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Old 08-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has any one riden the new Brando By Lando? I am looking for a powder board and want to stay with the mervin stuff. Currently have a Travis Rice 161.5 HP and was thinking of buy a 164.5 for the deep days. I am 210lbs 5'10 size 10 boots, anyone have any recommendation?
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Old 08-24-2013, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no experience with that board but lib make one of the best powder boards on the market, consider the birdman
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As ETM said, the real powder deck in the Mervin line-up is the Birdman (and in a strange kind of way the Pillow).

That said, I am actually quite intrigued by the Brando for 2 reasons:
  1. It essentially is an updated version of the Mullet, which was a great deck.
  2. Not many tapered all-mountain decks around these days.
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I have checked out the new birdman, and think it is a great board. I really liked how they added some smaller sizes to the line up this year. I just think a board with a 4" set back is too much. I wish they would of made the Brando by lando in a HP version. Just like how the HP looks and feels!
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I have checked out the new birdman, and think it is a great board. I really liked how they added some smaller sizes to the line up this year. I just think a board with a 4" set back is too much. I wish they would of made the Brando by lando in a HP version. Just like how the HP looks and feels!
Couple of comments:
  1. 4" setback is really not extreme on a pow deck with a long nose.
  2. The Brando is part HP in construction with the fiberglass-basalt mix. Anyway, you cannot see the construction...

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I have checked out the new birdman, and think it is a great board. I really liked how they added some smaller sizes to the line up this year. I just think a board with a 4" set back is too much. I wish they would of made the Brando by lando in a HP version. Just like how the HP looks and feels!
how wide is your stance?
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I'm about a buck sixty and for pow, I wouldn't want anything 165 or smaller.

If you really do get powder, don't waste it on a 164.5


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i have a 165 mullet, and is by far the most fun board i have ever rode. Soft and playful with unreal float. It is just a easy board to ride in all conditions. It makes a 4" dust on crust day ride much deeper.
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how wide is your stance?
My stance is around 24" i think.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:16 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lando's board is sick, I had the 2013 model with the orange mountains. It is extremely floaty and powerful. You can charge through turns like nobody's buisness. Ideal rider: someone who wants to go steep and deep.

Some things that I found a little bit difficult: Compared to other boards I have ridden: DC Devun Pro, NS Evo, Bataleon Disaster, the Lando is a little hard to initiate turns, but when you want to turn you can. Also, thee Lando is pretty expensive. But other than that its great, Great on hardpack too. Lando rode his board in the ARt of Flight so nuff said the board can handle it.
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