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hey everyone,

after weeks of researching and lurkin around the forums, I've decided to just come out and ask for help. I currently own a Rossi Angus 158MW with about 8 days of use, but it turns out the mid wide was a mistake. Oh well. Anyway, I'm lookin to re-up for the next season since I'm moving out to CO to work on a mountain.

I've narrowed it down to either never summer's SL or Arbor's Coda. I was recently put on to Smokin Snowboards, but there's so many camber options and I'm not really sure which compare to the SL/Coda. I'm open to suggestions.

I'm at 5'7" and 170 lbs and size 10 boot. I'm more of an all mountain guy who likes to cruise groomers at high speeds, but I also want to get into the backcountry/trees and hit natural features. Maybe some kickers in the park, no real interest in rails/jibs. Things most important to me are edge hold, pow float, durability, and maneuverability.

So, what are the pros/cons of the SL vs the Coda? Which Smokin board would compete with these? Sizing advice would be appreciated as well. Would 155 be too short?

so many options! :dizzy:

Thanks for the help!
 

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An SL would match up to a smokin super park or buck ferton. The neversummer RC would be a close match to smokins clash rocker. Neversummer and smokin both make great products. Between my son and I we have around 15 of the smokin boards from the past 2 seasons. They are super durable and Have great float with the clash rocker.

Smokin has a mild magna traction which I like a lot in all conditions.
 

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Thanks for the responses!

Nivek: it's not so much of a "misfit" as it is personal preference. maybe it's all in my head as the mid wide is only a cm wider...

I shoulda mentioned that I want to move towards the RC tech or even true rocker. That's my main reason for wanting a new board. and better edge hold..

It might come down to pricing between the SL, Coda, and Super Park. Does anyone have experience on these and can offer comparison. They all seem pretty similar, but there's gotta be some advantages.
 

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I have riden 2013 super parks and a 2013 SL. I like the ride of the super park a little better. They ride very similar but the edge hold of the super park was better. Float is equal in powder.....
 

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hey everyone,
I'm more of an all mountain guy who likes to cruise groomers at high speeds, but I also want to get into the backcountry/trees and hit natural features. Maybe some kickers in the park, no real interest in rails/jibs. Things most important to me are edge hold, pow float, durability, and maneuverability.
maybe i'm missing something, but wouldn't a cobra better fit you for a never summer board? it seems like your more freeride than freestyle to me?
 

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Last year's Coda or this year's, newer shape?

To me, the SL was comfortable at higher speeds and smooth (damp). Coda was more springy and fun. I couldn't wait to find something to launch off of on the Coda.

Haven't ridden the Superpark but wish I could try out a Smokin board.

I feel the Arbors are better for messing around and jumping off things. The SL and Cobra were better for fast cruising groomers (my experience). The Cobra definitely has a little pop in it but just not as much as the older Coda. I'm still surprised how much pop it had for a rocker board. Quick little skate ollies weren't a problem.

One sidenote that might not be important, the Never Summer boards take a lot more abuse then Arbor boards do, in my experience. Coda and Westmark base look pretty beat up, NS base must be made out of titanium or something, very resistant to damage.
 

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I would imagine that one of them is a team rider, possibly the son. Or they do distribution in some manner. Looking at Argos summer boarding shots i would assume they had close relations with the smokin' people.
 

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I would imagine that one of them is a team rider, possibly the son. Or they do distribution in some manner. Looking at Argos summer boarding shots i would assume they had close relations with the smokin' people.
Good guess. Except we are Not distributors though
 

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Rocker camber profile is WAY more mellow on the Smokin compared to the Never Summer. I would almost consider Smokin to be flat with a bit of rocker in the middle.....small bit.
 
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