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collaboration 05-29-2014 03:14 AM

All mountain
Looking for a board which will ride groomers and backcountry in my local mountain, and deep pow in Japan. I'm more freestyle orientated guy who likes to skate around the mountain. I want a board which can ride switch easy, so I'm after twin or directional twin shape.

How are these boards?
- Nitro Rook
- K2 Raygun
- K2 Happy Hour
- Burton Trick Pony

Any other recommendations?

ridinbend 05-29-2014 03:52 AM

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spino 05-29-2014 06:51 AM

by K2 i would look into the ultra dream, rather than the two you listed.

Lamps 05-29-2014 07:26 AM

Burton Sherlock is twin, loves powder, ok on groomers, hates ice.

Burton juice wagon loves powder, devours groomers, even icy ones, but it's very directional.

This is a common trade off people run into.

A tapered cambered board tend to do well on pow and groomers, but is directional.

Rockered or hybrid twin boards like powder and switch, but suffer as the snow conditions harden.

wrathfuldeity 05-29-2014 05:43 PM

all mtn badass would be the billygoat...

however will not work for deep j-pow which imho would require a specific board...thus refer you to check with EMT

Steezus Christ 05-29-2014 06:05 PM

ive been riding a lib tech t rice pro for 3 seasons now and its my go to board for cruising around the mountain, buttering groomers, riding trees, pow and hitting side hits. i ride it in a true twin, centred fashion and find its a fairly aggressive board for a true twin. i find it hold its own in pow upto maybe 20cm but at that point you wont find much more float from anything unless you go with a more tapered, pow specific shape.

in general:
-rides switch well
-handles ice
-great through trees
-great for freestyle and tricks
-doesnt feel too good on rails
-rides pow <20cm

not sure how it would hold up in japow but its a great all mountain resort board.

linvillegorge 05-29-2014 06:37 PM

Sounds to me like you're looking for two boards. Got a good, all-mountain twin or directional twin then get you a pow stick.

larrytbull 05-29-2014 06:46 PM

perhaps a marhar bohemian. It should handle Pow really well, and can do all mountain... check Agnarchy review here
2015 Marhar Bohemian Review |

linvillegorge 05-29-2014 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by larrytbull (Post 1722361)
perhaps a marhar bohemian. It should handle Pow really well, and can do all mountain... check Agnarchy review here
2015 Marhar Bohemian Review |

"thankfully Nate & Josh let me loan the Bohemian in hopes of being able to ride it in some powder down in North Carolina"


But actually, it does look like it could potentially fit the bill.

SLiM253 05-29-2014 07:33 PM

what about a capita BSOD?

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