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no, the aura is not like a malolo at all. Don't bother with it.
I don't like the cuda rocker. It goes under the front foot and it makes you naturally put your weight on the back foot. On groomers you have to make an effort to put your weight on your front foot to use the whole edge. The malolo's rocker was much better.

I used a couple malolos for many years in the Nagano backcountry.
What's your regular board btw?
I disagree. I get none of that "makes you naturally put your weight on the back foot" feeling. Either way, the Cuda absolutely excels in pow and is such a blast to ride!
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cool, glad you like it
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@ The intern - have you got one? Would you rather have that or a Malolo?
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The link to the K2 ultra-dream looks nice. Anyone fancy that over a `cuda or malolo? Not quite so manoeuvrable perhaps?
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They're all rockered pow boards. They're all manoeuvrable
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So dayo ne.
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The Barracuda is a very good Pow Stick. That is what S rocker is all about.

Off powder, the deck will ride good groomer conditions adequately. You have camber between your feet, but you have a set back stance. As a result, you need to adjust your riding style. You will always have to put a little more effort into keeping your front foot engaged if you want to carve on a groomer. The deck will lay down a line, but that is not the priority for this deck.

What this deck does not like is icy hard pack.

I own this deck. It is a blast in pow and can still be enjoyed on good condition days when you have to ride some groom to get to your stash. It is an easy, fun ride. But when things get hard, reach for something else.

As for size, I am 6 feet, 200lbs. I ride a 161 and on groomers the nose will dance. That is a given for this deck. I would suggest that at your size the 157 would be just fine.
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Oldman - thanks lots for that. I don`t like ice hard pack either! I`ll switch boards later on in the season when the fresh stuff disappears.

I`m sorely tempted...

Question is, do I hunt for a Malolo second-hand on friday, hoping to find one for my trip on sunday, or do I buy a new board online and have it delivered in time for sunday...?
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One other question on the Malolo - which I`m leaning towards trying to hunt one down - Burton recommended me a 162, but for the cuds a 157. I thought it would be the same for the malolo - a 158 would feel like a 162. They said I could get away with a 158, but a 162 would be more fun. It was two different people that responded about each board however. I`m thinking I can downsize on the lolo to 158 and it would be great.
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Either size board should suite you well.


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