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Old 10-23-2012, 09:42 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You will love the notch swallowtail.
I just watched your Hokkaido video and that front of your board looks ridiculously long
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I hope you're going to take precautions if you're doing off-piste in those areas.
If I were you I would get a Rossignol Experience. Other choices would be the jones flagship or hovercraft, or the ride berzerker. Stiff boards with nose rocker to help with pow. Riding above the tree line won't be all wide open bowls where a long swallowtail would rule. You're going to find boilerplate icy wind scoured ridges where edgehold could be the difference between life and death.
Yep I have the airbag with necessary gear and I will be doing the avalanche course.

boilerplate icy wind scoured ridges, Like sastrugi? Any pics?

u mean a swallow tail will make it hard to hold an edge, or hard to make subtle turns?
I thoguht of getting the swallow tail one coz it gives more stability during high speeds
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:01 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yep I have the airbag with necessary gear and I will be doing the avalanche course.

boilerplate icy wind scoured ridges, Like sastrugi? Any pics?

u mean a swallow tail will make it hard to hold an edge, or hard to make subtle turns?
I thoguht of getting the swallow tail one coz it gives more stability during high speeds
yeah sure like sastrugi, or just plain ice. A swallow tail will not give you more stability during high speeds. A swallow tail makes it easier to turn in deep snow, since there is less surface area.
If you are in, or trying to traverse, a 'no fall' zone you will want to have a stiff board with great edgehold. I don't know about the notch, but softish powder boards are not what you want.

btw an airbag will not protect you from rocks
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:37 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Slash, 66 Powder Snake, 60 Fish, Siganl Epic 66, or a Bataleon Camel Toe 162.
All those boards look sweet, my only worry is the length, seeing as i have a berzerker in 165, i was thinking i needed a board that was longer (in the 170's) for just straight up pow board. I guess im a bit worried about having enough float in Japan pow.

I can get a 2012 slash 171cm for just under $500. Im just worried i could get a better board for similar price, not asking for a decision, just some insight on whats best for me.

After all i took your advice on the berzerker and fucken love it!
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When it comes to pow the shape is as important as the size. The shorter ones on my list have more setback and more taper. If where you're going is flatter definitely go for the less tapered and longer ones. If you're worried about speed in the deep then that Slash will keep you going a little better than the shorter ones. Basically they will all keep you up, the bigger they are the better they'll deal with lower grades.
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Thanks for that, i think i'm going to pull the trigger on the slash, i like the board, its a good length and as you pointed out it will keep some more speed which is what i was actually concerned about. As Japan is deep and can be quite flat i think it also suits that type of terrain. Appreciate the reply.
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Slash, 66 Powder Snake, 60 Fish, Siganl Epic 66, or a Bataleon Camel Toe 162.
Sorry nivek but thats way too small for japan for a guy of his size.
Seriously think 180 or close to. There are boards out there built for big guys, you wont get anyone on here recommending them though cause most of them are half your size and weight.
You wouldnt wear the shoe of someone with a foot half your size, you shouldnt be riding their board either.
You will be able to throw a 180 around like most people throw a 155 so dont stress it.
Go look at the prior website. Fissile-spearhead.
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I just watched your Hokkaido video and that front of your board looks ridiculously long
Its just a 172 with 100mm setback.
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Sorry nivek but thats way too small for japan for a guy of his size.
Seriously think 180 or close to. There are boards out there built for big guys, you wont get anyone on here recommending them though cause most of them are half your size and weight.
You wouldnt wear the shoe of someone with a foot half your size, you shouldnt be riding their board either.
You will be able to throw a 180 around like most people throw a 155 so dont stress it.
Go look at the prior website. Fissile-spearhead.
Noted and have started the search, I looked at gentemstick but they are seriously expensive, I'll keep looking!!
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