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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-03-2014, 09:13 AM
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Poutanen being in to these types of boards you really need to find a demo day or just bite the bullet and pick one up
Luckily the person who started this thread is a friend who I get to board with a couple times a year, and his bindings and stance are almost identical to my setup, so I get a chance to "demo" it for free! Of course he'll get a chance to demo the Virus on the same day.

Glad you like it! I do believe you get what you pay for most of the time. It's worth talking to Kessler directly to see about deals. I've noticed they're all willing to do something about the price.
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I got to take a look at the Virus Avalanche when I picked up my Kessler. Got to say it is one of the best looking snowboards I have ever seen!
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Some quick updates now that I had a handful of days on this board.

1. Grip/edge pressure still is amazing, as long as you are confident and stacking your weight. It won't save you like magnetraction, but if you are riding in good form you can grab onto anything. (If I'm slipping I know I am doing something wrong)

2. Said edge pressure still has a violent release. If you really load the board up on a carve line you better be ready for a carve turn. Sloppy form will get you some hairy moments.

3. I can work it in tight turns moguls/trees almost as well as the raptor now, but different technique (more jump turns etc) are needed. Demolished some choppy packed powder moguls. I do have 40 days more of riding experience since I bought it, so not exactly a fair update. I do stand by the fact that it is a more tiring board to ride than the raptor or anything else I've ridden. Mainly I think from exaggerating front leg movement whenever I am on a camber board.

4. Crazy pop I think solely from the massive camber.

5. calf deep compact pow is not a problem. Haven't taken it to anything deeper since I have better suited equipment. Don't think it's a strong suit but it's not exactly terrible either. I have a cambered 2010 Burton twin for learning park and that thing is much worse in pow despite having less camber.

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kessler the ride 176

This is my point of view of my Kessler ride 176 that I bought for 2 month ago.
I have been ride it for 6 days in isy and slashy conditions and I whey 220 lbs and 182cm long. Riding for 25 years on only camber boards (burton brushe, Ride freestyle, K2 eldorado 168, salomon regulate wide 168, burton supermodel 168, salomon magnum.

And I agree with lott of tings above her is my thoughts

On ice:
Like he said best grip I have seen but you need to reeshape the edges after 2 days.. thats the down side if you want to continue to have that grip.

I agree its a mid stiff board and I feel its to soft for me I cant ride as fast as my stiffest board salomon regulate 168, sounds maybe strange but if you go rely fast and hitt a mogul/bump the nose will bend and throw you upp in the air 30-50 cm and that make you feel a little bit out of control and that didn't happened with the salomon regulate board it just swallowed it and hold the grip. I think maybe Im to heavy for this board even if the board spec say 90-110 kg and I am 110kg.

rely good turning and it turn in the fall line if you carv right. easy to get a low carv angle (euro carving) hard bot style. And the board feels like it 10 cm shorter then it is. hubred rocker feels better on slashy worm snow and powder then on ice. I prefer a regular camber on ice but I love the tiunal alu construction that helps the edge hold. I never had a problems to ride flat with my old salomon bord because i know where my edges are all the time but with the kessler I cant feel the nose and the tail edges because they are 3 mm above the snow.. Mybe it easier for a beginner to ride flat with this board but for me it feels weird and I started to catch edges in the middle of the board just infront of may back foot.

After 2 year research I thought this bord was the shit for me but I dont know today. Maybe a custom made board from kessler is the solution. Or what do you guys think?
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