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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 07:41 AM
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My buddy in Nagano who has been riding 120 days a year for 20+ years is on a Nug at the moment (amongst others). he loves it.

Do you rate the float as high as the other Burton decks like the Cheetah or 163 Sherlock?

Surely its not as good?

I just can't get my head round it but would love to demo.

Since I way a bit more than you (175) do you happen to know if they have a bigger size? 153 154?

must be crazy easy to 360

@ETM any 170s coming out of your press this year?
They're adding a 154 for 2014.
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It doesnt matter in the end what you ride as long as you have fun, I say again there are a lot of good boards for riding powder
I agree with this.

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Hmm, it's hard to put float in quantitative terms, but basically, on a deep day I was fine on it. What you gain: yes, doing threes is hilarious. Small sidehits become god mode video game hits. It's good in the park, it floats in pow, and it absolutely shines in the trees, especially tight trees. It is the funnest board I have ever been on.
What you lose: you can't be lazy on terrain like traverses, when there's a sharp down up like a ditch, because you don't have enough nose to absorb it. Also, you carry less planing speed into flats than a longer board. Lastly, while it rides larger bc bowls fine, a longer board is better for big turns.
I sold mine and got a 52 root this year and I like it even better. It's a little less fun and a little less bouncy in powder, but it carves really well and is more of an allrounder. It's perfect for banked slaloms too. It just rips, it's easy to throw around, and it floats great.
For you, I'd say the 52 root is fine. the weight range is 160 - 210.
Next year, there will be a 54 nug.
For Nozawa, I'd say the root over the nug. Get it as a dork board and watch it become your do-everything-except-the-deepest-days board.
Let's get together next year and I'll lend it to you
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Consider Burton Sherlock, it's a powder oriented twin.

Can I assume you brought it into deep pow b4? how long was it?


I weigh 190, ride the 163 Sherlock when conditions are good for it, mostly on trips out west.

I don't get to more than two feet of fresh snow very often, I can't speak to really deep powder.

Compared to experience I've had on a Burton Malolo in 166 it's close, but the taper in the malolo and extra length gives more float. The Malolo however is very powder specific and directional. I think that the Sherlock is quite a good compromise, very oriented to powder, but still has the advantages of a twin and is ok on groomers as long as its not too icy. It pairs nicely with a cambered board for riding here in Ontario, camber for icy crap and Sherlock for good conditions and trips. The Sherlock deserves to be on the OP's list of twins that are good in powder.

If I lived in the west I'd probably have a powder specific board in my quiver, but here in Ontario a tapered powder board might get 1 day of use in two years.
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to dreampow, here's a vid of 152's in pow. there's one clip of the root at 0:55. The rest is the con artist.




to the OP, here is the 63 Sherlock in deep pow


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to the OP, here is the 63 Sherlock in deep pow
Deep btw where is this place?
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What the deal with the barracuda? Does it float well? Downsize?

thinking of picking it up Instead of something with the tail cut of. I ride 161 all mtn and ill probably go with a 161 barracuda....
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Anyone try the Rossignol Onemagtek in powder?

How does it perform? Thanks!
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What the deal with the barracuda? Does it float well? Downsize?

thinking of picking it up Instead of something with the tail cut of. I ride 161 all mtn and ill probably go with a 161 barracuda....
You should see if ETT will sell you a 2x4 deck. I don't think you could ride it, but I'm pretty sure it will fill your tech needs. Damn son.

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