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Old 01-02-2010, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Board - Capita Charlie Slasher 158
Bindings - Burton Cartels
Boots - Salomon Malamutes
Stats - 5'11" 180 9.5 Boot
Setup - Regular, 22" width, 15/-9
Location - Stevens Pass
Conditions - Knee/Waist Deep PNW Powder(heavy/wet)

Rode this board on new years day and today. Pretty much rode trees/off-piste powder and some cat tracks/groomers.

Powder riding is fun, but powder riding with a powder board is even better. Riding this board in the heavy/wet PNW we get here in Seattle was awesome, my first couple runs I was still leaning a bit back because my mind just does that in deep powder, after I got a few runs in I started to ride more centered, you can definitely feel the difference with the tapered shape and setback stance, I was mobbing through the deep stuff with absolutely no problems staying afloat. Usually after a day of riding in deep pow I get that back leg burn, I rode pretty hard both days and my back leg was not too sore.

Riding groomers on the board was fine, its not as damp/stable and easy to ride on as my SL-R but I never expected it to be, I was able to ride the chop/crud without any issues.

I was worried about the extruded base but I was pleasantly surprised how fast it was, theres a cat trail on the backside of stevens where a lot of people get stuck towards the middle, with my SL-R I never had any problems keeping speed and never had to unstrap, this was the same with the Charlie, absolutely no problems with steep and I even hit a couple tree stumps rocks and the base is holding up well.

On some of the cat trails there are some jumps you can hit on the side, having a tail was nice to pop off and land you can definitely feel it there on landings.

I would recommend this board to anyone looking for a pow stick, awesome price, great company to buy from.

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I'm jealous, I want one to go with my Horrorscope and Black Death
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You have a lot of other manufacturers that add a sintered base for their $375-$399 model, while it sounds like a good board, looking at the spec ( SS core, Extruded base, ABS sidewall), it still looks a bit overpriced to me.
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nice review
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You have a lot of other manufacturers that add a sintered base for their $375-$399 model, while it sounds like a good board, looking at the spec ( SS core, Extruded base, ABS sidewall), it still looks a bit overpriced to me.
but not very many in that range that have reverse camber and a tapered profile for pow specific riding. Most pow boards start at $500.
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and that board was available at times for 299, great value on brand new
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You have a lot of other manufacturers that add a sintered base for their $375-$399 model, while it sounds like a good board, looking at the spec ( SS core, Extruded base, ABS sidewall), it still looks a bit overpriced to me.
what powder specific boards with sintered bases are $375-$399?
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its powder the base does not matter cause you are riding on air. I've ridden some of the worst looking bases in early season pow and when its deep base material and condition does not mater much at all.
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but not very many in that range that have reverse camber and a tapered profile for pow specific riding. Most pow boards start at $500.
I agree with you on this one.
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I thinks the 2011board models performs just as well if not better than the older models. The new sintered base is very fast

There still isn't anything out there that can beat this for the price. Mayby the Jones hovercraft but it boesnt have a tail.
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