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How much new snow before a powder board is worth it?

I just picked up a Charlie Slasher powder board, and I'm wondering how deep it needs to be before it'll be worth using. 4 inches? 8? A foot? I'm obviously hoping to use the board before the end of the season, but I don't want to randomly break it out when it won't be at its best.
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Yeah because taking your new Ferrari out in rush hour traffic the first time you drive it is really the way to get a feel for what it can do.

Anyway, the point is moot because my hill just got a non-forecast foot plus of fresh --I figure that's more than enough. The forecast was 50% chance of snow with 1-2 inches by morning. I love that the Bridger Range is sometimes just a black hole for any moisture in the area...
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bridger doesn't get too many medium days, ether a little or a lot. 6in or more and ill grab the pow stick. Slash some for me, I rode some crusty mank yesterday, and am off to work today.

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Go ride the shit. I ride powder with a rocker park board.... and it still kicks ass.

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I just picked up a Charlie Slasher powder board, and I'm wondering how deep it needs to be before it'll be worth using. 4 inches? 8? A foot? I'm obviously hoping to use the board before the end of the season, but I don't want to randomly break it out when it won't be at its best.
I wont break out my powder board for less than a foot. It is just to much work to ride a board with no tail on beat up groomers in between the pow stashes for less than that. Even a little bit of fluff is awesome on a powder board though. Its just more work on the groomers.


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I've got my CS at Loveland right now riding some good deep stuff! IMO you need 12"+ to break it out. That doean't mean 12" on the report. If you know your mountain, a 5" storm with the right wind can make a great pow day on certain aspects.

The CS handles groomers decently. It's a pow stick not a groomer cruiser. It sucks ass on hardpack, but if you're hitting hardpack on a pow stick you're doing it wrong.

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Well, I rode five hours without a break, so the board must be alright. It took a bit for me to get used to it. At low/medium speeds it seemed to want to bounce like a boat just getting on plane, but at high speeds it was MUCH easier to ride than my Raygun. Much stiffer and 4cm longer made it a lot better in the chop, as well. On the Raygun I get bounced around if it's not smooth. I was also surprised by how much pop it had --maybe because of the flat tail.

I was happy with the groomer performance. I debated even getting the board (despite the year end deal and money from a dude putting a dent in my car burning a hole in my pocket) because I just started last season and have to ride some groomers because I can't handle the really steep stuff yet, but the edge hold was fine when I did get back on the groomed stuff. Maybe a little more effort to initiate a carved turn, but it locked in well once it was there.
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