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Old 12-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default what board for Niseko?

I normally ride a 156 Bataleon Whatever, but stick to the park and jibs most of the time. Its been a long time since I rode serious powder, and that was at Mammoth on a Never Summer.

I am going to try to go to Niseko for 2 weeks to a month in mid January.

Should I bring a floaty and surfy pow board like a Bataleon Cameltoe, or a longer, stiffer all mountain type board?
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You're going to want something with float. I rode a 161cm Joystick there in January and I was wishing for a bit more at times but 90% of the time it was fun. Something like a camel toe would be spot on for Niseko. Plenty of guys there ride swallowtails, fish etc. You can have heaps of fun on a stiffer all mountain board as well, particularly if you were staying in bounds more.

My favourite spots were the hike to the summit, Annupuri bowl and gate 8 at Annupuri.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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mid jan is prime powder time in Niseko... you're gonna want to have all the float you can get. vote for the cameltoe
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Old 12-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton Fish, Barracuda, Nitro Quiver Powder, Jones Hovercraft, Camel Toe, Flow Darwin, or a Capita Charlie.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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should I bring my Whatever, too?

is there a park scene in Niseko? I am going for the powder but I wouldn't mind doing some park laps with the bros.

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yep there's a decent park at Hanazono (I think I spelled that right).
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what about the Yes 420? seems weird but these guys are killing it

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The 420 does seem like a weird board. Really wide and tapered, but only offered in a 148. I'd like to give it a whirl sometime.
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If you're a halfway decent boarder, you will spent little time on the Niseko resort side, and will be spending most of your time on the backside. And if you do, you will want a board with serious float.

I was there for a week last winter in Feb - it had some epic powder - more than waist deep.

If you plan to do the resort thing, any board will do. But not any board will work on the backside - you will get stuck and it will be hell getting down the bottom part of the backside which is somewhat flat.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Go floaty surfy rather than all mountain stiff.

Also make sure you match the board to your weight on the upper side of what the size guides suggest. I believe that deep Japow needs a little more length than most other places to get the same float.

This is due to the terrain and the type of snow.
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