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10-20-2013 03:14 AM
nmk Just checked out the Juice Wagon, this can be the board for my wife to match to her X8! JW for pow and hard pack days and X8 for others. Thanks.
10-20-2013 02:55 AM
nmk Thanks Supra. The only problem is the length. I weigh 165 so the 159 should be ok for me, the last time I owned a board that long was years ago, younger and stronger, the T6. Now I want a maneuverable board, good for pow but can handle the hard pack as well, not sure how the long landlord will be.

As fir my wife, maybe I'll change it to a FeelGood FV where it can be good in pow and groomers but not great in either. She has the X8 151 and an older Vapor 157, but both are not so good in pow.
10-19-2013 07:01 PM
Supra look into the juice wagon (cambered, 12mm taper) and landlord (s-rocker starting in front of the bindings, 20mm taper). I have the 63 jw and it handles like a 60
10-19-2013 11:32 AM
nmk That's a serious bummer Supra & Oldman. I do remember reading the rocker starts under the front feet.... But the guys at Burton told me the cuda will hold like a camber on groomers... Well, guess it will surf like a charm on the pow...but on groomers will just have to seriously lean forward. I ride really lazy, so maybe this will get me forward.... And better not sell my SupermodelX.

What is the one board that can do it all? In the old days, I started with the Burton Charger... Soft like noodle but used it in every condition... Now the boards are condition specific and I end up brining 2 or 3 boards per trip. I am off to japan over Christmas and I only want one board.... Cuda? SupermodelX?......
10-19-2013 07:36 AM
Oldman ^ this

Supra is spot on. I ride a 161 and you most certainly have to ride "front foot heavy" to cut a line. You will find that riding it on groomers actually improves your riding technique as you will find your self riding with your weight more centered on the board.

Many of us ride a little too much in the "back seat"
10-19-2013 04:57 AM
Originally Posted by nmk View Post
I was told the cuda will hold better than the Malolo on groomers because of the camber under feet and long running edges.
sorry buddy, you were told wrong. the cuda will hold less than a malolo guaranteed. the rocker starts under the front binding, whereas on the rockered malolo, it started in front of the front binding. On groomers you will have to make a point of pushing down your front foot to get an edge.
10-19-2013 03:31 AM
KaguraPow ...And have you sold your malolo?
10-19-2013 03:29 AM
KaguraPow Cool!
Not enough pow days?! Where are you?
10-19-2013 01:50 AM
nmk I've got a pair of Diodes from last winter late season sale. I prefer stiff bindings. We'll, I loved my Malolo, that surfy ride was sweet but we don't get enough pow days here. I am also curious about the rocker transition..... I think so long as it is not between my feet I will be ok with it. Last season I tested a NS Cobra at SLC on super hard pack ice conditions.... Hated it..... But I am sure it rocks in soft pack.
10-18-2013 07:03 PM
KaguraPow I did nearly buy the `cuda, but I wasn`t sure about the s-rocker on it. Something about the transition from one part of the board to another being very abrupt. I`m sure it`s the kind of thing you`d get used to.

I was mainly looking at the `cuda because I couldn`t find a malolo. Some `cudas early season were really well priced too.

Thats a nice enough deal you got though. Have you bought some new bindings to slot into it too?
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