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Hey guys, new member here. I've scoured this forum in the past for research but never joined until now, so this is my first post!

I've been boarding a couple of seasons now and currently ride on a couple Never Summer boards. I decided to expand the quiver to include a powder board as well, and I'm thinking of breaking out of the NS circle I've been in.

I've narrowed it down to basically three candidates at this point:

NS swift in 162

Endeavor Archetype in 162

Bataleon Surfer between 159-162.

(If you can't tell, I'm a sucker for swallow tail boards)

I've read good things about all of them and unfortunately, time and availability prevents me from demoing all of them. What is y'all's take on the above? I'm leaning towards the endeavor right now as the reviews on it are super positive, it would be something new, and apparently it shreds on the groomers too.

Any thoughts or opinions are welcome. Thanks!
 

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I like big swallow tails, too, though I don’t have any of those particular boards. There are plenty of reviews and detailed comments on all boards mentioned though if you do some searching.
 

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Ya, i think I'm at the point where I've read too many reviews now and fallen into that analysis paralysis! Guess it's a good problem when you have too many good options
 

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Whoever that 1st guy was,.. :blink: He sure rode the fuck outta that Endeavor!!! :blink:
 

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Pretty sure he was on the Bataleon...
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...my bad! I was just going off the extreme swallowtail shape and made an assumption. I didn't notice the base graphic until I watched it again.

Either way,.. he rode the shit outta that deck, whosever it was! ;) lol.
 

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...my bad! I was just going off the extreme swallowtail shape and made an assumption. I didn't notice the base graphic until I watched it again.

Either way,.. he rode the shit outta that deck, whosever it was! ;) lol.
After watching it I came out feeling WTF....., that Bataleon Surfer absolutely rips.
 

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You say you want options: here is a "sort of swallow tail", non NS board. I can't deal with the graphics but some people (on acid) may love them. The quality is top-notch, though

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I kind of think they want it to look like a stoned trout ??
OMG...! :blink:

It soooo totally does!! :laugh:
 

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You say you want options: here is a "sort of swallow tail", non NS board. I can't deal with the graphics but some people (on acid) may love them. The quality is top-notch, though

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I kind of think they want it to look like a stoned trout ??
I think it's a pretty rad graphic. No acid included
Hmmm... I'm getting hungry... the graphic works :)
 

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Thanks for the input guys! I'm basically between the surfer and the endeavor at this point. I'm 190 lbs so I should probably get the 162, but I'm worried I won't be able to throw it around in the trees well. That surfer looks like it can get absolutely tossed!
 

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You say you want options: here is a "sort of swallow tail", non NS board. I can't deal with the graphics but some people (on acid) may love them. The quality is top-notch, though

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I kind of think they want it to look like a stoned trout ??
I think it's a pretty rad graphic. No acid included
Hmmm... I'm getting hungry... the graphic works <img src="http://www.snowboardingforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Ya, not into the psychadelic graphics that much, but looks like a dope board!
 

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You say you want options: here is a "sort of swallow tail", non NS board. I can't deal with the graphics but some people (on acid) may love them. The quality is top-notch, though

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I kind of think they want it to look like a stoned trout ??
Me likey............would totally ride........
 
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