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Old 10-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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156. Shorter than my last board which was 159 gnu chb. I hope I don't regret it.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm about your size but a bit lighter... I rode a 153 Gnu Carbon Credit in Hokkaido last Dec and I found that it was insufficient for the conditions because we were lucky enough to get mad pow at the time. The whole time I was wishing I had a better board for the conditions so I bought one (Nidecker Megalight 158) before I went back last Feb. Looking at all the guys ripping on their Burton Fish(es) and Gentemsticks filled me with envy.

So if you decide to get one do-it-all board for use in Japan and Oz... consider sizing up a few cm. I think I would have been "ok" (still not ideal) if I had the next size up on my Gnu (156). Otherwise, I'd do what an earlier poster said and get a pow board for Japan and upgrade your Oz board when you get a chance.

The resident Japan specialists will probably chime in at some point with their advice. There are actually a few threads floating around discussing this point which can be found by searching "Niseko".

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by drc13 View Post

Nice one, had a chance to ride it in pow? how do you find the flex is the board easy enough to press? Which size did you go?
Since I live on the east coast, we don't really get POW. I got the board last season and we barely had what would qualify as snow! I am taking it to Utah in January and expect to get some POW, but doubt that helps you now. Sorry.

The flex on the board is a mid-flex. Its not a noodle, but not a 2x4. It takes some effort to press it, but nothing too crazy. I ended up getting a 158 since I am 6ft. 180lbs. I also have the Rome 390 Boss binding on it and love the combination. I got it in white, and the binding are super cushy and responsive. I ride K2 Maysis boots for reference, and the fit with the boss' width wise is pretty tight....
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ok was just about to hit submit on an order for the Rossi One as for the price it seemed to have a bunch of features I liked and generally good reviews.

At the last minute I started thinking more about how it would be if I get lucky with deep pow in Japan. I was going to size up from 153 to 156 but I've just noticed a decently price 2012 Capita Charlie Slasher 154 I can grab locally.

Should I scrap the idea of my dream carving all mountain board i.e the greats or rossi one and grab the Capita and make life a lot easier in Japan? (keeping in mind it won't get used at all in Australia as we don't get powder)

Presuming the capita would be good enough as a one board quiver in Japan should I get some non pow groomer days?
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