Originally Posted by ig88
Does a swallow tail effectively eliminate the need to exert rear foot pressure in order to maintain good float in deep powder?
It doesn't eliminate it , it just reduces the pressure needed a lot. If its not deep powder ( 20-30cm ) you need no rear pressure, if its 40cm+ you need a little rear pressure.
The powder boards ETM made require zero rear pressure, you can have all you weight on the front leg in powder and it still pops the nose up.
ETM on his board, I was there on this great day
1 of 3 big days in 1 week!!
rusutsu snowboarding 5/2/2013 - YouTube