Flying V's rocker on the custom is much more pronounced I believe. You'll get more of that squirelly feeling when flatbasing.

I do have an SL though and like the board a lot. It's a good all mountain deck. Holds a good edge on hardpack and is not too bad in powder either. Good in shitty conditions too as it's quite damp and stable. You can ride it hard as you want and it'll stand up and is also fine when just cruising about.

If you get the Legacy I'd suggest detuning the tip and tail the usual way as I found it a little "grabby" to begin with. No bevel on the edges with NS boards. But it's no big deal.
03-12-2014 02:22 PM
augie
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
Is there a review for a NS SL? Searching for either gave me about 1000 threads to sift through? More importantly, Do the experts feel this board would not be overkill on the Midwest hills, being that it appears to be suitable out west? $400 seems like right about where I should be for my board budget...
funny you should ask. I have a NS SLr 161 for past few years, as well as a uber cheap atomic pivot 156 for goofing around on, it's way to soft for real speed (atomic), but tons of fun. when I head out to colorado or utah, I only take the SLr. When I head to the local hill in the midwest, I just take the atomic.

Last trip to copper, we had 20 degree first day with just crunchy groomers/tree runs, next day was 45 degree spent on terrain park and trees, then 12" of snow next day and we road the cat a few times and got pretty deep powder runs on tucker mountain. There were spots in drifts I couldn't see below mid thigh, but the slr kept me cruising, never got stuck and didn't have to ride way back on rear foot either.

I think I could go a size smaller though. I have a 161 and am 6'2 180lbs.
03-12-2014 01:30 PM
Bertieman
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
Dogfunk has it for $407, 20% off right now. Keep checking as they will probably go to 30% off next couple of weeks.
Awesome, thanks. You think the legacy is more aggressive than a burton custom flying v? Speed and carving wise
03-12-2014 01:28 PM
scotty100
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Originally Posted by Bertieman View Post
I've been scouting for a 156 NS legacy, but there aren't any up on ebay and such. Hope to find one for 350 or under before next season
Dogfunk has it for $407, 20% off right now. Keep checking as they will probably go to 30% off next couple of weeks.
03-12-2014 01:22 PM
Bertieman
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Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
You'll be fine with that waist width. Now is the time to snag one with end of season discounts happening. Snowtrooper will be a different bend profile, more elongated camber I think but still with rocker inbetween the bindings. I don't think there are any actual reviews of it yet as it's not out until later this year.
I've been scouting for a 156 NS legacy, but there aren't any up on ebay and such. Hope to find one for 350 or under before next season
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