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Old 03-26-2009, 03:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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time for a new board and am a bit unsure about what to go for, im 6'3 and size 12 shoe
will be travelling to japan for 4 weeks at the end of the year and be spending a bit of time in australia this year so need an all around board for park and powder
pretty hard combo to fit i know

so far am looking at the forum youngblood but am unsure if it will handle powder and the stepchild corporate

what are your thoughts? im very open minded
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I live in Australia and went to Japan (Niseko) this January and it is a little hard to balance a board that suits both, I am 5"11' and have a Burton Custom 158 and it is a great all rounder but I would have liked a slightly bigger board for the outragous powder that they get in Hokkaido. Australian conditions are the polar opposite when it comes to snow depth and quality, and my board is perfect on groomed runs and fine on powder as long as I keep the speed up.

My boot size is only 10.5 tho so if you needed to get a wide model board anyway then that is part of your power problem solved right away.

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Old 03-26-2009, 04:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Since I am a beginner snowboarder I can't offer much advice.
I've been in Japan since January in the Aomori Prefecture. I've only gone boarding about 11 times since then, but probably 8 out of the 11 times it's been 3-7 inches of fresh powder.. and even more sometimes. Not sure if this will help, but I figured I'd throw in my two cents.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a Bataleon Goliath.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yehh, i have heard about all the powder over there which is making me think long and hard before i choose a board, normally i ride about 158 but would that be to small for over there? having to get a wide limits board choice a little also but also give you more width at the nose and tail which would help through powder... right?
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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park and powder is a simple fix. rocker. look at say a skate banana or burton hero. 2 all mountain freestyle decks, with a deep rocker that should handle pow easily. there are plenty more but those come to mind as great options for you. needless to say though, this late in the season it may be hard getting your hands on either...
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Get a Bataleon Goliath.
Heh, I'm glad to hear that reccomendation. I just purchased one two days ago as my first board .
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