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Old 12-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all -

I'm heading to Canada for the first time this year, plan on heading to Banff area resorts, Revelstoke and Apex Mtn.

I'm 6'2", weight about 78kg (172 pounds), and am intermediate-advanced rider.

I ride a Rome Slash 158, pretty much for the all mtn freestlye aspect of the board. Here in Australia it is fine, handles pretty much everything that I care to ride. I rode it in 10-15cm of Aussie powder last year, without the bindings set back, and I thought it handled it pretty well!

So...should I take another board? Something a bit longer and with less flex? I'm not really interested in riding really steep terrain, I usually steer clear of that, however I am into riding in trees, and of course, powder when I get the chance!

I have an old (2004) ride Mecca 163 that really shreds the groomers, its pretty stiff and good for just flying around the mountain...but I think I might try and get something else.

Anyways - thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Apex isn't in the Banff area, its in the Okanagan area of B.C. and is a pretty mellow hill, not very close to revelstoke at all. For that one the Rome should be okay and Revelstoke the conditions can vary a lot but its a good spot for riding through glades.
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hey - yeah I know Apex isnt in the Banff area, I plan on catching a bus from Banff to Rev, then from Rev to Kelowna and then onto Penticton.
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cool. sounds like a fun trip.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Why not pick up something when you are here? You can probably use that board everywhere unless you are lucky to get a powder day, or riding the steeps (Delirium/Kicking Horse)
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