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Old 01-23-2010, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Powder board for all-mountain riding or all-mountain board that excels in powder?

I am an east coast rider who wants to keep no more than two boards. Currently riding a NS Evo-R 158 and a 163 Nitro Shogun. I like having one to butter around and jib on but then one for going fast and to handle the steeps when I go out west. Looking to replace the shogun but certainly don't get enough powder days for a true pow specific board that can't hold it's own on the groomers.

Is there a powder board that can truly handle ripping groomers or what all-mountain board does exceptionally well in the powder? I don't need a board for buttering, jibs, or really riding switch that well. Just want something that can go fast, is stable and will serve me well on the few pow days I do get. Just stick with a directional, tapered board with setback or try something that has rocker to it, etc?

Hopefully this makes sense.

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your NS with R.C. camber works good in powder...
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah but not a 158 soft flexing board in my size. Anyway, researching the arbor abacus and malolo and both seem like solid choices
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i think you need a NS F1-R. RC and pointed tail for powder float. Stiff and responsive for the steeps
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Turbo Dream, Slackcountry, or Slayblade get my vote. Maybe a BlackDeathInc.
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Get a Lib-Tech Travis Rice. Great in powder (not as good as a NS Summit) and works really well on ice.

Make your own call on the banana tech. It's available either way.
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Get a Lib-Tech Travis Rice. Great in powder (not as good as a NS Summit) and works really well on ice.

Make your own call on the banana tech. It's available either way.
Or even better, a Mullet... works fine on the groomers and absolutely kills in powder.
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So far I like the Premier and Snow Mullet recommendations. Add the Bataleon Omni too.
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Get a Lib-Tech Travis Rice. Great in powder (not as good as a NS Summit) and works really well on ice.

Make your own call on the banana tech. It's available either way.
I will defintely recommend the Summit over the Trice for powder. Brought out both cambered Summit and C2BTX Trice boards to Myoko Suginohara this weekend and definitely have much better time with the Summit with its sturdy built (run through crude snow easily / landings are much more solid). Morning in Myoko was fine with both boards but by the afternoon where it is freezing up, I have a much better time going through the cruddy snow with the Summit.

Lib boards doesn't feel as durable imo from my experience with C2BTX Trice. I'm not sure if the Mullet uses the same material as the Trice but if it does, I definitely recommend Summit over the Mullet.
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Lib boards doesn't feel as durable
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How does a board feel durable? Do you mean damp? The mullet is lot softer then the summit. The Summit is closer to the billy goat or dark series, but with taper. My 165 mullet is one of the softest boards i have, supposed to be the same flex as a skate banana. Super buttery and surfy in the pow, but not a true charger.
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