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|07-14-2014 09:34 AM|
Originally Posted by supertramp View Post
BTW, check this shitstain's location in his avatar! It's the DCblow!
|07-14-2014 09:18 AM|
|Panduri||Hi Wangta, out of curiosity, what is your pow board and how you compare it to the Highlife?|
|05-21-2014 01:42 AM|
JB would make a kitchen sink float in pow ) It is worth mentioning that the Highlife was tweaked towards powder - the nose is softer than the Berzerker and its shape is more pow oriented. As I said it is prety good in fresh snow, just needs some time for adapting, taming it, so to say.
Btw in Naturally Jake Blauvelt rides their new stick in the deep - the Alter Ego- same shape as the Bzk and Hl but with split tail you can clip/unclip. I would love to demo this in the upcoming season
|05-20-2014 07:20 PM|
|Wangta||Guys you do realize that Jake Blauvelt used to exclusively ride thr Highlife until he made his own signature board a couple years ago (which is very similar to the Highlife). Understand he is nasty but check out his older videos - he slayed it in some deep deep pow with the Highlife.|
|05-20-2014 01:12 PM|
Originally Posted by Panduri View Post
Thank you for your answer. But I have already bought Jones Flag 168W. About Ride HL UL. I tried different stance, set back, centred, reccomendation. I moved the bindings to the back too) But in deep snow this did not help me. I think It was something with Wax and temperature of snowfall( +2 -5). So next winter) I will have two boards Jones 168W and Ride HL 168W ) I will try better wax for Ride(base wax was not good). I have no idea about this boards and which will be better. My friends ride in Sochi on Jones and I heard that Flag, CarbonFlag, Hovercraft, Burton Landlor, Burton Barracuda this are perfect boards.
And now I must wait for a next season)
|05-16-2014 10:43 AM|
I had similar concerns some months ago, I even posted here a question to compare Jones and the Highlife in pow, as I felt that the Highlife under-performs in deep fresh (it floated but at cost - back leg burner) and also considered switching to Jones Flagship, given the similarity in the other aspects I liked in the Highlife.
However, I moved the bindings to the back and since then I don't have any issues, maybe I also got used to the board...
The board is a killer super fast in pow as well, just with a centered stance it is harder to keep it on top. If I were you I would keep the High and buy a powder specific (something like Charlie slasher) - now the 2013 models on sale (you can find 50%) are cheep and will be close to the money you will lose if you sell the Ride and buy new Jones/Rossi which are similar to the Highlife
I have the 158 H UL, I am 70-75 kg.
|05-14-2014 12:33 PM|
|neni||hope you love it and will have great pow days in Italy. Tho I really hope next year the snow falls not again almost exclusively on the southern Alps - I want my share as well|
|05-14-2014 06:52 AM|
Originally Posted by neni View Post
I decide to buy Jones flaghship 168W. What about Ride Highlife i have no idea . Good board but not in deep, heavy, spring pow. Good board for fluffy snow. I will try to sell Ride mb not.
|05-14-2014 02:14 AM|
Originally Posted by TonyMoscow View Post
I haven't tried the XV but husband has tried both, Flag and XV, and bought the Carbon Flag. He liked the XV in pow as well but decided against it cos it has an extreme magnetraction that may be great to ride on ice but on groomers he didn’t like it, bites too much while carving. Other direct comparison: http://www.snowboardingforum.com/ros...ml#post1669505
As for sizing: Hubby has 85kg and was thinking of the 168w as well but got the 164 since he has small feet and wanted the board also for carving groomers. That 164 did great in all BC conditions (knee deep pow, steep chutes, windblown crusts, deep heavy slush). As you have 20kg plus and bigger feet, and want something for the really deep days, my take is that you may could go with a 168w.
If you want to demo both... them Jones board in different lengths have been at the demo box in Saas Fee Anmeldung - Snowboardbox.ch // Box & Future Try Veranstaltungen in Sölden, Saas-Fee, Davos & Les Croisettes last year. And Rossi has also demo events in the Alps; contact them to get the dates/locations.
|05-14-2014 12:56 AM|
Originally Posted by TonyMoscow View Post
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