Never Summer Revolver-R review
Yo guys, I got the NS Revolver few weeks back based on the the reviews here and angrysnowboarder.com. I was hesitating between the Legacy and the Revolver and went the the Revy cause I already have a stiff freeride deck. Here is the review:
Me: 180 pounds, 6.2, 6 years riding (30-40 days a season) mainly in Quebec ( tremblant, bromont jay).
Board: NS Revolver-R 159, bindings Cartels'06
My previous deck was an Option Booter 159 (3 years on it) So I am comparing the board to my old Option and my friends decks.
Board does not feel stiff( although it says it is 6/10) Very easy to bend and butter! Feels light and pops great, I was sometimes surprised how much air I would get out of it! On the top of that it is FAST!!! So fast that it gets a little scary on steep groomers, especially if you hit a kicker with that speed. Not as damp and solid on black diamonds as my old Booter.
Awesome for switch, finally I feel my switch is becoming solid.
Really, really fast edge to edge and AWESOME for tree riding ( although it is a wide board), holds great in pow, riding centered (although did not yet check it in deep deep pow)
So far tried it on slush/spring conditions, on wetish powder in the trees, groomers and some icy shit: rides great on all of it.
In a few words awesome, super FUN freestyle deck great for everything except bombing on very steep and choppy terrain.
(As far as bindings I think my Cartels are not the best bindings for this board, highback is a little too stiff and high, any suggestions?)