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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Another question I have is that I have never really rode massive ammounts of powder. Not to sure how my board will handle it, Im 5'5 and I ride a 147 Skate Bananna should I pick something bigger up?
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Another question I have is that I have never really rode massive ammounts of powder. Not to sure how my board will handle it, Im 5'5 and I ride a 147 Skate Bananna should I pick something bigger up?
How much do you weigh? Regardless, a 147 isn't going to be a great powder board, but the rocker helps it float a little.

I wouldn't buy a board for powder just for this trip unless you really think you'll use it at other times as well. Especially since you don't know if there will be massive amounts of powder when you're there.

Worst case scenario, if you board isn't cutting it, you could just rent a nice board for the days that you need something bigger. You can get a pretty good board for about $50 a day which is better than dropping $500ish on a board you may not need.

There are also places to demo boards so you could try that as well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #43 (permalink)
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How much do you weigh? Regardless, a 147 isn't going to be a great powder board, but the rocker helps it float a little.

I wouldn't buy a board for powder just for this trip unless you really think you'll use it at other times as well. Especially since you don't know if there will be massive amounts of powder when you're there.

Worst case scenario, if you board isn't cutting it, you could just rent a nice board for the days that you need something bigger. You can get a pretty good board for about $50 a day which is better than dropping $500ish on a board you may not need.

There are also places to demo boards so you could try that as well.
Im 5'5 and I weigh 175, Ive road in powder before but not massive ammounts of powder. I would like to pick up another board eventually so I have something for powder days but for this trip I think I might take your advice. I could also rent a board from my buddys shop and bring it with me just so I get something a little higher quality. Thanks for your input.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Im 5'5 and I weigh 175, Ive road in powder before but not massive ammounts of powder. I would like to pick up another board eventually so I have something for powder days but for this trip I think I might take your advice. I could also rent a board from my buddys shop and bring it with me just so I get something a little higher quality. Thanks for your input.
You can get some pretty high quality boards. Last time I was at Whistler the shop attached to our hotel was renting brand new K2 Turbo Dreams as their premium rentals.

I also demo'd a Lib Tech Dark Series for about 3 hours one of the days, so you can rent/try some pretty sick boards if you want.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #45 (permalink)
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You can get some pretty high quality boards. Last time I was at Whistler the shop attached to our hotel was renting brand new K2 Turbo Dreams as their premium rentals.

I also demo'd a Lib Tech Dark Series for about 3 hours one of the days, so you can rent/try some pretty sick boards if you want.
Thats awesome dude so maybe ill bring just mine so I dont have the extra weight. You all have been very helpful appreciate it.
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Im 5'5 and I weigh 175. I ride a 147 Skate Banana.
Just don't try and cliff drops or they won't find you until the snow melts...
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:48 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Just don't try and cliff drops or they won't find you until the snow melts...
LOL Soooo funny
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Ive been to whistler and currently looking into goin to J-Hole sometime in early Jan. If u are down for jackson then PM me and we can maybe set something up.

Whistler is the mother of all resorts. Im also from the east and if u want to go to whistler, then i highly recommend staying for AT LEAST a week. 5-6hr flight PLUS another 3hr bus trip from the airport to whistler village. Whistler is super expensive. One should def have whistler on his bucket list after a year of saving up lol
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My $0.02 on Whistler is it's not that overwhelming having a big ass mountain to explore, besides you want to ride on the blackcomb side anyway so there goes 50% of your choices anyway.
If you want to also check out Baker stay a night or two in Vancouver. Baker is actually closer to Van than Whistler is.
Plus if you puff you wont find better weed anywhere then Vancouver.
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Never heard of Baker before, im looking at their website right now doesnt give too much info.
Baker sucks man don't go.there and don't bring baker up. I will ride it for you though. Jk i say that so you leave all that fresh pow and their 170 in base to me and just me. Go to whistler and listened to all those horrible i hate America stories.
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