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Old 01-26-2014, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
vajohn
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Default Powder board for bigger guys

So, I gained about 30 pounds since injuring my knee and having surgery year before last. I'm now just over 6' and around 230 lbs with size 12s. Looking for a powder board, but preferably something that can also handle some groomers ok. Budget is low for this one. So far, I'm looking at a K2 Gyrator, Ride Slackcountry ul, or maybe a Burton Juice Wagon (partly because I already have some est triads on my custom x and love those bindings). If I get a non-burton deck, my cartels will be going on it.

I found a 11/12 Gyrator 168 for well under $300, 11/12 Slackcountry ul 168 for a little over $300, and a Juice Wagon 170 for almost $400. Anybody close to my size ride any of these, or recommend another board in that price range? I should be a little closer to 200 lbs next season, so I want a board that will be nice at that weight also.

I know the Gyrator is going be Pow only, but for the price I might jump on it. Read some good reviews. Apparently, the slackcountry ul does not float the best, but still decent in deep powder. Is the juice wagon 170 going to float me, is it even worth it as a pow board?
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