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Old 01-01-2014, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Big Mountain Playful Twin for Big Mountain Riding?

Trying to work out a quiver for a month in Haines.

So far the only definite is a 188 Regis Rolland Swallow Tail.

concerned that for the bigger terrain I need more than my normal. 156s and let's say my 158 proto that I use in the knee deep backcountry of the alps.

I also find myself landing and taking off switch 50%+ So really want a good twin.

I seem to hate stiff except for high speed piste riding. Which is contrary to what companies produce for big mountain type riding..

I bought a 162 and 166 APO Apocalypse last summer thinking one of these two would be added to the quiver... great on piste but thought they absolutely sucked in thigh deep pow last week. So stiff the noses just kept diving had to dig myself out every time I slowed down or even worse stopped

Had been thinking 161 neversummer SL or 161 Jones mountain twin... until reading way too much on this forum.

The higher end Jones boards just seem so Damn stiff. And I worry too directional

I'm 5'11 180 pounds have logged in near enough 900+ days. 45 yrs young.. still huck myself in park and terrain... until my knees ache, then go back to enjoying a day of just slashing powder turns Bombing chutes, bowls..

I loathe the wrenching swing weight and plankiness of 162+ boards but thinking I need one for Big mountain Heli time??? I want playful, if poss, but long enough to stick anything big I decide to charge.

Looking for a quiver of 3. So far the only definite seems the Swallowtail. Why?? Don't know. I've never ridden a swallow in my life!? Hoping that will change later this month..

Current everyday boards are 153/156 latchkey and a 158 proto as sort of a longer board.. I've had GNUs, Libs, Ride Timeless all in 156 to 159 over the years. get the feeling these beasts of runs will be quite different to what I'm used to hiking to..

Thoughts / Suggestions?


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