What makes a powder board?
Just pondering in my head. After trying a powder specific board for the first time (Fish 160) I finally get why people would get a board specifically for that few days. Feels like you are gliding on cruise control and zero fighting with the snow.
So far I gathered in generally pow boards have:
bigger surface area either wide or longer than usual
most are tapered/ directional
most have some sort of nose tech to push or glide over the snow and a tail that sinks (either swallow tail/ spade etc.)
Here's where it gets confusing for me:
1. I have often heard people say that NS Summit is not a true pow board, but yet it seem to be very similar to the charlie slasher (taper/directional and specialized tail shape.) What makes the difference?
2. There are also the powder twinish boards like gyrator/ultra dream/sherlock etc, what makes them float other the camber profile? Since they have forgone most of the directional build ideas of the fish/camel toe/hovercraft etc.
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