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07-03-2014 04:32 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
I really have no idea what (...if any,) the big mountain resorts do in the way of thinning or maintenance for gladded runs. Do they just open up some side country? Or do most/many cut, thin, rate, and maintain trails going into the trees?
Here's a video of Lake Louise showing lots of different treed areas. Sorry for the arm flailing! As you can see it goes from wide open with a couple trees, to SUPER tight!

I prefer a 160 for this type of riding. Big wide open chutes at Kicking Horse and Fernie do better on my 165 or 166...

07-03-2014 02:34 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Depends on how tight the trees are, and how fast you want to ride. I have a 166 with a big long nose on it that's a blast in anything but the tightest trees. If you are in terrain where you constantly have to speed check, than the length can hurt. But wide open terrain with a tree here or there?!? GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!
Yeah,.. I guess what I should have asked is,.. "How tight is Too tight" for longer decks when looking at hitting the glades! (...again, insert inappropriate vagina joke here!)

I really have no idea what (...if any,) the big mountain resorts do in the way of thinning or maintenance for gladded runs. Do they just open up some side country? Or do most/many cut, thin, rate, and maintain trails going into the trees?

Here, some resort's glade/tree runs are nicely thinned while others are just deer trails that wind thru the unkempt forest! Sorry if my query wound up jacking this thread! (.....do I have to say it again?!)
07-03-2014 02:09 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
I take it from the conversation here that I won't necessarily be sacrificing too much in the way of agility? (...should I actually get to venture into the trees that is!) Am I basically correct in my thinking?
Depends on how tight the trees are, and how fast you want to ride. I have a 166 with a big long nose on it that's a blast in anything but the tightest trees. If you are in terrain where you constantly have to speed check, than the length can hurt. But wide open terrain with a tree here or there?!? GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!
07-03-2014 01:21 PM
chomps1211 With the minor debate going on here concerning length & width,... (Insert appropriate penis size joke here!)

For deep POW days in the trees, is there any significant disadvantage to a longer deck as far as agility goes? I know that turning is completely different in POW compared to a packed pow or groomed surface for making quick, tight turns on your board. But how long is too long when picking lines in the trees and the deep stuff?

I was just wondering because I have a 163cm, wide deck. (...one that I actually didn't need what with only sporting 10.5's in boot size) and after acquiring a couple of shorter regular width boards, (...both of which are very agile by comparison.) I initially considered selling it. However, eventually I pretty much decided I should hang onto it for the day(s) I finally do get to ride some Steep & Deep! Using Pout's and TT's logic that in the Poo,... Longer & wider= Better float!

I take it from the conversation here that I won't necessarily be sacrificing too much in the way of agility? (...should I actually get to venture into the trees that is!) Am I basically correct in my thinking?
07-03-2014 12:19 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Get HDX 163.

If you don't, I guarantee, you'll wish you had.


TT
+1, big board for big snow
07-03-2014 05:23 AM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by nisteffen View Post
I ride mountains around Denver, mostly Vail and Breck. I'd say all mountain. I like trees and natural kickers, and don't find myself on groomers very often.
Get HDX 163.

If you don't, I guarantee, you'll wish you had.


TT
07-03-2014 05:04 AM
nisteffen
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I prefer being on the biggest side of boards. I'm 5'7" and 180 lb and ride 160-166 boards for the most part. So I'd say why not the 163 HDX?

What hills do you ride at most? What style of riding?
I ride mountains around Denver, mostly Vail and Breck. I'd say all mountain. I like trees and natural kickers, and don't find myself on groomers very often.
07-02-2014 09:18 PM
ridinbend I also ride at 18, -18
07-02-2014 07:22 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I prefer being on the biggest side of boards. I'm 5'7" and 180 lb and ride 160-166 boards for the most part. So I'd say why not the 163 HDX?

What hills do you ride at most? What style of riding?
Where & what you're ridin' plays a huge part in it

I rock size 9 booties & only weigh about a buck 70, but I get a shit load of powder

Some of my go to sticks are wides

I can down size a bit in length & go with the wide model.

Logic says it'll float me better

This is me on my Never Summer Heritage X 155.
Few days after a dump, thick heavy porridge.


If you never see powder, small & skinny 'll work,

But if you do? Long & fat

If you don't believe me? Ask the better half, what's the better ride?

Short & skinny or long & fat?


TT
07-02-2014 05:07 PM
ridinbend The proto is blunted tips with early rise. The 160 is plenty of board imo. I hung around 215 all season. Enjoy.
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