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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 09:12 PM
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Set back helps but riding real deep snow on a real pow board is just a different game. If you are renting at the mountain my guess they will only have a fish. If you are going to dig around there are lots of options in the market.

The charlie rides more like a freeride board with extra float. The flat profile makes it a little slow to turn but is super stable in all conditions. My pow board is a lib snowmullet and it turns you into a hero in the deep snow, yet is soft and jibby when you are riding around. I would love to try a lib birdman, neversummer summit, smokin pinner. Taper and rocker does work.
Didn't realize flat profiles are hard to turn
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Not harder to turn but maybe "slower to react" compaired to boards with rocker between the inserts. Riding a 165 snowmullet and a 164 slasher the same day I can tell you that the mullet pivots from the middle and the slasher turns from the tail. This true on firm snow and even more so in the pow.

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If you're turning properly then you won't find it slower to react. On lazy turns, yes
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Thanks for the all the input on my Nitro 157. Great to know that it will work - now it's up to me to handle it. Perhaps play around with setback if we get plenty of snow.

Will my park setup (Salomon Drift Rocker 148) sink like a stone? It's lighter and softer - enough to keep nose up?
The reason I bringing this board is because I really love this board. At our small but fun local "hill" with a dream park this is where I have been this year and only shredding with this board - it's so fun to ride.

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Just to add another voice yes you will float.

I am 175 and ride a 157 proto (similar profile to your gullwing) in 3ft of pow no problems at all as long as its pretty steep.

Yes of course if you can get your hands on a pow stick thats going to be better but you'll be sweet as you are.
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Just to add another voice yes you will float.

I am 175 and ride a 157 proto (similar profile to your gullwing) in 3ft of pow no problems at all as long as its pretty steep.

Yes of course if you can get your hands on a pow stick thats going to be better but you'll be sweet as you are.
Thanks! I have sometimes thought that I had to get a powder board - for the sole purpose of this trip, which isn't that cost effective. Perhaps if it comes tons of snow I'll rent a pure powder board in order to feel the difference and hopefully the fun of it.

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At the end of this month the travel starts. From Sweden to Salt Lake City with our main purpose is to ride as much powder as we can in 8 days.
I am not really sure what to expect: 3 feet of pure untouched champagne powder or 4 inches of thick snow with lots of tracks.

But the question is "Do I have the proper gear?".
Since we seldom have dumps of snow back home I havn't tried my latest setup in deep snow.

My weight is 140 lbs and I am 5'7" tall.
- Nitro Team Gullwing, 157 with Burton Cartel bindings. My all mountain setup. Purchased last year.
- Salomon Drift Rocker, 148 with Salomon Rhythm. My park setup. Purchased this year.
My guess is I have to set my stance back one step or two, and perhaps lean back a bit.

What do you think: Will I float?
Yeah, like most have already said, your so small that your 157 gullwing should work fine. Set it all the way back for the deep pow and ride smart. You shouldnt waste money and buy a deep powder board for a few days, unless your super rich, your gullwing will kick ass.

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...your gullwing will kick ass.
I'll go for that!! Thanks for all input.

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It's a mega sale where I live and it makes me wonder.
The Nitro Team Gullwing 157 is perhaps too long for me.

On sale there is
- GNU Park Pickle 153
- Forum Youngblood doubledog 154

These board has an park approach but should work all over the mountain, as explained to me and read in reviews.

Will they float?

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In case you missed it:
Snowbasin Deepest Day Ever! - YouTube

Tomorrow evening I will be there !!!

Will my Nitro board float in this ????

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