If your idea of a terrain park run is: cornice to powder field to cliff drop to tight trees, the Never Summer Titan is your snowboard.
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This board does not live up to its billing. It does okay, but has a tendency to skid when carving at high speeds. Also, it is slower from edge-to-edge than others of its waist width. I don't know what the damping does, since the board chatters as much as any other, but is heavier. I suppose the durability will come in handy in the long run, but why would I want this board for the long run? The board works fine, and it had the length and width that I wanted. I am content with it, but not blown away. After 22 years of snowboarding, I hope that I can make anything work, so I am left a bit underwhelmed.
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years riding: 18
What can i say. this board is fast . damn fast. i bought it to replace a nitro supernatural that i loved so much i refused to get rid of it even when it got all soft and marshmellowy! then it broke:(
I bought the 169 titan after never seeing one, but liking the reviews out there. this is not a board for beginners. you need to be good, smart, and confident to ride it, or she'll take you where she pleases.
I've never used a board that grips better, and rides so smoothly. there is no chatter, no slip, and no question about whether or not you will be the fastest rider out there.
NOTE: when setting up your stance, you may want to move it a bit forward unless your riding full back country pow. i still have a 3 inch set back in the length of nose/tail to outside of binding, but its moved up on the inserts. this board has a long sidecut, and the shift up to the front has made it 100% more controllabe.
Oh, and careful on little kickers that you think you'll just pop off of and coast a few feet... this board has insane pop! i'm not a jumper and i cleared a sitting down adult boarder and the landing last weekend by accident!
Happiest Ever. :-)
This is my 3rd board, and I must say that I will need some hardcore convincing to switch brands in the future. This board rides like a dream. Effortless turn initiation, super stable at fast speeds going with the fall line, and snappy turn finishes. I have never felt more confident on a board than on my Titan. This board holds an edge like no other, it has NEVER slipped out from under me, even on the east coast ice that jarred me in the past. I feel like I am floating when I am on this board - the damping system cancels out nearly every vibration! This board is meant to be an all mountain freeride board, but in truth it is light enough to pop off of jumps as well. I recently rode over an exposed boulder (everything is melting now over here :-( ) and after my run, I expected a nasty gash. Not a scratch on the base. All this, with the industry's only 3 year warranty? My only complaint is that my teeth hurt from smiling so damn much on this. This thing is worth every penny. Riding this board has sealed my fate as a boarder for life.
NS from this day foward
My 1st board was Lib Dave Lee, a Legedary freeride design. I went to a Lib Jaime Lynn and rode switch for a season until I wrecked the nose off a 15' kicker. Dave held up good but Jaime was too fragile, which lead me to NS.
The Titan is very close to the Dave but, much more solid and responsive. No chatter at all and your knees will love it! Not for the thrifty spender, but worth every penny.