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02-21-2014 10:20 PM
RickB nice. i'm keeping my eye out for a hovercraft for next year
02-20-2014 10:18 PM
RidePC So I got the Hovercraft in 160cm. Took it out today for the first time at Snowbird. 8 inches of powder reported.

The board was great. Loved every run. Completely different from any other board I have ridden in powder. Also did fine at end of day when the snow was worn out.

Could not be happier with this purchase.

Thanks for the recommendations!!!
02-06-2014 04:08 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by RidePC View Post
No Problem.

Going to get down to a 3 board quiver.

Cobra, Anthem, and per suggestion a powder board. Thinking of the Jones Hovercraft in 160. Thoughts on this board or other alternatives? I would like this powder board to have some non powder capabilities.

Gonna sell the A Frame- I just dont ride it properly. Gonna use the Berzerker for late season rocks.

Next season I will look for a new camber board to replace the Anthem- maybe the custom x if I can find one on discount at very end of season.

Thanks again.
The Hover is pretty fun on groomers, the sidecut carves well and the stiff stubby tail rebounds well too, it does feels "fat" going from edge to edge, and you can't lay a long carve without being very careful about your weight placement, but that said it's great at slashing crud and chop with that huge shovel nose.
02-06-2014 03:53 PM
poutanen Can you demo a few powder/freeride boards? Some of the ones on my shortlist (or that I currently own)

Prior Khyber (or Fissle or Pow Stick)
Burton Landlord
Virus Avalanche FLP AFT ( consider it a pow-like board due to the significant taper (20 mm) and setback (at least 25 mm))
02-06-2014 03:43 PM
RidePC No Problem.

Going to get down to a 3 board quiver.

Cobra, Anthem, and per suggestion a powder board. Thinking of the Jones Hovercraft in 160. Thoughts on this board or other alternatives? I would like this powder board to have some non powder capabilities.

Gonna sell the A Frame- I just dont ride it properly. Gonna use the Berzerker for late season rocks.

Next season I will look for a new camber board to replace the Anthem- maybe the custom x if I can find one on discount at very end of season.

Thanks again.
02-06-2014 03:42 PM
linvillegorge Yeah, I've spent a good amount of time on the Cobra and it rides nothing like a twin.
02-06-2014 03:16 PM
Oldman Well I say thank you so very much for the insight. I based my observations re the Cobra on what was served up on their website. They use the term "slight" setback and the specs page show matching tip and tail widths. Walks like a duck, sounds like a duck...... sure "reads" like a "directional twin" to me.

I guess that just goes to prove that you have to be careful about what you can "interpret" off the marketing hype and stats page.

To the OP, sorry to have executed a minor highjack of your thread. But "gorge" and I do agree on the Pow Stick. There are a number of great ones out there, so demo, demo, demo and find the one that pushes your buttons.
02-06-2014 02:44 PM
linvillegorge
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Last I checked, the cobra was a twin, with a "slight" setback.

Not tapered and not a "decent setback"

Having never ridden one, I am not familiar with the profile of the Cobra, but from what I have read about it, it may well serve up an experience similar to the YES PYL.

Given that the OP already has a very nice quiver, my suggestions were in the hope of providing him with a noticeably different riding experience that a tapered, big setback board can provide and if the Cobra can serve that up, then yes, a true pow stick would indeed be a different riding experience that his quiver cannot provide at the moment. ( Why do I sense that is about to change? )
You're off on the Cobra. It's a directional board with setback and a spade tail. Far from a twin. If you buy a Cobra expecting a twin you're gonna be pissed.
02-06-2014 02:33 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by Oldman View Post
Last I checked, the cobra was a twin, with a "slight" setback.

Not tapered and not a "decent setback"

Having never ridden one, I am not familiar with the profile of the Cobra, but from what I have read about it, it may well serve up an experience similar to the YES PYL.

Given that the OP already has a very nice quiver, my suggestions were in the hope of providing him with a noticeably different riding experience that a tapered, big setback board can provide and if the Cobra can serve that up, then yes, a true pow stick would indeed be a different riding experience that his quiver cannot provide at the moment. ( Why do I sense that is about to change? )
I have 2 boards. the Arbor A-Frame for carving and all mountain slashing, and the Hovercraft for deep days without the leg burn. I would love a Venture board...
02-06-2014 02:18 PM
Oldman Last I checked, the cobra was a twin, with a "slight" setback.

Not tapered and not a "decent setback"

Having never ridden one, I am not familiar with the profile of the Cobra, but from what I have read about it, it may well serve up an experience similar to the YES PYL.

Given that the OP already has a very nice quiver, my suggestions were in the hope of providing him with a noticeably different riding experience that a tapered, big setback board can provide and if the Cobra can serve that up, then yes, a true pow stick would indeed be a different riding experience that his quiver cannot provide at the moment. ( Why do I sense that is about to change? )
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