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Willy 05-09-2013 01:34 AM

[Consolidation] Deep pow-bility of all mountain boards
 
EDIT: While I appreciate all the recommendations, the original intention of this thread is to consolidate the effectiveness of actual boards in deep powder. Subjective I know but better than guessing from board spec

Still trying to decide which all mountain board (deep pow friendly) to buy and well, during the course of my research, I came across quite a few similar post, just tot that it might be a good idea to consolidate what I have found so far. Should be a good reference for people troubled by board sizing.

Short of a super short board (pun intended), most boards should be able to handle up till 8" worth of fresh pow. So feel free to add your board below if you usually ride in pow > 8".

Name, weight, total riding days, powder condition, board,url?

U call this deep?

Willy, 165, 300+, hokkaido, 09-10 Skate Banana 156,
mjd, 170, ?, ?, T.Rice 157, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-hp-157-a.html
Irahi, 160, ?, heavy, T.Rice 157, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...157-161-a.html
wrathfuldeity, 180, ?, ?, Goat 159, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-goat-trs.html
Lstarrasl, 170, ?, ?, Dark 161, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-c2-btx-7.html
schmitty34, 210, ?, ?, T.Rice 161.5, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-c2-btx-7.html
snowklinger, 180, ?, waist deep & steeps, Proto 154
dreampow, 175, ?, nagano, 13-14 Cobra 158, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/nev...tml#post934682
ju87, 145, ?, hokkaido, Nidecker Ultralight 158
Supra, 160, 839, japan, Burton Sherlock 160 / Nug 150 / Ultra dream 161, pg 4
Neni, 123, 450, 40cm, Jones Flagship 158, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...od-idea-3.html
"Hubby", 190, 800+, 40cm, NS Raptor 164, pg 4
duh, 200, ?, light, T.Rice HP 161.5
duh, 200, ?, heavy, T.Rice HP 164
snowolf, 190, ?, ?, Cobra 158, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/nev...-cobra-16.html
Lamps, 190, ?, 2 feet, Sherlock 163 / Malolo 166, pg 5

Tough but doable if you have legs of steel

Willy, 175, 300+, hokkaido, 11-12 Highlife 155
03SVTCobra, 180, ?, ?, 08-09 T.Rice 153, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...rd-sizing.html
ju87, 145, ?, hokkaido, Carbon credit 153

blunted_nose 05-09-2013 03:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willy (Post 944594)
Still trying to decide which all mountain board (deep pow friendly) to buy and well, during the course of my research, I came across quite a few similar post, just tot that it might be a good idea to consolidate what I have found so far. Should be a good reference for people troubled by board sizing.

Short of a super short board (pun intended), most boards should be able to handle up till 8" worth of fresh pow. So feel free to add your board below if you usually ride in pow > 8".

Name, weight, riding days, powder (max), board,url?

U call this deep?

Willy, 165, 300+, light (12"), 09-10 Skate Banana 156,
mjd, 170, ?, ?, T.Rice 157, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-hp-157-a.html
Irahi, 160, ?, heavy, T.Rice 157, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...157-161-a.html
wrathfuldeity, 180, ?, ?, Goat 159, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-goat-trs.html
Lstarrasl, 170, ?, ?, Dark 161, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-c2-btx-7.html
schmitty34, 210, ?, ?, T.Rice 161.5, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...-c2-btx-7.html

Tough but doable if you have legs of steel

Willy, 175, 300+, light (12"), 11-12 Highlife 155
03SVTCobra, 180, ?, ?, 08-09 T.Rice 153, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...rd-sizing.html

I dont get what your saying, but deep pow? Maybe Billy goat or the new speedodeeps? If it was me id go with a directional tapered swallow tail.

Willy 05-09-2013 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blunted_nose (Post 944626)
I dont get what your saying, but deep pow? Maybe Billy goat or the new speedodeeps? If it was me id go with a directional tapered swallow tail.

I do ride a lot of powder but some people do not have the luxury of multiple quiver. Still searching for that twin all mountain board that is deep pow friendly :dizzy:

hktrdr 05-09-2013 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willy (Post 944634)
I do ride a lot of powder but some people do not have the luxury of multiple quiver. Still searching for that twin all mountain board that is deep pow friendly :dizzy:

You already have got the answer from the other thread(s) - if a true twin, you basically need a full full rocker deck (e.g., Dirty Pillow, Skate Banana, etc.) or something very close (e.g., Banana Magic), but none of these can hold a candle to a proper pow deck.

Willy 05-09-2013 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hktrdr (Post 944674)
You already have got the answer from the other thread(s) - if a true twin, you basically need a full full rocker deck (e.g., Dirty Pillow, Skate Banana, etc.) or something very close (e.g., Banana Magic), but none of these can hold a candle to a proper pow deck.

Hahaha, sorry if my posts were misleading ... I am not looking for the perfect twin all mountain snowboard that is on par with a proper pow deck. With my choice, I will definitely get sub-par performance compared to a pow deck which is fine with me.

Looking at the various post on T.Rice 157, at 160 lbs ... u should get decent performance in deep pow. Nearing 210 lbs ... perhaps a T.Rice 161.5 makes more sense. In my case 175 lbs, T.Rice 157 is a bit risky, 161.5 would be less fun in trees ... perhaps I should get a TRS 159? :dunno:

snowklinger 05-09-2013 06:29 AM

The NS Proto will handle the poo.

hktrdr 05-09-2013 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Willy (Post 944682)
Hahaha, sorry if my posts were misleading ... I am not looking for the perfect twin all mountain snowboard that is on par with a proper pow deck. With my choice, I will definitely get sub-par performance compared to a pow deck which is fine with me.

Looking at the various post on T.Rice 157, at 160 lbs ... u should get decent performance in deep pow. Nearing 210 lbs ... perhaps a T.Rice 161.5 makes more sense. In my case 175 lbs, T.Rice 157 is a bit risky, 161.5 would be less fun in trees ... perhaps I should get a TRS 159? :dunno:

Based on your description, probably in this order (true twins from Mervin and NS):
1. Attack Banana
2. Skate Banana
3. Proto HD
4. Banana Magic
5. Proto CT
6. TRS
7. Riders Choice
8. T. Rice

Or, if you can go more pow specific, the Dirty Pillow.

hktrdr 05-09-2013 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 944690)
The NS Proto will handle the poo.

It will - adequately, but not outstandingly. There are better options.

snowklinger 05-09-2013 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hktrdr (Post 944698)
Based on your description, probably in this order (true twins from Mervin and NS):
1. Attack Banana
2. Skate Banana
3. Proto HD
4. Banana Magic
5. Proto CT
6. TRS
7. Riders Choice
8. T. Rice

Or, if you can go more pow specific, the Dirty Pillow.

LOL

Quote:

Originally Posted by hktrdr (Post 944706)
It will - adequately, but not outstandingly. There are better options.

Making semantical arbitrary subjective statements does not make them facts, even if you do it on the interwebz, and it seems to be less than helpful to the OP just for the sake of disagreeing.

Willy 05-09-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snowklinger (Post 944690)
The NS Proto will handle the poo.

Thanks for the recommendation :thumbsup:

Was interested in the C-R-C tech of never summer & lib tech, however getting a never summer board in Japan is difficult so I was forced to narrow my search to mainly lib tech / gnu boards.


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