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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-03-2010, 08:58 AM
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yes the sizing chart really weirds me out, until I saw Team had a sizing of 162 for feet 9.5-11.
To me, that's strange - my current board is some 156 firefly something. So when I saw 162 - thought it was weird. I guess i'm riding 157 for all mountain!
i'm 6', 145lb, size 9.5 and i'm riding the 157 gullwing. the teams are mid-wide boards so your size 10 dogs will fit it just fine. go longer if you're riding more powpowfreshyfreshygnargnar but i think the 157 will be more fun for you if you hit the park.

collider - your review is spot on and one of the best head-to-head board comparisons i've ever read.
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^thanks! ok, sounds like 157 will do for most all mtn riding and some park. i was thinking that it'd be strange taking a 162 to the park.

Yes agreed about the review from collider, your review helped me steer to the choice of this board when i was looking at the joystick and capita as well! eager to see how this thing compares to my Firefly ____ .
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first of all...awesome review...very indepth and good comparo against a board im interested in.

The nitro is a lot more attainable than an slr for me in Ontario Canada...but looking into this...the smallest is the 157! I've a total light weight...so thats not gonna work...sighhh. Why wont you make a 151 or 153 nitro!?
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yo jliu! my buddy ordered the same board at 157 - and he weighs somewhere between 130 - 140 lbs.. he's banking on reading about how the board "rides short".. but then again he's not an aggressive park rider, but using it for all mountain purposes.
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Yeah, I think the team is a sick board, but for a true bomber, I'd say step it up to a stiffer deck.
I'm personally looking for a pow deck with some length and stiffness for the choppy powder, and float for the deep stuff. All my friends are rocking 166's in that stuff and they're a lot less worked at the end of the runs. I'm torn between a pure pow board like the Charlie slasher and something more all mountainy that's just bigger.
One thing for sure- Lots of nose/tail scoop is key, even on rocker boards. I'm also a fan of those squared off shovel noses.
I'll gladly give up effective edge to not worry about sinking my nose.

@Hanzo, Triple8, patongue, jliu- Thanks for the props, guys!

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yo jliu! my buddy ordered the same board at 157 - and he weighs somewhere between 130 - 140 lbs.. he's banking on reading about how the board "rides short".. but then again he's not an aggressive park rider, but using it for all mountain purposes.
let me know how your friend finds it! I a shade under 130...so i still think even if it feels shorter its still too big :P

A little off topic...would the signal omni's "wavelength" rocker serve the same purpose as the gullwing and RC? signal's take seems to be the exact opposite...lol (camber between bindings and rocker at ends). Wouldn't the exact opposite make up have way different results?
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Ha. Yeah, I'm still scratching my head over that.
The Reverse/Gullwing style camber adds edge pressure between your feet, regular camber and wavelength/nidecker style camber releives edge pressure. Combine that with the rocker outside the bindings and your only major contact points are right under your feet. Gullwing/RC camber has major pressure areas at the tip, Under your foot, and in the center, totalling 5 points versus 2.
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Awesome review! I just bought a nitro team gullwing for 70% off on sierra. Kinda rushed into it cuz there was only one left in stock and after I bought it I started second guessing my decision. This review makes me feel so much better.
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I'm thinking about getting one myself, although I don't really need to I just liked the ride.
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Awesome review! I just bought a nitro team gullwing for 70% off on sierra. Kinda rushed into it cuz there was only one left in stock and after I bought it I started second guessing my decision. This review makes me feel so much better.
hah. same here jordan

you get the 157? when hit purchase there were 2 left. and when i was done. it said sold out. maybe we bought the last 2!

I just bought a new deck last year but at 138 dollars for one of Nitro's most highly praised 2010 board, you really really can't go wrong
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