2005 Burton Dominant 154 for backcountry tour?
Sorry if this is in the wrong section (please don't ban me!).
I'm heading up to Niseko in Hokkaido in 2 weeks, and I'm going on a 1 day backcountry tour while I'm there. Niseko is famous for deep powder and dumps frequently (30 cm or better each day I was there in January, probably more of the same this time around). Will the old 154 Dominant cut it, or should I try to get a hold of something more appropriate for deep stuff?
I've only used the Dominant twice (mostly in the park), but like it a lot. My friend gave it to me. It's slightly used, but in really good condition. I've only done a few short tree/powder runs with it. I had to fight it a bit to keep it from sinking, but it was manageable even though I didn't have the bindings set back all the way.
I also have a Morrow Press 158. I used it the first time I went to Niseko and it was garbage in powder. I'm not usually one to blame my suckage on the equipment, but I rented a Fish and a Gentemstick while I was there and they made a huge difference.
So... should I go with the Dominant, or try to rent a powder-specific board for the tour? If it makes any difference, I'm 5'7", probably an intermediate rider, and weigh around 165.