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Old 01-29-2012, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
bebop_monk
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Default Pow Board to round out quiver

Just filed my tax return, so I'm looking to snag a powder board to round out my quiver. Currently have a Yes GBoH as my allmountain freestyle deck, and a Salomon Drift Rocker as my park board. I'm a little torn on what kind of pow board I want though. Float and being able to make tight turns in the trees are probably my two biggest priorities, which would probably be found on a tapered directional, but I also love spins off of natural hits, especially in the pow. On the other hand, my GBoH floats well enough that I can survive using that when I want to take a freestyle approach to pow. All things considered, I'm looking for the pow board that will allow me to have the most amount of fun.

Rider stats: 5'8", 185lbs, regular, will primarily be riding this at Snowbird.

Boards I'm looking at:

Yes PYL: I love camrock, and this board is also has a lot of good reviews. Def think I could have a blast on this board.

Never Summer Raptor: Also well reviewed, and I've always wanted to try as NS.

Jones Hovercraft: Graphic defects aside, this looks like a super fun slashy deck.

Lib Tech Birdman: I think this board might be a bit overkill considering how light the snow is here, and I'm a little wary of riding something that big through the trees, but it's definitely a consideration.

Lib Tech La Nina: I like the idea of rock up front, with hybrid camber in the back. Seems like it would at least be decent landing switch.
Salomon Powder Snake: Supposed to be very fun, floats well, and is a twin.

Gnu Dirty Pillow: Honestly, this board is on this list because I've always wanted a Gnu, and I love the graphic. So certainly not good reasons, lol, but info on this has been scarce.


Also, being that this is my first powder specific deck, I'm not sure about sizing. I usually prefer smaller boards, but float is a priority here, so I won't mind going bigger. If ya'll could suggest sizes as well, it would most appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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