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05-05-2013 08:18 AM
walove Riding switch is impossible with any setback
05-04-2013 11:40 PM
Nivek I don't know what all this chatter is about, you can't ride twins in powder. Ever.
05-03-2013 02:41 PM
RockyMTNsteeze I have a Roxy Eminence which is a camber under the feet and rocker with C2 banana traction. It is a twin made by Mervin

It does good at everything, but then that might be because I kill it. It is my only snowboard. I don't need a powder board. I rode it in some waist deep pow recently and it was great. It has many powder days under it's p-tex. I have not rode many dedicated powder boards. I do know this board is better in powder than the regular ol' twin and directional twin I owned and abused.
04-28-2013 09:12 PM
ek9max
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Originally Posted by Banjo View Post
I recently got a GNU Danny Kass C2BTX....set it up twin and rode it in some deep but crusty-topped pow on Thursday. Switch was no big deal, and I found it surprisingly good in pow...as good as my Yes Big City which is a directional twin(more rocker int he nose) with a set back. I actually felt like i didnt have to lean back as much in deep stuff compared to other shapes.

The C2BTX was really awesome switch in pow...I would say go with that profile for a twin mervin board. Sucked on hard-pack flats though...maybe just take some getting used to having that beach ball underfoot instead of camber
It does have camber under the feet. Reverse camber is in the middle.
04-28-2013 12:46 PM
Riley212
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Originally Posted by cjcameron11 View Post
I'm sorry but did you just closeline yourself @ 2:36 when ducking a rope? if so hahahahaha.

looks like a sweet pow day though
the camera was sticking up on my helmet and got caught, i laugh at myself every time too. this was the first run of my season last year
04-28-2013 10:19 AM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by walove View Post
miller was a typo ment to type mullet. The snowmullet is a much more fun ride than the slasher. I havent been on a birdman but is most likely a fun ride too. I feel reg btx works better in pow than c2, more float more surfy.
Absolutely. Not even close.
04-28-2013 09:31 AM
walove
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Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
BTW, your first post is rather cryptic. You make reference to the Skate Banana, Snow Mullet, and Charlie Slasher. What is an "an" and a "miller"?
miller was a typo ment to type mullet. The snowmullet is a much more fun ride than the slasher. I havent been on a birdman but is most likely a fun ride too. I feel reg btx works better in pow than c2, more float more surfy.
04-26-2013 10:52 PM
Banjo I recently got a GNU Danny Kass C2BTX....set it up twin and rode it in some deep but crusty-topped pow on Thursday. Switch was no big deal, and I found it surprisingly good in pow...as good as my Yes Big City which is a directional twin(more rocker int he nose) with a set back. I actually felt like i didnt have to lean back as much in deep stuff compared to other shapes.

The C2BTX was really awesome switch in pow...I would say go with that profile for a twin mervin board. Sucked on hard-pack flats though...maybe just take some getting used to having that beach ball underfoot instead of camber
04-26-2013 10:29 PM
blunted_nose
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
You need to be more clear what you mean by 'ride switch' - do you mean in pow or on groomers, etc.

If you mean in pow, then there is not going to be many. The things that make most pow boards float (long nose rocker/short tail kicker, taper, setback, pin/swallowtail, etc.) make them less twin and work against you when riding switch in pow. Your best bet is a full rocker twin - from Mervin basically the Dirty Pillow or the Skate Banana. Also look at the Sick Stick/Powder Snake - has some taper but otherwise quite a twin-ish powder deck.

If you mean pow-sticks that ride switch well on groomers, than you have many choices. Charlie, Sick Stick, etc. will all be fine. More twin in nature helps of course, but on groomers it really is 95% skill/technique. Just look at the video of Stephan taking the Fish through the park...
Mu and his fish - that vid is insane. really shines a light on the "99% rider, 1% board" thing.
04-26-2013 10:11 PM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
Yah. I started this thread.
It's about Mervyn twin boards in pow.
The comments indicate that a dedicated pow board is a good idea, which none of the Mervyn boards listed are.

Therefore I asked for suggestions for DEDICATED POW boards that ride switch well.

There were no comments that the Charlie Slasher rode well switch in pow, just that it rode pow well. If it does, I'd appreciate an indication to that effect.

BTW, your first post is rather cryptic. You make reference to the Skate Banana, Snow Mullet, and Charlie Slasher. What is an "an" and a "miller"?
You need to be more clear what you mean by 'ride switch' - do you mean in pow or on groomers, etc.

If you mean in pow, then there is not going to be many. The things that make most pow boards float (long nose rocker/short tail kicker, taper, setback, pin/swallowtail, etc.) make them less twin and work against you when riding switch in pow. Your best bet is a full rocker twin - from Mervin basically the Dirty Pillow or the Skate Banana. Also look at the Sick Stick/Powder Snake - has some taper but otherwise quite a twin-ish powder deck.

If you mean pow-sticks that ride switch well on groomers, than you have many choices. Charlie, Sick Stick, etc. will all be fine. More twin in nature helps of course, but on groomers it really is 95% skill/technique. Just look at the video of Stephan taking the Fish through the park...
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