If your idea of a terrain park run is from cornice to powder field to cliff drop to tight trees, the Never Summer Titan is your snowboard.
Never Summer designed the Titan to drop cliffs, point chutes, and cruise through deep-ass powder. Never Summer pulled out all the stops to bring aggressive riders a responsive and torsionally stiff freeride board that eats up any terrain. Lay into deep carves in the back bowl, then make tight turns through the glades—a tri-radial sidecut keeps you stable at high speeds, initiates turns effortlessly, and provides a clean and snappy finish. Mad dampening gives you an ultra-smooth ride, while carbon laminate give you lightning-quick response—just think about it, and you'll be on edge. The combination of Never Summer's FlightCore wood core and DuraSurf XT 5501 base—Never Summer's fastest base ever—gives you unparalleled high-speed control.
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Believe the hype!
Awesome - that's all I have to say. Just bought a Titan 169. The best board I've ever ridden, and I've tested it in all conditions - pow, bumps, trees, groomers. I've only ridden it one day, but put it to the test - a 6" pow day at Jackson Hole, rode it top to bottom - the Tram, the Bowl and different exposures to groomers at the base - all 4,139' vert feet - several times.
I would not recommend this board for inexperienced riders - it's amazingly fast, and if you can't check your speed properly, you will be sh!tting a brick, make a stupid move and lose control.
This board turns like it's on a rail - it's incredible, and it's so damn stable at high speeds - I found myself blazing down steep pitches - gapers beware!!
A bit about myself...
Size 12 Boots
Home Mountain - Jackson Hole
40+ days a year lift served/bc
Do yourself a favor and get this board!!!
Peaks, bowls, faces, chutes, crud bustin'
The best freeride board. Cadillac is an understatement. Titan is super smooth. Responds like no other. Overall it's heavy but that helps when you get tears even with goggles on. So it's fast, stable, and makes you very confident. Get yourself some Nidecker Carbon 800's and you will be bustin' the crud like a bulldozer. Take caution tough, you might not want to ride anything else after you ride Never Summer.
NOT even close to average
Capt Carl says after 22 years on the hill he has no idea why th NS Titan gets all the hype. This must be because he's not has good as he thinks he is, if you skid while carving on a board then your not setting your edge. I have riden lots of brands and the NS is a Caddy! they rail like no ones busniess, crush through the chop, and do it in a manner that leaves you less fatigued...that's what the damping's for Carl. The other guys must be a little more sensitive to the boards response and have a better feel because they all saw it the same and the same as most of my buddy's see it. OK I ride with one guy that always pushes me, beats me to the bottom maybe 99% of the time in 5 years, I pick this board up and now I have to give him a head start to make a competition of the race did I say FAST!! nice turn initiation and when needed you can really dig in and finish the turn cleanly. I am 6 foot 235 sz 11 boot, and have loved the 164...I ride with Catek bindings so my feet get off the deck a bit greatly reducing drag. Great stick for everything, stiff enough for the big stuff, soft enough for a bit of fun, and agile enough to be mistaken for a billy goat!
i'm 6'3",200 lbs, with 11.5 boots. looking...
i'm 6'3",200 lbs, with 11.5 boots. looking for a longer never summer board. rode the legacy '74 for a couple months last year and really liked it, but i've heard mixed reviews on the new rockers this year.. i've been looking at the 69 titan tx and 72 premier f1... anyone have any suggestions/reviews???
well I can't speak to the rocker as I won't ride one until mid season, but I have a T5 (predecessor to the the F1) and if you want a big mountain board it is a good choice. However, if you want a board that is more all mountain then go with the Legacy. The F1 will not be as flexable when it comes to that epic run starting at the headwall, ducking into the trees, then poping out on that nice little log slide, or jibbing your way back to the Gondola. The F1 would rather rocket down top to bottom with none of the jibbing...maybe get the big backside 5 off the cliff band sure but not in the park! I ride several NS sticks 165 T5, 164 SL, and 164 Titan.