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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 09:29 PM
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Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
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Shredtaos is spot on. I ride an '11 TD too. At Taos about 6 days a year. It's a great all around board. My last stick was a traditional camber Burton Custom. Not to bag on that board but I would take the TD over that board any day of the week. I'll have to be on the look out for you shredtaos next time I'm up there. Maybe next week. Either there or wolf.
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Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
IMO the TurboDream is the best non-powderboard in powder out there(due to shape, setback and camber profile) it's main use is sidecountry\powder. As you can see above I think the slayblade is a better "all mountain" board) K2's splitboard(the panaramic) has the EXACT same shape and camber profile if that tells you anything.

I mostly like riding tight-trees\steeps at Solitude\Brighton and the TD rocks for these scenarios flexible enough to muscle around in tight areas but stiff enough to plow through chunder and nasty semi sun crusted POW, LOVE THIS BOARD.

I weight about 185Lbs 5'11 and ride the 157w , as long as I live in Utah this is probably the only board I'll ever need unless I move to a semi-dedicated powder stick like the Salomon powdersnake.

I sometimes(very rarely) wish it had better edge hold on uber icy\cruddy steeps but honestly it's not what this board is designed for and it doesn't slow me down at all. This board kind of compromises edge hold for pow performance but I'll take it anyday.

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Nice review

how much do you weigh?

I am looking at a TD as a possible replacement for my 2011 Highlife which I am selling. Seems the TD will be softer and a little more playful which is what I want.

Its just one of several boards I am looking at. I really want an all mnountain freestyle ish sticj but it has to be very good in powder which is what I ride mostly.

How does the board feel doing tight turns in trees in the pow?
I'm 180lbs. This board is the best i've ridden in trees and steeps. Quick edge to edge(even for a wide). If i had to break down my riding so far this year it would be like this: 80% STEEPS/Trees, 10% park, 10% groomers. I also like to do the all mountain freestyle thing, huck off cornices, hit natural gaps, rock drops, etc. My favorite riding has always been and always will be trees, and this is the board for it. I spend most of my spare time looking for powder, if it's not available by lift accessible terrain, i start to hike. Again, the more i ride this board the more i love it. I guess I have about 35-40 days on it this year. Took one really nasty core shot on the west basin(the steepest of the steep around here, hikable access) but had it base welded and repaired. That repair is holding up perfectly.

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Shredtaos is spot on. I ride an '11 TD too. At Taos about 6 days a year. It's a great all around board. My last stick was a traditional camber Burton Custom. Not to bag on that board but I would take the TD over that board any day of the week. I'll have to be on the look out for you shredtaos next time I'm up there. Maybe next week. Either there or wolf.
Just yell at me if you see a 6'1 guy riding a turbo dream, i usually rock a brown jacket with thing colored stripes, and a black/blue/pink helmet. Possibly with a go-pro attached. After the snow this week.. 24" we just got! You better be coming to taos!
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I may be there next week. I wear a brown jacket black helmet with white smith I/O or eg2's. I'll be on the lookout for ya. I did Santa yesterday. Bad ass tree runs all day.
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