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03-03-2014 06:08 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Rented a 156 hovy split once, wasn't my cup of tea. Nice in fluff but coarse in frozen snow. Too much board for my feet I assume
Maybe not... The Hov is pretty good on groomers too with that stiff tail...actually carves fine. But you got plenty of good boards.
03-03-2014 06:06 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
If it's tracked, but soft pow...ya cruise over it and through it...just lighten up. But if its heavy mashed poo that is tracked...then you get worked and bucked.

It was heavy my friend... It's still warmish around here. But at least we do have snow now.
03-03-2014 06:05 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by Loftness View Post
So you're very directional normally, but for pow you move more towards neutral.
Yes... since the deal becomes ride as long as possible that white fluff.. I look for comfort over my back leg. On a groomer day instead it's more maybe less but faster runs.. carving, and that's when I like high angles.
But it's obviously personal... a guy was riding powder on a PRIOR ATV and hard boots sporting 55 and 45 as angles
03-03-2014 06:05 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
Looks like you're missing the Hovercraft Nice boards.
Rented a 156 hovy split once, wasn't my cup of tea. Nice in fluff but coarse in frozen snow. Too much board for my feet I assume


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So you're very directional normally, but for pow you move more towards neutral.
I went the same route. From 30/15 fornerly mainly on groomers down to 24/9 since now mainly pow.
03-03-2014 05:59 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
Sometime, on a sunday afternoon with 350 other maniacs around you don't get to pick much, but just avoid other's lines ;-) But yes for steep deep.
If it's tracked, but soft pow...ya cruise over it and through it...just lighten up. But if its heavy mashed poo that is tracked...then you get worked and bucked.
03-03-2014 05:51 PM
Loftness
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post

I do change my angles for powder... Normally I'm on 25 - 18, for pow I use 18 - 6
So you're very directional normally, but for pow you move more towards neutral.
03-03-2014 05:45 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
boys...not only do you need a pudah board...you need puudaah skillz. Its about picking your lines wisely, waiting for your turns to come to you (just can't hack anywhere ya want) and ride like its a "no fall line" (cause riding deeeep...ya don't want to fall cause ub fucked)

fwiw...5'6" stance is 21.5" and angles are the same...for all my rides.
dood I got pow skillz... but I just discovered another thing about my beloved toys here. wtf "stance width" meant!

Sometime, on a sunday afternoon with 350 other maniacs around you don't get to pick much, but just avoid other's lines ;-) But yes for steep deep.

I do change my angles for powder... Normally I'm on 25 - 18, for pow I use 18 - 6
03-03-2014 05:41 PM
wrathfuldeity
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Originally Posted by Loftness View Post
Until recently I'd never had the opportunity to get into deeper powder. I'd only been in short stuff, and of course I always loved it, but it doesn't really matter what type of board you're on in shallow powder. So I took a 160 Heritage to Big Sky, found a blue that was knee-high plus, and jumped in gleefully...and bit it. It was hilarious really. After I finally was able to stand again I continued, more cautiously, but I kept catching edges on turns. Eventually I said screw it to attempting turns and just went straight, surfing the rest of the way through the run. I'd set my stance back a bit in anticipation of the day. The next day I set it back as far as it would go under the (foolish?) notion that it would help my turning, and it was just as bad.

It wasn't a powder weekend though so I just kept to normal groomers after that. I was disappointed in my first real powder experience. But now I'm pretty sure I would have been best served just keeping my normal stance on that board as a starter. I understand there's a learning curve to powder, but I probably completely countered every intended benefit to my board by setting my bindings that way.
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
That was my feeling too. What kind of deep snow is important too. Kirkwood's was heavy in the morning, and the traces left by other riders were deep steps after few hours. In a situation like that having no tail makes it really hard to not wash out of every other turn. Sure you can just rudder off the board, but in deep heavy snow that slows you down too much.
boys...not only do you need a pudah board...you need puudaah skillz. Its about picking your lines wisely, waiting for your turns to come to you (just can't hack anywhere ya want) and ride like its a "no fall line" (cause riding deeeep...ya don't want to fall cause ub fucked)

fwiw...5'6" stance is 21.5" and angles are the same...for all my rides.
03-03-2014 05:32 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
Same angles and stance (21.7in @ 5'7) on all boards here as well. Always beginning with the middle mirrored inserts on new boards, then setback bit by bit. 156 wmn Solution and Mothership are meanwhile setback to the most hind insert on the rear binding, while 158 Flagship (my solution for deep days) still is centered.



+1 again. Pure groomer days are hard work for the front leg. Pow days are so much less exhausting
Looks like you're missing the Hovercraft Nice boards.
03-03-2014 05:27 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Yeah I ride the same stance width/angles on every board, regardless of setback
Same angles and stance (21.7in @ 5'7) on all boards here as well. Always beginning with the middle mirrored inserts on new boards, then setback bit by bit. 156 wmn Solution and Mothership are meanwhile setback to the most hind insert on the rear binding, while 158 Flagship (my solution for deep days) still is centered.

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So much so that my FRONT leg hurts on groomer days! lol
+1 again. Pure groomer days are hard work for the front leg. Pow days are so much less exhausting
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