I'm planning for a 3-4 weeks trips to Niseko around Jan - Feb. Since I'm going to spend quite a bit on this trip, I thought may as well also get some gear most suitable for Niseko pow if the current setup is not as suitable.
I am 180lb, size 10 feet. Currently have:
1) 07 NeverSummer Summit camber version 161cm (1.8cm taper) + Rome Targa
2) 08 Burton Uninc 158cm + Uninc EST bindings
Will below boards will provide better float than my Summit?(friends been saying S-Rocker provides much better float and less leg burn that the camber Summit) I can use the Uninc EST binding on these boards:
1) 2009 or 2010 Burton Fish (156cm or 160cm? - 3cm taper?)
2) 2010 Burton Malolo (162cm? - 2cm taper?)
Seems like the Fish 156cm is most suitable for the deep pow slashing (since Niseko runs aren't long). I guess one good thing about Burton EST boards also is that you can do the stance + setback adjustment on the hill quite easily as oppose to riding the summit -> realize you don't like that much setback -> go to workbench and take time to readjust. Feels like EST is meant for pow riding adjustment
Also did the 2010 Burton Fish downgrade the base? It says Sintered N2O WFO for the 2010 version but Sintered N2O WFO Vision Base for 2009. (I assume the Vision one is higher end?)
Since I'm going to board at least 20 days during the trip, I need a proper board that allow save some strength on for the next day
The setback on the Summit is quite far back, will that help alleviate leg burn more than the S-Rocker shape of the Burton boards?
Any suggestions will be appreciated.