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cjcameron11- I hear there's a guy on the forum selling a 181 pow board
haha! after all the back and forth on that thread it would be AWESOME if cjcameron bought the board. The funny thing is that it wouldn't really be a bad purchase for him if he's setting it aside for deep days.

CJ - how deep have you ridden the GNU? I would think that is on the small side for a deep powder day so unless you've already tried it in some pretty deep stuff, you might find it very frustrating once you do. Seems like you have cash to throw at some boards (considering the boards I've seen you mentioned the past two seasons) so why not get yourself a dedicated powder board? Something directional in the 170 range would do the trick.
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Haha yes it would be rather ironic!!! I think I'd buy something directional and pow specific if I did though. I rode the gnu at mt charleston after a 30 inch storm and it held up well although I did find it sank a bit more than I would like, I didn't have it set back at all either.

I have a good job so yeah I've been lucky to be able to buy a few boards of late so I would probably buy something if it would suit my trip, I have a friend who has a nitro slash 171, he suggested something along those lines. Ahh well maybe I need an Xmas pressie!!!

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Haha yes it would be rather ironic!!! I think I'd buy something directional and pow specific if I did though.
Is that 181 beast directional and pow specific? Just sayin
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Hey guys,

Thing is 30 inches is not a big pow day here in Japan. While a Turbo dream or any twin tip with a decent amount of rocker does well in 30 inches they won't do very well when 30 inches fall for 3 or 4 days in a row which is not uncommon here.

The concept of a powder board here is a little different.

I ride mostly a twin tip with rocker not that different from the TD (now a proto but I was on a ride highlife before), but when it gets crazy deep I borrow a powder board (now I have a swallow tail so this year I should be sweet).

If you have lots of experience with powder its doable with a twin tip even when its super deep, but its just not as much fun. You have to work very hard and if you do get stuck its a nightmare.

Almost every serious rider I know in Japan has a designated pow stick (ie directional, usually with a wider nose and a lot of rocker.

Anyone coming here for more than 1 week I would say its a very worthwhile investment.

@cjcameron11, if you have the means get something more pow specific. Your Bezerker will be fine if its not super deep but if you get a big dump it'll struggle at your weight IMO.

One option is to test out a gentem stick for a day if it gets crazy deep.

stick : GENTEM STICK

I believe they will give you one for a day without much hassle (Niseko).

They also rent good quality powder boards in Japan so you could get one as needed depending on the conditions.
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Trying different boards is key. The problem is it can take a number of years to work out what you like in a jap spec powder board due to only getting a week or 2 each year there. My next trip will be my third but this time im doing 6 weeks instead of 2 weeks and coming with a board bag loaded with powder destroying weapons from the future LOL.
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Yeah I must admit I didn't think 30 inches was much compared to what I've been told japan can dish out, and as I said it did sink if I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing. I will certainly look into it some more closer to the date, and of course it will give me a reason to get another board if need be, I'll just have to convince my wife!!!

And schmitty, stop stoking the fire hahaha

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isn't gentem retard-expensive? XD
Libtech birdman or a pogo winger gun maybe? =p
I always had the preference of a winterstick swallowtail. Pretty much sky's the limit when it comes to dedicated pow sticks =D
I'm really jelly now lol, 50cm is considered a huge dump for alberta standards =[ Hell, I'll skip school even for 30
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Well crap, if 30 inches is considered "nothing" in Japan, I might have to get over there sometime in the next few years. I'll take a measly 30 inches of powder every day of the week!!
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^^^Haha shit id be happy if Aus mountains got 30 inches in a month!!

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That is just awesome.
I was shocked with the 14 meters of snow that fell 10/11 but this year they had 17-FU€KING-METERS?!?!?? Unbelievable and SO AWESOME!! On my way to Japan this year I am looking at
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a board bag loaded with powder destroying weapons from the future
now also!!!!!!!

Who's with me?!?!

UPDATE:
I have now tried on the burton range, some 32s and a Salomon... Not happy yet, ordered in some synapse wides that I will pay the postage on returning if they are bogus.

Seriously narrowing in on the attack banana and a pow stick.
With regards to bindings now:
Let's say I head off over the horizon with the attack banana, a large powder fishlike this beasty! and the synapse, what bindings would compliment / marry the stiff boot and the boards together? Something a little soft for the banana and perhaps a stiffer binding for the powpow?
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