some 2011 gear reviews - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-10-2010, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bluetroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Markham, Ontario
Posts: 133
Default some 2011 gear reviews

So I got the chance to demo some 2011 gear this past week.

Neversummer Evo 155
Neversummer SL 155
Lib Tech Skate Banana 154
DC MLF Ikka Backstrom 155
Ride Machete 158
Ride DH2 153

First off, my riding style is 70 ripping and 30 park. So I do prefer a mid-stiff deck that's able to charge for the occasional trip into the park.

This is the order of which I liked them.

1. Ride Machete
Lowrize rocker on this baby is amazing. For a second I didn't know if I was riding a cambered board? It doesn't ride at all like a rockered deck! it has incredible edge hold. This board is just so fast and it's complimented with the slimewalls do an excellent job dampening the ride when you are ripping it. It's also very quick edge to edge. I rode the 158cm and it didn't even ride like a 58! Pop is awesome for a rockered board. I totally recommend this board.. i think it's THAT good.

2. Neversummer Evo
This is a fun soft play around day board. I probably wouldn't get this if it was my only deck because it's just too chattery at speeds. But where it excels is buttery goodness! you can just spin and spin and spin. It rides similar to a rockered board but at the same time it's not as surfy(like a skate banana). It's got decent pop for a rockered deck and the camber at the nose and tail help with the landings.

3. Neversummer SL
This is your all moutain slayer. INCREDIBLE edge hold with the Vario Power grip sidecut! awesome dampening! soft enough to butter but you will need to put in a bit more effort compared to the Evo. This board is also very fast. Also with rocker+camber like the Evo it's surfy but definitely not like a skate banana! You basically feel more in control when ripping it down!

4. DC MLF Ikka
Another all mountain deck. I didn't find too special. It has great pop. dampening is quite good. edge hold was decent, nothing too special. you can definitely rip it though with this deck. It's a mid-stiff deck.

5. Lib Tech Skate Banana
Ahh, the Skate Banana. If you've never ridden one, I suggest you try it. it rides like a surfboard. It's also less chattery than the Neversummer Evo. So this deck can definitely ride outside the park if you want. pop was just ok, but landings are pretty sketchy. Magnetraction also helps increase the edge hold.

6. Ride DH2
I didn't find this deck too special. The edge hold was definitely not as strong as the Machete. Board would just seem to slide for a bit until the edge finally decides to bite down. Probably because of the smaller size. However, it was very quick edge to edge. good pop. I didn't find this deck too interesting.

Also,

Neversummer now has camber+rocker on the entire line-up. The Titan Raptor. It looks sick. My friend rode it and said it's a missile and carves like a samurai sword through turkey!
__________________
"I live my life a quarter-mile at a time, for those 10 seconds or less... i'm free."

11 Never Summer Heritage 158, 08 Rome Targa
10 Never Summer Premier F1-R 159
08 Nitro Eero Ettala 155, 07 Rome 390
07 Capita Outdoor Living 154
Cervelo Soloist Carbon Ultegra

Last edited by bluetroll; 02-10-2010 at 06:47 PM.
bluetroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
redlude97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle/Portland
Posts: 1,090
Default

nice reviews! How would you compare the stiffness and buttereability of the machete to the DH2? Was the DH2 a 158 as well?
redlude97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
oxi
Senior Member
 
oxi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 177
Default

woo!!! sweet reviews!!
oxi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 03:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
ss0
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 15
Default

Are there any differences between the 2010 SL and the 2011 SL apart from graphics?
ss0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 04:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: DC
Posts: 92
Default

Damn You! already playing with the new stuff..
How was buttering, presses on the Machete?
Rice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 06:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bluetroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Markham, Ontario
Posts: 133
Default

i think the dh2 was a 53cm... the machete is buttery goodness! so comparing the two is kinda hard... but the machete was definitely more fun!

I believe the 2011 SL is the same as the 2010. don't quote me on that tho.
__________________
"I live my life a quarter-mile at a time, for those 10 seconds or less... i'm free."

11 Never Summer Heritage 158, 08 Rome Targa
10 Never Summer Premier F1-R 159
08 Nitro Eero Ettala 155, 07 Rome 390
07 Capita Outdoor Living 154
Cervelo Soloist Carbon Ultegra
bluetroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 07:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 179
Default

dude where are you demoing these boards if you're in markham? as far as i know, no stores in ontario even carry never summer.
shredder07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 14
Default

Dose the new skate banana have C2 BTX or did they keep it traditional BTX?
Erban32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,610
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shredder07 View Post
dude where are you demoing these boards if you're in markham? as far as i know, no stores in ontario even carry never summer.
Damn...didn't even notice that. I'd like to know as well!!
DC5R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
B.Gilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Berkshires
Posts: 774
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ss0 View Post
Are there any differences between the 2010 SL and the 2011 SL apart from graphics?
Yes there is
__________________
The season is almost upon us!!!!


www.facebook.com/Gillyssnowboardshop
B.Gilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums