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02-28-2011 03:32 AM
wrathfuldeity Get a pow stick or rent/demo...no substitute on a deep poo day. I'm about 180#, Option 157 cambered freeride for groomers and about 8" of fresh....set all the way back and if deeper it will burn the back leg; also got a 159 banana and its ok for about 8" but deeper its abit of a weird ride...kind of slipperly and got easily dumped. But for deeper poo 12"+, charlie slasher 164, set all the way back...but it still seems a tad small, but you can cruise the low angle stuff. With the cam tail; the groomers are good...even riding switch and in the poo, you can boost off stuff with stable landing...unlike the bananna.
02-28-2011 12:29 AM
linvillegorge When I ride my cambered 160 NS Heritage in pow I set the binding all the way back. I keep my stance the exact same, I just set the binding in the rearmost holes for my back foot and then set the front binding accordingly. I'm probably riding with about 2" of setback with that setup.
02-28-2011 12:04 AM
gauntlet09
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I'd say just set your bindings back on really deep days...
I ride a 2011 K2 Slayblade 159 which is a 3/4" setback. I also use the offset disc to set my front binding back one notch to reduce the width of my stance. I've never really had too much trouble in the pow, but should I set both bindings back from their pre-determined positions on good pow days?
02-27-2011 08:43 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by borborygmii View Post
Also, the Charlie Slasher looks like good engineering, but the I'm not a big fan of the topsheet or base graphics...so will hold out for now. GOod reasoning there, Toecutter! Thanks!
If you're looking at the graphics you're doing it wrong.
02-27-2011 07:21 PM
Toecutter
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Originally Posted by borborygmii View Post
Yeah, it's a 2011 SL with rocker-camber. I didn't set my bindings back for powder, because I heard that you're supposed to keep your bindings matched up with the center of the progressive side cut. Has anybody tried setting their bindings all the way back on an SL...and how did it go?
Not on the SL but on the F1. Worked well, kept the nose up in deep pow, but was a bit "funny" on groomer runout. Not bad, but just "funny."

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I did better in powder by shifting more weight to my rear leg, but heard that ideally you shouldn't have to do that too much if you have a good powder board. So, is it true that you can shift more of your weight to your front leg on a powder board to achieve better steering?
On my pow board I don't weight the front leg, bu it's more evenly balanced (rather than honking on the rear leg).
02-27-2011 07:12 PM
borborygmii
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I can float a 158 SL-R at 180+pack no problem. It's just a matter of putting a bit more weight on the back. The faster you go, the better it floats. That being said, I have a Summit Split, and it's unsinkable.

Do you have R/C on the SL? If so, with practice you should be able to float it inbounds no problem.
Yeah, it's a 2011 SL with rocker-camber. I didn't set my bindings back for powder, because I heard that you're supposed to keep your bindings matched up with the center of the progressive side cut. Has anybody tried setting their bindings all the way back on an SL...and how did it go?

I did better in powder by shifting more weight to my rear leg, but heard that ideally you shouldn't have to do that too much if you have a good powder board. So, is it true that you can shift more of your weight to your front leg on a powder board to achieve better steering?

At this point I might just try shifting my bindings back on my SL before buying a dedicated powder board. Or just demoing a powder board out West next time I go. Also, the Charlie Slasher looks like good engineering, but the I'm not a big fan of the topsheet or base graphics...so will hold out for now. GOod reasoning there, Toecutter! Thanks!
02-27-2011 06:48 PM
Toecutter If you're going to fly out west only once in awhile, then I'd just use what you have and be ready to demo if they have an epic pow day. This way you will neither have to decide on which board to pack nor will you have to pack two boards.

If you live out west then HELL YEAH on buying a dedicated pow stick.
02-27-2011 04:13 PM
Shocktroop531 I always set my bindings back on pow days. that's a no brainer to me. also, The T Rice banana hammock is no good at all on groomers. and even on pow days at resorts you're still going to be riding groomer runouts and flats. the banana hammock is pretty much only suitable for backcountry.

I'd look into any reverse camber rocker board. I have the lib skunk ape 165 with banana and mag. It's fantastic in the pow.

also know that you have to ride differently in pow. you have to really lean on that back leg and you should also get a bigger board for pow.
02-27-2011 02:55 PM
Zee I can float a 158 SL-R at 180+pack no problem. It's just a matter of putting a bit more weight on the back. The faster you go, the better it floats. That being said, I have a Summit Split, and it's unsinkable.

Do you have R/C on the SL? If so, with practice you should be able to float it inbounds no problem.
02-27-2011 02:52 PM
Edp25 Thanks for starting this thread. I am also debating a dedicated powder board and that T. Rice is intriguing. Anyone have that board?
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