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04-23-2012 06:42 PM
boarderinblack
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Originally Posted by ju87 View Post
Sorry about the OT... what kind of bindings are you running on that Mega? I have the same board and I think my bindings might be a bit too soft for it (Flux TT30).

Cheers
I usually prefer to ride with my Ride El-hefe and Rossignol HC 3000 on off-piste powder. I haven’t got any chance to try Flux TT before but I had chance to ride with Union Atlas and Union Force SL, softer ones compared to my bindings. I feel more comfortable and controlled with my hard bindings on powder compared to those Union`s(no offence-i’m not a pro and i really love to snowboard with unions on groomers ) Binding’s response rate counts for me if i make a mistake on powder while riding in high speed. I would suggest you to try stiff bindings with your board if possible. I believe that megalight(camrock) has good flexibility for those stiff bindings and you`ll see the difference on powder.

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Mega is the MEgalight? Not a pow board FYI. Just another mountain "twin". No taper.

Tom Burt says about 10mm of taper is just about perfect for a "free ride" board, Helps with those pow turns in the steeps. I think hybrid rockers help even more.
I have very limited knowledge about snowboarding but Nidecker Megalight(camrock w/ultimate grip) is described as advanced to expert freeride and powder board by the company and other review sites as well as I see.

It’s definitely not a twin board. On the contrary, it’s directional and nose is significantly longer/wider than the tail. This board features 20mm of taper.

I agree with your perspective about hybrid rockers. Actually, from a distance my camrock board looks like a rocker board but when you look closer you see the little camber between the feet.
04-22-2012 09:22 PM
grafta I guess I see people riding true twins in some insane shit so I figure, who needs a dedicated pow board really? I know it's different strokes for different folks so don't get me wrong. I think it's a different way of riding that is def just as legit.

Thread is about front leg vs back, so sorry bout the hijack. My comment on that? Whatever is appropriate and works. If you got submarine tip action going on you best be leaning back
04-22-2012 08:32 PM
ETM A swallow tail changes the whole dynamic of the board, it does more than just help the nose float and one of the things I found is it allows you to turn much easier on steeper slopes in deep powder. It makes a slope ridable that you wouldnt be able to ride on a normal board, if thats being soft so be it, to me being soft is not trying new things to see if you like them or not.
A swallow tail one of those things you just cant get your head around until you ride one in deep pow.
04-22-2012 03:10 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by ETM View Post
Try a swallow tail. You wont need to do jump turns anymore.
People have trouble slashing tight turns in pow? Doesn't really seem that difficult to me... I guess if you want a 'soft' ride that you don't have to put much effort in then that sounds like an option. I thought swallow tail was to help tail to sink to keep the nose up in deep deep pow?
04-22-2012 10:37 AM
Sick-Pow Mega is the MEgalight? Not a pow board FYI. Just another mountain "twin". No taper.

Tom Burt says about 10mm of taper is just about perfect for a "free ride" board, Helps with those pow turns in the steeps. I think hybrid rockers help even more.
04-22-2012 05:23 AM
ju87
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Originally Posted by boarderinblack View Post
Thanks for your suggestion. Im gonna try one asap. I would love to have one, they look pretty sexy but I already had a freeride/pow board, Nidecker Mega. On the other hand, Im planning to buy a mountain freestyle / park board soon
Sorry about the OT... what kind of bindings are you running on that Mega? I have the same board and I think my bindings might be a bit too soft for it (Flux TT30).

Cheers
04-20-2012 07:35 PM
boarderinblack
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Originally Posted by ETM View Post
Try a swallow tail. You wont need to do jump turns anymore.
Thanks for your suggestion. Im gonna try one asap. I would love to have one, they look pretty sexy but I already had a freeride/pow board, Nidecker Mega. On the other hand, Im planning to buy a mountain freestyle / park board soon
04-20-2012 07:14 PM
ETM Try a swallow tail. You wont need to do jump turns anymore.
04-20-2012 06:29 PM
boarderinblack Its really hard to explain the pleasure offered by riding a snowboard off-piste in soft fresh powder snow. Floating feeling brings full of freedom and happiness.

Im not an extreme snowboarder but dont deny riding steep slopes and deep powder making me feel better.

I try not to tilt my board too much from one edge to the other in turns before speeding up. In steep slopes, this technique does not help me much. I definitely need to make quick and short turns.

I think jump turns are essential to save time and take control of the board. I keep practising to jump with my board, pivot in the air and land on the opposite edge. I still need to have time and knowledge to figure out hopping part imo because my landdings are not generally straight across the fall line when i hop to turn and most of them result in tomahawk. I would like to hear your opinions about jump turns...
04-19-2012 12:35 AM
scotty100
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Thanks guys, just love talking snowboarding....
You should definitely write a book or something...publish it online maybe. Your instruction and advice are first class plus you write well in a clear manner, easy to understand etc. Not many people can do that.
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