My mum loves india, we go there at the end of the year for about 2 to 4 months most years. This year though is special as i am now 'legally' an adult(18yo). I have been saving and i plan on flying from Delhi (where our residence is) to Kashmir >> Gulmarg during the powder months of Jan to March.
I will obviously be dealing with some extremely deep pow, i so don't think i wanna half ass this trip on my 158 agent and was wondering what board/s you would recommend! and in what size, as i have no idea about powder boards. Im 6'3, 190lb , US10.5.
all ideas and options welcome!
i was think'n maybe next years lib tech hammock but it might be a bit of an unproven design so far.
For your size and weight I wouldn't settle for anything shorter than a 163. I feel a 168 is perfect in pow. I've ridden a 174 and 181 in pow for years and sometimes a really huge board gets stuck under the snow like a submarine.
You need the perfect balance between a board than planes on top of the snow and one that is retractable from deep snow.
I wouldn't recommend the Titan for straight up pow riding. Its a great board but if you're looking for a straight pow killer go with the Summit instead. I own the 67 and that thing owns in deep pow. Other boards I'd look at would be the atomic radon CT (camel toe) k2 gyrator, or anything thats tapere or has rocker in it.
I'll x2 on the Neversummer Summit. I had the factory make me a customer Summit Splitboard after demoing the solid model a couple of years ago. The thing slays in deep pow, and holds an edge just fine on scary steep, not so soft terrain. The fun thing is on really deep days mount your bindings all the way back. You'll be like 6" or less off the tail, talk about some serious float. Overall a great board that is a lot more than a one trick pony.
I ride my Burton Bullet 164 when the pow is nice and deep. It is a great pow board for me (although not made just for pow). The nose is wider than the tail and it really cuts through the deep stuff. I'm not sure if it's a wide or a mid-wide or what but it makes my size 8.5 boots look silly small. This board is light, somewhat stiff, and floats very well. Also the price isn't too bad (although I pretty much got mine for free).