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Old 02-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Going cat boarding, Jones HC a good choice?

Current ride is Burton Custom X 160 with Cartel bindings which I find I have to fight it trying to keep up with my buddies on skis when going through trees or narrow terrian. I never changed the binding stance since I bought it so don't even know if I have them angled correctly to make quick turns when board is pointed downhill.

Anyways, going cat boarding in Pemberton end of March and wanted to get a powder board. According to Jones website for my weight/height I could get on a 152.
5"11" 180 so maybe a 156 work.

Is the Jones HC a good choice?

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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YES, you would have an absolute blast with that board on a cat trip, use your cartels, set your angles at 18/-3 22-23" width and you'll love it. i'm 10lbs lighter but same height and sometimes wish i had a 152, but you could have fun on either size... the hovey is very wide and has a long effective edge, even though it's short it rides very long, floats effortlessly, and turns on a dime, much quicker in the trees than your current setup.


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Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Binding angle is very subjective and has been discussed at length on these forums. I wouldnt recommend just setting and forgetting. Stance is all about experimentation. Listen to your body. Your legs will tell you if something is not quite right. It took me 6 years to finally settle on +21/+9. Turns out that is how I am most comfortable and in the best control of my board. Of course Im primarily a freerider, but even the occasional jump this stance doesnt hold me back. Id take a couple of day trips and really concentrate on dialing in the best stance for you. Have fun on that trip.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Everyone loves their Hovercraft, it would be a great choice for your trip. BC Catboarding, lucky you.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Unity whale, bataleon Cameltoe. There are other pow boards that you might like more.
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