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Old 09-13-2010, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I'm after a short-list of different powder boards. This is a board purely for powder, so it doesn't need to be all-round. That said, I probably don't want a swallow tail or anything that extreme. I'd consider the Burton FISH, burton no further in that direction. I want a directional shape & a set back stance (as the default).

I won't be shredding this coming season, so I'm think that if I'm armed with a short-list, I can keep an eye out as the season progresses and hopefully pick one up in a sale...

I kinda like the look of the Lib Tech Snow Mullet

Any suggestions?

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Old 09-13-2010, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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K2 Gyrator, Never Summer Summit R, Capita Partyshark/Charlie slasher, Ride Slackcountry, never summer premier, atomic radon ct,
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The Hovercraft | Description | Jones Snowboards

THE HOVERCRAFT
THE DREAM POWDER BOARD

IDEAL FOR POWDER, CHOP, CRUD.

The Hovercraft is all about float, packing the volume of a 178cm powder board into a nimble 156cm. A blunt nose and directional rocker will keep you cruising whether you're in blower or crud. The short running length guarantees you'll be light on your feet in serious situations.

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I got a Burton Malalo last season and I love it. Not the best year for powder, but there was an epic day at Vail where it dumped 30" in two days and it handled and performed incredible. It also handles the groomers just fine too.
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i think you should look at that Lib Tech Snow Mullet, Never Summer Titan/Raptor or the Premier F1 in addition to the Fish
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Hey thanks everyone.

I'll add these to the list and take a look at them all.

The list that I started with, and this was last season, was:

- Atomic Banger
- Capita Charlie Slasher Pow
- K2 Gyrator
- Option North Shore

I think the Capita and K2 were mentioned above. The Malolo should be pretty good.

I haven't checked for a while, but I don't remember seeing Never Summer boards in the UK - I think they might be hard to get hold of. Shame, because a lot of people seem to rate them.

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I got a Burton Malalo last season and I love it. Not the best year for powder, but there was an epic day at Vail where it dumped 30" in two days and it handled and performed incredible. It also handles the groomers just fine too.
+1 for the Malolo, I got one last season and it is awesome on powder days.
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Picked up a minty Option NorthShore 162 last year, $50 at a swap, it did great on a couple of dump days 24"+ and worked well on the groomers...even switch.
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Late last season I got a Ride Slackcountry. As luck would have it we got ou biggest powder dump of the season in early April (~3 feet in places). The Slackcountry was an incredible ride. Great float in the deep stuff yet very maneuverable with the rocker shape. Since it's pretty much just flat through the bindings and rocker on the tips, it's still good on packed pow and tracked out crap (unlike some pow specific rocker designs). Not a lot of pop though because of the HighRise rocker, but that's not really what this board is about.
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Burton Malolo: Recommended use on our site is an error. It's a powder/freeride stick that gets rave reviews. I've even seen Burton haters speak positively about this particular powder stick.

Burton Malolo Snowboard 2011

Ride High Life: I demoed this board, but unfortunately there was now deep pow stashes around. However, it did handle bombers really well. The Slack Country is actually Ride's powder stick, but the High Life is a more affordable option if budget is an issue. It has a lowrize rocker in the nose and is also softer (in the nose) for float.

Ride Highlife Snowboard 2011

Lib Tech T-Rice Banana Hammock: This is Lib's pure powder stick. It does have a weird shape so I'm not sure how you feel about it. Supposed to be a killer powder surfer though.

Lib Tech T. Rice Banana Hammock Snowboard 2011

I'm also going to give a list of All-Mountain boards that can become your pure powder stick since they have rockers.

K2 Turbo Dream: I simply love this board. That is all.

K2 Turbo Dream Mens Snowboard 2011

Lib Tech Banana Magic: I love this board too. Very light and an absolute pleasure to edge on.

Lib Tech Banana Magic BTX Snowboard 2011

GNU Rider's Choice: I always hear good things about this board.

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