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06-19-2014 08:00 PM
unsunken So far I've only been to a couple of the volcanos but they all still have a lot of snow. Baker, Rainier, St Helens, Adams, Hood.
06-19-2014 07:51 PM
SLiM253 Where in the PNW are you riding? I was actually thinking about doing the same as you: buying a split just for the spring/summer months (and maybe for pre-winter also).
06-10-2014 02:59 PM
unsunken I tried the Billy Goat again and decided it was too wide. Turn initiation was just too slow. Went with the B Pro 155 split, used it twice so far but it's been fantastic on the spring corn!
05-09-2014 07:11 PM
Simon Birch Did you ever pick a board and if so how does it perform?
05-05-2014 06:14 PM
neni
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I also demo'd the 159 Billy Goat (solid) and it seemed pretty good. Took a while to get used to but it was fun after that!. It also required a lot more energy than I'm used to, maybe because it's too wide?
Could well be. If you mean more work with turn initiatin and more effort with the feet to get it on edge. Had that impression when I demo'd a hovercraft with waist width 26mm. Although shorter than some of my other boards, it just felt dull/coarse (no love for that Jones board ). My feet were too small, lost too much leverage.

Is there no way you can get the shorter BG?
05-05-2014 05:48 PM
ridinbend
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I actually demo'd a Jones Women's Solution and between the delam issues I've heard about and the poor demo experience I had, I'm not too interested. I also demo'd the 159 Billy Goat (solid) and it seemed pretty good. Took a while to get used to but it was fun after that!. It also required a lot more energy than I'm used to, maybe because it's too wide?
Expect a lot of energy used on anything you do in spring snow. Don't go way big just for the board. If your really going to get at it the next few months, you don't want a board that's too big. When it gets sticky, having a smaller deck will be beneficial. Plenty of burton splits on sale around the web.
05-05-2014 05:38 PM
unsunken
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Wmn 7.5 could be an issue to keep waist width in mind. I've a wmn 8.5 and found boards with waist width up to 25mm to be just ok, but narrower is better. Too wide can feel coarse. Have you looked at Jones Solution? They're pretty narrow. Or with Venture you can choose length AND waist width.
I actually demo'd a Jones Women's Solution and between the delam issues I've heard about and the poor demo experience I had, I'm not too interested. I also demo'd the 159 Billy Goat (solid) and it seemed pretty good. Took a while to get used to but it was fun after that!. It also required a lot more energy than I'm used to, maybe because it's too wide?
04-30-2014 03:43 PM
neni
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I weigh about 150, but all geared up I'm pushing 180. I'm a W7.5 shoe size, so I'm concerned about some boards being too wide.

I've been looking at the Goat split since I found it on sale over at evo, but the shortest it comes in is 159.
Wmn 7.5 could be an issue to keep waist width in mind. I've a wmn 8.5 and found boards with waist width up to 25mm to be just ok, but narrower is better. Too wide can feel coarse. Have you looked at Jones Solution? They're pretty narrow. Or with Venture you can choose length AND waist width.
04-30-2014 01:56 PM
unsunken
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Are you rocking 30# of gear at the resort or just in the BC?
It's just an estimate. I figure 10 of that is from what I'm wearing, and the other 20 comes from my BC pack.
04-30-2014 01:45 PM
linvillegorge
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I weigh about 150, but all geared up I'm pushing 180. I'm a W7.5 shoe size, so I'm concerned about some boards being too wide.

I've been looking at the Goat split since I found it on sale over at evo, but the shortest it comes in is 159.
Are you rocking 30# of gear at the resort or just in the BC?
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