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05-16-2012 01:53 AM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by mrmidWest View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions/input. I have heard nothing but good things about Bataleon and NS, so they made the list, and I love my Capita Ultrafear, so I put that on there as well.. Also basing my opinion off this a bit:
Alpine Lab Product Reviews: The Best Powder Boards | Snowboarder Magazine
Any gripes or different opinions on these boards?
I disagree with their assessment of the Charlie Slasher. IMO, tight trees are where it's at it's worst. Still manageable, but certainly not the best. It's also a pretty stiff board from the front binding back. The nose is big, soft, and kicked up which gives the board it's ridiculous float along with the short, tapered tail so it can get a bit bouncy in chop, but it definitely doesn't ride anywhere near as soft as they're acting. I'd say it rides slightly softer than my R/C NS Heritage, but not much.
05-16-2012 01:24 AM
mrmidWest Thanks for all the suggestions/input. I have heard nothing but good things about Bataleon and NS, so they made the list, and I love my Capita Ultrafear, so I put that on there as well.. Also basing my opinion off this a bit:
Alpine Lab Product Reviews: The Best Powder Boards | Snowboarder Magazine
Any gripes or different opinions on these boards?
05-14-2012 06:42 AM
SuperRalfons Yes Pick Your Line. Been riding one this season in BC and love that thing for tight trees or critical lines, spines, chutes whatever you throw at it.
Had issues with the boards delaming on me but they are switching factory for next season so that shouldnt be a problem.

EDIT: Forgot to add. I tried the Salomon Powder Snake aswell and it was a realy floaty and fun board.
For big hits/drops it felt like it had a bit more board to land on then the PYL even though it was only 1cm longer.
But wasnt as quick on the technical stuff.
05-14-2012 06:41 AM
JaneR Sorry to do this..I know you had narrowed the field down..but..you really should look at the Jeremy Jones Flagship as well. I bought one last year and it is sensational on powder, in the back country and on the piste. The best board I have ever had.
05-13-2012 11:39 PM
linvillegorge The CS is a great powder board, but if I was in the market for a budget powder stick, I'd look into the Salomon Powder Snake. I'm not sure it'd have quite the same float as the CS, but I think it would be a bit better in tight trees.

Don't get me wrong, I still rip my CS through the trees, but with it's flat camber profile, you're doing all the work. You gotta throw it around pretty hard. Not a big problem in CO's light powder, but in heavier, wetter snowpacks, you'd probably be working your ass off.
05-13-2012 11:08 PM
legallyillegal damnit guys i was looking into a charlie for the not-as-deep days
05-11-2012 02:57 PM
walove I have a 65 snowmullet and my buddy has a 65 charlie and the mullet just does everything better. Retails for 150 more though. The mullet turns great and quick in all snow, is fun to ollie and butter, and has more float thans the mullet. Too bad they don't make it anymore. I'm thinking about a birdman 180 if I can find a deal, if I can't find a used mullet. Four years of montana rocks have done it toll.
05-11-2012 12:28 PM
linvillegorge
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Have 2010/11 c slasher 164, it has a ton of float, is suuurrrrfy and stable for drops and natty hits, however it likes big open carves not the tight snappy turns...it will snap but you got to really got to work it.
This. I love my CS, but it's not great in tight spots. Nothing better for slaying big open bowls though. The float is ridiculous. If you sink this thing, you just can't ride.
05-11-2012 12:23 PM
wrathfuldeity Have 2010/11 c slasher 164, it has a ton of float, is suuurrrrfy and stable for drops and natty hits, however it likes big open carves not the tight snappy turns...it will snap but you got to really got to work it. Anyway I've lost weight and it seems a tad too big so thinking of splitting but probably sell it, pm if ur interested its has 12-15 half-days of Baker poo on it.
05-11-2012 11:57 AM
NWBoarder The Charlie is the budget Pow board. It's a great ride for what you pay for it. And the 2013 only improves upon the previous models. I can't speak for the others cause I haven't ridden them. I can say that the TBT on the Bataleon is a love it or hate kind of deal. If you've never ridden it, then I would try to demo a board with it before deciding on it.
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