Change is inevitable, especially in our industry. I was, and still am a big fan of the Never Summer Titan. I loved the Raptor X, and was excited to get my hands on the replacement of this fine lineage.. the Chairman. Vince at Never Summer was gracious enough to let me borrow a board for some riding. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the board, riding with Flow NX2-GT bindings, and Union Chargers, and honestly, well let’s just jump into it.
Every season, I think to myself, “what jacket and/or pants should I get this year?” Sometimes I think I’ll stray, but I always end up coming back to 686, and the Smarty line. I’ve heard people complain, and I’ve heard people rave about 686. I’ve heard everything from “their jackets suck” to “their smarty pants are the best.” For me, it’s about comfortable, technical apparel that actually fits a big guy like myself. I’ve found that in 686 time, and time again.
This season has been a busy one for Flow Snowboards. Earlier I reviewed the NX2-GT with the new toe-cap design, and N.A.S.T.Y technology. I promised to review the NX2-RS with the traditional single strap we’ve all come to know from Flow, but with the added bonus of N.A.S.T.Y and other new tech this season. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on the NX2-RS bindings. I’ve ridden then on a couple different boards, and through various conditions, and feel like I can honestly post a thorough review of them at this point.