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11-27-2014 06:04 AM
vajohn The reviews I looked at suggest the ultra dream is awesome for pow butters with more of an "all mountain freestyle flex" and can handle groomers reasonably well. The guys riding it in the vids I watched seemed to be having a lot of fun messing around on it. The angry snowboarder review suggests it as a best pick...I do read the reviews on there and other places when I am considering a new deck.

It seems like it is just a little bit different and I should have bought it to begin with. I am hoping I can ride this one more centered and be able to ride with more of freestyle approach on soft days, and then set it back for the really deep pow days.

I tried riding the peacekeeper at ref and it felt terrible to me...I can only ride that board set back a ways. The peacekeeper will get you over some groomers if you have to, but I would not even consider it even marginally good for anything other than ripping straight down some deep pow and occasionally launching off some features. It does have decent pop for what it is, I have aired it out a little bit at times. It is a nice deck, but just not exactly what I want right now. I would not mind keeping it in the quiver, but I will probably be posting it up for sale as soon as the ultra dream gets here.
11-26-2014 09:49 PM
Supra I don't think you will find the ultra dream to be that different than the peacekeeper. Just a little less rocker basically.
11-26-2014 07:43 PM
vajohn I was thinking hard between charlie slasher, barracuda, and couple others before going for the ultra dream. I am swapping out my peace keeper for this one. The peace keeper is pretty sweet, but I really wanted something good for spins and pow butters now that I am getting over the anxiety I was having about doing all that again since recovering from knee surgery. Hopefully it dumps when I am out west taking advantage of my epic pass...I won't be using this board very often out here on the ice coast.
11-26-2014 06:23 PM
Triple8Sol OP: Don't forget to report back on your thoughts. I'd actually like to hear it since you actually put alot of obsessive thought into the decision, like I do. Right now I'm trying to justify changing out my pow snake 160 for a charlie 158, which happen to be the same physical length end-to-end.
11-26-2014 08:25 AM
vajohn I just ordered up an ultra dream. Was a tough decision.
11-25-2014 05:19 PM
vajohn I know this is an old thread, but I am close to the same size and in the market for the same type of board right now...wondering what you ended up getting and how you like it.
02-28-2014 02:45 AM
snowklinger never summer proto
02-28-2014 02:34 AM
SkullAndXbones Jones Carbon Flagship 168W (26.3 waist)
Ride Slackcountry 168 (26 waist), 165W (28.2 waist)
Signal Epic 166 (27.1 waist)
Nidecker Escape 165W (26.3 waist)
Nidecker Score 166W (26.3 waist)
Unity Whale 167 (26.5 waist)

i think im officially all out of ideas lol
02-28-2014 02:02 AM
linvillegorge A 164 Charlie Slasher is in no way too small for you. Like Nivek said, the design of a pow stick is to in part reduce the need to upsize greatly. You don't necessarily need a huge board to get huge float when the board is specifically designed to float.

However, I will say that if pop is a huge concern for you, the Charlie Slasher is not very poppy. With it's zero camber and short tail, you gotta load it up pretty hard to get a lot out of it. If I could change anything about the CS, it would be to add a small amount of traditional camber between the bindings. I think it'd make the board more lively and add pop. Gonna be honest, it's a pretty dead, uninspired ride when not in the pow. Of course, it's specifically designed to be in the pow, so this isn't a huge drawback IMO.

If you think the Venture Storm is too stiff, then the CS will be too. It's pretty damn stiff. Evidently, Venture softened the Storm up a touch for this year too. Plus, you can get it in the 166 that you desire. That might be your stick.
02-28-2014 01:55 AM
Nivek I am so angry.

Per the tail worries, I think you're underestimating what pop you can get out of those boards.

Also most those with small tails are meant to be downsized. Those boards are more or less meant to be ridden at your normal all mountain size instead of an upsized pow size.
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