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Old 10-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Longer boards for riding pow?

I am thinking of buying the Burton Fish 160cm ( for Rider Weight 160-210+lbs)or Burton No Fish board 159cm(for Rider Weight 150 - 190 lbs) .

I will be mainly riding open bowls. A longer board gives more speed and stability?

i'm 5'9" and 155lbs(with ski wear and other stuff it would be around 160lbs).
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no fish means no bindings... no inserts.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no fish means no bindings... no inserts.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not sure what you were trying to show with the link there. Walove is right. A Fish has binding inserts, a No Fish has none.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Those 2 boards are are like comparing apples to rocket ships.
You can't even ride the No fish on a groomed run to get to the powder bowl.
Were talkin' ever, you pretty much have to get dropped off by a heli or cat, or your walkin'.

This isn't the kinda board you can have as your only board, that just won't work!!!
I'm not saying don't get it, you just better be aware of what you're in for!!!

It's thrice as hard as regular snowboarding, if not tenfold.
You have to be a really good snowboarder to successfully have fun, if not 90% of the time you'll ride for 20 feet or so & eat shit.
But if you can figure it out, it's pretty fuckin' amazing.

Here is my home made Swallow tail No-board with Rocker in the nose.
I haven't tried it yet with the added Rocker nose & swallowtail.

Where the original holes on the deck are I've got longer screws with the heads filed off.
That's the sweet spot, but with no bindings the sweet spot was farther back on the board where there isn't spikes for grip. It was rideable but you had to pull up the front end @ exactly the right time to make it over certain obstacles, if you pulled up too early it would get all squirrely, too late & over you went.

With the swallow-tail & Rocker, hopefully that will put me back on the sweet spot.
After riding one of these, the next time you get on a snowboard you won't believe how easy it is.

You can find these old shit pieces for free. The sporadic pre-drilled holes are perfect for No-boards.
If you like to build shit, you'll have a new toy in under an hour.

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RE: the burton fish, I am under the impression you typically downsize when you ride a true powder board, and being 155lbs a 160 fish seems a tad large. If you were grabbing a standard board, then upsizing would be the move.
If anyone can confirm or correct me that would be great.
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RE: the burton fish, I am under the impression you typically downsize when you ride a true powder board, and being 155lbs a 160 fish seems a tad large. If you were grabbing a standard board, then upsizing would be the move.
If anyone can confirm or correct me that would be great.
I had to google "a true powder board" because I think a lot of peoples interpretation of a true powder board differ. Back in the day, that just meant huge but not any more.

The very first hit, Powder Snowboard Reviews. I start reading & low & behold there's my new deck. The Slackcountry.

Instant Adrenaline rush & It's pukin' on the local hills. This is killin' me, I gotta get out there.

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I will be mainly riding open bowls. A longer board gives more speed and stability?
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And more float.
And sometimes you have enough float but want more and more stability.
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you don't need to get a 160. the 156 would be fine, or the 150 fishcuit.
For wide open bowls you can look at something with a bit less taper, like the barracuda or the capita charlie slasher, ride slackcountry etc
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Do a 156 Powder Snake, Burton Con Artist, or a 157 Nitro Slash. Those are what's I wants.
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