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progressive sidecut ... useful at all in powder?

Is a progressive sidecut useful at all in powder, or pretty much only applicable to carving hardpack/groomers? As I understand it:

1. you're suppose to mount bindings "centered" on the progressive sidecut on a board, otherwise your board will ride funny due to the resulting weird board/binding flex

2. for riding in powder, you can shift both your bindings ~2 inches toward the tail to give yourself more nose lift in those conditions.

So for powder situations, can I disregard #1 above and just stick to #2? Thanks

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good question I wonder this a well, I'm sure someone here knows.

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You can ride any stance on a progressive side cut or in pow. The board will feel different and you will adjust your technique.

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when you carve, moving a projection of center of mass along working edge with progressive side cut changes a turn radius. This point on you edge is pressing into slope. but when you are in the pow - you are standing on the base, not on the edge. so side cut is unimportant. really, in the big pow you can ride even on ironing board.


see libtech hammock for example.

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when you carve, moving a projection of center of mass along working edge with progressive side cut changes a turn radius. This point on you edge is pressing into slope. but when you are in the pow - you are standing on the base, not on the edge. so side cut is unimportant. really, in the big pow you can ride even on ironing board.


see libtech hammock for example.
the banana hammock is wider between the bindings than at the tip and tail, like a surf board. supposedly, it's like surfing on snow

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Yep! and this demonstrate that no side cut needed for pow. My friend tested it. He said that is wonderful off piste, but episodic riding on prepared slope is for skilled and cold-blooded.

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Yep! and this demonstrate that no side cut needed for pow. My friend tested it. He said that is wonderful off piste, but episodic riding on prepared slope is for skilled and cold-blooded.
yeah if i lived in alaska i would definitely consider picking one up. T Rice is an inspiration!

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