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01-30-2013 02:52 PM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by Treegreen View Post
You'll have a wider selection of boards looking around SLC, and probably a better rental/demo price. Milosport and Salty Peaks are both right next to each other, and pretty decent shops, so you might want to check them out or give them a call about demo/rentals. If nothing else you can compare their selection and cost to what you'd be able to get at Snowbasin.

Milosport
Salty

Some of the other SLC riders might have some other suggestions. I've only been in SLC for about a year, but I bought some Raiden Blackhawks at a huge discount at Milo and they were a super cool store.
Thanks! I will for sure take a look in these stores.
01-30-2013 01:52 PM
Treegreen
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Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
I'll focus on the last part

If we are going to Snowbasin is it best to look for rental there or in SLC?
Would I be expecting Burton Fish as only option or do they usually have more selection?
You'll have a wider selection of boards looking around SLC, and probably a better rental/demo price. Milosport and Salty Peaks are both right next to each other, and pretty decent shops, so you might want to check them out or give them a call about demo/rentals. If nothing else you can compare their selection and cost to what you'd be able to get at Snowbasin.

Milosport
Salty

Some of the other SLC riders might have some other suggestions. I've only been in SLC for about a year, but I bought some Raiden Blackhawks at a huge discount at Milo and they were a super cool store.
01-30-2013 01:27 PM
Clayton Bigsby
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Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
Any suggestions on pow board?
Burton Fish is the only one that pops into my mind.
To each their own, the FISH is a great choice, myself and two of my friends all ride the 160 FISH. The FISH rips every thing from 4" to 2' no problem. Originally I went to a shop and grabbed the 162(?) Mullet, while grabbing my wallet I was carrying on in some small talk, how I couldn't decide if I want the Mullet or the FISH and the guy behind the counter said "if you're picking between those two, I would definitely go with the FISH".

Check out TheHouse.com, I bought a year old new FISH for $279, no tax, no shipping.
01-30-2013 12:55 PM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by walove View Post
riding deep pow is an acquired skill, renting a pow board will make the day easier and more enjoyable.

its not as simple as does it float or sink. its about making it through the day vs having lots of fun.
I'll focus on the last part

If we are going to Snowbasin is it best to look for rental there or in SLC?
Would I be expecting Burton Fish as only option or do they usually have more selection?
01-30-2013 10:22 AM
walove riding deep pow is an acquired skill, renting a pow board will make the day easier and more enjoyable.

its not as simple as does it float or sink. its about making it through the day vs having lots of fun.
01-30-2013 04:01 AM
SGoldwin In case you missed it:
Snowbasin Deepest Day Ever! - YouTube

Tomorrow evening I will be there !!!

Will my Nitro board float in this ????
01-24-2013 12:00 PM
SGoldwin It's a mega sale where I live and it makes me wonder.
The Nitro Team Gullwing 157 is perhaps too long for me.

On sale there is
- GNU Park Pickle 153
- Forum Youngblood doubledog 154

These board has an park approach but should work all over the mountain, as explained to me and read in reviews.

Will they float?
01-22-2013 02:27 PM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by RockSteady View Post
...your gullwing will kick ass.
I'll go for that!! Thanks for all input.
01-18-2013 02:52 AM
RockSteady
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Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
At the end of this month the travel starts. From Sweden to Salt Lake City with our main purpose is to ride as much powder as we can in 8 days.
I am not really sure what to expect: 3 feet of pure untouched champagne powder or 4 inches of thick snow with lots of tracks.

But the question is "Do I have the proper gear?".
Since we seldom have dumps of snow back home I havn't tried my latest setup in deep snow.

My weight is 140 lbs and I am 5'7" tall.
- Nitro Team Gullwing, 157 with Burton Cartel bindings. My all mountain setup. Purchased last year.
- Salomon Drift Rocker, 148 with Salomon Rhythm. My park setup. Purchased this year.
My guess is I have to set my stance back one step or two, and perhaps lean back a bit.

What do you think: Will I float?
Yeah, like most have already said, your so small that your 157 gullwing should work fine. Set it all the way back for the deep pow and ride smart. You shouldnt waste money and buy a deep powder board for a few days, unless your super rich, your gullwing will kick ass.
01-18-2013 02:46 AM
SGoldwin
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
Just to add another voice yes you will float.

I am 175 and ride a 157 proto (similar profile to your gullwing) in 3ft of pow no problems at all as long as its pretty steep.

Yes of course if you can get your hands on a pow stick thats going to be better but you'll be sweet as you are.
Thanks! I have sometimes thought that I had to get a powder board - for the sole purpose of this trip, which isn't that cost effective. Perhaps if it comes tons of snow I'll rent a pure powder board in order to feel the difference and hopefully the fun of it.
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