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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 10:47 PM
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Anyone ride the Abacus or a similar powder board?

Just wondering if you guys could help me out, I really want to know what parts about the Abacus, or any powder board, hold it back from excelling in everything except powder? Does a powder board like the Abacus have all-mountain potential, or would it be necessary to own two boards? thanks for the help -grant
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 09:35 AM
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Lots of folks replied to your identical thread:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...ching-1st.html

Dude, if you are dead set on getting the Abacus - get it.

But I don't think you are going to get a very good consensus here that it's a good 1st board for someone with size 13 boots who says he wants an all mountain board.

I'm a size 12 boot and I got toe drag on a normal board. It sucks. Get a board that fits you otherwise you won't be very happy with it in the long run.
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ha, alright man, I just want some other peoples opinions. I didn't have anyone in the last thread with any experience on the Abacus, or any powder board at all. The threads aren't the same by the way, there are completely different questions being asked.. Also I'm obviously not dead set on buying the Abacus because if I were I wouldn't be on here, right.... I would greatly appreciate any imput from anyone with any experience on any powder specific board. thanks -grant
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Arbor Snowboard Arbor Abacus Snowboard

There is a video review and some reviews from folks that have one.

Arbor Snowboard Arbor Roundhouse Snowboard

You should consider roundhouse instead - especially with a size 13 boot - that is what I ride but I haven't been able to hit powder with mine yet so I can't testify on how it does in powder - but I would think pretty well. Also - if you have serious powder you could set your stance back a bit to help keep the nose up.
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Arbor Snowboard Arbor Abacus Snowboard

There is a video review and some reviews from folks that have one.

Arbor Snowboard Arbor Roundhouse Snowboard

You should consider roundhouse instead - especially with a size 13 boot - that is what I ride but I haven't been able to hit powder with mine yet so I can't testify on how it does in powder - but I would think pretty well. Also - if you have serious powder you could set your stance back a bit to help keep the nose up.
If my Westmark floats over powder a Roundhouse will kill it.
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How many people actually own a powder board? That's a lot of money to spend on a board that is so specialized unless you a)have a lot of money to burn. b)ride in powder frequently enough to justify the purchase.

That may be why nobody has offered their experience on the Abacus - it just may not be a popular or cost-effective board, considering the alternatives...
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Burton Malolo Snowboard Review – SnowProfessor.com

This is a good review of a Burton powder board - not Arbor but same concept.

I finally got to try my Roundhouse in a few inches of pow - next time I'm going out on real powder - I'm going to take the 2 minutes and set the stance back. (Even if you have a park board you can move the stance as far back as you can to help keep the nose up in powder).
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hey thanks for all the advice guys, i didn't end up getting the board. Onward i will look. probably more of an all mountainish board. -thanks again
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