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|10-08-2012 05:03 AM|
Ok was just about to hit submit on an order for the Rossi One as for the price it seemed to have a bunch of features I liked and generally good reviews.
At the last minute I started thinking more about how it would be if I get lucky with deep pow in Japan. I was going to size up from 153 to 156 but I've just noticed a decently price 2012 Capita Charlie Slasher 154 I can grab locally.
Should I scrap the idea of my dream carving all mountain board i.e the greats or rossi one and grab the Capita and make life a lot easier in Japan? (keeping in mind it won't get used at all in Australia as we don't get powder)
Presuming the capita would be good enough as a one board quiver in Japan should I get some non pow groomer days?
|10-05-2012 08:32 AM|
Originally Posted by drc13 View Post
The flex on the board is a mid-flex. Its not a noodle, but not a 2x4. It takes some effort to press it, but nothing too crazy. I ended up getting a 158 since I am 6ft. 180lbs. I also have the Rome 390 Boss binding on it and love the combination. I got it in white, and the binding are super cushy and responsive. I ride K2 Maysis boots for reference, and the fit with the boss' width wise is pretty tight....
|10-05-2012 04:33 AM|
I'm about your size but a bit lighter... I rode a 153 Gnu Carbon Credit in Hokkaido last Dec and I found that it was insufficient for the conditions because we were lucky enough to get mad pow at the time. The whole time I was wishing I had a better board for the conditions so I bought one (Nidecker Megalight 158) before I went back last Feb. Looking at all the guys ripping on their Burton Fish(es) and Gentemsticks filled me with envy.
So if you decide to get one do-it-all board for use in Japan and Oz... consider sizing up a few cm. I think I would have been "ok" (still not ideal) if I had the next size up on my Gnu (156). Otherwise, I'd do what an earlier poster said and get a pow board for Japan and upgrade your Oz board when you get a chance.
The resident Japan specialists will probably chime in at some point with their advice. There are actually a few threads floating around discussing this point which can be found by searching "Niseko".
|10-04-2012 09:35 PM|
|devo||156. Shorter than my last board which was 159 gnu chb. I hope I don't regret it.|
|10-04-2012 07:46 PM|
To add to my concerns I'm now not sure what size I should be looking at. My current board is 153 so I just presumed I'd get the same again. But now I'm wondering whether I should go the 156 if I go for the Rossi or the 154 or 156 with the greats. The extra length would probably be good for Japan or bombing groomed runs but I'm concerned it may get a little stiff. I weigh 70kgs (154lbs)
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|10-04-2012 11:56 AM|
|devo||I have a 2012 Rossi one mag on the way and I'm pretty excited about it. Gonna run my Rome targas on it.|
|10-04-2012 10:43 AM|
|bseracka||Get a pow board for Japan, then upgrade your primary stick for Australia when you can.|
|10-04-2012 09:41 AM|
Originally Posted by drc13 View Post
Yes's grip stuff does jack shit. That said, it is a stiffer freestyle board and if you know how to ride you'll be fine on harder conditions.
|10-04-2012 08:18 AM|
|WVrider84||I used to ride a rossignol one mag - the traditional camber version with magnetraction. It was an EXCELLENT board for carving on groomers although it wasnt the lightest and it was kinda stiff. I think the newer hybrid versions are lighter.|
|10-04-2012 08:14 AM|
|Flaus||I have a Rossi One-Magtek and I love it. I ride on the Ice-coast and it rips right through the crappy machine made snow and give very good edge hold. I'm very happy with it.|
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