If your idea of a terrain park run is: cornice to powder field to cliff drop to tight trees, the Never Summer Titan TX is your snowboard.
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When I received this beast I took it out almost immediately. It took a little while getting used to it, and I may contribute some of that to the binding adjustments. When that was all said and done, the feel and control just appeared out of nowhere, and I was happily shredding all season. Beautiful board, it's remarkably light, strong, and with that perfect mixture of rigidity and flexibility. This being my first NS board, I might be hooked.
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I only have a few days on this board, but I can honestly say it has made me a better rider. I would liken stepping up to this board to riding a full suspension mountain bike after years of being on a hardtail. It just makes going fast and technical easier. I used to pick my lines with care, now I just point down hill and charge. Carving is effortless. I tried to explain it to a buddy who looked at me like I was on crack, but there is a point in each turn where the board wants to pop you back to the other edge. At first I fought it and spent my first morning making sloppy, sketchy turns. By the afternoon I was working with the board and carving like I never knew I could. Riding powder is pretty sweet...just take a bit of weight off your downhill foot and the board smokes. I found my old board to be sloppy and slow in the powder, and at first I over-rode the Titan, digging into my powder turns and losing momentum. By the end of the day I just unweighted the front and leaned a little and the magic stick did the rest. If I could give this board 6 or 7 stars, I would. It's changed my whole perspective on snowboarding.
I've been riding Never Summers since 97 and this is their ultimate board. It holds a stiff edge like no other and yet floats in the deep stuff with relative ease.