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Ryonan 12-30-2013 03:36 AM

Powder / Backcountry
 
Currently riding a Burton Sherlock as my all mountain board. Since i am planning for a backcountry trip next month, wonder if this board would do the job. Should i get a powder specific board?

Thanks in advance.

Flylo 12-30-2013 03:43 AM

I'd say your Sherlock will be sweet. If you've got cash to burn buy a gopro instead :D

wrathfuldeity 12-30-2013 03:45 AM

it depends on the pow conditons, terrain and your weight

Ryonan 12-30-2013 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 1382377)
it depends on the pow conditons, terrain and your weight

Asahidake Japan, never been there but most youtube video showing waist deep pow
currently riding 162W and i'm around 200lb

wrathfuldeity 12-30-2013 03:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryonan (Post 1382385)
Asahidake Japan, never been there but most youtube video showing waist deep pow
currently riding 162W and i'm around 200lb

idk...never been in j-pow but from vids... and your heft...172+ with a swallow tail, big ol rocker shovel nose....but whatever dreampow and ETM sez....ETM has the platypus

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...ild-board.html

ju87 12-30-2013 04:25 AM

not familiar with the Sherlock (twin?) but you're gonna want all the float you can get in Hokkaido.

i'd recommend something more pow specific... a tapered directional shape.

ETM 12-30-2013 04:52 AM

You can have a ball on any board but sooner or later you are going to want a directional powder board in hokkaido. Might aswell make it sooner rather than later.
First year I went with a ns sl 164(massive fail) and a sierra rc 159 which floated way better than the sl but still wasnt enough.
Second year I did the DIY swallowtail on my 172 supermodel and things started getting better.
Third year I built my own swallowtail 180 and it killed it, as did the 180 birdman.
This yeah I have a few different shapes, a super wide 180 with only 10mm taper and a 170 with 40mm taper. Also a 164 split to keep the weight down and the birdman tagged along too.

I recommend you go bigger than you would normally ride, just cause its so deep out there. More important than the actual size is the rocker profile in the nose and very few boards have it right for pow like that.

Nivek 12-30-2013 02:35 PM

Powder board!

Burton Barracuda 69, Nitro Slash 71, Endeavor Archetype 59 because pretty, Lib Birdman 170, or a Unity Whale 167.

scotty100 12-30-2013 02:42 PM

Burton fish?

Flylo 12-30-2013 03:01 PM

Wow, the envy! :eek:

Perhaps you could rent a board there, unless you planned on buying a powder board at some stage anyway.

ASAHIDAKE - A Backcountry Trip to Japan | 2013 (If blocked view it on https://vimeo.com/60894383) - YouTube


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