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Old 12-30-2013, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?

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I'd say your Sherlock will be sweet. If you've got cash to burn buy a gopro instead
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it depends on the pow conditons, terrain and your weight
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Powder board!

Burton Barracuda 69, Nitro Slash 71, Endeavor Archetype 59 because pretty, Lib Birdman 170, or a Unity Whale 167.
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Burton fish?
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow, the envy!

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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